Symons, A. J. A. (Alphonse James Albert), 1900-1941.
Biography and History
A. J. A (Alphonse James Albert) Symons (1900-1941) was an English writer and biographer. In 1922, he founded the "First Edition Club" to display exhibitions of rare books and manuscripts. He completed his first biographical work, Emin, Governor of Equatoria, in 1928. Previously to that, he produced a bibliography of the first works of Irish poet William Butler Yeats, as well as an anthological work on 1890s authors, of which he was an authority. His most notable work, The Quest for Corvo, was published in 1934. After his death in 1941 he left several unfinished works, such as a biography of Oscar Wilde.
Source: From the finding aid for C1301
Call Number: C0470
Consists of papers of English editor R.A. Walker related to his edition of Letters of Aubrey Beardsley to Leonard Smithers (1937). Walker used the pseudonym of Georges Derry.
Call Number: C1301
Consists of selected manuscripts, correspondence, and documents of the twentieth-century British biographer and bibliophile A. J. A. Symons.