Autograph letter from Wellington House, Buckingham Gate, to Henry Chappell, 23 May 1918

 
Autograph letter from Wellington House, Buckingham Gate, to Henry Chappell, 23 May 1918
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Description

From W Bellows from Britain's War Propaganda Bureau, notifying the author that his poem and others have confidentially been translated into French for propaganda purposes. 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.

Image Details

Image Reference
 
39118
Collection Reference
 
AL 3170
Original Width (mm)
 
181
Original Height (mm)
 
226
Collection Location
 
Bath Central Library

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