Kershaw, Alister, collector. | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Name: Kershaw, Alister, collector.
Historical Note: Alister Kershaw was regarded, at seventeen years of age, as one of Australia's most interesting poets. As a young man in 1947 he went to Europe and eventually settled in France, first in Paris and then in retirement at a lovely cottage in a hamlet in the middle of the wine making region around Sancerre. He is perhaps now known most for his friendship with Richard Aldington and his unselfish support of Aldington when the latter fell on hard times and became ill towards the end of his life. All in all, it is a remarkable story.