Atkin, Gabriel, 1897-1937 (artist)
- Existence: 1897 - 1937
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Small leather-bound diary with entries for Dec. 1919 - Feb 1920 (American and Canadian tour), one entry in April and a few Aug.-Sep.; primarily notes on social engagements. At the front, names and addresses of American and Canadian contacts. Includes note: 'Don't express any opinion about any living poet except T.H. [Thomas Hardy]'. Individuals mentioned include 'G.A' [Gabriel Atkin] and E.M.F. [E.M. Forster]. NB. One detached folio (for memoranda) housed separately.
Journal, 9 Dec. 1925-9 June 1926 (with some later annotations and scoring out in Siegfried Sassoon's hand)
Concerning Crosby Gaige, [Bruce] Rogers and an American edition of his poetry (unspecified), feels recent poems are the strongest he has done; discussing G.A. [Gabriel Atkin]: hard to help him, couldn't fit into Sassoon's background, refused to communicate with him after 'his exploits'; also comments on Sewell Stokes.
Discussion of Gabriel (Atkin) intolerable to him now, focusing on his work, re giving limited edition copies of 'The Heart's Journey' to his friends, and sales of 'Picture Show'.
Concerning 'the Mercury poems', the poem 'The London Museum', printing a new book of poetry, an article on the coal miners of South Wales, and 'G' [Gabriel Atkin].
Is enjoying a positive review by J.C. Squire of 'Selected Poems'; has stayed with the Poet Laureate [Robert Seymour Bridges] and got on well with him; also gives news of Gabriel [Atkin], Roderick [Meiklejohn] and the Contemporary Art Society.
Has sent a collection of his works, asks after Gabriel [Atkin].
Letter from Sassoon (40 Half Moon St.) to A.T. Bartholomew, 16 Dec. 1918 (date is approximate and inferred; marked 'Monday')
Enjoyed speaking at Blackburn, G. [Gabriel Atkin] has arrived, arrangements to visit Cambridge.
Cannot visit Cambridge, saw 'Volpone', his new work ['Recreations'] being printed by the Chiswick Press, Bartholomew disapproves of his poems since 1919, Gabriel [Atkin] in the south of France, request copies of 'Picture Show'.