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Bagnold, Enid (1889-1981)



  • Existence: 1889-10-27 - 1981-03-31

Biographical note

Enid Bagnold, English nurse and writer. Bagnold was born in Kent, England, on October 27, 1889. In 1912, she became a journalist for Hearth and home magazine, and in 1918 she wrote A diary without dates, a book about her experiences as a nurse in London during the first World War. Her best known book is the novel National velvet (1935). During the 1930s Bagnold visited Germany and "was impressed with what she saw, writing journalistic pieces extolling the virtues of Nazism." She was heavily criticized by many, including Baring, for these pieces, which she later recanted. In 1976 she was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). She died of bronchopneumonia on March 31, 1981.

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Maurice Baring papers


The papers document the life and work of British diplomat, journalist, and author Maurice Baring (1874-1945). The materials consist primarily of correspondence but also include a handwritten manuscript by Baring and some ephemera.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1920-1963; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1943