University of Delaware Library

AE, 1867-1935.

George William Russell [AE] letters and poems

1927


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F458


Creator: AE, 1867-1935.


Title: George William Russell [AE] letters and poems


Inclusive Dates: 1927


Extent: 14 items (14 pp.)


Abstract: This collection is a group of letters from Irish writer, poet, and painter George William Russell [AE] to James Wells of Crosby Gaige Publishers along with galleys of ten poems.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F458, George William Russell [AE] letters and poems, 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, 1995.

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

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).


Scope and Content Note

This collection is a group of letters from Irish writer, poet, and painter George William Russell [AE] to James Wells of Crosby Gaige Publishers along with galleys of ten poems. The letters are written on the stationery of The Irish Statesman. One letter is dated September 12, 1927 and the other two are dated September 14, 1927. The galleys of ten poems bear a few autograph corrections by Russell, with the initial sheet inscribed, "George Russell AE for Crosby Gaige." The galleys served as the printer's copy for the 1928 Crosby Gaige publication of Midsummer Eve (Special Collections call number: SPEC PR6035.U7 M5 1928). The poems are entitled: "Midsummer Eve," "Platonics," "Vale," "How ?," "In Tirnanoge," "The Gay," "Time," "The Forge," "Will O' The Wisp," and "Remembrance."


Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
Authors, Irish--20th century--Correspondence.
Irish poetry.
Form/Genre Terms
Letters (correspondence)
Poems.
Occupation
Authors.
Poets.

Related Materials in this Repository

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

The galleys served as the printer's copy for George William Russell, Midsummer Eve (New York : C. Gaige, 1928). (Special Collections call number: PR6035.U7 M5 1928)


Detailed Contents List

George William Russell [AE] letters and poems, 1927   [Box 27 F458]

Three typed letters signed and galleys of ten poems, 14 items.