Kathleen E. Innes

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Although KEI is today a little-known author, some of her works on literary criticism and Hampshire local history remained in print into the 1980s. During and beyond the first half of the twentieth century, she wrote literary criticism, local history, and polemical and educational books as well as pamphlets and speeches on peace and disarmament issues and scripture. Published by the Hogarth Press as well as Jonathan Cape, she wrote both for adults and for children.

Milestones

15 January 1883
Kathleen Elizabeth Royds (later Innes) was born at home at 32 London Street, Reading, Berkshire. She was the fifth of six children, and the third girl in the family.
Harvey, Kathryn. "Driven by War into Politics": A Feminist Biography of Kathleen Innes. University of Alberta, 1995.
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1911
Kathleen E. Royds (later Innes) published Coleridge and his Poetry, a bio-critical analysis, in the Poetry and Life Series edited by William Henry Hudson .
Harvey, Kathryn. "Driven by War into Politics": A Feminist Biography of Kathleen Innes. University of Alberta, 1995.
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By 9 August 1963
KEI compiled the Bourne Valley Anthology; it contained excerpts from newspaper articles, folk songs, histories, and other sources pertaining to life along the River Bourne in Hampshire.
Harvey, Kathryn. "Driven by War into Politics": A Feminist Biography of Kathleen Innes. University of Alberta, 1995.
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27 March 1967
KEI died of colon cancer in a nursing home at Andover in Hampshire; she was eighty-four.
Harvey, Kathryn. "Driven by War into Politics": A Feminist Biography of Kathleen Innes. University of Alberta, 1995.
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Biography

Innes published under both her maiden and married names; she also signed herself K. E. Royds, K. E. R., K. E. I., and K. E. Innes when writing pamphlets, for newsheets or other organizational circulars.

Birth and Family