MC 996

Inventory to the John Alexander Symington Collection: Introduction and Original Manuscripts

By Irving Blum, Peggy Sherry, and Sarah Rodgers

April 2013

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Finding aid encoded in EAD, version 2002 by Tara Maharjan, April 2013
The arrangement and description of this collection was funded in part by a grant-in-aid received from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Symington, John Alexander
Title: John Alexander Symington Collection: Introduction and Original Manuscripts
Dates: 1622-1937
Quantity: 10.2 cubic feet (boxes 1 to 17)
Abstract: The Original Manuscripts section of the Symington Collection consists of original correspondence and other manuscripts focused on Algernon Charles Swinburne (English poet and literary critic), Theodore Watts-Dunton (Swinburne's lawyer and housemate) and Edmund Gosse (a literary critic and Swinburne's initial biographer). It also contains selected papers of George Borrow and others, including at least some material written by Alfred Austin, Patrick Branwell Brontë, Sidney Colvin, Walter de la Mare, Austin Dobson, John Drinkwater, André Gide, Alexander Balloch Grosart, Henry Harland, Henry Arthur Jones, Laetitia Elizabeth Landon, Walter Savage Landor, Paul Lemperly, Baron Lytton (Edward Bulwer Lytton), Harriet Martineau, Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton), Mary Ponsonby, Jane Porter, William M. Rossetti, John Ruskin, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, John Wilson, Thomas J. Wise and Samuel Pickworth Woodward. In addition, this section of the Symington Collection incorporates an extensive autograph collection that pertains to artists, noblemen, politicians, authors, editors, businessmen and scientists, especially persons who lived in the British Isles. Persons or businesses to whom some of the letters in the Original Manuscripts section were sent (in addition to Swinburne, Watts-Dunton and Gosse) include Arthur St. John Adcock, Robert Browning, Cadell & Davies, Martin Conway (Baron Conway of Allington), Thomas Crofton Croker, William Thomas Freemantle, Frederick James Furnivall, Jabez Hogg, Violet Hunt, Sidney Thomas Irwin, Lady Sidney Morgan, Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Caleb Burrell Rose, William M. Rossetti, George Augustus Sala, Clement K. Shorter, Robert Southey, Lord Sydney (Thomas Townshend), David Croal Thomson and Mr. Vulliamy.
Collection No.: MC 996
Language: Bulk in English; some items in French and other European languages; one item in Hebrew.
Repository: Rutgers University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
Acknowledgment: The Symington Collection was arranged and described circa 1950 by (at least) Irving Blum; 1989-1990 by Peggy Sherry; and 2012-2013 by Sarah Rodgers. Additional contributions to the finding aid were made by Peter Caccavari and Albert C. King.

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The Inventory to the John Alexander Symington Collection has been divided into four sections. This first section describes the collection as a whole and also provides a container list for the Original Manuscripts (including the Supplement) that are housed in boxes 1 to 17. The second section provides more detail for the contents of the Theodore Watts-Dunton Letter Books. The third section lists the Thomas James Wise Correspondence. The fourth section details the subject headings used for the collection's Reference Materials. Click on one of the links below to go to another section.

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Scope and Content Note

The Symington Collection consists of three groups of material of varying size and scope. The first and most important of these groups, at 10.2 cubic feet, is comprised of bound and unbound original manuscripts and autograph letters that are sometimes accompanied by transcripts, clippings, engravings, and bibliographical data. Most of this material dates from the 1850s to the 1920s and relates to the poet Swinburne and his circle. Because this group also includes an autograph collection of more general scope, however, the overall date span reaches back to the 1600s. The second group, of 2.66 cubic feet, consists of correspondence received between the 1880s and 1933 by the book collector, editor, bibliographer, and forger Thomas James Wise (1859-1937). The third group, of 14.8 cubic feet, contains Reference Materials, consisting mostly of transcripts made by John Alexander Symington (1887-1964) from original manuscripts located primarily at the Brontë Museum in Haworth, the Brotherton Collection of Leeds University and the Ashley Library of T.J. Wise at the British Museum, but also now at institutions in the United States such as the Huntington Library. (1)

ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPTS

There are manuscripts in this section of major interest because of their individual significance, such as the Branwell Brontë manuscript entitled "The History of Angria, I," and/or because they form distinct subsets, such as the forty Algernon Charles Swinburne manuscript fragments together with his ninety autograph letters to William Michael Rossetti, the one hundred and fifty manuscripts, manuscript fragments, and letters of the author and translator George Borrow, the fifty-one autograph letters from French novelist André Gide to Edmund Gosse, the seven volumes of Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton letter books, and the T. Crofton Croker volume of papers of the poetess Laetitia Landon, as well as the smaller but still significant sequences such as the five Arthur O'Shaughnessy letters and two manuscript poems of Ella Wheeler Wilcox, the ten letters by Charlotte Brontë's biographer Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell and her family, and the six letters of Harriet Martineau.

Patrick Branwell Brontë

The most significant item in the Original Manuscripts section is a bound nine-page manuscript by Patrick Branwell Brontë, known as "The History of Angria, I" (1836). (2) It appears to be an anomaly in a collection otherwise devoted to papers of Swinburne and his circle. However, Symington, who had earlier served as the bibliographic secretary of the Brontë Society, edited the Brontë juvenilia together with T.J. Wise for the Shakespeare Head edition of the Brontës' works in 1936 (cf. The Miscellaneous and Unpublished Writings of Charlotte and Patrick Branwell Brontë in two volumes). His intense interest in the Brontës, particularly Branwell, led him to acquire, sometime before 1935, this manuscript from among the series of stories Branwell and Charlotte wrote together between 1829 and 1840 about the imaginary country of Angria. The events of Branwell's own life are documented at certain moments in this story, as Winifred Guerin has demonstrated in her biography of Branwell, but the plot also draws upon contemporary French and English history.

