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Richard Aldington papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Notebooks

Imaginative Writing

Biography, Autobiography, Studies

Lectures, Essays, Reviews

Editions, Translations, Introductions

Essays, Criticism, and Introductions about Aldington

News Cuttings

Miscellaneous

Volumes


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Collection Overview

Title: Richard Aldington papers, 1910-1962Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 068

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

Extent: 29.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in ten series: (1) Correspondence, (2) Notebooks, (3) Imaginative Writing, (4) Biography, Autobiography, Studies, (5) Lectures, Essays, Reviews, (6) Editions, Translations, Introductions, (7) Essays, Criticism, Introductions About Aldington, (8) News Cuttings, (9) Miscellaneous, (10) Volumes.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1967

Subjects: Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962

Forms of Material: Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962 - Correspondence, Campbell, Roy, 1901-1957. - Correspondence, Correspondence., Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965. - Correspondence, Manuscripts for publication., Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. - Correspondence, Wells, H.G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946 - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains manuscripts and material from Aldington's first experiments with poetry, best documented from the Notebooks, to his last stage working with the biographies.  In addition the collection includes varied correspondence with friends. Of special interest: T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, H.G. Wells and Roy Campbell. This collection also contains letters, manuscript material and includes hundreds of press cuttings that related directly to one of Aldington's most controversial books, Lawrence of Arabia.

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.

As of 2002, the copyright holder for nearly all of Aldington's works is his daughter, Catherine Aldington.  If you would like to obtain permission to reprint his works, in whole or in part, please contact her agent.

Acquisition Source: Purchased.

Acquisition Method: The letters, manuscripts, and materials that constitute the Richard Aldington Papers were purchased from Aldington's only child, Mme. Catherine Guillaume, in the fall of 1967.  The transaction was arranged through Aldington's close friend and literary executor, Alsiter Kershaw.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Richard Aldington papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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[Series 7: Essays, Criticism, and Introductions about Aldington],
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Series 3: Imaginative WritingAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: PoetryAdd to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Ad Cattulum [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Ballad of Southern Skies [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "The Berkshire Kennet" off-printAdd to your cart.
The Peacocks Press, Hurst, Reading Berkshire
Folder 10: "Black Shore" and "Night" and "Little Waves"Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Bones" [TMs]Add to your cart.
Pub. Exile and Other Poems London. George Allen and Unwin Ltd., 1923
Folder 12: To D.H. Lawrence 3 pp. [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Death of Another Hero" news cutting pub.Add to your cart.
The complete Poems of R.A., London 1948.
Folder 14: "Eumenides" 2 pp. [TMsS]Add to your cart.
Published Exile and Other Poems London, 1923.
Folder 15: "Far, far out on the Sea" [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 16: The Flute Player [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 17: I.M. Coventry Patmore [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "In Memory of Wilfred Owen"Add to your cart.
AMsS "Original draft" pub. Complete Poems
Folder 19: "In the Old Garden"Add to your cart.
AMs [other handwritten notations] pub. Images (1910-1915)
Folder 20: "In the Palace Garden" [TMsS]Add to your cart.
pub. Exile and Other Poems, 1923
Folder 21: Inscription [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 22: "It is bitter watching the bright leaves fall. . . [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "I yearn for the gods I know. . . " [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 24: "Hark the Herald"Add to your cart.
(24 copies), Hours Press: printed by Nancy Cunard, 1928
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lament for Adonis and Upon Pico della Mirandola [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 2: The Mist [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Movietones Invented and Set Down by Richard AldingtonAdd to your cart.
Privately printed by Nancy Cunard, 1932 [TMs]
Folder 4: "My Spirit. . . " [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Oblio dolce de mali. . . [TMs]Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Palimpsest [TMsS]Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Petit Manifeste Necessaire [TMs] 2 pp.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Presque Chaque fois que" [TM]Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Rhapsody in a Third Class Carriage"Add to your cart.
TMsS pub. Exile and Other Poems, 1923
Folder 10: Sestina: for Astraea [TMsS] 2 pp.Add to your cart.
Autography draft appears in notebook 6, Box 9
Folder 11: "Truth" [TMsS] pub. Exile and Other Poems, 1923Add to your cart.
Folder 12: The Vigil for Thuias [TMs] [corrected]Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Voyez nos Prix [with copy] TMsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Le Voix de Londres [TMs]Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: NovelsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Short StoriesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: PlaysAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: ScreenplaysAdd to your cart.

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[Series 7: Essays, Criticism, and Introductions about Aldington],
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