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Housman, Alfred Edward, 1859-1936 (poet)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1859-1936

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 66 Collections and/or Records:

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A.E.H. to S.C.R., 3 Jul 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7735/12
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: 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: 3 Jul 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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A.E.H. to S.C.R. (Enclosure: Alwyn Faber Scholfield (1884-1969) Librarian to the University of Cambridge 1923-49 to A.E.H., Cambridge University Library), 6 Aug 1929-7 Aug 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7735/13
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: 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: 6 Aug 1929-7 Aug 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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A.E.H. to Sir George Reginald Barnes (1904-60) Principal of University College of North Staffordshire 1956-60, 30 Aug 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7735/22
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: 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: 30 Aug 1931
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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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).
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Alfred Edward Housman: Correspondence to W. Aldis Wright and Francis Jenkinson, 1887-1917

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/689-691
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1887-1917
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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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).
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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).
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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).
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Arthur Palmer: Letter to A.E. Housman, 1892

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4251/1053
Scope and Contents From the Fonds: Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.
Dates: 1892
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Introduction and notes on the textual criticism of Catullus, 1900 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6875
Scope and Contents 26 folios.
Dates: 1900 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Journal, 11 Jan. 1928-28 June 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/27
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook marked '1928-I' and mostly comprises diary entries. There are notes throughout on the progress of Sassoon's literary work (number of words written). The volume also includes: - drafts of poetry: /1v. Couplets on the subjects of poetry, writing novels and being an author; /133v. 'How A[rnold] B[ennett] reviewed a new volume of The Telephone Directory', later called 'The Paris Telephone Directory'. - a list of literary work...
Dates: 11 Jan. 1928-28 June 1928
Conditions Governing Access: From the Series: The First World War journals and some post-war journals (MSS Add.9852/1/4-25 and 32) are unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition. Digital copies of these items are provided in the Sassoon Journals section of the Cambridge Digital Library, https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/sassoon/1. The other journals are available for consultation.
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Lecture material on the text and scansion of Plautus, 1932 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6882
Scope and Contents 42 folios.
Dates: 1932 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Lecture material on the textual criticism of Martial 8 and 9, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6879
Scope and Contents 96 folios.
Dates: 1925
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Lecture notes on textual criticism of Ovid's 'Heroides' and 'Metamorphoses', 1913 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6880
Scope and Contents 38 folios.
Dates: 1913 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Lecture notes on the life and textual criticism of Persius, with a translation of 'Satires' 1-6, 1911 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6881
Scope and Contents 52 folios.
Dates: 1911 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Lecture notes on the textual criticism of Juvenal, 7, 8, and 10, 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6877
Scope and Contents 52 folios.
Dates: 1923
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Letter from Alfred E. Housman (1859-1936) to Chambers, 26 Feb. 1931

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/194
Scope and Contents A newspaper mis-titled an address of Housman's as 'On the application of thought to sexual criticism'
Dates: 26 Feb. 1931
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Notes on the text of Catullus 61, 62, and 64-66, 1917 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6883
Scope and Contents 113 folios. Fos 1, 2, 50, and 102-113 are blank.
Dates: 1917 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Notes on the text of Horace, 'Odes' I-III, 1930 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6884
Scope and Contents 60 folios.
Dates: 1930 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Notes on the text of Horace, 'Odes' IV, 4-15, 1914 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6886
Scope and Contents 55 folios.
Dates: 1914 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Notes on the text of Lucan I and VII, 1-389, 1912-1918 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6887
Scope and Contents 88 folios. Fos 55-88 are written from the end of the volume.
Dates: 1912-1918 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Notes on the text of Lucan II and III, 1-380, 1912-1914

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6888
Scope and Contents 122 folios.
Dates: 1912-1914
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Notes on the text of Lucan III, 381-762 and IV, 2-300, 1914-1915 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6889
Scope and Contents 68 folios.
Dates: 1914-1915 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Notes on the text of Lucan IV, 303-824, and V, 1915-1916 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6890
Scope and Contents 114 folios.
Dates: 1915-1916 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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Notes on the text of Lucan IX, 523-1106, and X, 1-544, 1920-1921 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6893
Scope and Contents 126 folios.
Dates: 1920-1921 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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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