Gordon Bottomley Correspondence

Scope and Content

Contains a long & moving autograph letter from Bottomley to Lieut. Jack Isaacs about Isaac Rosenberg, and eleven letters to Mabel Blundell Heynemann.

Letter from Bottomley to Lieut. Jack Isaacs about Isaac Rosenberg discusses his hopes & disappointments while on active service in France, his death (on patrol, April 1, 1918), their correspondence & shared admiration for C.J. Wells & Lascelles Abercrombie (A great influence on Rosenberg'), commenting on Rosenberg's surviving papers & latest works ("The Unicorn", "Daughters of War"), &c. 4 closely-written pages 8vo. headed paper, The Sheiling, Silverdale, Carnforth, August 13, 1918, some wear at folds, in very good condition.

Eleven letters to Mabel Blundell Heynemann [letters dated 15 Feb 1932 - 8 Jun 1948], commenting on various matters including the death of Bottomley's father, the Brontë Society, music and opera, his work, and his wife Emily's death.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gordon Bottomley (1874-1948) was a poet who edited a first selection of Rosenberg's Poems in 1922, & the Collected Works (incl. prose, letters, & some drawings) in 1937.

Jacob [Jack] Isaacs (1896-1973), letter addressee: Professor of English at London University; critic & author (incl. works on Shakespeare, the drama, & modern literature); friend of Graves, Blunden, T.S. Eliot, &c.

Mabel Blundell Heynemann (1866 - 1952), letter addressee: was an archeologist and antiquarian. She was a founder-member of the Yorkshire Society of Numismatists, and a Life Member and Vice-President of the
Brontë Society.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Letters from Bottomley to Mabel Blundell Heynemann donated by Mrs D B Blackburn, Frizingley Hall, Bradford in February 1952. Accession Register no. B1932

Letter from Bottomley to Jack Isaacs purchased from Michael Silverman.

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