Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938

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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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creatorOf Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953. Edward Howard Marsh collection of papers, [1886]-1963 bulk ([1910]-1952). New York Public Library System, NYPL
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referencedIn Isaac Rosenberg collection of papers, 1912-1950, 1912-1937 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Sackville-West, V. (Victoria), 1892-1962. Vita Sackville-West collection of papers, [1911]-1962 bulk (1921-1962). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Rosenberg, Isaac, 1890-1918. Isaac Rosenberg collection of papers, 1912-1950 bulk (1912-1937). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Autograph File, A, 1518-2002. Houghton Library
creatorOf Literary works by others, 1899-1934 British Library
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Letter, 1912. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Rupert Brooke collection of papers, 1905]-[1937, 1912-1929 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Rosenstock autograph collection, 1800-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Letter: 1932 Oct. 29, 7a Stanley Gardens [London] W.11 to Messrs J. & E. Bumpus, Ltd. / [written 3rd person]. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Lady Gregory collection of papers, 1873-[1965, 1873-1932 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Lohf, Kenneth A.,. Collection of letters and manuscripts of World War I poets, [ca. 1913-1943]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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referencedIn Gibson, Wilfrid Wilson, 1878-1962. Literary manuscripts and correspondence of Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, with some similar material by his sister, Elizabeth Gibson, and holiday diaries by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe and Alfred C. Phillips. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Lascelles Abercrombie collection of papers, 1911-1939. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Letters, to Maurice Browne, 1913-1930. University of Michigan
creatorOf Brooke, Rupert, 1887-1915. Rupert Brooke collection of papers, [1905]-[1937] bulk (1912-1929). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Autograph, ca. 1920. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. The sale of St. Thomas : place not specified : autograph manuscript of the poem signed, 1914 Feb. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Miscellaneous Letters, etc.; 1721-1933. Quarto; ff. 108.includes:f. 1 Lascelles Abercrombie, writer: Kenneth Sisam, literary scholar: Letter to [K.] Sisam from Lascelles Abercrombie: 1930.ff. 2-3b Dr John Arbuthnot, physician and wit: Letter to —..., 1721-1933 British Library
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Letter, 1924 December 22, to Llewellyn Jones. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. Correspondence, 1906-1963. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Vol. CXIX. 1912-1913.Robert Baldwin Ross, literary executor of Oscar Wilde: Lilias Margaret Frances Bathurst, wife of Seymour, 7th Earl Bathurst: Letter, etc., to Robert Baldwin Ross from Lilias Margaret Frances Bathurst: 1912: Signed.T. Werner Lauri..., 1912-1913 British Library
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Letter : Oxford, to Laurence Housman, 1938 Mar. 2. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Papers and Correspondence of Reginald M. Hewitt (1887-1948), Professor of English, University College, Nottingham, 1910-1953, 1907-1954 The University of Nottingham
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creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Letter: 1930 Dec. 21, 7a Stanley Gardens, [London] W.11 to [Charles] Wilson, [Watling Villa, Willington, Co.Durham] / Lascelles Abercrombie. University of Edinburgh - Main Library, Edinburgh University Library
referencedIn Correspondence relating to Lascelles Abercrombie and his family, 1928-1969 GB 206 Leeds University Library
creatorOf John Lane Company. Records of the John Lane Company, 1856-1933 (bulk, 1894-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Daffodil-song, circa 1910?. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Padraic Colum collection of papers, 1901-1963 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf SOCIETY OF AUTHORS ARCHIVE. Vol. I (ff. 291). 1. ff. 1-44. Lascelles Abercrombie; 1907-1948, n.d. 2. ff. 45-291. A. S. E. Ackermann; 1920-1951. Also including material relating to C. R. Enock.includes:ff. 1-44 Lascelles Abercrombie, writer: Corresp..., 1907-1951 British Library
