Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Housman mss. III, 1885-1970, consist of correspondence of John Waynflete Carter, 1905-1975, bibliographer, about Alfred Edward Housman, 1859-1936, poet, copies of Housman correspondence and writings, photographs of Housman and relatives, and manuscripts of articles and memoirs about Housman, including one by Edith Sitwell. Also present is a copy of the first proof of A.E. Housman's Collected Poems, (London, Jonathan Cape, 1939) annotated and corrected by John W. Carter.

Correspondents in the collection include: E.A. Crutchley, A.S.F. Gow, Rupert Hart-Davis, Laurence Housman, Gerald C. Jackson, General Henry C. Jackson, Houston Martin, David C. Mearns, Sir Edward Playfair, Grant Richards, Joseph Scott, John Sparrow, Katherine E. Symons, George Watson, and William White.

The collection is not indexed; there is a list of folder contents in the vertical file.

Collection size: 357 items

Related manuscripts: Housman mss., Housman mss. II

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.