Miscellaneous Richard Aldington Material from Eric Warman, 1929-1958 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
This small collection of miscellaneous Richard Aldington material from Eric Warman contains copies of Aldington poems, the transcript of a speech, some correspondence, and newspaper clippings by and about Aldington. The poetry includes a clipping of "Life Goes On" and typed manuscripts of "Eneug 1," "Eneug 2," and "Dortmunder," all by Richard Aldington, and "To My Father," written by Catha, Aldington's daughter. The sheet music for a song, "She Is All So Slight," based on Aldington's poem "After Two Years," and the transcript of a speech to Anglo-American football teams are also here.
The majority of material in this collection consists of newspaper clippings, including a folder of book reviews and columns from The Sunday Referee and John O'London's Weekly (mainly written in the 1930's), and seven folders of reviews of Aldington works. There are reviews in several different languages (English, French, German, etc.) of Death of a Hero, All Men Are Enemies, The Poems of Richard Aldington, and other books. The collection also contains notes from an essay by Ezra Pound, "A Stray Document," and the transcript of his essay "A Few Don'ts" (Poetry, March 1913).
There is very little correspondence in the collection (4 TLS, 1 ALS, 2 TCS). The most significant letters, from Richard Aldington, P.A.G. Aldington, and E.M. Forster to Eric Warman, concern both personal and literary matters but do not discuss any of Aldington's works in detail. The other two letters are short business letters regarding the use of Aldington's poem "After Two Years" as lyrics for a song by Elizabeth Poston. One of the two Christmas cards from Aldington to Warman includes a photograph of Aldington's daughter.