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William Dibben collection of Richard Aldington correspondence

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Biographical Note

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Collection Overview

Title: William Dibben collection of Richard Aldington correspondence, 1947-1956Add to your cart.

ID: 1/1/MSS 161

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

Other Creators: Dibben, William, collector.

Extent: 0.3 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged into two series. (1) Correspondence from Richard Aldington to William Dibben, and (2) Other Correspondence and Miscellany.

Subjects: Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962, Booksellers and bookselling - Great Britian, Dibben, William, Lawrence, D. H.  (David Herbert), 1885-1930., Lawrence, T.E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935.

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

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection contains letters from Aldington to William Dibben, Aldington's London bookseller from 1947 to 1956.  While living in France, Aldington needed source books for a variety of writing projects and for his personal collection.  These requests and acknowledgments of books received are the primary subjects of the correspondence.

Aldington's letters reflect the wide range of his literary activity and authorial intention on individual projects.  Noteworthy are Aldington's comments on the Waterton autobiography Pinorman, the D.H. Lawrence biography, the T.E. Lawrence book and its reception, as well as problems with publishers, the British press, and repression of unfavorable T.E. Lawrence material.  The correspondence provides few details about his personal life, with the exception of his devotion to daughter Catherine and their mutual interest in stamp collecting.

The letters to William Dibben reveal high regard for his bookseller and friend but also document Aldington as a bibliophile, a wit, and a writer devoted to meticulous and thorough research with truth as his primary motivation.

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
Booksellers and bookselling - Great Britian
Dibben, William
Lawrence, D. H.  (David Herbert), 1885-1930.
Lawrence, T.E. (Thomas Edward), 1888-1935.

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.

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


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Folder 1: 1947 28 October - May 25Add to your cart.

1947 October 28 TLS 1 p.

w/ Alister Kershaw ANS

1948 February 4 TLS 2 pp.

1948 March 3 TLS 1 p.

1948 March 6 TLS 1 p.

1948 March 26 TLS 2 pp.

1948 April 11 TLS 2 pp.

1948 April 16 TLS 1 p.

1948 May 9 TLS 2 pp.

1948 May 25 TLS 1 p.

Folder 2: 1948 June 1 - December 20Add to your cart.

1948 June 1 TLS 1 p.

1948 June 16 TLS 2 pp.

1948 June 29 TLS 1 p.

1948 July 8 TLS 2 pp.

1948 July 16 TLS 2 pp.

1948 August 6 TLS 2 pp.

1948 September 19 TLS 1 p.

1948 October 4 TLS 1 p.

1948 October 11 TLS 2 pp.

1948 November 22 TLS 2 pp.

1948 December 20 TLS 2 pp.

Folder 3: 1949 January 14 - April 8Add to your cart.

1949 January 14 TLS 2 pp.

1949 February 12 TLS 2 pp.

1949 February 17 TLS 2 pp.

1949 March 6 TLS 1 p.

1949 March 8 TLS 1 p.

1949 March 15 TLS 1 p.

1949 March 20 TLS 2 pp.

1949 March 26 TLS 1 p.

1949 April 3 TLS 2 pp.

1949 April 8 TLS 1 p.

Folder 4: 1949 May 17 - December 20Add to your cart.

1949 May 17 TLS 1 p.

1949 May 28 TLS 1 p.

1949 June 20 TLS 1 p.

1949 July 20 TLS 2 pp.

1949 July 24 TLS 1 p.

1949 July 27 TLS 1 p.

1949 September 1 TLS 2 pp.

1949 September 7 TLS 1 p.

1949 September 25 TLS 2 pp.

1949 October 7 TLS 2 pp.

1949 Gunpowder Plot Day TLS 2 pp.

1949 October 10 TLS 1 p.

1949 December 20 TLS 2 pp.

Folder 5: 1950 January 19 - June 7Add to your cart.

1950 January 19 TLS 2 pp.

1950 February 8 TLS 1 p.

1950 February 15 TLS 2 pp.

1950 March 2 TLS 1 p.

1950 March 11 TLS 1 p.

1950 March 18 TLS 2 pp.

1950 March 29 TLS 1 p.

1950 March 30 TLS 1 p.

1950 April 25 TLS 2 pp.

1950 May 9 TLS 2 pp.

1950 May 23 TLS 2 pp.

1950 May 27 TLS 2 pp.

1950 June 7 TLS 1 p.

Folder 6: 1950 July 5 - December 31Add to your cart.

1950 July 5 TLS 2 pp.

1950 July 20 TLS 1 p.

1950 September 23 TLS 1 p.

1950 October 12 TLS 1 p.

1950 November 17 TLS 2 pp.

1950 November 25 TLS 1 p.

1950 December 1 TLS 2 pp.

1950 December 5 TLS 2 pp.

1950 December 9 TLS 1 p.

1950 December 31 TLS 2 pp.

Folder 7: 1951 January 23 - April 22Add to your cart.

1951 January 23 TLS 2 pp.

1951 February 6 TLS 2 pp.

1951 February 12 TLS 2 pp.

1951 February 26 TLS 1 p.

1951 March 13 TLS 1 p.

1951 March 14 TLS 1 p.

1951 March 21 TLS 2 pp.

1951 March 23 TLS 1 p.

1951 March 29 TLS 1 p.

1951 April 22 TLS 2 pp.

Folder 8: 1951 June 5 - December 21Add to your cart.

1951 June 5 TLS 2 pp.

1951 July 8 TLS 2 pp.

1951 September 26 TLS 1 p.

1951 November 11 TLS 1 p.

1951 December 8 TLS 2 pp.

1951 December 21 TLS 2 pp.

Folder 9: 1952 January 25 - September 16Add to your cart.

