Eric Warman Collection of Richard Aldington Papers, 1932-1962
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Brief Description: The Eric Warman Collection of Richard Aldington papers consists mainly of letters from Richard Aldington to Eric Warman over the period of 1932-1962.  These letters are of a personal nature and speak of mutual friends, writing, politics and other topics of common interest.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at] lib.siu.edu
Record Series Number: 1/1/MSS 070
Created by: Aldington, Richard, (1892-1962.), Warman, Eric, collector.
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 00/00/1967.
Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.
Biographical Note for Aldington, Richard, (1892-1962.) :

Richard Aldington was born in Hampshire in 1882. Educated at Dover College and London University he founded the "Egotist journal "in 1913. He joined the British Army and served on the Western Front in 1916-1918 where he was badly gassed.

After the war Aldington published several volumes of poetry including "Images" 1910-1915 (1915), "Images of War" (1919), "A Fool in the Forest" (1925) and "A Dream in Luxembourg" (1930). His successful novel, "Death of a Hero", was a psychological study of a young officer in the First World War. It was during this time that Aldington began exchanging letters with Count Geoffrey Potocki de Montalk, a writer, scholar, private printer,  poet, and exiled Polish artistocrat.

Aldington also wrote controversial biographies of the "Duke of Wellington" (1946) and "D. H. Lawrence "(1950) and an autobiography, "Life for Life's Sake" (1940). Richard Aldington died in 1962.

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962
Genres/Forms of Material
Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962 - Correspondence
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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Acquisition Notes: Purchased
PreferredCitation: [Item], Eric Warman Collection of Richard Aldington Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.