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Harry T. Moore collection of Richard Aldington correspondence

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Collection Overview

Title: Harry T. Moore collection of Richard Aldington correspondence, 1958-1962Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 156

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

Other Creators: Moore, Harry Thornton, collector.

Extent: 0.3 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged in chronological order.

Date Acquired: 06/00/1983

Subjects: Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962, Durrell, Lawrence, Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965., Lawrence, D. H.  (David Herbert), 1885-1930., Miller, Henry, 1891-1980, Moore, Harry Thornton, Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.

Forms of Material: Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962 - Correspondence, Correspondence., Moore, Harry Thornton - Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of the letters between Harry Thornton Moore and Richard Aldington.  Following a visit in France in 1958, the two corresponded until Aldington's death in 1962.

The letters contain discussions of Aldington's problems with publishers, reprints of his work and proposed literary projects, (such as articles, translations, introduction and prefaces) references to some of his books and translation, opinions about political events and personalities in Europe and America and comments about his daily life and activities in France during these years.  Aldington's correspondence also includes anecdotes and comments about contemporaries, key literary figures of the twentieth century: H.D., his first wife; D.H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Henry Miller, Lawrence Durrell and others.

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
Durrell, Lawrence
Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Lawrence, D. H.  (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
Miller, Henry, 1891-1980
Moore, Harry Thornton
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.

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 Method: Acquired in June, 1983, from Beatrice Moore.

Preferred Citation: [Item],Harry T. Moore collection of Richard Aldington correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Folder 1: 1958Add to your cart.

Correspondence from Richard Aldington to Harry T. Moore:

1958, October 23

1958, November 3

1958, December 15

Folder 2: 1959Add to your cart.

Correspondence from Richard Aldington to Harry T. Moore:

1959, January 24

1959, February 5

1959, February 16

1959, March 9

1959, March 22

1959, April 13

1959, June 29

1959, September 28

1959, October 12

1959, October 20

1959, December 7

1959, December 13

Folder 3: 1960Add to your cart.

Correspondence from Richard Aldington to Harry T. Moore:

1960, February 28

1960, April 9

1960, May 5

1960, July 20

Folder 4: 1961Add to your cart.

Correspondence from Richard Aldington to Harry T. Moore:

1961, February 23

1961, February 28

Correspondence from Cyril Upton to Richard Aldington:

1961, February 23

1961, March 1

Correspondence from Richard Aldington to Harry T. Moore:

1961, March 6

1961, April 29

1961, June 5

Correspondence from Richard Aldington to Mr. Machin:

1961, June 1

Correspondence from Richard Aldington to Harry T. Moore:

1961, June 8

1961, June 21

1961, June 23

1961, July 3

1961, July 21

1961, July 27

1961, July 31

1961, August 24

1961, October 14

1961, November 22 plus a newspaper clipping

1961, December 8

1961, December 21

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Correspondence from Richard Aldington to Harry T. Moore:

1962, January 4

1962, January 12

1962, January 18

1962, January 22

1962, February 3

Correspondence from Alexei Surkov to Richard Aldington:

1962, February 9

Correspondence from Richard Aldington to Harry T. Moore:

1962, February 12

1962, February 13

1962, February 14

1962, February 16

1962, February 16

1962, March 16

1962, March 21

1962, March 24

1962, March 28

1962, April 12 with newspaper clipping

1962, May 19

1962, May 28

1962, June 9


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