Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

A. E. Housman Papers, 1859-1936

Part II: Box and Folder List-Personal and Family Materials

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library
Collection Number: M57

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April 2007
Last Updated: April 4, 2007

Miscellaneous Personal Materials
Laurence Housman Correspondence
Family Materials

Miscellaneous Personal Materials

Box Folder Contents Date
9 1 Transcript of two poems by James Thompson, in the hand of AEH c. 1880
9 2

Clipping on Maclean's suicide

Newspaper clipping, possibly from Evening Standard, on suicide of Henry Clarkson Maclean, rumored to be Housman's lover. Housman reportedly kept this clipping in his copy of A Shropshire Lad at poem XLIV, which begins: "Shot? so quick, so clean an ending?"

[1895 August 10]
9 3 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings 1896-1935, n.d.
9 4

ANs, 1 p., list of persons and journals to be sent copy of Juvenal

Also contains similar list by secretary to publisher (Grant Richards).

c.1905
9 5

UCL Student Presentation to Housman

Letter and list of students with photograph of tankard.

1911
9 6

Photograph of Eohn Eyton Bichersleth Mayor, professor at Cambridge.

Published as frontispiece to Mayor's Twelve Cambridge Sermons (1911).

1911
9 7

Trinity College Book Club

Inventories of book sales and purchases.

1923, 1932
9 8 ANs, travel notes on vacation in France, 3 p c. 1931
9 9

Copy of a letter by an Indian train passenger

Letter copied by Housman from Indian newspaper. Folder contains handwritten copy and typescript.

n.d.
9 10

AMs, pickled herring recipe

Folder also contains notes, clippings, brochures, and correspondence related to exhibition of the manuscript at the Grollier Club in 1960.

n.d.
9 11

Map of Shropshire

n.d.
9 12

Pamphlet, TS Eliot's "A Song for Simeon"

Signed "for A.E. Housman homage of T.S. Eliot."

n.d.
9 13

Miscellaneous

Folder includes bookmarks, exhibition and lecture programs, and a typescript of an anonymous 1888 letter to the editor of the Journal of Education with a note by Housman.

1885-1905, n.d.

 

Laurence Housman Correspondence

Box Folder Contents Date
  Laurence Housman to AEH  
9 14

10 ALsS, various locations

L. Housman thanks his brother for his comments on his own works, including Green Arras and Angels and Ministers. LH also expresses his opinions of AEH's Last Poems and the Name and Nature of Poetry.

1908-1933
    AEH to LH  
9 15

ALS, Highgate

AEH critiques LH's poetry.

1894 Dec 14
9 15

ALS, Highgate

AEH critiques LH's poetry and offers suggestions for improving meter etc.

1895 Mar 31
9 15

ALS fragment (initials only) n.p.

AEH asks LH about a work the younger Housman as written.

pencil notation (by Seymour Adelman?) identifying Laurence Housman as recipient. crossed-out fragment probably in LH's handwriting.

1897 May 1
9 16

6 ALsS, Highgate

Topics of discussion include AEH's recently published A Shropshire Lad and LH's Green Arras, family matters, and Coventry Patmore.

1896 Mar 20 - 1903 Aug 9
9 16

8 ALsS, Pinner

AEH offers criticism on specific poems and plays by LH, AEH teases LH because he has been mistaken for him.
1907 Feb 7 - 1908 DEC 16
9 17 ACS Trinity College, Cambridge 1929 Apr 1
9 17

ALS, Pinner

Thanks LH and their sister Clemence for their congratulations on AEH's appointment to the chair at Cambridge.

1911 Jan 30
9 17

ALS Trinity College, Cambridge

"This is to say that I am not coming to hear your seditious play..."

1911 Apr 27
9 17

ALS, Pinner

"...I have not thanked you for the proofs of your play. It interested me, but I should not have thought it would interest most people, nor be effective on the stage. However, everyone who heard you was loud in praise of your reading..."

1911 Jun 11
9 17

ALS Trinity College, Cambridge

"I was at Eton last Sunday and came across two boys...to whom on one occasion...you recited reams of poetry which they supposed to be your own; but the only fragment which they could repeat was mine. It says a great deal for your conversational ascendancy that the incident took place, for in any other company those two boys would do the talking and not the listening."

1917 Feb 10
9 17

ALS Trinity College, Cambridge

AEH offers his criticism of a trilogy LH has sent him and wishes him a prosperous trip to America, adding "If they pay you in dollars you ought to come back rich."

1919 DEC 4
9 17

ALS Trinity College, Cambridge

"I hope that by fair means and foul together you despoiled America of a great deal of its appreciated coinage. I have just flown to Paris and back, and I am never going by any other route, until they build the Channel Tunnel..."