creatorOf G. K. CHESTERTON PAPERS. VOL. XLVII A (ff. 218). [1899]-1931. Includes a typewritten copy of a poem, 'Song of little things' (f. 102), rejected by Country Life. Letters from Bruce Ingram asking Chesterton to contribute to The Illustrated London News ..., 1899-1931 British Library
referencedIn English literature mss., 1901-1950 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Literary and other manuscripts associated with Lascelles Abercrombie, ca. 1896-1946 Leeds University Library
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library
referencedIn J.M. Dent & Sons. J.M. Dent & Sons records, 1834-1986 (author files A-Be). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Housman, A. E. (Alfred Edward), 1859-1936. Letter : Cambridge, to Lascelles Abercrombie, London, 1931 July 20. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Literary and other manuscripts associated with Lascelles Abercrombie. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf STRACHEY PAPERS (20TH CENTURY SERIES). Vol. I (ff. 214). 1. f. 1. Enid A Beckett to Margaret Strachey; 1928. 2. f. 2. Lascelles Abercrombie; 1915. 3. ff. 3-11. Joe R. Ackerley; 1925-1929. 4. f. 12. Eleanor Acland; 1915. 5. ff. 13-15. Elbridge L. Adam..., 1902-1929 British Library
referencedIn Houghton, Elizabeth Whitcomb, d. 1950,. Elizabeth Whitcomb Houghton Collection, 1897-1940. Marquette University Raynor Memorial Library, John P. Raynor Library
referencedIn Poetry Manuscripts Collection (State University of New York at Buffalo). Contemporary manuscripts collection, 1880- SUNY at Buffalo, University at Buffalo
creatorOf Colum, Padraic, 1880-1972. Padraic Colum collection of papers, 1903-1963. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Letter, 1936 Mar. 16, Oxford, to G.B. Harrison, Bishop's Stortford [Eng.]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Abercrombie,. Correspondence relating to Lascelles Abercrombie and his family. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Harrison, G. B. (George Bagshawe), 1894-1991. Correspondence, with writers and scholars, 1913-1939. University of Michigan
referencedIn Works of Lascelles Abercrombie, 1911-14 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
referencedIn Edward Howard Marsh collection of papers, 1886]-1963, 1910-1952 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Lascelles Abercrombie collection of papers, 1911-1939. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Bottomley, Gordon, 1874-1948. Constable Correspondence, 1918-1929. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. Thomas Hardy collection of papers, 1870-1964 bulk (1870-1928). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Ellen Van Volkenburg-Maurice Browne general correspondence, 1911- University of Michigan
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Letter, 1929 Nov. 24 [London] to G.B. Harrison [London]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Herbert F. West collection of A. Hugh Fisher, 1860-1945, 1901-1945 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hill, Alfred, 1869-1960. Marriage song [music] / words by Lascelles Abercrombie, music by Alfred Hill. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Vita Sackville-West collection of papers, 1911]-1962, 1921-1962 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Literary manuscripts and correspondence of Wilfrid Wilson Gibson, with some similar material by his sister, Elizabeth Gibson, and holiday diaries by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe and Alfred C. Phillips., 1902-1971 Leeds University Library
creatorOf Abercrombie, Lascelles, 1881-1938. Papers, 1909-1938. Indiana University
referencedIn The Gordon Bottomley Papers, 1773, 1831-1958, nd British Library: Western Manuscripts
referencedIn Thomas Hardy collection of papers, 1870-1964, 1870-1928 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Lascelles Abercrombie collection of papers, 1911-1939 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Ellen Van Volkenburg-Maurice Browne general correspondence, 1911- University of Michigan
referencedIn John Lane Company Records TXRC00-A11., 1856-1933, bulk 1894-1930 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Correspondence with Lascelles Abercrombie, 1909-1937 British Library
referencedIn Gloucestershire Poets, Writers and Artists Collection, 1896-ongoing University of Gloucestershire
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Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire
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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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Birth 1881-01-09

Death 1938-10-27

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