George William Russell [AE] letters

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.


"Russell, George William, 1867-1935." Literature Online. (accessed February 9, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This small collection is a group of letters from George William Russell [AE] to various individuals. All but one of the letters are written on stationery from The Irish Statesman .