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Ottoline: the Early Memoirs of Lady Ottoline Morrell, pp. 239-40) Lady Ottoline records that the conversation, among other topics, touched on 'the horrors of the Congo', and that Conrad 'talked with great admiration of Henry James'. NORTHCLIFFE, Viscount (born Alfred Harmsworth) ( 1865-1922). Newspaper proprietor; towards the end of his life he became friendly with Conrad. OLMEIJER, William Charles. In 1887 Conrad made four brief trips in the steamer Vidar to Berau, a trading-post in Eastern Borneo, and there came across Olmeijer, a half-caste manager who had been there for some seventeen or eighteen years as the representative of Captain William Lingard (see above).

NORTHCLIFFE, Viscount (born Alfred Harmsworth) ( 1865-1922). Newspaper proprietor; towards the end of his life he became friendly with Conrad. OLMEIJER, William Charles. In 1887 Conrad made four brief trips in the steamer Vidar to Berau, a trading-post in Eastern Borneo, and there came across Olmeijer, a half-caste manager who had been there for some seventeen or eighteen years as the representative of Captain William Lingard (see above). Olmeijer became the prototype of Kaspar Almayer in A/mayer's Folly and An Outcast of the Islands.

In 1898 Conrad moved to Kent, the county on the other side of the Thames estuary; there he was to spend most of the rest ofhis life, to die, and to be buried. There, too, he formed part of a loosely-knit and somewhat scattered colony of writers. Edward Garnett, Conrad's mentor, lived at Limpsfield, in the neighbouring county of Surrey, from 1896, and Conrad had already visited him there; Ford Madox Hueffer, whom Conrad met through Garnett, lived at Aldington in the 1890s; Stephen Crane lived in Rye in 1899-1900, and Henry James had a house in the same town until his death; and H.

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