1920 Sep 21
9 17

ALS Trinity College, Cambridge

AEH describes the political situation, discussing the actions of Churchill, Chamberlain, and Balfour opining, "To represent Chamberlain as an injured man, and Balfour as a man who injured him, is like saying that Christ crucified Pontius Pilate."

1922 DEC 11
9 17

ALS Trinity College, Cambridge

As AEH is about to go abroad, he reports that Lucan is nearly finished and that Grant Richards has not yet paid him any royalties on Last Poems.

1925 Aug 18
9 17

ALS, Paris

"The parody of me is the best I have seen, and indeed the only good one."

1925 Sep 19
9 17 ALS Trinity College, Cambridge 1929 Feb 25
9 17

ALS Trinity College, Cambridge (photocopy)

AEH thanks LH for his Christmas present and adds "At our last feast I had the new Dean of Westminster next me, and he said he had long been wishing to thank me for the amusement he had derived from my writings, especially about Queen Victoria and her Ministers. So if I bring you money, you bring me fame."

1925 Dec 29
9 18

12 AlsS Trinity College, Cambridge

Subjects discussed include LH's suggestion that AEH write an essay on Coventry Patmore, the poetry of younger poets, Name and Nature of Poetry, LH's plays, Houston Martin and AEH's failing health.

1930 May 12 - 1935 Jun 9
9 18

ALS, n.p.

AEH writes, "I rejoice that you have made a fortune. Do not squander it as you did the proceeds of the Englishwoman." and consents to the setting of Hell Gate to music, adding "The orchestra will drown the words, which must be pretty bad if a composer has an overwhelming admiration for them."

1936 Mar 11
9 19 Laurence Housman article on AEH in The Saturday Review of Literature 1936 Sept 19
    Incoming Third Party Correspondence  
9 20 3 ALsS to LH all regarding AEH 1936 Oct - Nov
    See also Death of A.E. Housman.  

Family Materials

Box Folder Contents Date
   

Edward Housman Material (AEH's father)

 
9 21
AMs, poem with note on verso "to a young barrister"
1833
    Letters and Documents regarding George Housman (AEH's brother)  
9 22

ALS, GH to Laurence Housman

n.d.
9 22

Newspaper clipping: portrait of GH with a transcript of a letter he wrote from the front.

n.d [1901 Nov 1]
9 22

Official condolence letter from military containing particulars of GH's death.

1901 Nov 8
9 22

War Office letter to Housman regarding effects of GH.

1901 Dec 4
9 22

Basil Housman letter to unidentified family member regarding a memorial service for GH.

1903 April 5
9 22

Portrait of GH printed in The Bromsgrove Droitwich and Redditch Messenger.

1901 Nov 16
9 22

Photograph of memorial plaque for Bromsgrove residents who died in the Boer War.

n.d.
   

Jeannie Housman Correspondence

 
9 23

16 ALsS, AEH to JH

1929-1936
   

Lucy Housman Correspondence (Housman's step-mother)

 
9 24
2 ALsS, AEH to LH, regarding Housman's travels in Constantinople
1898 March 21, n.d.
    Sarah Jane Housman Material (Housman's mother)  
9 25
Pamphlet, "Letters on a Memorial Window" containing writing from SJH
1863
9 25
Photograph of church Old Woodchester Church
 
9 26 Aubrey Symons printed memorial (Housman's nephew) 1915
    Kate Housman Symons Material (Housman's sister)  
9 27

3 ADS, AEH to Symons, Oxford

Letter written to his sister in the form of a humorous poem. Also includes a small cartoon by Housman. Three autographed sheets of poems addressed to "My dearest Kate" and signed "Your doting brother, A Edward H."

1879 Jun 19
9 27

ALS, AEH to Symons, Trinity College, Cambridge

"I am just off to France for a week or so, so I send back Jerry's letters. The book you speak of, Wilkins (David), Concilia, is in the London Library but is in Latin."

1922 May 30
9 27

ALS, AEH to Symons, Trinity College, Cambridge

Housman thanks his sister "for your efforts to console me for being seventy" and for a portrait of their father, and discusses family news.

1929 Apr 3
9 27

ALS, AEH to Symons, Trinity College, Cambridge

"I am just off to France for a week or so, so I send back Jerry's letters. The book you speak of, Wilkins (David), Concilia, is in the London Library but is in Latin."

1922 May 30
9 27

ALS, AEH to Symons, Trinity College, Cambridge

Housman thanks his sister "for your efforts to console me for being seventy" and for a portrait of their father, and discusses family news.

1929 Apr 3
9 27 ALS, Symons to [Partridge] 1938 July 20
   

Family Greeting Cards

 
9 28
2 ANS, all 7 Housman children to their mother on her birthday and their aunt on the new year
1872, n.d.
9 29 Housman Family Chart n.d.

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PART II: Box and Folder List

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  • Outgoing Correspondence
  • Third Party Correspondence
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