Xerox copy of letter from William Hall to Henry Chappell, 6 Nov 1914

 
Xerox copy of letter from William Hall to Henry Chappell, 6 Nov 1914
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

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From the Republic of San Salvador, notifying the author of his translation of the poem into Spanish having seen it in the Glasgow Herald, and suggesting the poem be published in the Daily Express. Henry Chappell, 1874-1937 became famous over night with his poem 'The Day' published in the Daily Express on 22nd August 1914. It was translated into many languages. He became known as the 'Bath Railway Poet' as he was a porter on Bath Spa Station. He also wrote a book about the railway called 'Life on the Iron Road'. Unofficially it was suggested he should became the new Poet Laureate. He was friends with Rudyard Kipling and knew other famous poets of the time.

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