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Symons, Arthur: Holograph manuscript of 'London Nights'

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 SLV/81
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Symons, Arthur: Holograph manuscript of 'London Nights'
Date(s): [1890-1895], [1926]
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 3 items
Name of creator(s): Symons | Arthur William | 1865-1945 | editor and poet
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Arthur William Symons was born at Milford Haven on 28 February 1865. At the age of twenty-one Symons wrote his first critical work An Introduction to the Study of Browning, 1886. From 1889 Symons made frequent trips to France and became interested in its literature and art. He contributed regularly to the Athenaeum, Saturday Review and Fortnightly Review. Symons published several books of poetry including Collected Poems 1900 and The Fool of the World and other Poems 1906. In 1906 he bought Island Cottage, at Wittersham, Kent, where he died on 22 January 1945.


Scope and content/abstract:

Arthur William Symons' holograph manuscript of 'London Nights' in ink with occasional corrections and two poems, 'At Corinth' and 'Ada', which were not included in the published volume of poems.

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As set out above in Scope and Content.

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Open, subject to the conditions outlined at fonds level.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the Senate House catalogue and edited by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009.

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