Hart-Davis, Rupert

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Hart-Davis, Rupert Gender: M
born on 28 August 1907 at 06:15 (= 06:15 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
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English publisher, literary editor. and man of letters, he was the

founder of the publishing company Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd.

Born into an upper-class family, his publishing career began in 1929, when he joined William Heinemann Ltd. as an office boy and learned the ropes, ultimately buying a stake in another publishing company, Jonathan Cape Ltd.in 1933.

In 1946, Hart-Davis established his own company, Rupert Hart-Davis Ltd., and published a number of works by well-known authors such as Thomas M. Disch, Ray Bradbury, Angela Carter, and E. C. Tubb. He edited volumes of the letters of the playwright Oscar Wilde, Max Beerbohm, George A. Moore and Siegfried Sassoon. His own published works include a biography of novelist Hugh Walpole (1952), and memoir entitled "The Arms of Time" in 1979.

In 1929, he married the actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft; they later divorced. With his second wife Catherine, he had three children. He married for the third time in 1964; she died in 1967. He married once again to June Williams, who outlived him. He died on December 8, 1999, at the age of 92.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Relationship : Marriage 1929 (First marriage)
  • Death of Mate 1967 (Third wife)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1952 (biography of author Hugh Walpole)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1979 (memoir "The Arms of Time")
  • Work : New Career 1929 (in publishing)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1964 (Third)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 8 December 1999 (age 92)
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  • Work : Start Business 1946 (own publishing company)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes the biography by Philip Ziegler, "Rupert Hart-Davis: Man of Letters" (London: Chatto & Windus, 2004), p. 5.


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three with second wife)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor