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University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Richard Aldington:

Photography Collection Literary File at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962
Title: Richard Aldington Literary File
Dates: 1928-1930s
Abstract: The Richard Aldington Literary File consists of 309 photographic prints, all but nine of which are contained in two photographic albums titled "Travel Photographs taken by Richard Aldington," which date from 1928 to the 1930s.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-00281
Extent: 309 photographic prints
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

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The Richard Aldington Literary File consists of 309 photographic prints, all but nine of which are contained in two photographic albums. The albums, titled "Travel Photographs taken by Richard Aldington," date from 1928 to the 1930s. The photographs were taken by Aldington and Brigit Patmore, and are accompanied by captions and notations by Aldington and Derek Patmore. Aldington's travels to Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, Austria, the Isle of Capri, Sicily, Tunisia, and Greece are all documented here. Among the loose prints, of particular note is a formal portrait of Aldington taken by Man Ray.

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Open for research

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The Ransom Center's Manuscripts department also holds manuscript materials.

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Item List

 

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SA Accession / P Number: P1
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Aldington as a baby.
 
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SA Accession / P Number: P2
Description: Portrait of Aldington, 1929.
 
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SA Accession / P Number: P3
Description: Headshot portrait (passport photo?) of Aldington.
 
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SA Accession / P Number: P4
Description: Snapshot of Aldington, seated in a wicker chair, reading the newspaper.
 
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SA Accession / P Number: P5
Description: Copy print of a snapshot of Brigit Patmore and Aldington seated together in a boat.
 
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SA Accession / P Number: P7
Description: Snapshot of a painting by J.B. Yeats of his daughter Lily, hanging in someone's (Aldington's?) home.
 
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SA Accession / P Number: P8
Description: Headshot portrait (passport photo?) of Brigit Patmore.
 
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SA Accession / P Number: P9
Description: Snapshot of W.B. Yeats and Sarah Allgood at Pollexfen - Lane Poole wedding, Columbia College, 1911.
 
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SA Accession / P Number: P12
Description: Portrait of Aldington.
 
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Album 1 Accession / P Number: [was P10]
Description: 201 b/w snapshots of Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Austria, Capri, Sicily, and Tunisia "taken by Richard Aldington & Brigit Patmore during their travels. Most of the snapshots were taken by Aldington himself," with notations by Derek Patmore (in blue ink) and Aldington, 1928-1930s.
 
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Album 2 Accession / P Number: [was P11]
Description: 99 b/w snapshots of Greece, Sicily, Tuscany, and the south of France, taken by Aldington, with notations by him and Derek Patmore (and Brigit Patmore?), 1929-1930s.

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 Index of Photographers 

  • Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962--Albums 1-2
  • Man Ray, 1890-1976--P12
  • Patmore, Brigit- --Album 2
  • Symonds & Co.--P1

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