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Frederick de Verteuil Papers

Identifier: SC5


The papers consist of manuscripts, correspondence, photocopies and other family memorabilia.


  • 1936-1994

Biographical / Historical

Frederick Joseph De Verteuil was born in Trinidad in 1887. He lived with his maternal grandparents in Port of Spain, attended St. Mary's College and went to England at the age of fourteen in 1901 and later qualified as a lawyer at Gray's Inn. He practiced as a barrister in India for several years and later returned to England where he continued practising law until he was debarred from practice due to misrepresenting his clients in court. He then became a little known writer of novels and short stories, historical works and semi-scientific commentaries. He wrote under three different pseudonyms: John Dellbridge, Freddy Bannister and Francis Vere.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were collected by Sita Ramoutar, a postgraduate student researching the writings of Frederick De Verteuil and made available to the library.


De Verteuil, Frederick Joseph. "Fifty wasted years". London: Chapman & Hall, 1938.
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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

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