Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong (1912-1970) was the founding editor (1939-41) and London editor (1957-8) of the
English Digest, London editor of the
Literary Digest (1946-9), and editor of
Poetry Review (1948-52). He also published books of poetry under the pseudonym John Gawsworth. The collection consists of 3 drafts of a
biography of author Arthur Machen, including holograph and typescript manuscripts, plus a questionnaire sent to Machen and
filled out by him by biographer John Gawsworth (a pseudonym for Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong).
Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong was born on June 29, 1912 in Kensington, London, England; attended Manor House School, Sussex
and Linton House School and Merchant Taylors' School, London; became Freeman of the City of London, and of Merchant Taylors'
Company, London, 1935; coordinator of Neo-Georgian lyric poetry movement, 1937; became London archivist for Brandaris Insurance
Company, 1960; founding editor (1939-41) and London editor (1957-8) of English Digest; London editor of Literary Digest (1946-9), and editor of Poetry Review, 1948-52; published books of poetry under the pseudonym John Gawsworth: Confession (1931), Flesh of Cypris (1936), and The Collected Poems of John Gawsworth (1948); other books include Above the River (1931), Apes, Japes and Hitlerism: a Study and Bibliography of P. Wyndham Lewis (1932), and The Dowson Legend (1939); won Benson Medal of the Royal Society of Literature in 1939; He died on September 23, 1970.
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