"The History of Angria, I" is the greatest gem of the Symington Collection. Its text averages a thousand words to the page in microscopic writing and relates the adventures of Captain Henry Hastings, narrated in the first person, including a dinner party at the Earl of Richton's palace, Northangerland's speech before the populace, advocating naval reform, a visit to the royal palace for tea with the Duchess of Zamorna, and a debate in the House of Commons on naval reform. The notes to the facsimile printing of 1936 indicate that a leaf of the manuscript is missing. The manuscript today consists of one less leaf than is shown in that facsimile. What is now missing excises the end of Northangerland's speech and the tea party with the Duchess of Zamorna. (3)

It is evident from clippings in the Brontëana folders of the Symington Collection's third section, the Reference Materials, that Symington regarded the publication of the juvenilia in facsimile in 1936 as the occasion for a Branwell Brontë revival. He felt that it would vindicate a scholar and a poet who had according to local legends been no more than a drunken failure. Among the copies of Brontë writings filed as "Selected works" in the Reference Materials section are several transcripts of the juvenilia, prepared by Symington for the 1936 edition, including "My Angria and the Angrians," "The Duke of Zamorna," "Fireside Tales: the Return of Zamorna," and "Mina Laury," all by Charlotte. With them is Symington's bound transcript of a story Branwell wrote at the age of fifteen in the first person about being abducted by pirates, published in facsimile in 1936 as "The Pirate by Everard Bellingham." (4)

Algernon Charles Swinburne

The most significant Swinburne material in the Symington Collection is clearly the ninety letters to William Michael Rossetti, rich in allusions to their literary activities. Rossetti's replies are to be found as transcripts included in the Reference Materials section. These letters are especially interesting with regard to their work on Blake in the 1860s. In 1863 the Rossetti brothers completed and published Alexander Gilchrist's biography of Blake, the second volume of which contains a catalogue by William Michael Rossetti of Blake's art which is still respected by Blake scholars. It was also meant to include an essay by Swinburne on Blake's poetry, one which was eventually published, however, as an independent monograph of about three hundred pages (cf. Bonchurch edition, Prose Works, vol. 6), and comprises the first serious full length study of Blake's work in the history of literary criticism.

The date span of these letters is such, 1862-1906, that one has a view of Swinburne's Blake both early and late. He writes to Rossetti on 26 October 1906, for instance, "Have you tackled Vala yet? I might have tackled it in my twenties I don't think I shall at the close of my sixties, though I have not at all outgrown the fascination of Blake." Even today, despite the advent of the Blake industry in literary criticism, readers of every age group are reluctant to tackle Vala, or the Four Zoas. (5)

These letters also exhibit Swinburne's preoccupation with two other matters "exquisitely vexatious to the Christian Britannic mind" (cf. letter of 13 October 1866), the revolutionary politics in Europe, particularly Italy, and the writings of the Marquis de Sade. Swinburne began writing political poetry in earnest around 1867, when he met Mazzini. The Symington Collection includes manuscripts of two poems from Songs before Sunrise (1871), "The Ride to Milan" (bound in a volume entitled "Eyes") and "The Halt before Rome." Various other fragments suggest the same preoccupation, such as the 1889 fragment "Rome and Nola."

The letters to Rossetti are also full of references to the ideas of the Marquis de Sade. Interesting in this third context are Edmund Gosse's copies (in the Reference Materials) of Swinburne's letters, 1860-1902, to Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton, the fifty-seven originals of which are owned by the Marchioness of Crewe in England. (Gosse and Wise edited excerpts of this correspondence for a private printing in 1915.) This series of letters helps to explain the untiring jokes about de Sade in the Rossetti letters. Milnes was famous for his library of erotic arcana, especially the works of Sade. As a poet and biographer in his own right who knew everyone in literary circles and had the wealth to entertain them at his estate at Fryston, Milnes was also, of course, a key figure in introducing Swinburne to the British literary "aristocracy" of the early 1860s. (Between 1959 and 1962 Cecil Lang brought out the six volume edition of Swinburne's letters, of which the Rossetti and the Milnes correspondences form the most substantial parts). (6)

The Original Manuscripts section contains about twenty letters from the art critic and scholar John Ruskin who championed the Pre-Raphaelite movement and admired Swinburne's early poetry. In a letter dated 12 September 1866, at the time of the publication of the first edition of Poems and Ballads, he writes to Hartley Coleridge, "[Swinburne] is so boundlessly beyond me in all power and knowledge." Swinburne's father, Sir John, on seeing the letter to Coleridge, writes back immediately thereafter, in a manner perhaps representative of the "Christian Britannic mind," with regard to his son's poetry, ". . . they contain passages that give us great pain and sorrow . . ." and goes on to wonder why the author could have developed that way: "in early life he was very reverent and intensely admired all things great and beautiful." Ruskin writes back, 18 September 1866, "You ought not to be pained . . . the more I read it, the nobler I think it."

In the context of Swinburne correspondence, mention should also be made of the thirty-eight letters, 1875 to 1898, from the Presbyterian minister A.B. Grosart to the poet, regarding Grosart's well known reprint editions of rare Elizabethan and Jacobean literature. That period of literary history amounted to a virtual obsession on Swinburne's part, beginning with his days at Eton. Indeed, the Symington Collection includes a bound volume, including leaves of a register from the Eton library, showing that Swinburne was already reading those playwrights as a school boy.

Swinburne did some editorial work of his own, among other things, by writing a preface to Charles Wells' play Joseph and his Brethren. Wells, a contemporary of Wordsworth and Coleridge, was not popular in his day, but his play, revived by Swinburne and Rossetti, was much admired after its reprinting in the 1870s. Two letters in the collection relate to this work, one from W. Smith Williams to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, written in the 1860s, and one from F. Pollock, written to Swinburne in 1891.

Swinburne was a master at the imitation of poetic style, whether the satiric couplets of Dryden or the blank verse of the Elizabethan dramatists. The collection contains the manuscript of an early version of one of his Border Ballads (cf. Bonchurch edition, Poetical Works, vol. 3) entitled "Burd Margaret," which is said to have fooled Northumbrian townspeople most familiar with oral traditions into thinking it a genuinely ancient ballad.

