University of Delaware Library

AE, 1867-1935.

George William Russell [AE] letters to James Stephens

1925–1928


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F209


Creator: AE, 1867-1935.


Title: George William Russell [AE] letters to James Stephens


Inclusive Dates: 1925–1928


Extent: 8 items (13 pp.)


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.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F209, George William Russell [AE] letters to James Stephens, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, 1987.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Biographical Note

George William Russell (1867–1935)

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 (1882–1950)

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.


Selected Search Terms

Corporate Names
Irish statesman (Dublin, Ireland : 1919)
Topical Terms
Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)
Occupation
Authors.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


Detailed Contents List

Autograph letter signed, 1925 May 25   [Box 9 F209]

2 pp.

Autograph letter signed, circa 1926   [Box 9 F209]

1 p.

Autograph letter signed, 1926 April 23   [Box 9 F209]

2 pp.

Autograph letter signed, circa 1926   [Box 9 F209]

2 pp.

Autographed letter signed, 1926 August   [Box 9 F209]

2 pp.

Autograph letter signed, 1926 October 19   [Box 9 F209]

2 pp.

Autograph letter signed, 1928 March 3   [Box 9 F209]

2 pp.