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   Alfred Edward Housman Correspondence 1922-1958.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4078912 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936,
Title:Alfred Edward Housman Correspondence 1922-1958.
Physical description:157 items (2 boxes)
Language(s):In English
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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence by and relating to Housman and to his brother, Laurence Housman. Nearly all of the letters were written to Cyril Clemens, who was working on a proposed biography of A.E. Housman. The collection includes six letters from A.E. Housman and an important group of 94 letters from Laurence Housman, which contain comments on his brother's life and activities, religious beliefs, reading, and manuscripts. There are 45 letters from relatives and persons closely related to A.E. Housman, among them his sisters, Clemence Housman and Katharine E. Symons, his publisher, Grant Richards, and his associates at Oxford University, James T. Nance and Alfred W. Pollard. Also included in the collection are twelve manuscripts, the most noteworthy of which are two signed poems by Laurence Housman and a 4-line verse in Lord Dunsany's holograph entitled "A. E. Housman."

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Using the Collection

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This collection is located on-site.

Preferred Citation

[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 07/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion July 7, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2009-07-07 File created.
    2012-01-23 EAD created by PTL

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Poems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Classicists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Clemens, Cyril, 1902-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dramatists, English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Dunsany, Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Baron, 1878-1957.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
England--Religious life and customs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Families--England.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Housman, Clemence.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Housman, Laurence, 1865-1959.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Literature publishing--England.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Nance, James T.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets, English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets, English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Pollard, Alfred W. (Alfred William), 1859-1944.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Publishers and publishing--England.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Richards, Grant, 1911-1963.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scholarly publishing.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Symons, Katharine E.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
University of Oxford.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

English poet, classical Latin scholar. A.E. Housman's brother was Laurence Housman (1865-1959), a poet and playwright.

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