Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: Ralph Abercrombie correspondence

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Title: Ralph Abercrombie correspondence

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 20c Abercrombie (1)

Creator(s): Abercrombie Family

Date: 1928-1969

Main language: English

Size and medium: 105 letters held in 2 envelopes

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/6989 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

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 or 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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