1952 January 25 TLS 2 pp.

1952 February 13 TLS 2 pp.

1952 March 11 TLS 2 pp.

1952 March 27 TLS 1 p.

1952 June 3 TLS 1 p.

1952 June 11 TLS 2 pp.

1952 June 23 TLS 1 p.

1952 July 2 TLS 1 p.

1952 July 19 TLS 1 p.

1952 July 21 TLS 1 p.

1952 September 16 TLS 2 pp.

Folder 10: 1953 December 2 - November 28Add to your cart.

1953 September 2 TLS 2 pp.

1953 September 29 TLS 2 pp.

1953 October 6 TLS 1 p.

1953 October 9 TLS 1 p.

1953 October 25 TLS 4 pp.

1953 November 12 TLS 2 pp.

1953 November 14 TLS 2 pp.

1953 November 23 TLS 1 p.

1953 November 28 TLS 2 pp.

1953 Christmas Greeting Card 2

Folder 11: 1954 January 11- March 26Add to your cart.

1954 January 11 TLS 1 p.

1954 January 18 TLS 1 p.

1954 January 20 TLS 1 p.

1954 January 23 TLS 1 p.

1954 February 4 TLS 2 pp.

1954 February 5 TLS 1 p.

1954 February 8 TLS 2 pp.

1954 February 12 TLS 1 p.

1954 February 16 TLS 2 pp.

1954 March 12 TLS 2 pp.

1954 March 20 TLS 2 pp.

1954 March 22 TLS 1 p.

1954 March 24 TLS 2 pp.

1954 March 26 TLS 2 pp.

Folder 12: 1954 March 31 - April 27Add to your cart.

1954 March 31 TLS 2 pp.

1954 April 1 TLS 2 pp.

1954 April 3 TLS 2 pp.

1954 April 5 TLS 1 p.

1954 April 7 TLS 1 p.

1954 April 11 TLS 1 p.

1954 April 17 TLS 1 p.

1954 April 21 TLS 2 pp.

1954 April 25 TLS 2 pp.

1954 April 27 TLS 2 pp.

Folder 13: 1954 May 3- September 28Add to your cart.

1954 May 3 TLS 2 pp.

1954 May 14 TLS 1 p.

1954 June 12 TLS 2 pp.

1954 June 16 TLS 2 pp.

1954 June 25 TLS 2 pp.

1954 June 27 TLS 2 pp.

1954 June 27 TLS 2 pp.

1954 July 9 TLS 1 p.

1954 July 18 TLS 2 pp.

1954 September 28 TLS 1 p.

Folder 14: 1954 October 7 - December 12Add to your cart.

1954 October 7 TLS 2 pp.

1954 October 18 TLS 1 p.

1954 October 18 TLS 1 p.

1954 October 20 TLS 2 pp.

1954 October 25 TLS 1 p.

1954 November 6 TLS 1 p.

1954 November 8 TLS 1 p.

1954 November 9 TLS 1 p.

1954 November 13 TLS 2 pp.

1954 November 20 TLS 1 p.

1954 November 25 TLS 2 pp.

1954 December 12 TLS 1 p.

Folder 15: 1955 January 2 - March 22Add to your cart.

1955 January 2 TLS 2 pp.

1955 January 5 TLS 2 pp.

1955 January 7 TLS 2 pp.

1955 January 11 TLS 2 pp.

1955 January 12 TLS 1 p.

1955 January 14 TLS 1 p.

1955 January 17 TLS 1 p.

1955 January 23 TLS 2 pp.

1955 February 1 TLS 1 p.

1955 February 2 TLS 1 p.

1955 February 3 TLS 1 p.

1955 February 16 TLS 2 pp.

1955 March 1 TLS 2 pp.

1955 March 11 TLS 1 p.

1955 March 15 TLS 2 pp.

1955 March 22 TLS 2 pp.

Folder 16: 1955 April 7 - June 20Add to your cart.

1955 April 7 TLS 2 pp.

1955 April 20 TLS 1 p.

1955 May 5 TLS 1 p.

1955 May 13 TLS 2 pp.

1955 May 15 TLS 1 p.

1955 May 23 TLS 1 p.

1955 June 13 TLS 2 pp.

1955 June 18 TLS 2 pp.

1955 June 20 TLS 2 pp.

Folder 17: 1955 July 5- September 27Add to your cart.

1955 July 5 TLS 2 pp.

1955 July 10 TLS 1 p.

1955 July 11 TLS 2 pp.

1955 August 17 TLS 1 p.

1955 September 4 TLS 2 pp.

1955 September 9 TLS 1 p.

1955 September 13 TLS 1 p.

1955 September 21 TLS 2 pp.

1955 September 27 TLS 2 pp.

Folder 18: 1955 October 4- December 11Add to your cart.

1955 October 4 TLS 1 p.

1955 October 5 TLS 1 p.

1955 October 11 TLS 2 pp.

1955 October 18 TLS 2 pp.

1955 October 18 TLS 1 p.

1955 October 19 TLS 1 p.

1955 October 30 TLS 2 pp.

1955 November 3 TLS 2 pp.

1955 Gunpowder Treason TLS 1 p.

1955 November 13 TLS 2 pp.

1955 November 15 TLS 2 pp.

1955 November 22 TLS 1 p.

1955 November 23 TLS 2 pp.

1955 November 29 TLS 2 pp.

1955 December 11 TLS 2 pp.

Folder 19: 1956 January 10- August 21Add to your cart.

1956 January 10 TLS 2 pp.

1956 February 14 TLS 1 p.

1956 March 13 TLS 1 p.

1956 March 31 TLS 1 p.

1956 May 2 TLS 1 p.

1956 May 2 TLS 2 pp.

1956 August 21 TLS 1 p.


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