Guide to the Letters of Ruby M. Ayres, 1921 - 1923Manuscript MS-919


Ruby Mildred Ayres was born 28 January 1883, in London, England, the daughter of an architect. She married Reginald William Pocock, an insurance broker, in 1909 (Pocock died in a train accident in the 1940's). Ayres was an English popular novelist (known primarily for her romantic novels), and also wrote serials for the "Daily Chronicle" and "Daily Mirror". Her first novel "Richard Chatterton V.C." was published in 1916. She had also written for motion pictures in the United States and England, and her play "Silver Wedding," was produced in 1932. Ayres died 14 November 1955 in Weybridge, England, at the age of 72 years.

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