Group    From 1790 

Royal Literary Fund

Categories: Literature, Philanthropy

British benevolent fund for professional published authors in financial difficulties. The Prince Regent supported it by providing premises at 36 Gerrard Street.

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Royal Literary Fund

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David Williams

David Williams, 1738 - 1816, founder of The Royal Literary Fund, 1790, reside...

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Elizabeth David

Elizabeth David

Cookery writer. Born as Elizabeth Gwynne into a wealthy family. Travelled in Europe and around the Mediterranean, spending some years in Cairo, where she married in 1944. Returned to England in 194...

Person, Food & Drink, Literature, Seriously Famous

1 memorial
George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

Born Dublin. Socialist, member of the Fabian Society. Plays include: Saint Joan, Major Barbara and Pygmalion on which My Fair Lady is based. Didn't like his first name, "Don't George me!" so is oft...

Person, Literature, Politics & Administration, Seriously Famous, Theatre, Ireland

5 memorials
J.B. Priestley

J.B. Priestley

Novelist, playwright and essayist. Wrote "When we are married" and "An Inspector Calls".

Person, Literature, Theatre

1 memorial
Robert Graves

Robert Graves

Poet and novelist. Born Robert von Ranke Graves at Red Branch House, Lauriston Road, Wimbledon. Professor of English at Cairo and Professor of Poetry at Oxford. His early poetry included 'Over the ...

Person, Literature, Poetry, Egypt, Spain

1 memorial
Wyndham Lewis

Wyndham Lewis

Artist and writer. Born Percy Wyndham Lewis but he didn't like the Percy and dropped it. He was born in his wealthy American father's yacht off Amherst, Nova Scotia, to a British mother who left he...

Person, Art, Literature, USA

1 memorial