Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog Forum Index Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog
Hťt WO1-forum voor Nederland en Vlaanderen
 FAQFAQ   ZoekenZoeken   GebruikerslijstGebruikerslijst   WikiWiki   RegistreerRegistreer 
 ProfielProfiel   Log in om je privť berichten te bekijkenLog in om je privť berichten te bekijken   InloggenInloggen   Actieve TopicsActieve Topics 

Frederick William Harvey's poezie naar archief

Plaats nieuw bericht   Plaats Reactie    Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog Forum Index -> Kunst Actieve Topics
Vorige onderwerp :: Volgende onderwerp  
Auteur Bericht

Geregistreerd op: 5-1-2006
Berichten: 3303
Woonplaats: Hoek van Holland

BerichtGeplaatst: 22 Okt 2012 20:34    Onderwerp: Frederick William Harvey's poezie naar archief Reageer met quote

War hero's writings to be collected at city archives .A FORGOTTEN war hero who wrote some of the most stirring poetry of the First World War will now have his work collected in one place.

The majority of Frederick William Harvey's prose has spent the past 80 years hidden at the family's Gloucestershire home.

But now the selection of letters and scrapbooks that chronicle the laureate of Gloucestershire's life has been offered to the county's archives based in Clarence Road, Gloucester.

FW Harvey (pictured) trained as a solicitor before enlisting and he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, eventually becoming an officer.

But in 1916, he was captured and his lengthy imprisonment is described in his book Comrades in Captivity, detailing his daring escape attempts as well as some remarkable poetry which was later published to national acclaim in Britain.

After the war he combined a single-handed legal practice in the Forest of Dean village of Yorkley with a BBC broadcasting career.

He died in 1957 but his house and precious archive of papers and literature were maintained by his son Patrick.

Following Patrick's passing and the discovery of FW Harvey's works, the hoard will now be made available to researchers at Gloucestershire Archives.

A spokesman for the FW Harvey Society, which has helped make the move happen, said: "This is a wonderful development that will awaken interest in FW Harvey and stimulate awareness of the important developments in music and literature that took place in Gloucestershire. The archive is a fabulous testament to an exceptional man who lived through extraordinary times."
Naar boven
Bekijk gebruikers profiel Stuur privť bericht Bekijk de homepage
Berichten van afgelopen:   
Plaats nieuw bericht   Plaats Reactie    Forum Eerste Wereldoorlog Forum Index -> Kunst Tijden zijn in GMT + 1 uur
Pagina 1 van 1

Ga naar:  
Je mag geen nieuwe onderwerpen plaatsen
Je mag geen reacties plaatsen
Je mag je berichten niet bewerken
Je mag je berichten niet verwijderen
Ja mag niet stemmen in polls

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group