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J.M. Barrie – Born in ‘Thrums’ (aka Kirriemuir) on 9 May 1860

‘All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust’ – JM Barrie

Sir James Matthew Barrie, the son of a weaver who wrote ‘Peter Pan’, was born in ‘Thrums’ (aka Kirriemuir) on 9 May 1860.

There are some wonderful stories about J.M. Barrie in the Archive.

To celebrate the day of his birth, here is a fascinating, wee story about how he almost became a financial writer in London, reporting on doings in the city – Barrie says he managed to escape this fate!

You can also read this article on the BNA blog about Barrie donating the copyright of ‘Peter Pan’ to The Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.

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Evening Telegraph – Wednesday 04 June 1913

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19130604/042/0002

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Dundee Courier – Tuesday 03 June 1913

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000164/19130603/115/0006

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