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MS Eng 861

Symons, Arthur,1865-1945. Arthur Symons letters to Edward Hutton, 1902-1908: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 861
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Symons, Arthur,1865-1945.
Title: Arthur Symons letters to Edward Hutton,
Date(s): 1902-1908.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence of and relating to British poet and critic Arthur Symons.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

52M-93. Purchased with the Morris Gray fund; received: 1952 December 1.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Arthur Symons Letters to Edward Hutton, 1902-1908 (MS Eng 861). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Symons was a British poet and critic. Hutton was a British author, writing principally on Italy and Italian art.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Topics include literary, theatrical, and art criticism, and other related interests. Symons critiques Hutton's writing and discusses his own work, including writing projects and commissioned articles for various literary magazines, including an article called "The Praise of Gypsies" for which he studied the Romany language. Symons letters frequently mention the actress Eleonora Duse. Collection also includes letters from Rhoda Symons (Arthur's wife) to Edward Hutton regarding Symons' mental breakdown.

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