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us: Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996

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  • Fuller Name

    • Pamela Lyndon
  • Variants

    • us: Travers, Pamela Lyndon, 1899-1996
    • us: Goff, Helen Lyndon, 1899-1996
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1899-08-09
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1996-04-23
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Maryborough (Qld.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Australia
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Children's stories
          (lcsh) Acting
            (lcsh) Journalism
          • Occupation

              (lcsh) Authors
                (lcsh) Actresses
                  (lcsh) Actors
                    (lcsh) Journalists
                • Sources

                  • found: Washington post, 04-25-96 (P.L. Travers, 96, creator of Mary Poppins, d. 04-23-96, London; Pamela Lyndon Travers, b. Maryborough, Australia; original name Helen Lyndon Goff)
                  • found: Info. to LC from State Library of NSW, Mar. 25, 1999 (The State Library of NSW is convinced that 1906 is not P.L. Travers date of birth, despite the fact that she consistently cited it herself. The Mitchell Collection of the State Library of NSW holds the papers of P.L. Travers including childhood letters by Travers written in 1905. She left Australia for England in Feb. 1924; on the passenger list her age is given as 24 years; her birthday was 9 August, making her year of birth 1899, though no trace of her birth could be found in the records in Maryborough, Queensland)
                  • found: Academic Amer. encyc., 1997 (Travers, P.L.; Pamela Lyndon Travers; b. Queensland, Australia Aug. 9, 1906; d. Apr. 23, 1996)
                  • found: Encyc. Brit., 1995 (Travers, P.L.; in full Pamela Lyndon Travers; b. Aug. 9, 1906)
                  • found: Wikipedia, January 21, 2016 (P.L. Travers; Pamela Lyndon Travers, OBE (born Helen Lyndon Goff; 9 August 1899-23 April 1996), was an Australian-born British novelist, actress, and journalist who migrated to England and lived most of her adult life there. She is known best for the Mary Poppins series of children's books featuring the magical English nanny Mary Poppins; born Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; died London, England; nationality: Australian; citizenship: Australian, British)
                  • found: Encyclop√¶dia Britannica online, January 21, 2016 (P.L. Travers, British author; P.L. Travers, in full Pamela Lyndon Travers, original name Helen Lyndon Goff (born August 9, 1899, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia; died April 23, 1996, London, England), Australian English writer known for her Mary Poppins books)
                  • found: Wikidata, January 21, 2016 (P.L. Travers; Australian-British novelist, actress and journalist)
                • LC Classification

                  • PR6039.R32
                • Change Notes

                  • 1979-04-12: new
                  • 2016-07-26: revised
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