E. S. P. Haynes

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Edmund Sidney Pollock Haynes
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Born 26 September 1877
Died 5 January 1949
Occupation Lawyer, writer

Edmund Sidney Pollock Haynes (26 September 1877 – 5 January 1949), best known as E. S. P. Haynes was a British lawyer and writer.


The son of a London solicitor, Haynes was a King's Scholar at Eton College and a winner of a Brackenbury Scholarship at Balliol College. Haynes practised in the same offices at 9 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, where his father had practised. A prolific author, he was a well-known figure in London's literary circles from 1900 to his death in 1949. His daughter was novelist Renée Haynes.[1]

Hilaire Belloc's The Servile State is dedicated to Haynes.


Haynes was an atheist.[2] He was also a rationalist, his book The Belief in Personal Immortality (1913) was skeptical of the claims of psychical research and life after death.[3]



  1. ^ Bogen, Anna. (2016). Women's University Fiction, 1880–1945. Routledge. p. 28.
  2. ^ Clark, Ronald William. (1968). The Huxleys. McGraw-Hill. p. 244
  3. ^ McCabe, Joseph. (1950). A Rationalist Encyclopaedia: A Book of Reference on Religion, Philosophy, Ethics, and Science. Watts. p. 311

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