Catalogue description Richard Le Gallienne Papers.

This record is held by Liverpool Record Office

Details of 920 LEG
Reference: 920 LEG
Title: Richard Le Gallienne Papers.

The principal groups and sources of the papers are indicated below:


920 LEG 1 - 11 deposited by Mrs Hesper Le Gallienne Hutchinson, comprise:


920 LEG 1 - 4 Letters written by R. Le G.


920 LEG 5 Letters written by Mildred Le Gallienne.


920 LEG 6 Letters written by John Gallienne.


920 LEG 7 Letters written by other members of the Le Gallienne family.


920 LEG 8 Letters written by other correspondents.


920 LEG 9 Manuscripts of R. Le G.


920 LEG 10 Miscellaneous items relating to R. Le G.


920 LEG 11 Newspaper cuttings.


920 LEG 12 Correspondence relating to alleged slander on R. Le G. (Purchased).


920 LEG 13 - 18 Donated by Misses V.C.M. and M.E. London, of Bidston, Birkenhead.


920 LEG 19 - 20 Purchased.


920 LEG 21 - 112 Purchased from Dr. Geoffrey Smerdon in 1966.


920 LEG 113 - 122 Purchased, 1967. Acc. 1803.


Correspondence: 1882, 1895, 1947.


Printed works: 1889, 1938.

Date: 1876 - 1938
Related material:

The story of Le Galliene's life and work is told at length in The Quest of the Golden Boy, by Richard Whittington-Egan and Geoffrey Smerdon (H 920 LEG).


In addition to the manuscripts listed here, the Local History Department contains the following items:


Collection of original manuscripts of Richard Le Gallienne, including an essay entitled 'How I began' (Hq 091.5 LEG)


Holograph letters, 1888 - 1904, mainly to John Lane and Grant Richards (Hq 920 LEG)

Held by: Liverpool Record Office, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Galliene, Richard Le, 1866-1947, poet and essayist

Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866-1947, poet and essayist

Physical description: 9 Series
Unpublished finding aids:

The printed works of Richard Le Gallienne are listed in the Local History catalogue.

Administrative / biographical background:

Richard Le Gallienne (1866-1947), poet, essayist and literary critic of the eighteen-nineties, was born at 53 Prescot Street, Liverpool, educated at Liverpool College, and was for some years articled to Messrs. Chalmers and Wade, accountants of Fenwick Street, Liverpool.

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