Scope and Content
Title: Alvin George Manuel Business Correspondence with Richard Aldington,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1956
Collection number: 1089
Manuel, Alvin George, 1908-
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Alvin George Manuel's client, the writer Richard Aldington (1892-1962), was born in Hampshire, England. Aldington began his
literary career in London as a part-time sports journalist, became a founding poet of the Imagist movement, wrote novels about
World War I, and was a critic, essayist, and translator. The collection contains correspondence between Aldington and his
literary agent, Alvin G. Manuel as well as carbon copies of Manuel's letters to Aldington and others.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Alvin George Manuel, 1970.
[Identification of item], Alvin George Manuel Business Correspondence with Richard Aldington (Collection 1089). Department
of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Manuel's client, the writer Richard Aldington, was born in 1892 in Hampshire, England; he was educated at Dover College and
the University of London; began his literary career in London as a part-time sports journalist; became a founding poet of
the Imagist movement, which became prominent around 1912; fought in World War I, afterward moving to France; wrote novels
about the War; Aldington also became a critic, essayist, and translator; moved to the United States during World War II; published
Images, 1910-15 (1915),
D.H. Lawrence: An Indiscretion (1927),
Collected Poems (1928),
Death of a Hero (1929), and
Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Inquiry; he died on July 28, 1962 in Lere, France.
Scope and Content
Collection contains correspondence between Richard Aldington and his literary agent, Alvin G. Manuel. Includes 143 letters
from Aldington to Manuel and 27 from Alister Kershaw (Aldington's secretary) to Manuel. Also contains carbon copies of Manuel's
letters to Aldington and others, letters from various persons to Manuel relating to Aldington, and letters to Aldington from
various persons, later sent to Manuel.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Manuel, Alvin George, 1908- --Archives.
Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962--Correspondence.
Literary agents--United States--Archival resources.
Literary agents--United States--Correspondence.
Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence.