Autographed copy of The Day by Henry Chappell, published by The Daily Express, c.1914
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Autographed copy of The Day by Henry Chappell, published by The Daily Express, c.1914

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Description

Autograph dated 6 March 1929. 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 Reference

39122
 

Collection Reference

B821.91 CHA
 

Original Width (mm)

155
 

Original Height (mm)

241
 

Collection Location

Bath Central Library
 

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