Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977

Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977



  • Existence: 1895 - 1977


Henry Williamson was born December 1, 1895, in London. He joined the London Rifle Brigade in 1914, and was commissioned into the Machine Gun Corps during Word War I. Devastated by his experiences during the war he became disgusted with the pointlessness of war and his books "The Wet Flanders Plain" and The Patriot's Progress" are a reflection of his feelings. After the war Williamson moved to Devon and began to write serious fiction and his career as an author of nature studies and social history developed rapidly. in 1951, he published "The Dark Lantern," the first of fifteen volumes of "A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight" that ended with the publication of "The Gale of the World" in 1969. Williamson died on August 13, 1977.

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Henry Williamson papers

Webster MS-828
Identifier: MS-828
Date(s): 1916 to 1974

Henry Williamson (1895-1977), writer. Consist of correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts, photographs, galleys, and other materials relating to his career as a writer of nature stories and author of novels of country life in England. Correspondence with his second wife Christine Mary Williamson is also included.