Correspondence relating to Lascelles Abercrombie and his family

Scope and Content

Contains: (1) Letters of condolence to Catherine and Ralph Abercrombie on the death of Lascelles Abercrombie, Oct./Nov. 1938; (2) Abercrombie family letters, from various correspondents chiefly to Ralph Abercrombie, 1928-1969

Administrative / Biographical History

Lascelles Abercrombie M.A. was born in 1881, and was the sixth son of William Abercrombie of Cheshire. He was educated at Malvern College, and at the Victoria University, Manchester; his education was chiefly scientific. He soon became well-known as a poet and a man of letters; from 1919-22 he was Lecturer in Poetry at the University of Liverpool, leaving there to become the Professor of English Literature at the University of Leeds, where he stayed until 1929 when he left to take up a Professorship at the University of London.

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In English

Other Finding Aids

The letters are listed in the Letters database

Related Material

The Brotherton Collection of Leeds University Library also possesses literary manuscripts of Lascelles Abercrombie

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