Harry T. Moore collection of Richard Aldington correspondence, 1958-1962
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Brief Description:

This collection consists of the letters between Harry Thornton Moore and Richard Aldington.  Following a visit in France in 1958, the two corresponded until Aldington's death in 1962.

The letters contain discussions of Aldington's problems with publishers, reprints of his work and proposed literary projects, (such as articles, translations, introduction and prefaces) references to some of his books and translation, opinions about political events and personalities in Europe and America and comments about his daily life and activities in France during these years.  Aldington's correspondence also includes anecdotes and comments about contemporaries, key literary figures of the twentieth century: H.D., his first wife; D.H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell and others.

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 156
Created by: Aldington, Richard, (1892-1962.), Moore, Harry Thornton, collector.
Volume: 0.3 Linear Feet
Acquired: 06/00/1983.
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
Durrell, Lawrence
Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Lawrence, D. H.  (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980
Moore, Harry Thornton
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Genres/Forms of Material
Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962 - Correspondence
Correspondence.
Moore, Harry Thornton - Correspondence
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.
Acquisition Notes:   Acquired in June, 1983, from Beatrice Moore.
PreferredCitation: [Item],Harry T. Moore collection of Richard Aldington correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.