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Thomas Sturge Moore Letter

 Collection — Box: VMF 11, Folder: 3
Identifier: MS-VMF-vmf119

Autograph letter signed from Moore to Mr. Levine replying to certain confusions concerning his biography of Albert Durer (1905). Comments on various reviews of the book, including those by a Mr. Jones in The Wave and a Mr. McDowell in The London Mercury, which he originally suspected - then dismissed - as a pseudonym of its editor, Sir John Collings Squire. Remarks that there has been no bibliographic attention to his work. Letter sent from Hillcroft Steep, Petersfield, Hants, where Moore lived between 1919 and 1927. 4 pages


  • circa 1919-1927


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Biographical Information

Thomas Sturge Moore (March 4, 1870 – July 18, 1944) was an English poet, author and artist. Moore was educated at Dulwich College, the Croydon Art School and Lambeth Art School. He adopted the name 'Sturge' as a way of avoiding confusion with the poet Thomas Moore. He was a long-term friend and correspondent of W. B. Yeats. He was also a playwright, writing a Medea influenced by Yeats' drama and the Japanese Noh style.

Moore was a prolific poet and his subjects included morality, art and the spirit. His first pamphlet, Two Poems, was printed privately in 1893 and his first book of verse, The Vinedresser, was published in 1899. He was an active member of the Poetry Recital Society. His first (of 31) plays to be produced was Aphrodite Against Artemis (1906), staged by the Literary Theatre Club of which he became a member in 1908. He received a civil list pension in 1920 in recognition for his contribution to literature and in 1930 he was nominated as one of seven candidates for the position of Poet Laureate.

Mr. Levine was probably Isaac Levine (February 2, 1879-January 1, 1967), a Chicago poet associated with the Paragon Press.

Method of Acquisition

Originally laid in Albert Durer by T. Sturge Moore. ND588 D9 M8. Accession number 1236, December 8, 1970

Processing Information

Processed January 1971 by Holly Hall

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  • 2021 March 17: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

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