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Geoffrey de Montalk letters from Richard Aldington

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Collection Overview

Title: Geoffrey de Montalk letters from Richard Aldington, 1930-1961Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 065

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

Other Creators: Potocki de Montalk, Geoffrey, Count.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1969

Subjects: Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962, Potocki de Montalk, Geoffrey, Count

Forms of Material: Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962 - Correspondence, Correspondence., Potocki de Montalk, Geoffrey, Count - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Count Geoffrey Potocki de Montalk and Richard Aldington exchanged letters during 1930, and resumed their correspondence twenty-five years later, in 1955.  Evident from the letters is a profound warmth and respect, which was mutually shared by the correspondents.  Potocki de Montalk admired Aldington's caustic wit and literary erudition, and closely identified himself with the novelist's bitter struggle against the British literary establishment for recognition.  The collection consists almost entirely of Aldington's letters to Potocki de Montalk with only one sample of the count's own correspondence with Aldington.  In the role of literary mentor, Aldington provides in the letters a generous source of references and anecdotes that will be of certain value for literary and biographical research.

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
Potocki de Montalk, Geoffrey, Count

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

Preferred Citation: [Item], Geoffery de Montalk letters from Richard Aldington, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Folder 1: 1930Add to your cart.

January 26, 1930 33 Rue du Quatre Septembre, Paris

March 26, 1930 33 Rue du Quatre Septembre, Paris +

Folder 2: 1954-1955Add to your cart.

September 29, 1954 Montpellier

March 21, 1955 Montpellier

April 28, 1955 Montpellier +

March 28, 1955 (J.F. Breen to R.A.) copy

May 13, 1955 Montpellier

May 26, 1955 Montpellier

Folder 3: 1955Add to your cart.

June 3, 1955 Montpellier

June 9, 1955 Montpellier + news clipping, French

June 25, 1955 Montpellier 2pp.

July 6, 1955 Montpellier

July 24, 1955 Montpellier

July 26, 1955 Montpellier

July 30, 1955 Montpellier

August 19, 1955 Montpellier + news clipping

August 30, 1955 Montpellier

October 7, 1955 Montpellier

November 18, 1955 Montpellier

November 19, 1955 Montpellier

Folder 4: 1956Add to your cart.

January 1, 1956 Montpellier

February 11, 1956 Montpellier

May 21, 1956 Montpellier

June 23, 1956 Montpellier

June 28, 1956 Montpellier +

TLS  Mark Bonham Carter to R.A.  June 26, 1956

June 30, 1956 Montpellier

July 11, 1956 Montpellier

July 17, 1956 Montpellier

August 9, 1956 Montpellier

September 6, 1956 Montpellier

September 30, 1956 Montpellier

October 11, 1956 Montpellier

December 2, 1956 Montpellier +

TLS Wladyslaw to Joan Armitage  November 13, 1956 2pp.

Folder 5: 1957Add to your cart.

January 31, 1957 Montpellier

February 7, 1957 Montpellier

March, 5, 1957 Montpellier

April 21, 1957 Montpellier

May 7, 1957 Montpellier + news clipping

June 3, 1957 Montpellier + news clipping

June 18, 1957 Montpellier

June 20, 1957 Montpellier

June 28, 1957 Montpellier

October 2, 1957 Sury en Vaux

October 12, 1957 Sury en Vaux

October 25, 1957 Sury en Vaux

November 26, 1957 Sury en Vaux (empty envelope)

December 13, 1957 Sury en Vaux

December 28, 1957 Sury en Vaux +

December 26, 1957 Sury en Vaux + 1p. poem

Folder 6: 1958-1959Add to your cart.

February 15, 1958 Sury en Vaux

May 12, 1958 Sury en Vaux

August 6, 1958 Sury en Vaux

November 7, 1958 Sury en Vaux

November 10, 1958 Sury en Vaux

February 9, 1959 Sury en Vaux

February 14, 1959 Sury en Vaux ( telegram)

February 16, 1959 Sury en Vaux

February 17, 1959 Sury en Vaux

February 18, 1959 Sury en Vaux

February 20, 1959 Sury en Vaux

February 24, 1959 Sury en Vaux

March 9, 1959 Sury en Vaux

March 12, 1959 Sury en Vaux

Folder 7: 1959Add to your cart.

April 1, 1959 Sury en Vaux

April 13, 1959 Sury en Vaux

April 15, 1959 Sury en Vaux

April 20, 1959 Sury en Vaux

April 26, 1959 Sury en Vaux +

printed page re: Frederic Mistral Prize, 1959

April 29, 1959 Sury en Vaux

May 4, 1959 Sury en Vaux + typed note re: Naval Research

May 14, 1959 Sury en Vaux

June 15, 1959 Sury en Vaux

August 5, 1959 Sury en Vaux

August 28, 1959 Sury en Vaux

September 2, 1959 Sury en Vaux

November 20, 1959 Sury en Vaux

December 2, 1959 Sury en Vaux

December 8, 1959 Sury en Vaux

December 19, 1959 Sury en Vaux

Folder 8: 1960Add to your cart.

January 28, 1960 Sury en Vaux

February 3, 1960 Sury en Vaux +

French poem by Catherine Aldington February 2, 1960

February 6, 1960 Sury en Vaux

February 26, 1960 Sury en Vaux

March 8, 1960 Sury en Vaux

April 12, 1960 Sury en Vaux

May 10, 1960 Sury en Vaux

August 6, 1960 Sury en Vaux

August 13, 1960 Sury en Vaux

August 20, 1960 Sury en Vaux

November 14, 1960 Sury en Vaux

November 24, 1960 Sury en Vaux

December 4, 1960 Rue des Bernardines, aix-enProvence

December 13, 1960 Rue des Bernardines, aix-enProvence

Folder 9: 1961Add to your cart.

February 15, 1961 Sury en Vaux

July 22, 1961 Sury en Vaux + news clipping

November 19, 1961 Rue des Bernardines, aix-enProvence

November 28, 1961 Rue des Bernardines, aix-enProvence


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