George William Russell [AE] letters to James Stephens

Summary

Creator: AE, 1867-1935
Date(s): 1925-1928
Call Number: MSS 0099, F0209
Language: Materials entirely in English.
Abstract: This small collection is a group of letters from Irish writer, poet, and painter George William Russell [AE] to his protégée James Stephens over a period of three years in the 1920s.
Physical Description: 8 items (13 pages)
Source: Purchase, 1987.
Processing: Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, September 2015. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Biographical and Historical Notes

George William Russell [AE]

Irish writer, poet, and painter George William Russell (1867-1935) was known for infusing his work with spirituality. Russell was also politically active, writing about Irish identity and independence under the pseudonym AE. Beginning in 1905, Russell edited The Irish Homestead and continued this role when the paper merged with The Irish Statesman in 1923. Russell's writing covered a wide span of themes in the arts, philosophy, and politics.

Sources

"Russell, George William, 1867-1935." Literature Online. http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed February 9, 2007).

James Stephens

Irish writer James Stephens (1882-1950), whose friend and mentor was George Russell, wrote poems and novels during the Irish Literary Renaissance. Stephens was well regarded by his contemporaries James Joyce, W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, George Moore, and Oliver St. John Gogarty.

Sources

"Stephens, James, 1882-1950." Literature Online. http://lion.chadwyck.com (accessed February 15, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This small collection is a group of letters from George William Russell [AE] to his protégée James Stephens over the period of three years in the 1920s.

Using these materials

Shelving Summary

Box 9, F0209: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0099, F0209, George William Russell [AE] letters to James Stephens, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, http://library.udel.edu/spec/askspec/

Container List

Autograph letter signed, 1925 May 25 2 pp. Box 9, F0209
Autograph letter signed, circa 1926 1 p. Box 9, F209
Autograph letter signed, 1926 April 23 2 pp. Box 9, F209
Autograph letter signed, circa 1926 2 pp. Box 9, F209
Autographed letter signed, 1926 August 2 pp. Box 9, F209
Autograph letter signed, 1926 October 19 2 pp. Box 9, F209
Autograph letter signed, 1928 March 3 2 pp. Box 9, F209

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