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Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945



  • Existence: 1865 - 1945

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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Arthur Symons Manuscripts and Correspondence

Identifier: MS124
Abstract This collection of Arthur Symons manuscripts and correspondence includes several holograph manuscripts and some letters from Symons to Iseult Gonne, the daughter of Maud Gonne, and André Raffalovich. Catalog cards describing each item are filed in the departmental correspondence catalog.