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John Cornford (1915-1936), Poet

Sitter in 1 portrait
Poet; son of a classicist and a poet, John Cornford graduated from Trinity College Cambridge in June 1936 and left to fight in the Spanish Civil War that August. A member of the Communist Party, he joined the Anarchist POUM and was killed on the Cordoba front at the age of 21.

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John Cornford; Ray Peters

by Ramsey & Muspratt
bromide print, 1934
NPG P363(7)