Ayres, Ruby Mildred, 1883-1955
- Existence: 1883 - 1955
Ruby Mildred Ayres was born 28 January 1883, in London, England, the daughter of an architect. She married Reginald William Pocock, an insurance broker, in 1909. Ayres was an English popular novelist who was primarily known for her romantic novels, and also wrote serials for the “Daily Chronicle” and “Daily Mirror”. Her first novel “Richard Chatterton V.C.” was published in 1916. Ayres also wrote for motion pictures in the United States and England, and her play “Silver Wedding,” was produced in 1932. Ayres died 14 November 1955 in Weybridge, England, at the age of 72 years.
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Overview Ruby Mildred Ayres (1883-1955), novelist. Consist of eight letters written by Ayres, documenting a few of her professional and personal interactions within a brief period of her career as a prolific popular novelist in England. Three are addressed to Mr. Douglas Sladen, English poet, while the remaining five are addressed to Mr. Leonard Moore, literary agent.