Of the Swinburne manuscript fragments the most significant consists of one hundred sixty lines, or about one half, of an early draft of the fifth chapter of the nine chapter epic poem Tristram of Lyonesse (1882) and is entitled "Iseult at Tintagel." This fragment has been used by scholars to demonstrate how relentlessly Swinburne could revise his writing, countering complaints of posterity about redundancy, obscurity and contorted grammar in his poetry.

The collection also includes excerpts of drafts of Swinburne's unpublished translation of Euripides' Cyclops. Swinburne, well schooled in classical Greek, disliked Euripides but admired Shelley, to whom he is often compared, and it is against Shelley's translation, still the standard English version of the play, that his more daring version works and is of greatest interest.

Of similar interest, in the context of Swinburne's classical skills, is the fragment containing two stanzas, showing part of an exchange between Oeneus and the Chorus, from an early draft of Atalanta in Calydon (1865), the verse drama in the classical style which did more than any other publication to secure his fame as a poet. It is bound together with two other manuscript fragments in a volume entitled "Poems and Ballads--MSS--1866."

Swinburne's activity as a novelist has been relatively ignored by literary historians, but the Symington Collection contains some interesting evidence of it. There is, for instance, a two hundred twenty five line manuscript, undated, but probably dating back at least to the 1860s, entitled "Letters, a Novel in Verse." Of more particular note, however, are the proofs, at least one corrected in the author's hand, of the 1901 and 1905 editions of the epistolary novel, à la Laclos, Love's Cross Currents, originally published as A Year's Letters in 1877 under the pseudonym of "Mrs. Horace Manners" in order not to vex his father. With them is to be found a handwritten copy, not Swinburne's, of the final draft of the novel, but with corrections in the author's hand. Several leaves are missing.

The bound volume marked "'My Lady' and other Pre-Raphaelite Poems" provides evidence of the influence of the Pre-Raphaelite-style on Swinburne's art. Swinburne probably wrote these poems just after he had first met Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris when they were working on the Oxford Union murals in 1857. Swinburne championed their style with his review of Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal, published in the Spectator in 1862 and sometimes regarded as the first literary statement of "art for art's sake" in England. He broke with the Pre-Raphaelite aesthetic as early as 1868, but remained close enough to its exponents to feel it necessary to make another break with a refutation of Whistler's art in 1888.

Partly French by extraction and fluent in that language, Swinburne was strongly influenced by French romanticism, particularly the works of Victor Hugo. He wrote almost four hundred pages of essays on Hugo's writings in the course of his career. Of special interest in this regard in the Symington Collection are the bound volume marked "Victor Hugo, MS" and the bound volume of two autograph letters to Swinburne of 1885 and of 1888, the first, from Henry Norman, requesting that he write something on the occasion of Hugo's death. The former volume contains a manuscript page of panegyric verses to Hugo, which begins "This, tho' our praise embalm thee," not the same poem, however, as the published eulogy "To Victor Hugo" in volume 3 of the Poetical Works in the Bonchurch edition. (7) Also in the "Victor Hugo" manuscript volume is a page of notes in French which may not have anything to do with Hugo because they deal simply with erotic freedom.

Other Swinburne fragments present in the Symington Collection reflect the poet's treatment of the imagery of Christianity after his fall from the church while a student at Oxford. Swinburne came from a Franco Catholic background and had been until that time an ardent Catholic. There is a volume of parodic manuscript verses about Christian discipline addressed to Bishop Jackson. Another volume contains an unsigned manuscript entitled "Life after Death." These may, in fact, have been undergraduate exercises, a situation which also suggests itself with regard to the manuscript of verses entitled "Epicurus" and the parody of Arnold's "Empedocles."

Another fragment, entitled "Song," is said to be an effort on Swinburne's part to write a conclusion to Keats' unfinished poem Hyperion. Special Collections and University Archives holds a copy of a rare edition of Swinburne's Hyperion by Swinburne's biographer Georges Lafourcade (X PR5506.H8 1927), containing an essay on Swinburne's relation to Keats. Compared with the fragments reproduced there, the one in the Symington Collection may show the influence of Baudelaire more strongly than the Miltonic strain of Keats' verse. The other pieces with "Song" read as though more directly influenced by Keats' diction. (8)

Yet another Swinburne fragment, beginning "Mother of life and love and death and fear," is strongly reminiscent of "Laus Veneris" (Poems and Ballads, 1866), exhibiting the same stanzaic design as that poem. It is to be found in the bound volume marked on the outside "Manuscripts," and inside "The Holograph Manuscripts of Miscellaneous Verses." (The title of "Miscellaneous Verses" as used here does not correspond to that title as used in the Bonchurch Edition.)

Also included among the Swinburne papers in the Symington Collection is "Notes on the Life of Mary Stuart," a twenty-eight-page notebook about the life of Mary Stuart who captured the poet's imagination in the works Chastelard, Bothwell and Mary Stuart. At the end of this notebook is to be found a fragment of the manuscript of an article Swinburne published on Mary Stuart in The Fortnightly Review in 1882. A fragment in the volume "Manuscripts," beginning "Pass north between the doors of lead and gold," makes mention of Bothwell in its concluding verse.

Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton

Swinburne's lifestyle with Watts-Dunton at the Pines between 1879 and 1909 is most notably captured in print by Max Beerbohm's essay "No. 2 The Pines" in his And Even Now (1920). Reading such an essay prepares one only for disappointment on approaching seven volumes of original letter books of Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton in the Symington Collection, for, despite the fact that he describes himself in at least one letter here as "bohemian to the core," the solicitor's dignified restraint prevents Watts-Dunton from conveying any particularly striking impressions of daily intercourse with his famous companion in the circa 1800 pages (1889-1907) of outgoing letters which are copied into these volumes.

Watts-Dunton's friendship with Swinburne, of course, grew out of his capacity as a solicitor, when Ford Madox Brown recommended his services to the poet in the early 1870s, after Swinburne had become disillusioned with Charles Augustus Howell and also found himself in the process of trying to change publishers from Hotten to Chatto & Windus. The Reference Materials section contains a bound volume of typescripts of letters, marked "Watts-Dunton: Typescripts of letters to and from Swinburne and Chatto & Windus," which were exchanged between Watts-Dunton, Swinburne, and Chatto & Windus and illuminate this period.

