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Moore, George: letters (1920-1924)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL185
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Moore, George: letters (1920-1924)
Date(s): 1920-1924
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 11 items (11 leaves)
Name of creator(s): Moore | George Augustus | 1852-1933 | author


Administrative/Biographical history:

George Augustus Moore was born in County Mayo, Ireland, in 1852. He was the eldest son of the politician George Henry Moore. He was educated at school in England before studying art in London and Paris. He inherited substantial Irish estates aged 18, when his father died in 1870, but the income from these reduced over the next few years and he began to make a living as a journalist and author in London. Much of his fiction was controversial, because of its treatment of religion and human sexuality. Between 1901 and 1911 Moore lived in Dublin, but spent most of his adult life living in England and France. He was brought up as a Roman Catholic, but publicly renounced this faith in middle age, having come to consider himself a protestant. He died in 1933.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters from George Augustus Moore of Ebury Street, London, 1920-1924. 9 letters to Mr H Spurr; 1 letter to 'Ada' [Mrs Ada Leverson]; and 1 letter to 'Mrs Violet Hueffer' [i.e. Violet Hunt]. Some letters are autograph; all are signed by Moore.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. 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.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Found in Mr Harry Spurr's copies of Moore's works, from the collection of G F Troup Horne; see the Edwin Deller Memorial Library - classmark: [E.D.M.L] (xx) Bc [Moore].

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
July 2008

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