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Symons, Arthur William (1865-1945)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS324
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Symons, Arthur William (1865-1945)
Date(s): c1900
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 volume
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:

Manuscript of a poem, Catullus, c1900 (manuscript 324) by Arthur William Symons.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Single volume.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

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Allied Materials

Related material:

The New York Public Library, the Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, New York, the University of Iowa Library, USA, all hold literary papers; the Houghton Library, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA, has correspondence and papers, [1878]-1908 (Ref: NUC MS 81-643, 83-991), poems, [1911] (Ref: Eng MS 781), and letters to Edward Hutton (Ref: NUC MS 83-991 bMS Eng 861); Princeton University Library, New Jersey, USA, contains literary manuscripts (Ref: NUC MS 62-1391); the University of Arizona Library, USA, holds literary manuscripts (Ref: NUC MS 62-271); the Bodleian Library, Oxford University, has miscellaneous correspondence and literary manuscripts (Ref: MSS Walpole); The King's School, Canterbury, contains a manuscript of 'The sinister guest', 1919; Reading University Library holds letters to Bodley Head Ltd, 1921-1928 (Ref: MS 2606), and letters to Charles Elkin Mathews, 1890-[1915] (Ref: MS 392/1/1); the British Library, London, has letters to James Dykes Campbell (Ref: Add MSS 49522-3), correspondence between Francoise Lafitte-Cyon and Francois Lafitte, 1951-1979 (Ref: Add MSS 70587, 70589), correspondence with Macmillans, 1888-1934 (Ref: Add MS 55011), letters to Ernest Percival Rhys, 1891-1905 (Ref: Eg MS 3248), letters to Alfred Rayney Waller, 1902-1908 (Ref: Add MSS 443680-1), and letters to Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton (Ref: Ashley A 4502); Queens University Archives, Ontario, Canada, contains letters to Henry D Davray, 1897-1921; the Brotherton Library, Leeds University, holds letters to Sir Edmund William Gosse, 1890-1908; Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, has correspondence with Thomas Hardy, 1896-1926; the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center Library, University of Texas at Austin, USA, contains correspondence with John Lane.

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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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