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TitleSir John Collings Squire Papers
Extent53 items
DescriptionA small collection of autograph drafts typescripts and proofs, many revised and signed with autograph corrections, of his poems The Enemy; Farewells; Birthday Gifts; The Lover's Lute; Anarki; The Rebel Heart and others. The poems range from serious subjects to amusing verses.
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Creator NameSquire, Sir, John, Collings, 1884-1958, writer and journalist
Administrative HistorySir John Collings Squire was a British writer, poet and historian. He was editor of the 'London Mercury' between 1919 and 1934.

Squire was one of the founders of the January Club, set up in January 1934. It was a dining club closely associated with Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists. He married the niece of author E. W. Hornung, Lady Eileen Squire.
AcquisitionThis collection was purchased at Sotheby's in June 1979.
Related MaterialUniversity of Birmingham Special Collections also holds the Raglan Somerset Papers (GB 0150 RS), which were part of the same Sotheby's lot as the Sir John Collings Squire Papers; the papers of E. W. Hornung (ref: MS127); and various collections relating to Oswald Mosley and the British Union of Fascists.