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Finding Aid for Richard Aldington collection of papers, 1914-1962
Guide to the Richard Aldington collection of papers,1914-1962
Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018-2788
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- Lynn Lobash and Nina Schneider
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Table of Contents
This is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources.
Previous owners include Rob Lyle. The author's letters to Rachel Annand Taylor were a gift of Miriam Benkovitz in memory of John D. Gordan.
Collection is restricted to qualified scholars and researchers through the Office of Special Collections, Room 316
Restrictions on Use
For permission to publish, contact the Curator, The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
[Identification of the item]. The Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature, The New York Public Library.
Richard Aldington was an English novelist, essayist, satirist, biographer, literary critic, and translator.
Scope and Content Note
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts and typescripts, correspondence by and about the author, diaries for 1933, an undated notebook, and financial documents. The manuscripts and typescripts include poems, radio talks, biographies, and translations by the author, as well as essays relating to the author by Frieda Lawrence and Walter Lowenfels. The correspondence consists of letters, dating from 1916 to 1962, from the author to Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong, Alan Bird, Rob Lyle, Thomas Moult, Rachel Annand Taylor, Louise Morgan Theis, Virginia Woolf, and others, and well as letters relating to the author, dating from 1930 to 1955, between various correspondents including Michael Arlen, Roy Campbell, Nancy Cunard, Rob Lyle, Thomas McGreevy, Humbert Wolfe, and the literary agency J. B. Pinker and Son.
Signed with initials
With undated diary of a visit to North Africa
With engagement book with entries for Jan.-March, 1933
Four poems laid in. All but one unpublished in [The complete poems, London, Wingate, 1948] B.
Published in Gotham book mart catalog, no. 41, New York, 1940
With ms. note, "Radio France 25/11/54"
Signed Author's ms. note on title-page, signed and dated "Montpellier, 1955"
Published, London: Heinemann, 1950
Endorsed by Richard Aldington
Accompanied by his: The Syrian dancer. Attributed to Vergil. Trans. by Richard Aldington. Typescript, [n.d.] 1 p.; galley proof, 1 p. The vigil of Venus. Trans. by Aldington. Galley proof. 2 p.
Published, London: Collins, 1955
Letter of July 5 encloses an anonymous letter to Aldington [n.d.] 1 l. Came with Aldington's correspondence with Rob Lyle
Came with his correspondence with Rob Lyle
Detailed list of enclosures typed on folders
Gift of Miriam Benkovitz in memory of John D. Gordan
With TL (carbon) reply, May 30, 1954. 2 p.; with ms. note "not sent". Encloses: Lawrence, Frieda. TL (copy) to Aldington, Mar. 29, 1954. 1 p. Relates to Aldington's Pinorman and D. H. Lawrence Originally an enclosure in a letter from Aldington or Roy Campbell to Rob Lyle
Enclosed in TL (carbon) reply accompanying: Greene, Graham. TL (copy) to Richard Aldington. May 18, 1954
With a copy of A Soviet Review of World Events, Apr. 7, 1965, where on p. 29 a review by the same author is printed
Came with Aldington's correspondence with Rob Lyle
With 2 TL (carbon) replies; accompanied by: Livesey, Monica. TLS to Humbert Wolfe, Jan. 14, 1937. 1 p. Written as secretary to Michael Arlen
One letter is at bottom of: Cunard, Nancy. Postcard (copy) to William Heinemann, ltd. April 1954. 1 p. Relates to Norman Douglas