Collection SC106 - George William Russell collection

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George William Russell collection

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UVICSP SC106

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  • 1895 - 1935 (Creation)
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    Russell, George William, 1867-1935

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2 cm of textual records

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George William Russell was an Irish poet, journalist, nationalist, mystic and painter, known by the pseudonym "AE". A theosophist, he was, with W.B. Yeats, a leader of the Irish Renaissance and a co-founder of Dublin's Abbey Theatre. He edited "Irish Homestead" (1906-1923) and the "Irish Statesman" (1923-1930). He published works on religion and Irish politics, as well as numerous books of verse.

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The collection consists mostly of correspondence from Russell about his social and literary activities. The vast majority of this correspondence is to William K. Magee. There are a few letters to Charles Weekes, Robert Graves, and Miss Buxton. In addition, there is a letter from AE's son Diarmuid Russell to Magee re Magee's proposed biography of AE and a photocopy of a letter (transcript) to Judge Richard Campbell from Dudley Digges re Campbell's broadcast "Farewell to AE". Other materials include a few clippings about AE (obit etc.) and an undated b/w photo of AE.

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Authors, Irish--Biography; Authors, Irish--Correspondence; Irish literature--20th century; Russell, George William, 1867-1935--Photographs

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Revised by JF, July 8, 2013.

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