21 October 2008

Delyte Morris, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale 2004

The statue above, of former SIU President Delyte Morris (after whom the library below was named), is by the scultor Fredda Brilliant, the wife of Professor Herbert Marshall, who was a good friend of the writer Lionel Britton. It was Marshall who had all of Britton's literary effects shipped from Margate, after Britton's death, to Carbondale, where he was working. Brilliant sculpted many busts, most of them of Russian writers, although her bust of Lionel Britton seems to have gone astray.

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