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Aldington, Richard (Edward Godfree), 1892-1962



  • Existence: 1892-07-08 - 1962-07-27


English writer and poet, and an early associate of the Imagist movement. Married to the poet Hilda Doolittle (known as H.D.) from 1911 to 1938. Editor of The Egoist literary journal. Wrote for The Times Literary Supplement, Vogue, The Criterion, and Poetry. His 1946 biography of Wellington won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Friends and colleagues included T.S. Eliot, D.H. Lawrence, Ezra Pound, and W.B. Yeats. His experiences during WWI gave his poetry a sense of melancholy and bitterness that lasted the rest of his life.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Bifur archive, 1929-1931

Identifier: 1979-011
Scope and Contents

Archive of a Paris literary periodical published from 1929-1931 consists of correspondence from various individuals (including Aldington, Sherwood Anderson, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, Jean Toomer, William Carlos Williams and Thornton Wilder) to Bifur's editor, Nino Frank. The correspondence is addressed to Frank unless otherwise noted and is arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Dates: 1929 - 1931

J. Howard Woolmer collecton of Poetry Bookshop research and bibliographic materials, 1913-1988

Identifier: 1988-007
Scope and Contents J. Howard Woolmer collecton of Poetry Bookshop research materials consists largely of Woolmer's research materials and pre-publication drafts of the bibliography but includes PBS manuscripts and ephemeral printing. The collection is organized into two series: Series 1: Correspondence: Joy Grant: letters from British writers and collegues of Harold Monro in reply to Grant as she wrote Harold Monro and the Poetry Bookshop (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1967) including correspondents...
Dates: 1913 - 1988

Letters: 1919

Identifier: 1988.012.1.122-123
Scope and Contents

Includes a statement made by Joyce, 5 May 1919 and a document regarding Joyce v. Carr.

Dates: 1837 - 1990

Letters: 1920

Identifier: 1988.012.1.123
Scope and Contents

Typed commentary; photostats and photocopies; typed and carbon copy typed transcriptions.

Dates: 1837 - 1990

Letters: 1927

Identifier: 1988.012.1.127
Scope and Contents

Includes photocopies of the petitions and signatures regarding the US edition of Ulysses; photocopy of the typed poem, "On the Beach of Fontana"; photocopies of letters and documents regarding the case of Joyce v. Roth; photocopy of a Spanish article titled, "Ricordi su James Joyce".

Dates: 1837 - 1990

Letters: 1929

Identifier: 1988.012.1.128
Scope and Contents

Includes: photocopy of Robert Reade's poem, "To James Joyce"; photocopies of announcements of the publication of Ulysses; photocopy of an injuction regarding Joyce v. Roth.

Dates: 1837 - 1990

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Archival Object 5
Collection 2
Unprocessed Material 1
Authors, American -- Correspondence -- 20th century 2
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence 2
Poetry bookshop collection. 1
Publishers and publishing. 1
Special Collections -- Manuscripts -- Bifur archive. 1