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A. J. A. Symons collection

C1301

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts DivisionOne Washington RoadPrinceton, New Jersey 08544 USA. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts DivisionOne Washington RoadPrinceton, New Jersey 08544 USA
Creator - cre:
Symons, A. J. A. (Alphonse James Albert), 1900-1941.
Title:
A. J. A. Symons collection
Date [bulk]:
1910-1929
Date [inclusive]:
1910-1993
Call Number:
C1301
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (1 half-size archival box)
Location:
mss
Language:
English
Abstract:
Consists of selected manuscripts, correspondence, and documents of the twentieth-century British biographer and bibliophile A. J. A. Symons.
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Biography/History

A. J. A (Alphonse James Albert) Symons (1900-1941) was an English writer and biographer. In 1922, he founded the "First Edition Club" to display exhibitions of rare books and manuscripts. He completed his first biographical work, Emin, Governor of Equatoria, in 1928. Previously to that, he produced a bibliography of the first works of Irish poet William Butler Yeats, as well as an anthological work on 1890s authors, of which he was an authority. His most notable work,  The Quest for Corvo, was published in 1934. After his death in 1941 he left several unfinished works, such as a biography of Oscar Wilde.

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Publication Information

Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.,  2009

Revision Description

Run through PULFA 2.0 normalization routines. 2012-06-22T16:00:40.446-04:00

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Correspondence -- 20th century.
  • Documents -- 20th century.
  • Manuscripts -- 20th century.
Personal Name(s)
  • Symons, Julian, 1912-
Subject(s)
  • Authors, English -- 19th century -- Criticism and interpretation.
  • Bibliographers -- Great Britain -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
  • Biographers -- Great Britain -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
  • Eighteen-nineties -- History.
  • Poets, English -- 19th century -- Criticism and interpretation.
  • British literature

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Collection Inventory

3 Letters from John Grey to A.J.A. Symons, 1925-1929. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM20116

2 Letters from A.J.A. to Frederick Evans, 1925 October-November. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM2002-106

Manuscripts of Material on the "Nineties" among others by A.J.A. Symons, 1910-1921. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM2003-9

5 Letters to Julian Symons, 1993 February-December. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM2003-9

Miscellaneous Material, 1921. 1 folder.
Acquisition Information

AM2003-9