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Alister Kershaw Collection of Richard Aldington Papers, 1947-1962

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Collection Overview

Title: Alister Kershaw Collection of Richard Aldington Papers, 1947-1962

ID: 1/1/MSS 069

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

Extent: 1.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into two series. (1) Letters from Richard Aldington to Alister Kershaw, and (2) Other Correspondence.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1967

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The first part of the collection, which is well over half of the total papers, is comprised of Aldington's letters to Kershaw.  These letters document the health and financial problems that plagued Aldington's later years.  The second part of the collection contains correspondence between Kershaw and various persons concerning the publishing of Aldington's works and his financial affairs.

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

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 Method: This collection was acquired by Morris Library in the fall of 1967 from Alister Kershaw, close friend and sometime secretary of Richard Aldington.

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


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Letters from Richard Aldington to Alister Kershaw, 1947-1962Add to your cart.
These letters document health and financial problems Aldington faced in his later years.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: InventoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: 1947 May 14 - August 18Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1948 June 18- July 13Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1948 September 28 - October 31Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1948 November 2- December 29Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 1949 January 1- February 28Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 1949 March 2 - May 28Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 1949 June 2-September 29Add to your cart.
Folder 9: 1949 October 4- December 20Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 1950 January 5 - February 27Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 1950 March 4 - April 30Add to your cart.
Folder 12: 1950 May 6 - July 27Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 1950 October 31 - December 31Add to your cart.
Folder 14: 1951 January 2-February 28Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1951 March 2 - April 28Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 1941 May 4- June 28Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 1951 July 5- August 20Add to your cart.
Folder 18: 1951 September 1 - October 31Add to your cart.
Folder 19: 1951 November 3 - December 29Add to your cart.
Folder 20: 1952 January 1 - February 29Add to your cart.
Folder 21: 1952 March 1 - April 29Add to your cart.
Folder 22: 1952 May 1- June 24Add to your cart.
Folder 23: 1952 July 1- August 28Add to your cart.
Folder 24: 1952 September 1 - October 31Add to your cart.
Folder 25: 1952 November 5 - December 20Add to your cart.
Folder 26: 1953 January 1 - February 27Add to your cart.
Folder 27: 1953 March 9 - April 29Add to your cart.
Folder 28: 1953 May 11 - June 29Add to your cart.
Folder 29: 1953 July 3 - September 28Add to your cart.
Folder 30: 1953 October - November 30Add to your cart.
Folder 31: 1953 December 1-30Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1954 January 1 - February 27Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1954 March 2 - April 28Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1954 May 4 - June 29Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1954 July 2 - August 31Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1954 September 2 - October 31Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 1954 November 6 - December 22Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 1953 January 22 - March 29Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 1955 April 4 - May 22Add to your cart.
Folder 9: 1955 June 10- July 25Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 1955 August 3 -December 29Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 1956 February 3- March 31Add to your cart.
Folder 12: 1956 April 9 - July 29Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 1956 August 2 - October 27Add to your cart.
Folder 14: 1956 November 3 - December 27Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1957 January 6 - February 25Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 1957 March 3- April 16Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 1957 May 7 - June 29Add to your cart.
Folder 18: 1957 July 2 - August 29Add to your cart.
Folder 19: 1957 September 4 - October 17Add to your cart.
Folder 20: 1957 November 5 -December 17Add to your cart.
Folder 21: 1958 January 3 - February 27Add to your cart.
Folder 22: 1958 March 1- April 25Add to your cart.
Folder 23: 1958 May 5 - June 29Add to your cart.
Folder 24: 1958 August 4- October 28Add to your cart.
Folder 25: 1958 November 4 - December 20Add to your cart.
Folder 26: 1959 January 1 - February 24Add to your cart.
Folder 27: 1959 March 1- April 30Add to your cart.
Folder 28: 1959 May 2- June 26Add to your cart.
Folder 29: 1959 July 4- August 29Add to your cart.
Folder 30: 1959 September 4 - October 31Add to your cart.
Folder 31: 1959 November 7 - December 31Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1960 January 2 - February 27Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1960 March 3- April 22Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1960 May 3 - June 28Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1960 July 1 - August 30Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1960 September 5- October 28Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 1960 November 8- December 30Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 1961 January 1 - February 28Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 1961 March 2 - April 24Add to your cart.
Folder 9: 1961 May 15- July 29Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 1961 August 5 - September 25Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 1961 October 2 - November 29Add to your cart.
Folder 12: 1961 December 3-28Add to your cart.
Folder 13: 1962 January 7 - February 28Add to your cart.
Folder 14: 1962 March 2 - April 23Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1962 May 10- September 4Add to your cart.
Folder 16: undatedAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Other Correspondence, 1948-1957Add to your cart.
Correspondence between Kershaw and others concerning publication of Aldington's works  and his financial affairs.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 17: 1948 January 12 - February 28Add to your cart.
Folder 18: 1948 March 9-31Add to your cart.
Folder 19: 1948 April 1-23Add to your cart.
Folder 20: 1948 May 1 - December 13Add to your cart.
Folder 21: 1950 January 22- December 25Add to your cart.
Folder 22: 1951 March 21- April 23Add to your cart.
Folder 23: 1951 August 1- September 30Add to your cart.
Folder 24: 1951 October 2 - December 13Add to your cart.
Folder 25: 1952 January 14- March 27Add to your cart.
Folder 26: 1952 April 2- May 27Add to your cart.
Folder 27: 1952 June 2- July 31Add to your cart.
Folder 28: 1952 August 8 - September 30Add to your cart.
Folder 29: 1952 October 13 - December 31Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1953 January 3 - February 27Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1953 March 6 - April 29Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1953 May 4 - June 26Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1953 July 7- August 31Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1953 September 2 -December 15Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 1954 January 5 - March 25Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 1954 April 26 - May 31Add to your cart.
Folder 8: 1954 June 4- July 29Add to your cart.
Folder 9: 1954 August 2 - September 29Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 1954 October 5- November 29Add to your cart.
Folder 11: 1954 December 2-14Add to your cart.
Folder 12: circa 1954Add to your cart.
Six legal documents [ca. 1954] between Richard Aldington and Wm. Collins Sons and Co., Limited
Folder 13: 1955 January 19- February 10Add to your cart.
Folder 14: 1955 May 31 - December 26Add to your cart.
Folder 15: 1956 November 26-29Add to your cart.
Folder 16: 1957 January 11- May 7Add to your cart.
Folder 17: undatedAdd to your cart.