Letter relating to The Modern Antaeus

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This small collection contains one letter which includes a handwritten transcript of Mr Tuckwell's critique of The Modern Antaeus by Lawrence Housman.

Administrative / Biographical History

The book The Modern Antaeus was written by Laurence Housman and published in 1900. Housman was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire on 18 July 1865. Initially educated at Bromsgrove School, he later attended Lambeth School of Art and the Royal College of Art with his sister Clemence. After his studies, be began working as a book illustrator but also published several volumes of poetry as well as some hymns and carols.

As his eyesight began to fail, Housman turned more towards his writing, producing a large body of work including several plays and novels. His oeuvre contained a wide range of genres from children's fairy tales to controversial plays featuring living members of the Royal family as characters. His political views were also somewhat controversial for the time, as Housman was a socialist, pacifist and co-founder of the Men's League for Women's suffrage.

Housman died on 20 February 1959.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Purchased from Miss E. Bocking of Norwich with U DP136-141 between 17 Nov 1949-2 Oct 1951

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