The recipients of the letters represented in the Watts-Dunton letter books are indexed alphabetically at the front of each volume. Among those addressed are artists Ford Madox Brown, Edwin Abbey, and Max Beerbohm, authors Hall Caine, Edmund Gosse, Clement K. Shorter, Ernest Rhys and George Meredith, publishers of Harper's Monthly Magazine, editors of Oxford University Press and Dodd, Mead & Co., several typewriter manufacturers, and Swinburne family members (the poet's sisters Isabel and Alice, and his cousin Mrs. Disney Leith, nee Mary Gordon).

These letters touch upon such matters as the commissioning and composition of Shakespeare commentaries by Watts-Dunton and other literary notables of the time for Harper's (cf., for instance, Watts-Dunton's essay on Macbeth in Vol. CXII, no. DCLXXVIII, for November 1906, pp. 813-819); the publication, translation, and possible dramatization of his novel Aylwin, based upon the character of his close friend Dante Gabriel Rossetti (cf. the Rossetti transcripts in Reference Materials, as well as the original letter from D.G.R. to Watts-Dunton, undated, for further evidence of their intimacy); his research on Hungarian gypsies for his novel Carniola (cf. letters to James Webster, Dr. Andrew Moody, Margaret Fletcher, F.L. Liepnick, Andrew McCormick, Bradford Colt de Wolf, and Emil Reich, included here); his role as a solicitor; and Swinburne's attitudes and lifestyle (cf. letters to Arthur Waugh, Arthur Conan Doyle, Chatto & Windus, Henry Arthur Jones, Robertson Nicoll, and Isabel Swinburne).

George Borrow

George Borrow (1803-1881) enjoyed almost as great a popularity in his time as did Byron. This is in part related to his polyglot skills, his dashing appearance, and his love of travel, especially in association with gypsies. He is best known for his travel narratives, The Bible in Spain (1843) and Wild Wales (1862), and autobiographical writings, Lavengro (1851) and Romany Rye (1857). He also published many translations, including two collections of poems from the Danish, a Chinese version of the New Testament, and Targum (1835), a collection of pieces from thirty languages and dialects.

The Symington Collection includes sixty-six Borrow poems, poetic fragments, transcripts and translations of poems, including extracts in Persian, German, and French, of which three leaves are in another hand. It also contains seventy-one prose fragments, including portions of Lavengro and Wild Wales, extracts in Persian, translations from Welsh and Icelandic, and commentaries on religion, folklore, poetry, and philology, some accompanied by typed transcripts. Longer items include "Songs of Scandinavia," an eighty-five-page manuscript of poetic translations, published in 1826 as Romantic Ballads translated from the Danish, and a thirty-six-page manuscript fragment of Romany Rye. There are also letters from Borrow to his stepdaughter Henrietta MacOubrey, 1870s and undated, the draft of a letter from St. Petersburg, 1833, to an unknown recipient, an undated letter about pruning trees (Borrow gained an estate to care for when he married), and a one-page booklist.

Edmund Gosse

In the course of his life, 1849-1928, Sir Edmund Gosse wrote over thirty volumes of literary criticism. The Symington Collection contains undated manuscripts of his introductions to George Borrow's "The Gold Horns" and "Danish Ballads," striking for comments such as that in translating "The Gold Horns" Borrow was making available to the British reader a poem as significant as Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."

Here are also undated manuscript sketches by Gosse of John Ruskin, Christina Rossetti, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, George Meredith, Algernon Charles Swinburne, and others. Gosse was skilled in literary portraiture. The story of dining with Tennyson on 13 April 1877 is especially memorable. The passages on Swinburne were later incorporated into the 1917 biography. All these examples help to exemplify the eye for character which made possible his book-length lives of Gray, Congreve, Donne, Patmore, Sir Thomas Browne, Ibsen, and Swinburne, as well as many shorter sketches of contemporaries.

Gosse was also a popular columnist, essayist, and lecturer. The Symington Collection includes an undated draft of an essay on literary hoaxes, "The Oera Linda Book," eventually published in Cornhill Magazine. (Gosse also writes about this topic in his Studies in the Literature of Northern Europe, 1879). In addition there are lecture notes for "Reading as Recreation," dated 1894, but given often in the course of his career, and for an address to the Association of Library Assistants, delivered in 1906.

Gosse, always a Francophile, was fluent in French and visited the continent often. Also to be found in the collection is a 17-page manuscript from 1891, describing a trip to Alsace-Lorraine. Other travels are vividly recorded as well, as in the eight letters to his wife Nellie, 1881, describing a visit with Robert Louis Stevenson and his family in Scotland, bound in the volume marked "Robert Louis Stevenson." (The researcher will also in this context wish to consult the volume of six letters, with transcripts, from Mrs. R.L. Stevenson to Gosse, 1895-1907, expressing gratitude for his financial and emotional support after her husband's death.)

André Gide's Letters to Edmund Gosse

André Gide (1869-1951) first became aware of Gosse's literary acumen and Francophile tendencies at a public reception during one of Gosse's trips to France in 1904, the year Gosse was appointed Librarian of the House of Lords. Although Gide wrote to him in that year, their correspondence began in earnest in 1909, after Gosse had read Gide's novel La Porte Etroite. It reminded him keenly of his own struggles to liberate himself from a narrow Protestant upbringing, the theme of his 1907 work Father and Son (cf. the letter of 21 December 1870 from his father Philip Gosse). Liberation was to become the motif of a correspondence which lasted until Gosse's death in 1928. Although separated by practically a generation in age from his French counterpart, Gosse was not prevented by his Victorian upbringing from appreciating Gide's moral candour, in fact, supporting his coming out in his writings of the 1920s.

