Browne, William Charles Denis, 1888 - 1915 (composer)
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Sphere of activity
Close friend of Edward Dent and Rupert Brooke.
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Manuscript (hand unidentified), typescript and carbon typescript copies of a letter from W. Denis Browne to Mary Ruth Brooke, on the illness, death and burial of Rupert Brooke.
Professional studio portrait of W. Denis Browne. Circular print mounted on card, 17.5 x.17.5; photograph 10.4 x 10.2. (Sleeve 62)
Four copies of a professional photograph of the officers of the Hood Battalion: Rupert Brooke 2nd from left, middle row; W. Denis Browne 5th from left, middle row; Arthur Asquith left, back row. Taken at Blandford, Dorset. RCB/Ph/259-61 mounted on card, 30.1 x 25.0, photographs 28.5 x 21.9; 28.3 x 21.7; 28.7 x 22.0; RCB/Ph/261a (with full list of officers) framed, behind glass, 30.0 x 25.5, photograph 28.0 x 20.5. [Former refs: RCB/Ph/259-61: RCB/238-40.] (Outsize Additional)
Five copies of a photograph of Rupert Brooke in uniform standing in front of hut taken at Blandford, Dorset. Dimensions: 7.0 x 5.0. (Sleeve 85)
Inventory of Rupert Brooke's possessions and the contents of his haversack, made in his cabin after his death by W. Denis Browne and F.S. Kelly; with notes on 2 sketch maps of Skyros.
One autograph letter, signed, from W. Denis Browne to an unidentified recipient returning a letter sent to Rupert Brooke.
Carbon typescript transcript of a letter from W. Denis Browne to Edward Marsh, with an undated continuation.
One autograph letter, signed, from W. Denis Browne to Mary Ruth Brooke.
63 autograph letters signed and 15 autograph postcards signed, with 57 envelopes.
Transcripts of 33 autograph letters, signed, to St. John Lucas, [1905-7].
(From the other end of the notebook) Extracts from Edward Marsh's diary, relating to W. Denis Browne, 20 Sept. 1912-12 June 1915.
Press cuttings on musical issues removed loose from W. Denis Browne's cuttings album.
Sketch maps of Skyros by Rupert Brooke, including a section of hills where he was later buried; marked with letters 'A' and 'B' with a sheet of explanatory notes by W. Denis Browne and Arthur Melland ('Oc') Asquith.
This series is comprised of biographical and supplemental material dating from before Rupert Brooke's death. Among the variety of items included are school reports, contributions to newspapers and magazines, materials concerning Cambridge performances, materials concerning Rupert Brooke's commission and miscellaneous correspondence.
Poems and articles, published and unpublished, written 'in memoriam'. Some of the items found in this series were enclosed in letters to Mary Ruth Brooke, others come from newspapers, magazines or radio programmes. The majority of items come from the years directly following the poet's death.