Partridge, Eric Honeywood, 1894-1979 (author, lexicographer)
- Existence: 1894 - 1979
Eric Honeywood Partridge (1894-1979), author and lexicographer, was born at Waimata Valley, New Zealand, on 6 February 1894. He attended Toowoomba Grammar School, Australia, and entered Queensland University in 1914 (B.A., 1921). Partridge served with the Australian Imperial Forces during the First World War before returning to his studies. He was a travelling scholar at Oxford University (B.Litt., 1923), and lecturer in English literature at the Universities of Manchester, 1925-1926, and London, 1926-1927. After leaving teaching, he founded the Scholartis Press, which published several works before going out of business in 1931. He wrote three novels as 'Corrie Denison', and published A dictionary of slang and unconventional English in 1937. Partridge served in the Army Education Corps and the R.A.F. propaganda department during the Second World War. Thereafter, he compiled dictionaries and published books on use of the English language. He died at Moretonhampstead, Devon, on 1 June 1979.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Folder 1 = correspondence. Meynell's correspondents include George Argent (1937), John Arlott (1953), Herbert Farjeon (1930), David Garnett (1930), Colin Hardie (1949), M. J. Hawkins (1958), Michael Hornby (1930-1944), Eric Partridge (ca. 1949), Herbert Simon (1949, 1968), J. C. Squire (1927), Stanley Unwin (1929), Pelham Warner (1952) Folder 2 = Notes, printed ephemera, and clippings.
Seven envelopes of letters to Oliver Stonor, 1928 and 1958-1979. 1-482. Letters predominantly from London. 483-530. Letters from Newton Abbott. 531-536. Additional items.
These are: C. W. Parish, Eric Partridge, A. D. Peters, John Peters, Gabriel Pippet, Ezra Pound (2 letters, both 1948), Fanny Price, Björn and Aino Prytz, and Mary and Ernest Quick. Interfiled with the letters is a memorandum on the Perfect family apparently by Dudley Stewart Perfect.