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George William Russell [AE] letter to Ogden Heath

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0830

Scope and Content Note

One autograph letter written by George William Russell [AE] to Ogden Heath on stationery of the Cosmos Club, Washington, DC. Russell signed the letter "AE" and includes a hand addressed envelope dated February 5, 1935.


  • Creation: 1935 February 5


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

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George William Russell [AE] (1867-1935)

Irish poet, dramatist and editor George William Russell was born April 10, 1867, in Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland. Russell, who most often used the pseudonym AE, was a key figure in the rise of the Irish National Theatre. He was also an important leader in the Agricultural Cooperative Movement and in 1905 was appointed the editor of its chief publication, The Irish Homestead. The Irish Homestead later became the Irish Statesman, which Russell edited until 1930. George Russell wrote a number of books of poetry, including his first published volume, Homeward: Songs by the Way (1894). In addition to numerous essays, many of which were collected and published, Russell wrote several novels and an autobiography. Russell’s play, Deirdre, was performed at the Irish National Theatre in 1902. George Russell died July 17, 1935, in Bournemouth, England.

Contemporary Authors Online (reproduced in Biography Resource Center). (accessed July 1, 2008).


1 item (1 page)


One autograph letter from George William Russell [AE] to Ogden Heath.


Purchase, June 2008.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

Box 55, F0830: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

Processing and Encoding

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, June 2008. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

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University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2008 July 1
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