Gide and Gosse enjoyed their first extended visit together in 1911 in London. During that same year Gosse was invited to visit Gide for the first time at his house in Pontigny. They saw one another often after that, the last time being in Paris in April 1928, a month before Gosse's death. Gide was permanently grateful to Gosse for championing his work at a time when it was unknown and little received. Gosse first brought Gide to the attention of English readers in an article in the Contemporary Review in 1909, but enhanced his reputation especially in the famous concluding essay of Portraits and Sketches, published in 1912.

Their extent correspondence consists of 34 letters from Gosse, now in the Jacques Doucet Library collections in Paris, and fifty-four letters from Gide, three of which--20 September 1916, 15 January 1925 and 28 April 1928--are in the Brotherton Collection at Leeds University. Of the letters by Gide in the Symington Collection, twenty-two belong to the pre-war period, eighteen to the war years, and ten to the post-war era. The third group is evidence of the most searching exchange between the two friends. These letters were translated, edited, and published in 1959 by Linette F. Brugmans as The Correspondence of André Gide and Edmund Gosse, 1904-1928.

Other Original Letters to Gosse

The Symington Collection contains at least one hundred more letters to Gosse from friends and literary associates, spanning the years 1877-1927. Four are from American novelist William Dean Howells in 1883, 1884 and 1904. Howells encouraged Gosse to make a lecture tour of America in 1884 and 1885. That tour was so successful that Gosse was offered professorships at both Harvard and Johns Hopkins, although he refused both to accept a chair in English literature at Cambridge University which he held from 1885 until 1890.

Also in regard to his American lecture tour is a letter from Matthew Arnold of 9 February 1885. Another letter from Arnold, dated 3 March 1885, pertains to Gosse's Scandinavian research and scholar friends. Gosse learned Norwegian in order to read Ibsen, whom he introduced to the British public with a biography in 1907, but he also studied Danish.

Gosse and Henry James were good friends and corresponded enthusiastically about literary matters. The collection includes many transcripts of their correspondence (in print since 1988). One of the original letters pertains to the occasion of a Gosse lecture on the Brontës, a copy of which he sent to James as a present. James writes back on 12 June 1903, thanking him for the "bibliographic pearl" and quipping, "It was time the fatal sisters should have a smile play over them--sullen as I yet figure their 'psychic' response."

Many of the letters to Gosse in the Symington Collection pertain to his entry for Swinburne in the Dictionary of National Biography and to his full length biography, The Life of Algernon Charles Swinburne, published by MacMillan in 1917. Gosse first made Swinburne's acquaintance in the late 1860s in London by submitting poems to him for approval. By 1875 he had established friendships with the entire Pre-Raphaelite circle. Two letters, both of 1917, exemplify the reception of his Swinburne biography, one from H.J. Grierson and another from W.P. Ker.

Other letters reflect Gosse's patient survey, while researching Swinburne, of the poet's surviving acquaintances. There are several letters from Lord Redesdale, all dated 1912, as well as a manuscript leaf recounting Redesdale's memories of the poet as he had known him as a school boy. (Gosse eventualy wrote a separate essay on Redesdale's memories of Swinburne.) One of two letters of July 1915 from R.W. Raper delightedly relates the details of one of Swinburne's visits to the noted Plato scholar and Oxford professor Benjamin Jowett. A letter from May Morris, also from this period, vividly recalls her childhood impressions of Swinburne lying in the grass in the orchard behind her father's house, his fiery hair spread out around him, laughing, as she and her sister sprinkled him with rose petals. Yet another letter, 17 April 1917, from Alice Bird, wife of Swinburne's doctor, relates Swinburne's wish to build himself an anti-Victorian tower seven stories high in which the seven deadly sins would be committed daily.

While writing his Swinburne biography Gosse, with Thomas J. Wise, was also preparing extracts from the Swinburne correspondence for publication. The Original Manuscripts section includes an autograph letter written by Stéphane Mallarmé's daughter Genevieve Bonniot to Edmund Gosse around the time, about her father's correspondence with Swinburne in 1875-1876, when the latter contributed his "Nocturne," an original poem in French, to La Republique des Lettres. (9)

Further evidence of Gosse's cosmopolitan role in international belles lettres is a letter of 12 September 1908 from Tolstoi's secretary V. Tchertkoff about a lecture Gosse gave as chairman of the British Tolstoi Celebration Committee, on the occasion of Tolstoi's 80th birthday.

Among the other autograph letters to Gosse in the collection are thirty-nine, 1894-1925, bound in one volume, from Maurice Baring, relating to his poetry and his travels. Baring was foreign correspondent for the Times in 1912 during the Balkan Wars, hence an accomplished observer of the world around him. Inserted occasionally with a letter is the manuscript of a poem just completed, one of which is apostrophizes Gosse.

Another writer represented among these original letters is poet and playwright John Drinkwater, four of whose letters to Gosse, all dated 1917, are bound together in a volume of yet more letters to Clement K. Shorter along with various reference materials. Drinkwater became famous in 1918 with the documentary drama Abe Lincoln, one of a series of historical plays which also included Mary Stuart, Oliver Cromwell, and Robert E. Lee.

Gosse had notable political friends, especially Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane of Cloan (1856-1928), for whom Symington transcribed three volumes of his letters to Gosse, 1904-1928, included in the Reference Materials section. In addition to his work at the bar, twice serving as Lord Chancellor, Haldane was a published author of philosophical treatises and was well read in belles lettres. (Among the drafts of Gosse memoirs included in the collection is an account of Haldane's trip to Berlin in 1906.)

Also of interest in the context of Gosse's scholarly activity in the political sphere are the almost twenty original letters of Mary Ponsonby, 1901-1903, many describing Victoria's temperament and lifestyle, for an article Gosse prepared about the queen after her death.

In the Reference Materials section there are transcripts of Gosse letters to and from another fifty correspondents, including such names as the poet Robert Bridges, letters of 1877-1924, the painter Ford Madox Brown, 1877-1884, novelist Thomas Hardy, 1886-1918, novelist Henry James, 1894-1914, and Swinburne, 1871-1894, among others. Of special note here are the transcripts of letters, 1895-1927, exchanged with Thomas James Wise. Most of Gosse's original correspondence is to be found in the Brotherton Collection at Leeds University, where about a thousand correspondents are represented.

