Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893

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John Addington Symonds was an English essayist, biographer, poet, and translator.

From the description of John Addington Symonds collection of papers, 1879-1886. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122531789

From the guide to the John Addington Symonds collection of papers, 1879-1886, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

British author, poet, critic, and translator.

From the description of Papers, 1870-1894 and n.d., (bulk 1889-1892). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 25149520

English author John Addington Symonds was a respected and prolific writer who wrote stylishly on diverse subjects. Symond's father held literary parties, and the young man was able to meet and listen to Tennyson, Gladstone, and many others. A fine scholar, he did well at Oxford, but ill health and emotional stress plagued him; he found a release in writing, and produced translations, biographies, poetry, and criticism, although he is probably best known for his seven-volume history of the Italian Renaissance. A candid autobiography, published posthumously, revealed his life-long homosexuality, and the impact this secret had on his work and his life in Victorian England.

From the description of John Addington Symonds notes on the German language, circa 1880. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62589807

From the description of John Addington Symonds letters and poem, 1859-1884. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62589803

English poet, essayist and literary historian.

From the description of Letters of John Addington Symonds [manuscript], 1878-1881. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647820234

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Davos Platz, to his daughter Margaret, 1889 Nov. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270574668

English historian of art and literature.

From the description of Studies on art and literature, ca. 1867-1876. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 84405254

British author, translator, and poet.

From the description of Postcard to Arthur Symons, 1886. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122585037

Author.

From the description of Papers, 1844-1967. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 39036391

English scholar.

From the description of Photograph of John Addington Symonds, 1886. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136021

English poet and literary critic.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Davos-Platz, to Smith, Elder, and Co., 1881 Aug. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 603590715

