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Housman, Alfred Edward, 1859-1936 (poet)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1859 - 1936

Biography

Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936) was educated at Bromsgrove School and St. John's College, Oxford, where he obtained a first class in classical moderations in 1879, but failed to obtain honours in lit. hum. He worked in the Patent Office, 1882-1892, before becoming professor of Latin at University College, London, 1892-1911, and at Cambridge, 1911-1936. He published many articles and reviews of classical subjects, which covered most of the chief poets from Lucilius to Juvenal, as well as editing Ovid's Ibis (1894), the five Books of Manilius (1903-1930), Juvenal (1905), and Lucan (1926). He also wrote poetry, much of which was published. Housman refused all honours, but accepted an honorary fellowship of St John's College, Oxford, in 1911.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

A.E. Housman: The Name and Nature of Poetry

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7734
Dates: 1933
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Alfred Edward Housman: Academic Notes and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6874-6902
Scope and Contents

Notes on classical literature.

Dates: 1900-1936 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Alfred Edward Housman: Letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8534
Scope and Contents

Letters from A.E. Housman, including some to Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1928-1930, mainly concerning editions of Housman's poetry, with other letters and Housman-related material dating from 1906 to 1978. Items 1-11 (excluding 10A) are bound into a volume marked 'Letters from A.E.H.' on the spine and inscribed inside as belonging to Sir Geoffrey Keynes. Items 10A and 12-19 have been loosely inserted into the volume.

Dates: 1899-1978 (circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Alfred Edward Housman: Letters to Sir Sydney Castle Roberts (1887-1966) publisher, literary scholar, Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge 1948-1958

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7735
Scope and Contents 23 letters from Housman to S.C. Roberts, 22 Jan. 1926 - 17 Aug. 1933. There are also letters from Housman to R.S. Parry, no. 1, 17 Jan. 1926; from Mrs. Mildred B. Platt to S.C. Roberts, no.11, 17 June 1927; from A.F. Scholfield to Housman, no.13, 6 Aug. 1929; from Housman to G.R. Barnes, no. 23, 30 Aug. 1931, and a note by Housman, no. 20, 15 Dec. 1930. The letters of 1926-1927 concern the publication of J.A. Platt's Nine Plays, to which Housman wrote a preface. The other letters relate to...
Dates: 1926-1933
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds — Multiple Containers

Alwyn Faber Scholfield: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7894-7895
Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence with Montague Rhodes James, notes on classical literature and translations, correspondence and material relating to the University Library.

Dates: 1905-1968
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Laurence and Clemence Housman: letters to Noel Teulon-Porter

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8831
Scope and Contents

8 letters, some on psychological, sexual and religious matters. With 3 poems by Laurence Housman. The correspondence has been calendared to provide short summaries of the contents, including some direct quotation.

Dates: 1917-1963
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

University of Cambridge: Copy of address to H.M. the King on the occasion of the death of H.M. Queen Alexandria

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5958.20
Scope and Contents

In the hand of A.E. Housman.

Dates: 1925
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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