Laetitia Elizabeth Landon

L.E.L. (1802-1838), popular in England in the 1820s and 1830s, was a child prodigy who turned out verse from an early age. She first published her work in W. Jerdan's The Literary Gazette at the age of sixteen. Once affluent, her family was in dire straits after her father's death in 1820, depending upon her literary output for support. She became known for such long poems as "The Fate of Adelaide," 1821, "The Improvisatrice," 1824, and "The Golden Violet," 1827. She also wrote fiction such as Romance and Reality, 1831, and Francesco Carrara, 1834. She married George MacLean, governor of South Africa, and moved to Cape Coast Castle in 1838, where she died in the same year. (Landon's life is documented in the biography Letty Landon by Helen Ashton.)

The Landon papers in the Symington Collection originally belonged to T. Crofton Croker (1798-1854), an Irish antiquary, illustrator, and author who worked as a clerk at the admiralty in London during Landon's heyday. She regarded him as a literary advisor. He was also a personal friend of Sir Walter Scott, among others. The bound volume in which these papers survive contains annotations by Croker and others.

This volume includes eighty-three letters, 1827-1838, from Landon to Croker, which relate to her literary activity. Typescript copies are in an accompanying volume. Also to be found here are manuscripts of poems, some in Landon's hand, but unsigned and undated, as well as three manuscript pages of literary reviews by Landon, submitted to The Gentleman's Magazine when Croker became editor. They remained unpublished. There are also thirty-one pages of proofs, corrected in Landon's hand, of her poem "The Zenana," published posthumously in Robert Fisher's The Drawing Room Scrapbook. (10)

The Landon papers in the Symington Collection also include letters to Croker (undated) from W. Jerdan, from Robert Fisher (1832) and from Landon's brother Whittington (1837), as well as letters to both Croker (1839) and Landon (1829) from Mrs. A. Thomson, antiquary and friend of the Landon family. In addition there are letters from Landon to Croker's wife and to the Countess Blessington.

Among the reference materials bound in this volume are a transcript of a letter to Croker, 1839, from Cape Coast Castle, containing a water-color sketch of Landon's grave, press clippings about Landon's death, engravings of Landon and Croker, and a chronology by Symington of Landon's contributions to literary annuals.

Henry Arthur Jones

There are over five dozen original letters, 1884-1900 and undated, from British dramatist Henry Arthur Jones (1851-1929) to theatre critic Clement Scott in the Symington Collection. Although written early in Jones' career, which extended into the 1920s, they are interesting evidence of the theatre revival going on in England at the turn of the twentieth century. The critical consensus of his time was that his play The Liars (1897) was his best work, but he was also well known for The Tempter (1893), The Case of Rebellious Susan (1894), and Michael and his Lost Angel (1896). Jones created a stir among Victorian theatre-goers by attacking Victorian prudery, showing in one of his plays a clergyman guilty of adultery. Jones, once drawn to socialism by his early friendship with William Morris, drifted to the opposite extreme with material success and was often at odds with the more left-wing ideological goals of his Irish counterpart, George Bernard Shaw. There is included here a caricature of the two parrying with swords.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

This American poetess (1855-1919) was the daughter of a Wisconsin music teacher turned farmer. She briefly attended the state university, but took up writing full-time at the age of eighteen to help support her family. She is said to have headed the "Milwaukee School of Poetry" from around 1880 and is associated with the "Erotic School" as of 1888. She published numerous poetry collections, including Maurine (1876), and Poems of Passion (1883), as well as an autobiography, The World and I (1918). Wilcox was compared to Swinburne and Whitman in her time, in what was regarded as her assault on Victorian reserve, an issue which seems especially dated when one discovers that she was lambasted for using the word "kiss" in her poetry.

The Wilcox papers in the Symington Collection include six letters to British poet Arthur O'Shaughnessy (1844-1881), dated 30 January, 19 June, 5 October, and 14 November 1876, 15 November 1880 and 13 February 1881, describing her travels, her literary tastes, and her ambitions and struggles as a poet. Wilcox was so devoted to her husband's memory that she tried repeatedly to contact him through spiritualists after his death, and her autobiography deals almost exclusively with the period after their acquaintance began. Hence the letters to O'Shaughnessy, which pre-date that time, are a valuable addition to our knowledge of her career. Also included here are undated manuscripts of two poems, "Rain" and "A Dream," originally inserted into the O'Shaughnessy correspondence. Among the reference materials bound in the volume with the letters are first printed copies or extracts, in the form of clippings, of sixteen other poems, and the record of an undated journalistic debate of Wilcox with Harriet Monroe, reprinted from The National Magazine.

Harriet Martineau

This British writer (1802-1876) was the daughter of a Norwich manufacturer of Huguenot origin who raised her a Unitarian. She traveled extensively as an abolitionist in ante-bellum America, as well as in Egypt and the Middle East. She wrote on religion, political economy, social history, women, mesmerism, and education. Her published literary works include popular children's stories and an autobiography.

The bound volume of her papers in the Symington Collection contains an engraving of Miss Martineau, a caricature showing her with her cat, and five autograph letters and a fragment, including a letter to an unknown recipient (Mr. Rathbone of Liverpool?), dated only "Monday night," concerning her journalistic activities, a letter to Mr. Rathbone, dated only "Friday night," thanking him for several books, a lengthy postscript to a letter to Miss Mitchell, dated 1832, concerning subscriptions to a published lecture series, and two letters to Miss Hennell, 17 April and 23 June 1860, concerning her editorial activities and opinions of several books, as well as a note of 1863, ordering some fabric from Messrs. Wilson & Co.

Included in the Symington Collection Supplement is a letter from Martineau to Marianne Finch, 27 March 1853, concerning Finch's new book, An Englishwoman's Experience in America (1853), women's rights, and John Jane Smith Wharton's book, An Exposition of the Laws relating to the Women of England (1853).

