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Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958


Biographical Note

Best known for his poems "The highwayman" and "The barrel organ", Alfred Noyes also published and lectured extensively on literature in England and the United States. He taught English literature at Princeton University (1914-1923). Noyes was married to American Garnett Daniels until her death in 1926. He converted to Catholicism in 1926 and wrote frequently on the relationship between science and religious faith.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Alfred Noyes papers


These papers comprise personal and professional correspondence and documents of Alfred Noyes and his extended family; manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks and diaries containing the published and unpublished poetry and prose of Alfred Noyes; music based on Noyes' poetry; photographs, audio recordings, printed materials, artifacts and press clippings.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research. Audio recordings have been digitally copied; all original media were retained, but may not be played due to format. Digital use copies can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room. The reel-to-reel tapes are not available for playback due to format impermanence and can not be reformatted by Burns Library at this time. Please let Burns Library Public Services know of your specific interest; when it becomes possible we will schedule reformatting.

Dates: 1843 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1902 - 1957