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Richard Aldington:

An Inventory of His Literary File Photography Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962
Title: Richard Aldington Literary File Photography Collection
Dates: 1928-1930s
Extent: 309 items
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-02697
Language: English
Access: Open for research. Researchers must create an online Research Account and agree to the Materials Use Policy before using archival materials. Please note: Transparencies may be accessed but require 24 hours advance notice. Negatives cannot be accessed without curatorial approval. Light sensitive materials must be viewed under low-level lighting. Some materials may be restricted from viewing. To make an appointment or to reserve photography materials, please contact the Center's staff at .
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Administrative Information

Acquisition: Internal transfer(s)
Processed by: HRC Staff

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 309 photographic prints, most (300) of which are contained in two photographic albums. The albums, entitled ‘Travel Photographs taken by Richard Aldington,’ date from 1928 to 1931. 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 (975:0094:0009). Additional photographs of Aldington can be found in a small album containing twelve photographs in the Bridget Patmore Literary File Photography Collection (see Album 1).
Further descriptions of some items are available in a card catalog in the repository.
This collection forms a part of the Literary File Photography Collection, which is comprised of photographs and albums withdrawn from the libraries and/or papers of literary figures, and generally include portraits and images collected by or of those figures.

Related Material

Related materials are located in the Center's Richard Aldington Collection (MS-00058) and Brigit Patmore Collection (MS-03188).

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