Reid, Forrest, 1875-1947

Forster Correspondence

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The letters contain detailed discussions considering the role of the arts, expose Forster’s insecurities and anxiety regarding his creative output, and provide insight into the conception and development of hugely significant literary works, not only by Forster and Reid but numerous established and new writers in the early part of the twentieth century. Such works include Forster’s A Passage to In ...

Burdett Correspondence

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

Burdett was a contemporary of Reid’s at Cambridge. The topics are very much literary, rather than personal. In Private Road Reid writes that Burdett was while at Cambridge “working on an extremely bad novel, which I read, finding only one good sentence in it. (I conscientiously pointed this out this sentence to the author.)” Despite Reid’s comment Burdett’s literary and critical output was substan ...

Barrington Baker Collection

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

His particular interest was the theatre. The collection is quite comprehensive and comprises a wide variety of material. There are scrapbooks, books, lecture notes on Berlio,Z Chopin, Brahms, Mozart and Wagner, newspaper articles, manuscripts, postcards of his travels and newspaper cuttings, which include programmes and signed portraits of stars. There are also journals of three trips he made abro ...

MS44/7/4 - Photograph of Forrest Reid in Later Years

Reid Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The Reid Collection comprises typescript and manuscript drafts of longer works, short stories and poems, as well as proof copies, bibliographies and catalogues. The collection of correspondence is particularly strong and is further enhanced by items such as Christmas cards, postcards, photographs, newspaper cuttings and scrapbooks; There are also numerous holdings of ephemera, manuscript transcrip ...

MS45/6 - Postcard Depicting Giant's Causeway (23-02-1918)

Gilbert Collection

Queen's University Belfast, Special Collections

The Gilbert Collection comprises draft autograph and typescript manuscripts of novels and short stories, proof copies and quires, correspondence, notes, synopses, draft speeches, draft poems, juvenilia, school reports, photographs, scrapbooks, and postcards of Stephen Gilbert. The correspondence includes letters written by authors such as a Walter de la Mare, George Buchanan, Forrest Reid and E M ...

Forrest Reid Collection

Libraries NI, Belfast Central Library

Forrest Reid, (1875-1947) was born in Belfast and educated at Royal Belfast Academical Institution and Christ's College, Cambridge. He read medieval and modern languages before returning to Belfast where he lived for the rest of his life. He wrote many novels - as well as "Illustrators of the Sixties" in 1928. Reid was also responsible for many critical studies on W.B. Yeats and Walter de la Mare, ...

McCready Collection

Linen Hall Library

This is a collection of extraordinary interest and value. It reflects the lifetime interests of William McCready of Whiteabbey, County Antrim. His interests were in the higher reaches of contemporary literature, his favourite authors included T. E. Lawrence, Edmund Blunden, Walter De La Mare, George Moore and W. B. Yeats. McCready corresponded with many of the authors whose work he collected and a ...