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G. P. R. James letter to Charles Ollier


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British historical novelist G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) James was a prolific writer during the late Georgian and early Victorian periods. James was also Historiographer Royal to William IV during a period in the 1830s.

"G(eorge) P(ayne) R(ainsforth) James." St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers. St. James Press, 1998. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2010.

English publisher, writer, and editor Charles Ollier, with his younger brother James, founded a publishing business in 1817. The first two books bearing the C. and J. Ollier imprint were works by John Keats and Percy B. Shelley.

Although Ollier's publishing business suffered bankrupcies and he ceased publication several times, his work was highly influential. In addition to his career as a publisher, Ollier also wrote and published a number of his own works.

Robinson, Charles E. "Ollier, Charles (1788–1859)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Available online at (accessed February 15, 2010).

British novelist G. P. R. James wrote this letter to Charles Ollier to inquire regarding an anticipated shipment of his books from Bentley's, which he had not received.

Box 60, F0862: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Purchase, November 2009.

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, February 2010. Further encoded by George Apodaca, November 2015.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
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2015 November 5
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G. P. R. James letter to Charles Ollier.
Box 60 Folder F0862

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