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Sir James Matthew Barrie

 
 
Sir James Matthew Barrie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
1. Sir James Matthew Barrie Marker
Inscription.

Sir
James
Matthew
Barrie
Bart., O.M.
1860-1937
Novelist, Dramatist
and creator of
'Peter Pan'
lived in a house
on this site
1885-1888

 
Erected 2015 by Marchmont Association.
 
Location. 51° 31.416′ N, 0° 7.345′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Grenville Street and Bernard Street on Grenville Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Grenville Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1N 1LZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Horizon Magazine (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Bloomsbury Group (about 150 meters away); Friend at Hand (about 180 meters away); Roger Fry (about 180 meters away); Sir Thomas Lawrence (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Queens Larder (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); John Howard (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir George Williams (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. J.M. Barrie (Wikipedia). "Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born
<i>Peter Pan...Away they floated to the NeverNeverNever Land</i> image. Click for full size.
By Sybil Barham, circa 1955
2. Peter Pan...Away they floated to the NeverNeverNever Land
"Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A free spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland...." - Wikipedia
and educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland....Although he continued to write successfully, Peter Pan overshadowed his other work, and is credited with popularising the name Wendy. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Barrie was made a baronet by George V on 14 June 1913, and a member of the Order of Merit in the 1922 New Year Honours. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which continues to benefit from them." (Submitted on November 21, 2017.) 

2. J.M. Barrie (Encyclopedia Britannica). "J.M. Barrie, in full Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet (born May 9, 1860, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland—died June 19, 1937, London, England), Scottish dramatist and novelist who is best known as the creator of Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up." (Submitted on November 21, 2017.) 
 
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Sir James Matthew Barrie Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
3. Sir James Matthew Barrie Marker - Wide View
<i>Sir James M. Barrie, author, half-length portrait, standing, facing left...</i> image. Click for full size.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, circa 1910
4. Sir James M. Barrie, author, half-length portrait, standing, facing left...
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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