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Robert Hichens letter to Mrs. Fitzgerald Mann

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0820

Scope and Content Note

One letter handwritten by Robert Hichens to Mrs. Fitzgerald Mann, dated October 29, 1911. The letter was written while Hichens was aboard the SS Celtic and regards the characters in his book, The Garden of Allah.


  • Creation: 1911 October 29


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

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The collection is open for research.

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Robert Smythe Hichens (1864-1950)

Robert Hichens was a prolific English writer who issued more than seventy books during a career that extended for more than fifty years. Hichens was born in Speldhurst, England, in November 14, 1864, and by his mid-teens Hichens had already published his first novel, The Coastguard's Secret. In addition to writing novels, stories, and the lyrics for music, Hichens was a music critic for London World in late 1890s. Hichens's work is represented in anthologies and he was a contributor to periodicals, including European Mail, London Evening Standard, and Pall Mall. He died on July 20, 1950, in Zurich, Switzerland.

"Robert Smythe Hichens." Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). (accessed April 2008).


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One letter handwritten from English writer Robert Hichens to Mrs. Fitzgerald Mann.


Purchase, 2008.

Shelving Summary

Box 55, F0820: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.


Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, April 2008. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

Finding aid for Robert Hichens letter to Mrs. Fitzgerald Mann
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2008 April 7
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