Biography and History

John Lehmann (1907-1987) was an English author, poet, journalist, editor, and publisher. He was founder and editor (1936-1950) of New Writing, manager (1938-1946) of Hogarth Press, founder and director (1946-1952) of John Lehmann, Ltd. (publishers), founding editor (1953-1961) of London Magazine, and visiting professor at various universities. He also wrote and edited numerous works, including Forty Poems (1942), The Age of the Dragon: Poems, 1930-1951, Edith Sitwell (1952), I am My Brother (1960), Demetrios Capetanakis, A Greek Poet in England (1947), and Shelley in Italy: An Anthology (1947).

Source: From the finding aid for C0746

  • Lehmann Family Papers. 1649-1990 (inclusive), 1930-1975 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0746

    John Lehmann was an English author, poet, journalist, editor, and publisher. His papers consist of letters from his literary friends, the correspondence of his family since the nineteenth century, manuscripts of his publications, financial and domestic files, and personal memorabilia.