Biography of J. M. Barrie


Barrie, J. M. Created baron, 1913. Also known as "Gavin Ogilvy." Was born at Kirriemuir, Scotland, 1860. Educated at Dumfries Academy; graduated at Edinburgh University in 1882. After holding a journalistic position in Nottingham he went to London and wrote for the "British Weekly," "St. James' Gazette," "Speaker," and "National Observer." His first volume, "Better Dead," appeared in 1887; "Auld Licht Idylls," "When a Man's Single," and "An Edinburgh Eleven" in 1888; "A Window in Thrums" in 1889; "My Lady Nicotine" in 1890; "The Little Minister" in 1891; "Sentimental Tommy" and "Margaret Ogilvy, a Memoir," in 1896; "Tommy and Grizel" in 1900; and "The Little White Bird" in 1902. Mr. Barrie's work for the stage includes "Walker, London" in 1892; "Jane Annie," written with Conan Doyle and brought out in 1893; "The Professor's Love Story" and "The Little Minister" in 1897; "The Wedding Guest" in 1900; "Quality Street," "The Admirable Crichton," and "Little Mary" in 1903; "Peter Pan" in 1904; "Alice Sit-by-the-Fire" in 1905; "What Every Woman Knows" in 1908, "Half an Hour" in 1913; "Rosy Rapture" in 1915; "A Kiss for Cinderella" in 1916; and "The Old Lady Shows Her Medals" in 1917.