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Norman Gates Collection of Richard Aldington

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Writings

Miscellaneous Aldington-related items

Print materials


Norman Gates Collection of Richard Aldington, 1911-2010 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Norman Gates Collection of Richard Aldington, 1911-2010Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 384

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

Extent: 13.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged into 4 series: 1) Correspondence, 2) Writings, 3) Miscellaneous Aldington materials and 4) Printed materials.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1992. More info below under Accruals.

Forms of Material: Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962 - Correspondence, Newsletters.

Languages: English

Abstract

Richard Aldington (8 July 1892-27 July 1962) was an English writer and poet. Aldington was best known for his World War I poetry, the 1929 novel Death of a Hero, and the controversy resulting from his 1955 Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Inquiry. His 1946 biography, Wellington, was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

Norman T. Gates (1914-2010) was an avid Aldington expert, the author of three books on Richard Aldington, The Poetry of Richard Aldington: A Critical Evaluation and Anthology of Uncollected Poems [Pennsylvania State University Press. 1974]; A Checklist of the Letters of Richard Aldington [Southern Illinois University Press. 1977] and Richard Aldington: A Biography in Letters [Pennsylvania State University Press. 1992].

Gates was also the founder and editor of the New Canterbury Literary Society Newsletter, launched in 1973 and published four times a year. The newsletter has been described as "a treasure trove of scholarship, news, anecdotes, and research relating mainly to Aldington but also his contemporaries, such as his wife H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) and their fellow imagist poets Ezra Pound and F. S. Flint."

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of all of Norman T. Gates' material--books, papers, writings, and correspondences--relating to his three books on Richard Aldington and the publication of the New Canterbury Literary Society Newsletter (The Richard Aldington Newsletter). The bulk of the collection is correspondence, both to and from Gates, as well as photocopies of Aldington's own correspondences. Also included are writings by Aldington, Gates, and other Richard Aldington scholars.

There may be a number of correspondence duplications within other SCRC Aldington collections; i.e., Alister Kershaw Collection, Harry T. Moore Collection, and Eric Warman Collection, but undoubtedly some new documents are found in Gates' research.

Collection Historical Note

How the New Canterbury Literary Society Newsletter was formed: Norman Gates had long picked up on the so-called ‘C. L. S.’ Aldington’s ‘Canterbury Literary Society,’ an informal, mock society the ten (or so) members of which during the Thirties received dedicated copies of RA’s books; of Movietones in particular. There came a time when Norman found he was writing separate letters to the ten people who knew - or had shown an interest - in R. A. It was but a logical step to put together a duplicated sheet and distribute that as the New Canterbury Literary Society Newsletter. Volume 1, Number 1 was circulated on 1st August 1973 to Ann Bagnall, Miriam Benkovitz, Ruth Galloway, Frank Harrington, Alsiter Kershaw, Selwyn Kittredge, Harry T. Moore, Sydney Rosenthal and David Thatcher. Member number 10 of course was Norman T. Gates himself who, until he too moved on, was the sole survivor of that founding membership.

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.

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Accruals: Additional accruals up to 2006.

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 fro information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Purchased

