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Armitage, Flora, 1911-1995



  • Existence: 1911 - 1995

Flora Anne Armitage was born in Yorkshire, England, on October 21, 1911. In her teens, she emigrated to the United States, living in Texas with her family. In 1945, she moved to New York City and began working for the British Information Services where she was employed until her retirement. Miss Artmitage died in Webster, Texas, on February 6, 1995. Miss Armitage was the author of three published novels: "Sebastian" (Garden City: Doubleday & co., inc., 1946); "The Five Deceivers" (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1963); and "The Transformation of Mrs Arthur: (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1966). She was most noted for her biography of T. E. Lawrence, "The Desert and the Stars: a Portrait of T. E. Lawrence" (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1955(, that was also published in England and translated and published in three other languages. In addition, she was noted for her short fiction and essays published in the United Kingdom. Miss Armitage also wrote, but did not publish, at least four other novels, a series of short stories, and some poetry. At her death, she was engaged in a biography of W. H. Hudson.

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Flora Armitage papers

Identifier: MS-805
Overview Flora Anne Armitage (1911-1995). The collection consist of correspondence, notes, drafts, original source material and completed typescripts of her biography of T. E. Lawrence and a projected biography of W. H. Hudson. Includes notes, drafts, and typescripts of several unpublished novels, short stories and poems.