Holograph manuscript of 'London Nights' by Arthur Symons

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The author's holograph manuscript in ink with occasional corrections and two poems, 'At Corinth' and 'Ada', which were not included in the published volume of poems.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur William Symons was born at Milford Haven on 28 February 1865. At the age of twenty-one Symons wrote his first critical work An Introduction to the Study of Browning, 1886. From 1889 Symons made frequent trips to France and became interested in its literature and art. He contributed regularly to the Athenaeum, Saturday Review and Fortnightly Review. Symons published several books of poetry including Collected Poems 1900 and The Fool of the World and other Poems 1906. In 1906 he bought Island Cottage, at Wittersham, Kent, where he died on 22 January 1945.

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to the conditions outlined at fonds level