Preferred Citation: [Item], Norman Gates collection of Richard Aldington, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Series 4: Print materialsAdd to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 17: The Book Gallery, Catalogs 1, 2, 4, David and Tina WilkinsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: The Book Gallery, Catalogs 7, 9, 10, David and Tina WilkinsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: The Book Gallery, Catalogs 11, 12, 13, David and Tina WilkinsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: "Notes on the Experience of Drawing For Young People," by Sven Berlin, Book Gallery monograph, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 21: "Guido Morris, Fine Printer, the Last Chapter?" A catalogue of late printings, The Book Gallery, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 22: David J. Holmes Autographs, Catalogs 23, 44, 47, 48Add to your cart.
Folder 23: David J. Holmes Autographs, Catalogs 51-54Add to your cart.
Folder 24: David J. Holmes Autographs, Catalogs 55-58Add to your cart.
Folder 25: David J. Holmes Autographs, Catalogs 60-63Add to your cart.
Folder 26: David J. Holmes Autographs, Catalogs 65-69Add to your cart.
Folder 27: David J. Holmes Autographs, Catalogs 70, 72, 73, 74, 76Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Focus on Robert Graves and His Contemporaries, 1993-1997, various volumes and numbersAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Hypatia's House Newsletter, 1997-2003, The Hypatia TrustAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Imperial War Museum documentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: J. Howard Woolmer Rare Books, 1993-2003, scattered cataloguesAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: Jamieson Library Newsletter, 1993-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Lewisletter, newsletter of the Wyndam Lewis Society, #9, 10, 12, 18Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Palladour Books, 1992, Catalogs 16 and 17Add to your cart.
Box 12Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Palladour Books, 1993, Catalogs 18 and 19Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Palladour Books, 1994, Catalog 20Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Palladour Books, 1995, Catalogs 21, 22, 23Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Palladour Books, 1996, Catalogs 24 and 25Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Palladour Books, 1997, Catalogs 26 and 27Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Palladour Books, 1998, Catalogs 28 and 29Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Palladour Books, 2000, Catalogs 32 and 33Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Palladour Books, 2002, Catalog 36Add to your cart.
Folder 9: T. E. Notes, 1993, not all issuesAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: T. E. Notes, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 11: T. E. Notes, 1995, scattered issuesAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: T. E. Notes, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 13: T. E. Notes, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 14: T. E. Notes, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 15: T. E. Notes, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 16: T. E. Notes, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 17: T. E. Notes, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 18: T. E. Notes, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 19: T. E. Notes, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 20: T. E. Notes, List of articles, 1990-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 21: American Book Collector, Volumes7:5, 8:5, 1986, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Bertram Rota, Ltd. First Editions, Catalogs 283 (2 copies), 284Add to your cart.
Folder 23: The Book Gallery, St. Ives, Exhibition documentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Delos Press, brochuresAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: D. H. Lawrence Society Newsletter, No. 58Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Gravesiana, Journal of the Robert Graves Society, Volume 1:1, June 1996; also Graves Conference materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: The Hemingway Newsletter, June 1997; also conference informationAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Holiday Broadsides, SUNY Buffalo, 1992-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 29: The Imagist Revolution, 1908-1918. An exhibit at the University of Texas, AustinAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: International Lawrence Durrell Conference, June 2002; also I. L. D. S. Herald, December 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 31: The Last of the Darby Griffiths: Padworth House in the 1920's, edited by Angela WilsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: North-East Modern Language Association Convention Program, March 23-25, 1978, SUNY AlbanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: The Typographeum Bookshop, Catalogs 1, 35, 37, 43, 46, 47, 52, 55Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Various booksellers and press catalogsAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: William and Nina Matheson Books, Catalog 5, "Twentieth-Century Poetry"Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Wilson Library Bulletin, June 1972, Volume 46:10Add to your cart.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Texas Quarterly, Summer 1978Add to your cart.
Item 2: Writers in Provence, edited by Daniel Kempton and H. R. Stoneback. Proceedings of the First and Second International Richard Aldington ConferencesAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Locations and Dislocations, edited by Daniel Kempton and H. R. Stoneback, Proceedings of the Fourth International Richard Aldington ConferenceAdd to your cart.
Item 4: The Ohio Review, Volume XXIII, Number 1, Fall 1971Add to your cart.
Item 5: Poems of Love and Loss, Alister Kershaw and Richard Aldington, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 6: The Imagist Poem: Modern Poetry in Miniature, edited by William Pratt, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 7: Poems to Send on Their Way, Catherine Aldington, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 8: Poems to be Blown Away, Catherine Aldington, 2001Add to your cart.
Item 9: Richard Aldington, A Catalogue of the Collection of Frank G. Harrington, Esq., Temple University Libraries, Special Collections Department, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 10: Pantai dins lou jardin dou Lussembourg (Dream in the Luxembourg), Richard AldingtonAdd to your cart.
Item 11: A Bibliography of the Works of Richard Aldington from 1915 to 1948, Alister Kershaw, 1950Add to your cart.
Item 12: A Tourist's Rome, Richard AldingtonAdd to your cart.
Item 13: The Poetry of Richard Aldington: A Critical Evaluation and an Anthology of Uncollected Poems, Norman T. Gates, 1974, author's corrected copyAdd to your cart.
Item 14: Poems on Language and Literature, Volume VIII, Number 1, Winter 1972Add to your cart.
Item 15: Taurine Provence, Roy CampbellAdd to your cart.
Item 16: Richard Aldington: Essays in Honour of the Centenary of his Birth, Papers From the Montpelier Conference, edited by A. Blayac and C. Zilboorg, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 17: Modern British Literature, Volume 4:2, Fall 1979Add to your cart.
Item 18: Richard Aldington, Papers from the Reading Conference, edited by Lionel Kelly, 1987Add to your cart.
Item 19: The Art of the Self in D. H. Lawrence, Marguerite Beede Howe, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 20: ICarbS, Volume III, Number 1, Summer-Fall 1976Add to your cart.
Item 21: D. H Lawrence: Sex, Literature, and Censorship-Essay. edited by Harry T. Moore, 1953Add to your cart.
Item 22: Village To Village: Misadventures in France, Alister Kershaw, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 23: Richard Aldington: Reappraisals, edited by Charles Doyle, 1990Add to your cart.

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