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Birrell, Francis Frederick Locker, 1889 - 1935 (writer)

 Person

Dates and places

1889-1935 Eton and KCC

Sphere of activity

Journalist, drama critic, book seller.

Relationships

Bloomsbury group

Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:

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 File

9 letters from Augustine, Eleanor and Francis Birrell to Oscar Browning, 1890 - 1908

Reference Code: GBR/0272/OB/1/160/A and C
Scope and Contents From the Series:

Most of the files contain five or more letters. Some files include letters from more than one member of a family, and the larger correspondences occupy two or more files.

Dates: 1890 - 1908
 File

Bloomsbury and its circle, 1920 - 1991

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/5/1
Scope and Contents

Snapshots and professional studio portraits of Barbara Bagenal, Angelica Bell, Clive Bell, Francis Birrell, Gerald Brenan, Dora Carrington, Roger Fry, Edward Gathorne-Hardy, Henry Lamb, Janetta Parladé, G.H.W. ('Dadie') Rylands, Roger Senhouse, Julia Strachey, Lytton Strachey and Stephen Tomlin. The photographers include Lettice Ramsay and Kyrle Leng.

Dates: 1920 - 1991
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Correspondence between J.M. Keynes and G.H. Luce, 1910 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/PP/45/193
Scope and Contents 68 autograph letters, signed, and 6 autograph postcards, signed, several including poems within the text. 1910-30 and undated.This file also includes 1 autograph letter, signed, from Cecil Taylor to J.M. Keynes, 27 Apr. 1915; 2 autograph letters, signed, from Francis [? Birrell] to J.M. Keynes. 19 May 1915 and undated; 1 autograph letter, signed, 1 typed letter, signed, and 1 autograph manuscript note and 1 TS note from Arthur Waley to J.M. Keynes, 1916-19; 1 autograph letter, signed...
Dates: 1910 - 1930
 Item

Dora Carrington at Ham Spray House with Ralph Partridge and Francis Birrell, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/514
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Dora Carrington sitting on a chair in the foreground, looking towards the camera. Sitting in the background in a deckchair is Francis Birrell, with his legs crossed and hands on his lap, also looking towards the camera. Between them stands Ralph Partridge, looking downwards. This image was taken on the verandah at Ham Spray House.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
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Dora Carrington with Ralph Partridge and Francis Birrell, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/528
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Ralph Partridge and Dora Carrington sitting at a table in the garden of Ham Spray House, with their backs to the camera. They sit opposite Francis Birrell, who is looking to the right at Dora Carrington.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
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Dora Carrington with Ralph Partridge, Francis Birrell and Stephen Tomlin, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/527
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Dora Carrington standing beside a table in the garden of Ham Spray House, serving a plate to Stephen Tomlin. Ralph Partridge sits at the table with his left shoulder and back to the camera. Francis Birrell sits at the table, furthest from the camera, looking downwards.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
 Item

Francis Birrell sitting with Lytton Strachey and Saxon Sydney-Turner, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/471
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Francis Birrell sitting to the left of the image, wearing a hat and light-coloured suit. Lytton Strachey sits in the middle, wearing a hat and holding a black umbrella. Saxon Sydney-Turner sits to the right. In the foreground are flowers and shrubs. According to Frances Partridge's index, this image was taken at Ham Spray.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
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Francis Birrell sitting with Lytton Strachey and Saxon Sydney-Turner, 1922 - 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/4/1/472
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Francis Birrell sitting in the background, wearing a hat and light-coloured suit, looking towards the camera. Lytton Strachey sits in the middle, wearing a hat and holding a black umbrella. He sits with his legs crossed, looking to the left. Saxon Sydney-Turner sits in the foreground with his hands resting on his lap, looking to the left. All are sitting in deckchairs. According to Frances Partridge's index, this image was taken at Ham Spray.

Dates: 1922 - 1930
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Francis Birrell standing on the verandah of Ham Spray House, 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/132
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Francis Birrell standing with his right hand on his waist and his left hand holding both a book and a cigarette. He faces the camera and his smiling mouth and glasses are visible but the top part of his head has been cut off from the photograph. A man stands next to him whose upper body has been cut off from the photograph.

Dates: 1928
 File

Letter from Francis Birrell to ICB, 1931-04-29

Reference Code: GBR/0272/ICB/3/3
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed, with envelope.
To request this document, please use the following call mark: ICB/iii/Birrell.

