Guide to the Arthur Symons Manuscripts and Correspondence

Collection Title: Arthur Symons Manuscripts and Correspondence
Dates: 1904-1935
Identification: MS124
Creator: Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945
Extent: 1 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The Arthur Symons material in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections includes several holograph manuscripts and some letters from Symons to Iseult Gonne, the daughter of Maud Gonne, and Andre Raffalovich. Catalog cards describing each item are filed in the departmental correspondence catalog.
Processing Information: Sigrid Pohl Perry, February 1999.
Conditions Governing Use: There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Repository: Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL,
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/spec
Email: special.collections@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3635

Biographical/Historical Information

Arthur William Symons was born in 1865 and educated in Devonshire. He was a friend to many writers and artists of the “Gay Nineties” in England and France, and was himself an editor, critic, and poet who published several volumes of verse and criticism, including Symbolist Movement in Literature (1899). He contributed regularly to Athenaeum and Saturday and Fortnightly reviews, wrote plays, edited anthologies, and translated from six languages. He never fully recovered from a mental breakdown suffered in 1908. He died in 1945.

Scope and Content

The Arthur Symons material in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections includes several holograph manuscripts and some letters from Symons to Iseult Gonne, the daughter of Maud Gonne, and Andre Raffalovich. Catalog cards describing each item are filed in the departmental correspondence catalog.

Subjects

Personal Name

Gonne, Iseult, 1894-

Raffalovich, André, 1864-1934

Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945--Manuscripts


Container List / Contents

  • Correspondence
    • 2 holograph letters from unidentified writers (4pp.)Box 1, Folder 1
    • Arthur Symons to Iseult Gone May 22 (2pp.); February 7 (2pp.); [] 2pp.; [c1935] 2pp., n.d.Box 1, Folder 2
    • Arthur Symons to Walter Hill: (1p.), May 6, 1926Box 1, Folder 3
    • Arthur Symons to Andre Raffalovich [] 2pp.; [] 2pp.; (2pp.) originally laid into: 740.942 B368la, n.d., n.d., December 8, 1904Box 1, Folder 4
  • Manuscripts
    • Arthur Symons, “A Ballade of Kings,” holograph manuscript, [], 2pp., n.d.Box 1, Folder 5
    • A. Symons, “Berlin's Discomfort,” holograph manuscript, [, 8pp., #1-3, 3a, 4-7], n.d.Box 1, Folder 6
    • A. Symons, “Ceremony in Westminster Abbey,” holograph manuscript, [, 6pp.] “Ceremony in Westminster Abbey,” typed manuscript, annotated, 3pp., n.d.Box 1, Folder 7
    • A. Symons, “Charles Baudelaire,” holograph manuscript, [], 4pp., n.d.Box 1, Folder 8
    • A. Symons, “Climax in Art,” holograph manuscript, [], 6pp., n.d.Box 1, Folder 9
    • A. Symons, “Dover Cliffs,” holograph manuscript, [, 20pp., leaves #1-14, 14a, 15-16], n.d.Box 1, Folder 10
    • Arthur Symons's holograph copy of A.C. Swinburne's “The Duke of Gandia”; copy dated and signed by Symons; [39pp.; #1-37 with prefatory pp.], May, 1917Box 1, Folder 11
    • A. Symons, “The Epic of War,” holograph manuscript, [], 5pp.; typed manuscript, 3pp., n.d.Box 1, Folder 12
    • A. Symons, “Mary in Bethlehem, a Nativity,” holograph ms., [, 11pp.], n.d.Box 1, Folder 13
    • A. Symons, “Notes on John,” holograph ms., , 2pp. and signature page, 1907Box 1, Folder 14
    • A. Symons, “Rjane,” [], heavily annotated printed script, 6pp., n.d.Box 1, Folder 15
    • A. Symons, “To a Poetess in Babylon (U.S.A.),” holograph ms., , 1p., June 18, 1907Box 1, Folder 16
    • A. Symons, “Vestigia,” holograph ms. [, 3pp.], n.d.Box 1, Folder 17
  • Correspondence
    • Rhoda Symons to Andre Raffalovich, (2pp.); (2pp.), April 2, 1909, May 11, 1909Box 1, Folder 18