T. E. Hulme Archive

Scope and Content

The papers include notes on language and style, manuscript and printed poems, some notes on contributions made by Hulme to The New Age and a number of letters written to Michael Roberts whose biography of Hulme appeared in 1938. Among these are several letters from Ezra Pound and Faber and Faber, which are actually written by T S Eliot as he was on the editorial board at Faber at that time.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Ernest Hulme, 1883-1917.Essayist, translator of Henri Bergson, aesthetic philosopher, lecturer, and imagist poet whose entire published output was six poems at the time of his death, and whose essays were edited by Sir Herbert Edward Read posthumously in Speculations (1924) and Notes on Language and Style (1929). In 1906-1907 Hulme travelled in Canada. He enlisted in the British army in the autumn of 1914 and was killed in battle while serving in the Royal Marines Artillery.

Reference: Selected Poetry of Thomas Ernest Hulme (1883-1917) (http://www.library.utoronto.ca/utel/rp/authors/hulme.html). Accessed November 2001.


The collection is arranged by document type.

Access Information

There are no restrictions on access to these papers. Viewing is by prior appointment.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited by Mrs Michael Roberts, formerly Janet Adam Smith.



Other Finding Aids

The collection is partially listed. Finding aids may be consulted in Special Collections and Archives at Keele University, and at the National Register of Archives in London.

An authority record exists for Thomas Ernest Hulme (GB 152 AAR1937).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.


Further deposits are not expected.


Reference: Csengeri, K., The Collected Writings of T E Hulme (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1994).

Reference: McGuinness, P., T E Hulme: Selected Writings (Fyfield Books, 1998).

Reference: Ferguson, R., The Short Sharp Life of T E Hulme (Penguin Press, 2002).

Reference: Roberts, M. T E Hulme (London, 1938).

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