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Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968

  • Person
  • 1893-1968

Sir Herbert Edward Read was a poet, art critic and champion of modern art in Britain. He produced approximately 1,150 titles on a broad range of topics. His 80 monographs include: 26 on art and artists; 14 on literary criticism; 13 collections of poetry; 10 on politics, primarily on anarchism; 7 on "belles lettres" and biography; 5 on education, most notably "Education Through Art"; and 5 autobiographies.

Longstaff, F. V. (Frederick Victor), 1879-1961

  • Person
  • 1879-1961

Frederick Victor Longstaff was born in Surrey, England, and came to Victoria, B.C., in 1911. He was prominent in the Victoria community as an architect and author. He assisted in the design of St. John's Anglican Church and the James Bay Anglican Hall, and wrote a history of Christ Church Cathedral. A major in the army, Longstaff also wrote histories of HMCS Naden and Esquimalt Harbour, and was associated with the Maritime Museum at Signal Hill. He was a recognized authority on the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Navy.

Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937

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  • 1860-1937

J.M. Barrie was born in Kirriemuir, Scotland. After receiving an M.A. at Edinburgh University in 1882, he moved to London in 1885. He was primarily a novelist and essayist until 1900 and thereafter mainly a playwright. His best known work "Peter Pan" was written in 1904. He was created a baronet in 1913. J. M. Barrie died in London.

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