Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00062 - George William Russell Papers

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George William Russell Papers


  • 1928-1933 (bulk 1930-1931) (Creation)

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1 box

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Biographical history

Poet, artist and journalist George William Russell, who wrote under the pseudonym AE, was born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland, in 1867, and moved to Dublin when he was eleven. An active Irish nationalist, Russell was one of the major writers in the Irish Literary Renaissance. He died in 1935.

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Purchase, 1991

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The collection consists of copies of correspondence and memorabilia relating to the lecture tours made by Russell to the United States in 1928 and 1930-31. A telegram and the copy of one letter are from Russell to James Pond, who organized the tours. The rest are carbon copies of letters mainly from Pond to Russell and concern arrangements for specific lectures.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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