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Richard Aldington papers

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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

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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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