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Raleigh, Walter, 1861-1922

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    • Walter Alexander
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    • Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922
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    • found: His Robert Louis Stevenson, 1908:t.p. (Walter Raleigh) [info from InU]
    • found: The English novel: being a short sketch of its history from the earliest times to the appearance of Waverley, 1894:title page (Walter Raleigh, Professor of Modern Literature at the University College, Liverpool; Sometime Professor of English Literature at the Muhammadan Anglo-Oriental College, Aligarh)
    • found: Shakespeare, 1907:title page (Walter Raleigh, Fellow of Merton College, and Professor of English Literature in the University of Oxford)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 8, 2014(Walter Raleigh (professor); Professor Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh was an English scholar, poet and author; he was a Cambridge Apostle; born September 5, 1861 in London; educated at the City of London School, Edinburgh Academy, University College London, and King's College, Cambridge; he was Professor of English Literature at the Mohammedan Anglo-Oriental College in Aligarh (1885-1887), Professor of Modern Literature at the University College Liverpool (1890-1900), Regius Professor of English Language and Literature at Glasgow University (1900-1904), and Chair of English Literature at Oxford University and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford (1904-1922); Raleigh was knighted in 1911; on the outbreak of World War I he turned to the war as his primary subject; in 1915 he delivered the Vanuxem lectures at Princeton on "The Origins of Romance" and "The Beginnings of the Romantic Revival," and lectured on Chaucer at Brown, which gave him the degree of Litt.D.; his finest book may be the first volume of The War in the Air (1922); he died from typhoid (contracted during a visit to the Near East) on May 13,1922; his son Hilary edited his light prose, verse, and plays in Laughter from a Cloud (1923); he is probably best known for the poem "Wishes of an Elderly Man, Wished at a Garden Party, June 1914"; Raleigh Park at North Hinksey, near Harcourt Hill where he lived from 1909 to his death, is named after him)
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