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J. M. Barrie Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937
Title: J. M. Barrie Letter
Inclusive Dates: 1919
Quantity: 1 letter (SC)
Abstract: Letter from J.M. Barrie about press cuttings for one of his plays
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

J. M. Barrie (1860-1937) was a Scottish journalist, playwright and author. Although best known for his children's book Peter Pan, he also wrote a number of plays and novels for adults. His friends and acquaintances included H.G. Wells, George Bernard Shaw, Arthur Conan Doyle and P.G. Wodehouse. In 1913 he was made a baronet and in 1922 he received the Order of Merit; he also served as lord rector of St. Andrew's University (1919-1922) and chancellor of Edinburgh University (1930-1937).

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The J. M. Barrie Letter consists of a single letter from Barrie, dated 16 Dec 1919, concerning press cuttings for one of his plays.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Subject Headings


Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937.


Authors, Scottish -- 20th century.

Genres and Forms

Letters (correspondence)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

J. M. Barrie Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 23 Aug 2007
Revision history:

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