Richard Le Gallienne Letters
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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Richard Le Gallienne was an English man of letters. As literary critic and contributor to the illustrated quarterly The Yellow Book, he was associated with the fin-de-siècle aesthetes of the 1890s before becoming a resident of the United States. He joined the staff of The Star in 1891, and wrote for various papers over the signature of Logroller. His works include the poems Volumes in Folio (1889), the novel Quest of the Golden Girl (1896), and two books of reminiscences, The Romantic '90's (1925) and From a Paris Garret (1936). He was the father of teh actress Eva Le Gallienne.
The collection consists chiefly of twenty-nine autograph letters and three postcards sent by Richard Le Gallienne to Frederick Turner. Other correspondence includes a letter to Paul Lemperly, one to "Mr. Mathews," two letters to Silvanus Phillips Thompson, and one to William M. Van der Weyde. The subject matter of the letters range from friendly topics to new books, proofs, photographs, or articles in The Yellow Book. Also included is an autographed photograph portrait of Le Gallienne by W & D Downey, a very small portrait of Le Gallienne inscribed to Turner, a photograph of a library at "Waggoner Wells," and a photograph of a garden captioned by Le Gallienne as "The Mulberry Tree."
Arranged by accession number.
The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.
Letter to Van der Weyde was purchased in December, 1946.
Letter to Lemperly was a gift of Mrs. W. Floyd Nichols in April, 1953.
Letters to Thompson were purchased on July 25, 1961.
Letter to Mathews was purchased on March 13, 1958.
Letters, cards, and photographs to Turner were purchased on August 9, 1955.
This collection was processed by Dina Britain on May 18, 2006. Finding aid written by Dina Britain on May 19, 2006. Folder inventory added by James Clark '14 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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