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Richard Aldington correspondence to Henry Williamson


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Richard Aldington correspondence to Henry Williamson, 1951-1962 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Title: Richard Aldington correspondence to Henry Williamson, 1951-1962Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 277

Primary Creator: Aldington, Richard, (1892-1962.)

Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged chronologically.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2005

Subjects: Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962

Forms of Material: Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962 - Correspondence, Correspondence., Kershaw, Alister - Correspondence, Williamson, Henry, 1895-1977 - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of letters written by Richard Aldington to Henry Williamson from 1951-1962.  Henry William Williamson (1 December 1895 - 13 August 1977), was a prolific English author known for his natural and social history novels.  Also included are letters from Alister Kershaw, who was secretary/trustee for Richard Aldington from 1951 to 1962, to Williamson.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

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 Source: Purchased .

Related Materials: Several Richard Aldington collections, including VFMs, held in Special Collections Research Center.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Richard Aldington correspondence to Henry Williamson, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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Folder 1: Aldington correspondence, 1951 January - AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Aldington correspondence, 1951 June - 1954 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Aldington correspondence, 1954 November - 1956 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Aldington correspondence, 1956 July - 1957 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Aldington correspondence, 1958 March - 1962 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Alister Kershaw correspondence, 1951 - 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Eric Kennington correspondence, 1954 - 1960Add to your cart.

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