sub-fonds 682 - Letters from A. E. Housman to Clemence and Laurence Housman

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Add. MS a/682


Letters from A. E. Housman to Clemence and Laurence Housman


  • 1905-1935 (Creation)

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6 items

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These items may have been among those sold at Sotheby’s on 9 July 1968 on behalf of Robert E. Symons, A. E. Housman’s literary executor, who presumably obtained them from Housman’s brother and sister. They formerly belonged to Cyril Hunt (1919-1999), whose daughter Christine Walters presented them to the Housman Society, who in turn presented them to Trinity in October 2022.

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This small collection contains six letters written by A. E. Housman to his sister Clemence and his brother Laurence between 1905 and 1935.

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The letters have been arranged in chronological order.

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      Publication note

      Transcripts of these letters were printed in the Housman Society Journal, vol. 49 (2023), pp. 64-8

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      This description was created by A. C. Green in 2023.




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