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AE, 1867-1935.

George William Russell [AE] letters


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F210

Creator: AE, 1867-1935.

Title: George William Russell [AE] letters

Inclusive Dates: 1925–1929

Extent: 6 items (7 pp. and 1 envelope)

Abstract: Letters from Irish writer George William Russell [AE], editor of The Irish Statesman.

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F210, George William Russell [AE] letters, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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Biographical Note

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.

Selected Search Terms

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

Related Materials in this Repository

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

Detailed Contents List

Letter to Seumas O'Sullivan , 1925 October 12   [Box 9 F210]

Typed letter signed, 1 p.

Letter to E. F. Carry , 1929 February 19   [Box 9 F210]

Photocopied letter signed, 2 pp.

Letter to E. F. Carry , 1929 March 26   [Box 9 F210]

Typed letter signed, 1 p.

Letter to Michael Ireland , undated   [Box 9 F210]

Autograph letter signed, 2 pp. with envelope.

"Michael Ireland" is a pseudonym for writer Darrell Figgis (1882–1925).

Letter to Ernest Augustus Boyd , 1926 July 20   [Box 9 F210]

Typed letter signed, 1 p.

On the lower left hand of the letter, there is a notation "Padraic Colum Esq."