"Dream for federation of South Africa, one day we shall need love & devotion of black & coloured man" Read the full letter

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z|All

Frank Harris

James Thomas (Frank) Harris (1856 - 1931) was a British journalist and from 1886 he edited the influential Fortnightly Review, a journal which published fiction, reviews, literary criticism and essays. He was sacked from his post in 1894, in part as a result of his rejection of social convention, and he went on to buy and edit the Saturday Review. He sold this in 1898 to agents acting for Cecil Rhodes and Alfred Beit. Schreiner’s two extant letters to Harris in his capacity as then-editor of the Fortnightly Review were written in the later 1880s, and they concern arrangements for the publication of her writings. He is now perhaps best known for the sexual detail provided in his reminiscences, My Life and Loves (1931).

For further information see:
Richard Davenport-Hines (2004) ‘Harris, James Thomas [Frank] (1856?-1931)’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/33727
Phillippa Pullar (1975/2001) Frank Harris London: Hamish Hamilton
Back to top


recipient icon Recipient Of
collection icon Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin: The HRC, Austin, is one of the world leading locations for archival papers pertaining to literary life and manuscripts across... Show/Hide Collection Letters
Back to top


mentioned icon Mentioned In
collection icon Delaware Lasner: The Mark Samuels Lasner collection of a small number of Schreiner letters is part of Special Collections at the University of... Show/Hide Collection Letters
collection icon Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin: The HRC, Austin, is one of the world leading locations for archival papers pertaining to literary life and manuscripts across... Show/Hide Collection Letters
Back to top