Biography and History

British poet Alfred Noyes published his first collection of poetry, The Loom of Years, in 1902. Noyes is best known for his ballads The Highwayman (1906) and The Barrel Organ. From 1903 to 1908, he published five volumes of poetry, including The Flower of Old Japan and Other Poems. In 1914, Noyes accepted a teaching position at Princeton University, where he taught English Literature until 1923. The death of his wife, Garnett Daniels, in 1926 resulted in his conversion to Roman Catholicism. He wrote about his conversion in The Unknown God, published in 1934. Noyes was a noted critic of modernist writers, particularly James Joyce.

William Morris Colles was an author's agent and the founder and managing director of Authors' Syndicate in London, England.

Source: From the finding aid for C1148