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creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Studies on art and literature, ca. 1867-1876. Getty Research Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Notes of letters, conversations, dreams, reflections begun June 19. 1884 : autograph notebook : Palmero, 1884-1885. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Autograph letters signed (5) : Davos, Switzerland, to "My dear Campbell", 1887 Jan. 11-Mar. 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dakyns, Henry Graham. Henry Graham Dakyns papers, 1846-1999. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Papers, 1844-1967. Indiana University
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Brown, "Thursday" [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. John Addington Symonds notes on the German language, circa 1880. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. Love at the door / [poem by] John Addington Symonds, from the Greek of Meleager ; [music by] Samuel Barber. Library of Congress
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Notes of a sermon preached by Mr. Jowett at St. Botolph's, [ca. 1864, June], London. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. John Addington Symonds letters and poem, 1859-1884. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Curtis, Daniel Sargent, 1825-1908. Correspondence. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Letters of John Addington Symonds [manuscript], 1878-1881. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Letter to George Bainton, Sept. 30, 1887. Wayne State University
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Postcard to Arthur Symons, 1886. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Benvenuto Cellini's character ; Some notes on Fletcher's Valentinian ; Correspondence. Shelley's separation from his first wife ; Realism and idealism ; The model ; Beauty, composition, expression, characterization ; Caricature, the fantastic, the grotesque ; The memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi ; A comparison of Elizabethan with Victorian poetry ; A page of my life ; The lyrism of the English romantic drama ; Among the Euganean Hills ; The second idyl of Theocritus ; On the relation of Painter's Palace of pleasure to the English romantic drama ; La bête humaine : a study in Zola's idealism / [John Addington Symonds]. University of Missouri-Kansas City, Miller Nichols Library; Health Sciences Library; Dental Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Autograph letter signed : Davos-Platz, to Smith, Elder, and Co., 1881 Aug. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. In Memoriam Arcadiæ : autograph manuscript : Oxford and Clifton, begun in 1859. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893,. Autograph letters signed from J.A. Symonds, Switzerland, to various recipients [manuscript], 1881-1884. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893,. Autograph letter signed from J. A. Symonds, Bristol, to Algernon Charles Swinburne [manuscript], 1873 March 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. [Correspondence, 1872-1893] Wayne State University
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Poems and other writings / by John Addington Symonds.
creatorOf Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564. On Dante Alighieri "Dal ciel discese," circa 1860-1893. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Walt Whitman : a study : [draft] / by John Addington Symonds.
creatorOf Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939. Havelock Ellis postcard to John Addington Symonds : Red Hill, England : ALS, 1888 June 13. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. John Addington Symonds collection of papers, 1879-1886. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. Essay and review of J.A. Symond's "Studies of the Greek Poets" : Oxford : autograph manuscript unsigned, ca. 1873 Dec.-1876 Aug. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Heiden, Bernhard. Four songs after Sappho : 1939 / Bernhard Heiden ; transl., J.A. Symonds. Library of Congress
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1892. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Ricketts, Charles S., 1866-1931. Letters, 1915-1930, England, to Philip D. Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Letters to Herbert Harlakenden Gilchrist, 1885. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Miscellanies : no. 3 / by D. [sic] A. Symonds : typescript, [18--]. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Browning, Oscar, 1837-1923. Letters to Joseph Leftwich, 1919-1921. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Autograph letter signed : Davos, Switzerland, to Mrs. Graham R. Pauser, 1888 Aug. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Autograph letters signed (9), autograph postal cards signed (2) : Clifton, Bristol and Davos Platz, Switzerland, to George Smith and Smith, Elder & Co., 1872 Mar. 14-1884 Nov. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lee, Vernon, 1856-1935. Papers. Colby College, Miller Library
referencedIn Symonds, Margaret Vaughan, 1869-1925. Letters, 1920, Wellington College, England, to Philip D. Sherman, Oberlin, Ohio. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Autograph letter signed : Davos, Switzerland, to Mrs. Kingsley, 1881 Nov. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Field, Michael. Autograph letters signed (2) written by Katharine Bradley : Isle of Wight, to John Addington Symonds, [n.d., 1884?]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Dello Joio, Norman, 1913-2008. Farewell / poem by John Addington Symonds. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Autograph letter signed : Davos Platz, to his daughter Margaret, 1889 Nov. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Photograph of John Addington Symonds, 1886. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Papers, 1870-1894 and n.d., (bulk 1889-1892). Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Letters, 1891-1893. Wayne State University
referencedIn Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. Isabella Stewart Gardner papers, 1760-1956. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945. Arthur Symons papers, 1883-1945. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Letters and manuscripts : [England], 1871-1893. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Letter to Tuckett Fox[e?]. Davos-Platz, Switzerland. 1881 Dec. 10. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Henry Graham Dakyns Papers, 1846-1999 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection, 1763-1985, (bulk 1841-1981) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Feinberg, Charles E., 1899-. Papers of Walt Whitman in the Charles E. Feinberg collection, 1806-1981 (bulk 1841-1981). Library of Congress
creatorOf John Addington Symonds collection of papers, 1879-1886 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Shakspere's predecessors in the English drama : [draft of the prose work] / by John Addington Symonds.
creatorOf Symonds, John Addington, 1840-1893. Letters, 1876-1890. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn John Addington Symonds papers, 1801-1980 University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909,. Autograph letter signed from A.C. Swinburne, The Pines, Putney Hill, to J.A. Symonds [manuscript], 1883 January 28. Folger Shakespeare Library
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associatedWith Aberdare, Henry Austin Bruce, Baron, 1815-1895. person
associatedWith Appleton, William S. (William Sumner), 1840-1903, person
associatedWith Bainton, George. person
associatedWith Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850. person
associatedWith Barber, Samuel, 1910-1981. person
associatedWith Brett, Oliver, 1881-, person
associatedWith Brewster, Robert D. (Robert Dows), 1916-1995, person
associatedWith Brown, person
associatedWith Brown, Horatio F. (Horatio Forbes), 1854-1926, person
associatedWith Browning, Oscar, 1837-1923. person
associatedWith Bullen, A. H. (Arthur Henry), 1857-1920, person
associatedWith Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931 person
associatedWith Campbell, person
associatedWith Carlingford, Chichester Samuel Parkinson-Fortescue, Baron, 1823-1898. person
associatedWith Chapman, John, 1822-1894, person
associatedWith Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, d. 30 B.C. person
associatedWith Clough, Arthur Hugh, 1819-1861. person
associatedWith Conway, Moncure Daniel, 1832-1907. person
associatedWith Curtis, Daniel Sargent, 1825-1908. person
associatedWith Dakyns, Henry Graham. person
associatedWith Dakyns, Henry Graham. person
associatedWith D'Ancona, Alessandro, 1835-1914. person
associatedWith Dello Joio, Norman, 1913-2008. person
associatedWith Ellis, Havelock. person
associatedWith Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939. person
correspondedWith Feinberg, Charles E., 1899- person
associatedWith Field, Michael. person
associatedWith Fox, Tuckett, person
associatedWith Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924. person
associatedWith Gilchrist, Herbert Harlakenden, b. 1857. person
associatedWith Girdlestone. person
associatedWith Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928. person
associatedWith Heiden, Bernhard. person
associatedWith Heywood, Thomas, d. 1641. person
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. person
associatedWith Horne, Richard Henry, 1803-1884, person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Jessopp, Augustus, 1823-1914. person
associatedWith John Addington Symonds and family family
associatedWith Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893. person
associatedWith Kingsley, Mrs, person
associatedWith Lee, Vernon, 1856-1935. person
associatedWith Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866-1947. person
associatedWith Le Monnier, Felice, 1806-1884. person
associatedWith Longbridge, F. person
associatedWith Marzials, Frank T. (Frank Thomas), Sir, 1840-1912. person
associatedWith McCrindle, Joseph F., person
associatedWith Michelangelo Buonarroti, 1475-1564. person
correspondedWith Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923 person
associatedWith Myers, F. W. H. (Frederic William Henry), 1843-1901. person
associatedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
associatedWith Osborn, James Marshall, person
associatedWith Parkes, Kineton, 1865-1938. person
associatedWith Pauser, Graham R., Mrs, person
associatedWith Peters, Robert, 1924- person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Ricketts, Charles S., 1866-1931. person
associatedWith Sandow, Eugen, 1867-1925. person
associatedWith Sayle, Charles, 1864-1924. person
associatedWith Schueller, Herbert M. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
associatedWith Simmons family. family
associatedWith Simmons family. family
associatedWith Smith, Elder, and Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Smith, G. person
associatedWith Smith, George, 1824-1901, person
associatedWith Squire, William Barclay, 1855-1927. person
associatedWith Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894. person
correspondedWith Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909 person
associatedWith Symonds, John Addington, Mrs., 1848?-1913. person
associatedWith Symonds, Margaret, 1869-1925. person
associatedWith Symonds, Margaret Vaughan, 1869-1925. person
associatedWith Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945, person
associatedWith Vaughan, Janet Maria. person
associatedWith Vaughan, Margaret (Symonds), 1869-1925, person
associatedWith Wallace, J. W. (James William), 1853-1926. person
associatedWith Watts, Theodore. person
associatedWith Wells, Charles W. J. person
correspondedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 person
associatedWith Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. person
associatedWith Williams, Blanche Colton, 1879-1944, person
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Male homosexuality--History--19th century
Male authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Homosexuality--History
Sculpture, Greek
Male authors, English--19th century
Prose
Gays' writings, English--History--19th century
german language
Greek literature
Poems
Authors, English--19th century--Political and social views
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Birth 1840-10-05

Death 1893-04-19

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