Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1881-01-09
Death 1938-10-27
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Lascelles Abercrombie M.A. was born in 1881, and was the sixth son of William Abercrombie of Cheshire. He was educated at Malvern College, and at the Victoria University, Manchester; his education was chiefly scientific. He soon became well-known as a poet and a man of letters; from 1919-22 he was Lecturer in Poetry at the University of Liverpool, leaving there to become the Professor of English Literature at the University of Leeds, where he stayed until 1929 when he left to take up a Professorship at the University of London.

From the guide to the Literary and other manuscripts associated with Lascelles Abercrombie, ca. 1896-1946, (Leeds University Library)

Lascelles Abercrombie was an English poet, playwright, and literary critic.

From the description of Lascelles Abercrombie collection of papers, 1911-1939. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 79487785

From the description of Lascelles Abercrombie collection of papers, 1911-1939. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122607308

From the guide to the Lascelles Abercrombie collection of papers, 1911-1939, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

English poet, critic, playwright, and university professor.

From the description of Autograph, ca. 1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367556055

Epithet: poet and literary critic

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000297.0x00032b

Lascelles Abercrombie was an English author and educator, known mostly for his dramatic poetry and literary theories. Born into an aristocratic family, he left Owens College without graduating because his family suffered financial losses in the Boer War. He worked as a journalist before meeting his future wife, Catherine Gwatkin, who boosted his career by introducing him to influential literary figures. Generally grouped with Georgian writers, Abercrombie wrote poetry, plays, and criticism, all distinguished by his interest in style and metaphysics and often employing numerous stylistic devices.

From the description of Daffodil-song, circa 1910?. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62589883

Poet.

From the description of Papers, 1909-1938. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 36237293

English poet and literary critic.

From the description of The sale of St. Thomas : place not specified : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, 1914 Feb. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129911

English poet and critic.

From the description of Letter, 1912. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31187636

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Subjects:

  • Free verse
  • English language--Tempo
  • English language--Versification
  • English literature History and criticism Sources
  • Authors, English--Autographs
  • English literature--20th century
  • Poets, English--Autographs
  • Male authors, English--20th century--Poetry

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Places:

  • Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire (as recorded)