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Noble, James Ashcroft, 1844-1896



  • Existence: 1844 - 1896

James Ashcroft Noble was born on June 25, 1844 in Everton, England. He became a journalist and published he first articles in the "Liverpool Mercury" before becoming chief reviewer for the "Liverpool Morning Albion." In 1873, Noble published his first book "The Pelican Papers." Noble became a regular writer for the "Spectator" in 1878. In 1886, he published "Morality in English Fiction." In 1894 Noble helped to found the "Liberal journal the New Age" and was introduced by the minister of the local Unitarian chapel to the sixteen-year old Edward Thomas. Noble encouraged his work and arranged for its early publication in the "New Age." Thomas dedicated his first book, "The Woodland Life" (1897) to Noble and in 1899 married his daughter, Helen. Noble died on April 3, 1896.

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James Noble papers

Identifier: MS-738
Overview James Ashcroft Noble (1844-1896), English writer. The collection contains correspondence with other writers, essays, and poems and two copies of his "Morality in English Fiction" (1886) as well as d several copybooks of his daughter Mary Noble.