Clement K. Shorter

British journalist and author Clement King Shorter (1857-1926), famous for his biographical work on the Brontës and his collaborative efforts with Thomas James Wise in collecting their papers, edited a portion of the Illustrated London News in the 1880s, the Sketch in the 1890s, and The Sphere, which he also founded, from 1900 until his death. The Original Manuscripts section includes almost forty letters, 1914-1925, from Paul Lemperly to Shorter about book-collecting, as well as a letter from Alice Meynell, undated, about his Brontë work. Transcripts of his correspondence with Watts-Dunton in the Reference Materials section also relate to the latter.

While associated with The Sphere, Shorter corresponded with poet Walter de la Mare. The collection contains eight letters from de la Mare, 1920-1923, relating to his literary activities, as well as to such matters as a visit with Thomas Hardy (cf. also a letter to Shorter from Hardy, dated "Good Friday, 1900"). Another contributor to The Sphere, John Drinkwater, is represented by over two dozen letters, 1914-1922, accompanied by transcripts. All relate to his poetic output, although none of the manuscripts originally inserted in these letters is present, only transcripts of them. One other letter in this group of interest, written to Shorter on 17 October 1892 by poet Robert Bridges, concerns the composition of a tribute to Tennyson.

Transcripts of letters to Shorter from Watts-Dunton, Thomas Hardy, and the author of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie, are also to be found in the Reference Materials section.

Elizabeth "Guggum" Siddall (Mrs. D.G. Rossetti)

On 11 February 1862, Elizabeth Siddall, a strikingly beautiful woman and talented artist, died of an overdose of laudanum, possibly a suicide, after two years of marriage to Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Swinburne testified at the inquest. During the funeral on February 17th in Highgate Cemetery, Rossetti laid a volume of manuscript poems into the open coffin. He was to have the coffin reopened seven years later in order to retrieve them for publication.

The Symington Collection includes about three dozen letters (plus draft responses) regarding Mrs. Rossetti, all sent to W.T. Freemantle, who, fascinated by the circumstances of her death and funeral, did genealogical research on her for a lecture in her hometown of Sheffield in 1912. Several letters, November-December 1911, from the Sheffield Literary and Philosophical Society cover the details of arranging for this lecture. These papers include the lecture notes (in various sizes). Some of the letters were exchanged in the course of his research. An example of this type of exchange is a letter from one Reverend Spink of a church in Sheffield where Freemantle hoped to find the baptismal records of Mrs. Rossetti's parents.

Yet others of these letters are filed under the name of Violet Hunt whose mother was a close friend of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Because of his lecture, Freemantle was locally acknowledged as the expert on Rossetti's wife, so Hunt was writing to him in the context of her book on the Pre-Raphaelites. Some of Hunt's letters are also inscribed with Freemantle's notes. At that time, in 1923, Mrs. Rossetti's own work was on exhibit at the Tate Gallery. There is also an exchange with William Michael Rossetti in 1911, relating to these drawings.

The Reference Materials section contains three folders of biographical materials collected by Freemantle in the course of his research.

Robert Southey

Robert Southey (1774-1843) became poet laureate in 1813, thanks to the mediation of his friend Sir Walter Scott, after a prolific career as a poet and historian. He is best remembered for such poems as "The Curse of Kehama" (1810) and "Roderick, the Last of the Goths" (1814), on the positive side, as well as for the disastrous eulogy of George III, "The Vision of Judgment" (1821), on the less happy one. (It was notoriously parodied by Lord Byron.) Southey also knew Wordsworth from living as his neighbor in the Lake District, where he cared not only for his own family but for Coleridge's wife and children as well, after the latter poet abandoned them.

In addition to an undated draft of Robert Southey's delightful poem about Napolean's Russian campaign, entitled "The March to Moscow," there are twelve original letters, February 1798 to April 1799, from Robert Southey's good friend, Grosvenor Bedford, a writer and civil servant whom Southey met while a pupil at Westminster School, the most prestigious boy's school in England (along with Eton) at that time. Together they authored an article against flagellation in a school publication, an essay for which Southey was later expelled. The two friends corresponded for over forty years, and their letters are rich in allusions to the literary and social concerns of their time.

Single Manuscripts

There are about five hundred people represented in the collection by only one or two items, an autograph letter and/or a manuscript fragment. Unlike the larger groupings of original material, which are related in one way or another to nineteenth and early twentieth century literature, these items are eclectic in range both as to date and as to subject area. Included are letters and/or manuscripts by artists, noblemen, politicians, authors, editors, businessmen, and scientists, dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.

Among the single items are a number of documents, both signed and unsigned. The researcher will find, for instance, two Commonwealth documents from 1654 and 1658 written on parchment and decorated in ink. A more unusual item from that century is a portion of a document dated 1668 regarding power of attorney for a women named Elizabeth Hobart. Also of interest are a promissory note, dated 13 December 1692, a copy of a certificate, dated 1783, signifying the end of Richard Woodhouse's apprenticeship to a London vintner, a copy of a will from 1780, an undated memo having to do with the duty upon tallow candles, a petition from 1743 having to do with landholders, and an 1847 military commission. There is also a section of a coroner's report from the year 1778 relating to an aging squire (Thomas Gerard) who shot one of his servants in the middle of the night, thinking that a robber was breaking into his bedroom.

Of interest in the context of military history is a letter from Theodore Gordon, dated 22 January 1823, regarding the auditing of public accounts for the British army which had "served in North America." There are also items relating to Guillaume Brune, a general in Napolean's army who was killed at Waterloo, Sir John Byng, Earl of Strafford, who served in Wellington's campaigns, and General Sir William Gomm, who fought against the French at Waterloo.

With regard to heads of state, there is a portion of a document in German containing an autograph of Friedrich II (Frederick the Great) of Prussia, undated, as well as an early copy of Queen Elizabeth's opinion about the keeping of treaties, undated, and letters from Jean Pierre Boyer, president of the Republic of Haiti, and Guy Carleton, governor of Quebec. There are also quite a few items relating to the British nobility, often accompanied by engravings of their mansions, as well as their autographs and portraits.