Dates: 1931-04-29
 File
 Item

Letter from Francis Birrell to JTS, 1933-11 - 1933-12

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JTS/2/19
Scope and Contents

1 autograph letter signed.

Dates: 1933-11 - 1933-12
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Letters from Francis Birrell to Clive Bell, 1917 - 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0272/CHA/1/77
Scope and Contents

4 autograph letters signed and 3 autograph postcards signed. 1929-34.
Photocopies of 15 autograph letters signed. [1917-1940s].

Dates: 1917 - 1934
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Letters from Francis Birrell to Frances Partridge, 1926-08-26 - 1933-01-02

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/6/1/18
Scope and Contents

4 autograph letters signed, with typescript transcripts by Katherine Storr, 24 Jul. 200[?].

Dates: 1926-08-26 - 1933-01-02
Conditions Governing Access: From the Sub-Series: Certain letters are closed under the terms of the Data Protection Act (1998) because they contain sensitive information about living individuals. Researchers may apply in writing to the Archivist to see the closed material, stating the intended use and precise nature of the information requested. The Archivist and Frances Partridge's Literary Executor will then consider whether non-sensitive parts of the letter may be made available, and they will consult the author if necessary. Please be aware that this decision may take several weeks and may incur photocopying charges. A statement to this effect is given with each closed file.
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Letters from Francis Birrell to J.M. Keynes, 1910 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0272/JMK/PP/45/36
Scope and Contents

12 autograph letters, signed (1 partly in the hand of unidentified other). 1910-18.
This file also contains 1 autograph letter, signed, from Ted Collin to Francis Birrell, 20 Feb. (no year) and 1 photograph of Francis Birrell sitting on a doorstep holding a kitten, 1917.

Dates: 1910 - 1918
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Letters from Gordon Hannington Luce to Francis Birrell, 1911 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0272/BLM/5
Scope and Contents

7 autograph letters signed and 7 autograph postcards signed, with 1 envelope.

Dates: 1911 - 1915
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Lytton Strachey sitting indoors with Gerald Heard and Francis Birrell, 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/131
Scope and Contents

Snapshot of Lytton Strachey sitting furthest from the camera at a table covered with a checked cloth and laid with teacups and a loaf of bread indoors at Ham Spray House. He looks towards the camera. Gerald Heard sits in the centre of the group, with his hands resting on his lap, looking to the left. Francis Birrell sits to the right, resting his right hand on his knee, looking towards the camera.

Dates: 1928
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Lytton Strachey sitting with Gerald Heard, Roger Senhouse and Francis Birrell, 1928-06 - 1928-09

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP/7/3/1/130
Scope and Contents Snapshot of Gerald Heard standing to the left on the verandah of Ham Spray House. His arms are crossed in front of his chest and he looks towards the camera. Roger Senhouse sits on the windowsill next to him, with his hands resting on a book on his lap, looking towards the camera. Also on the windowsill sits Lytton Strachey, with his left hand resting on his knee, looking towards the camera. To the right stands Francis Birrell, holding a cigarette in both hands in front of him, but his face...
Dates: 1928-06 - 1928-09
 Item — Container: BLM/14

Minute book of 'The Caroline Club', 1914 - 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0272/BLM/14
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Material relating to Bloomsbury figures for whom there is not an existing collection, or relating to more than one of the Bloomsbury collections.
Contains BLM/1-19, and publications.

Dates: 1914 - 1915
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Personal and business papers, 1914-06 - 1914-08

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AEF/3/1/39
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Francis Birrell, Noel Compton-Burnett.

Dates: 1914-06 - 1914-08
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Personal and business papers, 1915-04 - 1915-06

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AEF/3/1/43
Scope and Contents

Includes letters from Francis Birrell.

Dates: 1915-04 - 1915-06
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Personal and business papers

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AEF/3/1/51
Scope and Contents

Undated documents placed by AEF with 1916. Includes letters from Francis Birrell.

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Personal and business papers, 1923-05 - 1923-07

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AEF/3/1/70
Scope and Contents

Includes 'The Moral Basis of the League of Nations.' Essex Lecture by Lord Robert Cecil. May 1923. Includes letters from Francis Birrell.

Dates: 1923-05 - 1923-07
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Personal and business papers, 1931-04 - 1931-06

Reference Code: GBR/0272/AEF/3/1/113
Scope and Contents

Docs. 725 - 779. Includes letters from Francis Birrell.

Dates: 1931-04 - 1931-06
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