Housman, A.E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1859-03-26
Death 1936-04-30
Britons
Latin, English

Biographical notes:

A.E. Housman was a classical scholar, professor of Latin at Cambridge University, and poet.

From the description of Letter to "Dear Sirs," 1922. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122288834

English poet and classical scholar. At Trinity College, Cambridge, 1911-1936.

From the description of [Letter] 1931 Apr. 15, Trinity College, Cambridge, England [to Helen] Peck / A. E. Housman. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 232639493

English poet and classicist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Trinity College, Cambridge, to Grant Richards, 1923 Sept. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269539314

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Trinity College, Cambridge, to J.M. Barrie, 1922 Dec. 18-1928 Feb. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269543170

From the description of Last two lines of verse 5 and all of verse 6 from Reveille, poem IV in A Shropshire lad, and verse 3 of poem XVIII in Last poems : autograph manuscripts unsigned. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269546513

From the description of Amphisbaena, or, the limits of human knowledge : autograph manuscript of the poem, [ca. 1906]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870144

Housman was an English poet and scholar of classical Latin. Bynner was an American poet and translator.

From the description of Letters to Witter Bynner, 1903-1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122405151

From the guide to the Letters to Witter Bynner, 1903-1935., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

English poet.

From the description of A.E. Housman papers, 1906-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 747233076

From the description of ALS and photograph : Cambridge, to Mr. Leippert, 1927 Mar. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122617145

English poet and classical Latin scholar.

From the description of Letter, 1929-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122637898

From the guide to the A.E. Houseman letter, 1929-1932, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

BIOGHIST REQUIRED English poet, classical Latin scholar. A.E. Housman's brother was Laurence Housman (1865-1959), a poet and playwright.

From the guide to the Alfred Edward Housman Correspondence, 1922-1958., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

English scholar and poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Trinity College, Cambridge, to Martin Secker, 1920 May 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269539327

English classical scholar and poet.

From the description of Letters to Charles Wilson [manuscript], 1929-1935. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647820290

From the description of Letter and autograph of A.E. Housman [manuscript], 1935,n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833579

English poet, classical Latin scholar.

A.E. Housman's brother was Laurence Housman (1865-1959), a poet and playwright.

From the description of A. E. Housman letters, 1922-1958. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 496102528

Poet and classical scholar.

Epithet: poet

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000411.0x0002c1

Biographical Note

  • 1859, Mar. 26: Born, Worcestershire, England
  • 1870 - 1877 : Attended Bromsgrove School, Worcestershire, England
  • 1877 - 1881 : Attended St. John’s College, Oxford, England
  • 1882 - 1892 : Higher division clerk, Patent Office, London, England
  • 1892: Professor of Latin, University College, London, England
  • 1896: Published A Shropshire Lad. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner
  • 1911: Kennedy professor of Latin, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
  • 1922: Published Last Poems. London: G. Richards
  • 1936: Published More Poems. London: J. Cape
  • 1936, Apr. 30: Died, Cambridge, England

From the guide to the A. E. Housman Papers, 1906-1940, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • English poetry--20th century
  • English literature
  • Literature publishing
  • Scholarly publishing
  • Classicists--Correspondence
  • Classicists--Great Britain--Correspondence
  • Authors and publishers--Correspondence
  • Dramatists, English
  • Families
  • Literature
  • Letters
  • Commonplace-books
  • Bookplates--Collectors and collecting
  • Families--England
  • Poetry
  • American literature--20th century
  • Material Types
  • American poetry--20th century
  • Greek poetry
  • English poetry
  • Poets, Greek
  • Poets, English--20th century--Correspondence
  • Correspondence
  • Publishers and publishing--England
  • Publishers and Publishing
  • Poets, English--Correspondence.
  • English literature--20th century
  • Literature publishing--England
  • Classical literature--Criticism, Textual

Occupations:

  • Poets, English
  • Translator
  • Poets
  • Classicists

Places:

  • Ogmore, Glamorganshire (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Penzance, Cornwall (as recorded)
  • Rhossili, Glamorganshire (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Gretna Green, Dumfriesshire (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Istanbul (Turkey) (as recorded)
  • Bourges, France (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)