Sir J. M. Barrie OM 1st Baronet
(1860-1937)

Died aged c. 77

Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. Although he continued to write successfully, Peter Pan overshadowed his other work, and is credited with popularising the then-uncommon name Wendy. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Barrie was made a baronet by George V on 14 June 1913, and a member of the Order of Merit in the 1922 New Year Honours. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which continues to benefit from them.

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Sir James Barrie 1860-1937 novelist and dramatist lived here

100 Bayswater Road, Westminster, W2, London, United Kingdom where they lived

Robert Adam, Thomas Hood, John Galsworthy, Sir James M. Barrie and other eminent artists and writers lived here

1-3 Robert Street, Adelphi, Westminster, WC2, London, United Kingdom where they lived

James M. Barrie author of "Peter Pan" lived here 1883-4

5 Birkland Avenue, Nottingham, United Kingdom where they lived

In honour of James M. Barrie BART. O.M. 1860-1937 who in 1883 and 1884 worked in this building on the staff of The Nottingham Journal

30 Pelham Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom where they worked

Sir James Matthew Barrie Bart O.M. 1860-1937. Scottish novelist and dramatist. J. M. Barrie lived in this house, the home of his brother while a scholar at Dumfries Academy from 1873 - 1878. He regarded his stay in Dumfries among his happiest days. His works include Dear Brutus, The Little Minister, Quality Street, Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton, Mary Rose. In 1924 Sir James was made a Freeman of Dumfries, the town where Peter Pan was born.

6 Victoria Terrace, Dumfries, United Kingdom where they lived and lived (1873-1878)

Rev Dr Henry Duncan (1774-1846) Sir James Anderson (1824-1893) Sir James M. Barrie (1860-1937) Jane Haining (1897-1944) John Laurie (1897-1980) Sir Robin Philipson (1916-1992) John Hanson (1922-1998) Alexander S. Graham (1915-1991) Jock Wishart (1951-present) notable pupils

Dumfries Academy, Academy Street, Dumfries, United Kingdom where they attended school

James M. Barrie's birthplace

9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, United Kingdom where they was born (1860)

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4 Forfar Road, Kirriemuir, United Kingdom where they lived

A Window in Thrums (inspired James M. Barrie's book)

4 Glamis Road, Kirriemuir, United Kingdom where they inspired

JM Barrie (1860 - 1937) inspired to write "Peter Pan" after playing in the "magical" garden behind Moat Brae House.

68 George Street, Dumfries, United Kingdom where they visited

Sir James Matthew Barrie Bart. OM 1860-1937 Novelist, Dramatist and creator of 'Peter Pan' lived in this house on this site 1885-1888

Bernard Street, London, United Kingdom where they was

Birthplace of Sir J. M. Barrie BART OM

, Kirriemuir, United Kingdom where they was born (1860)

Sir James Matthew Barrie BART OM born Kirriemuir 1860 - died 1937 world famous author and playwright. Among his famous works are 'Peter Pan', 'Margaret Ogilvy', 'A Window in Thrums', 'The Admirable Crighton'. His writing has brought joy and inspiration to young and old alike. King George VI 1937

, Kirriemuir, United Kingdom where they was born near (1860)

Peter Pan The boy who would not grow up Sculptor Sir George Frampton R.A. 1860-1928 This bronze, a gift of Sir James Barrie OM 1860-1937 the creator of Peter Pan, was placed here 1st may 1912

Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom where they was

Here Sir J M Barrie lodged with Mrs Edwards top flat West House 1879 - 1892

3 Great King Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where they lodged (1879-1882)