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Hichens, Robert Smythe, 1864-1950.

Robert Hichens letter to Mrs. Fitzgerald Mann

1911 October 29

Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F820

Creator: Hichens, Robert Smythe, 1864-1950.

Title: Robert Hichens letter to Mrs. Fitzgerald Mann

Inclusive Dates: 1911 October 29

Extent: 1 item

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

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F820, Robert Hichens letter to Mrs. Fitzgerald Mann, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes


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Purchase, 2008.


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Biographical Note

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).

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.

Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Hichens, Robert Smythe, 1864-1950--Correspondence.
Hichens, Robert Smythe, 1864-1950. Garden of Allah.
Mann, Fitzgerald, Mrs.
Topical Terms
British literature--20th century--Sources.
British literature--19th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)

Detailed Contents List

Robert Hichens letter to Mrs. Fitzgerald Mann , 1911 October 29   [Box 55 F820]

1 item (1 leaf) and envelope