George Garrett Archive Project
The George Garrett Archive project was created by Writing on the Wall to celebrate and preserve the legacy of the Liverpool born writer, George Garrett (1896-1966). Garrett was a Merchant Seaman, writer, playwright and founder member of Liverpool’s Unity Theatre. He was a radical social activist who travelled the world, living in America for a total of four years, and wrote a series of plays and short stories that led George Orwell, who he met in Liverpool while Orwell was researching ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’, to say, 'I was very greatly impressed by Garrett. Had I known before that it is he who writes under the pseudonym of Matt Low in the Adelphi (a magazine published in the 1920's and 30's) and one or two other places, I would have taken steps to meet him earlier.'
Garrett’s significant body of material relating to Liverpool's literary, cultural, social and labour history, also carries important social and historical material about Liverpool's ocean-going, and radical political and syndicalist links to America and Latin America. Garrett’s work whose occupies a unique and significant position as the central point of a compass that links Liverpool's literary, cultural, social, political, theatrical and sea-going history.
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