In the area of art and artists are to be found an undated letter from the French romantic painter Eugene Delacroix and an edifying letter from John Ruskin to George Boyce written in 1854, critiquing the use of light and shadow in Boyce's sketches of Venice. There is also a letter from F. Leyland, one of the principal customers for the paintings of Dante Gabriel Rossetti during his lifetime. In addition there are sketches by one Richard R. Brown, as well as letters of Fred Barnard, an early Dickens illustrator, and of caricaturist Alfred Crowquill. The painters represented here are too numerous to list exhaustively, but include Lady Katherine Bell, Robert Anning Bell, Robert Beattie, John Boaden, Joseph Cartwright, W.T. Davey, and others. One real novelty is a letter from 1827 by architect Jeffry Wyattville regarding the design of the clocks in Windsor Castle.

The items relating to authorship are many and varied as well. There is, for instance, an undated portion of a letter of recommendation written by Victor Hugo. Also to be found here are the notes for a libel trial from the 1850s involving the poet Walter Savage Landor, famous for his literary and political quarrels. There is also a fragment of a note by Anne Thackeray, inscribed on the back of a portion of a letter. Of special interest for Bram Stoker devotees is a letter from a reviewer named Addison Bright in 1890 when Stoker was manager of the Lyceum Theater in London but had not yet written Dracula (1897).

On the business side there are items of great variety, including a letter from one Alfred Gibson about buying violas, a letter from Henry Fauntleroy about a banker just hanged for forgery, a letter from Elizabeth Eastlake about the Governesses' Benevolent Institution and a letter of 1773 from one J. Tempest to one Thomas Plumbe about the purchase and maintenance of phaetons. Among the businessmen of most relevance to the provenance of the collection are a number of antiquarians, including Humphry Rolleston, member of the Royal College of Medicine, who writes in a letter of 1924 about medical bibliophiles interested in diagnosing the ailments from which famous writers suffered.

There are scarcely enough items of interest to the religious historian for this category to be included here. Examples include letters from a curate of the Rugby School named E.M. Goulburn, a Bishop of Litchfield named Samuel Butler, and a biblical scholar named William Trollope.

Historians of science will find a surprising number of mid-nineteenth century items relating to geology and fossil hunting in the British Isles, most of which derive from the papers of Caleb Burrell Rose. The names include Thomas Amyot, John Brown, Henri Milne-Edwards, Edward Parry, Caleb Burrell Rose, Harry Seeley, Joshua Trimmer, Searles Valentine Wood, Henry Woodward, and Samuel Pilkworth Woodward. The Rose folder includes a broadside advertising his lecture of 1854 on "The Eye of Man and Animals," given at the Mechanics Institute in Downham.

Also relevant to the science category is a letter of Henry Oldham from 1843, for anyone interested in the early days of obstetrics, as well as an annotated portrait of Dr. Walter Charlton, physician to Charles II, a letter from Thomas Bryant, head of the Royal College of Surgeons, and a 1750s letter from Malcolm Flemyng about work on the anatomy of the horse. There is also an item written by William Cubitt, civil engineer and inventor of the treadmill. Other disciplines represented here include optics (John F. Goddard), ornithology (John Gould), farming (George Dempster), astronomy (William R. Hamilton), and botany (J. Stewart).

Supplement

In 1959 the Rutgers University Libraries purchased from Symington another group of materials, largely from the papers of Sir Edmund Gosse, now to be found in the Supplement to the Original Manuscripts. This material includes a set of photographs showing Gosse at home in his study in Regents Park, in a group portrait with Oliver Wendell Holmes, and on a visit to his friend André Gide in Pontigny.

The Gosse materials in the Symington Collection Supplement also include press releases by Gosse and galley proofs of essays with corrections in his handwriting, as well as reviews of some of his best known works, including his first book of poems, On Viol and Flute. Among the materials in the folders marked "Documentation" are to be found papers relating to his receipt of a French honorary degree at the Sorbonne in 1925, together with the transcripts of a diary kept by a friend who had accompanied him on that occasion. Although there is manuscript material in the other documentation folders, none of it is in Gosse's handwriting. The material in the folder marked "Miscellany" includes a tiny envelope containing testimony of the christening and the death of Gosse's favorite kitten Yoland.

Also to be found in the Symington Collection Supplement are three Gide letters to Gosse from the war years, as well as a letter from Harriet Martineau to Marianne Finch about feminism, dated 1853.

THOMAS JAMES WISE CORRESPONDENCE

The second group of material in the Symington Collection, letters received by Thomas J. Wise between 1886 and 1933, documents the influence of the greatest bibliographer and book-collector of his time in the English-speaking world. Most of this correspondence affords an overview of Wise's affairs in the 1920s and 1930s, although some material dates back to his earlier career.

There are, for instance, twenty letters, 1886-1912, from H. Buxton Forman, which date from the time when both Forman and Wise were active in the Shelley Society. (11) As members of that group they helped to edit Shelley's manuscripts. The letters from Forman are of special interest because Forman is suspected of collaborating with Wise on his forgeries. One from 17 February 1890, for instance, documents the locations of the three William Morris poems which Wise and Forman were to forge into a first edition pamphlet. There are other places in the letters which are more indirect but also suggestive, having to do with the technical problems of their printing projects. Barker and Collins in their sequel to the Carter and Pollard study An Enquiry into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets (1934) have pointed out the main evidence in the Buxton Forman correspondence for his complicity with Wise.

Ironically, Wise was regarded as the authority on others' attempts to hoodwink the antiquarian consumer, as demonstrated here in letters such as one from Sydney Cockerell, 1931, regarding that role, from Edward B. Hall, 1930, concerning Swinburne forgeries in particular, from Constance K. Fletcher, 1932, about pirated editions, and, most notably, from Harriet Gaylord, 1933, requesting further information about the origins of the Reading edition, 1847, of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's sonnets, the forgery upon which Carter and Pollard made their first breakthrough in their investigations of Wise.

The more typical correspondence ranges from simple invitations to requests to visit his library on the part of researchers from England, America, Europe and even India, working on topics to which the unpublished holdings of Wise's Ashley Library were necessary. Among these are to be found letters from such individuals as May Morris (1931) who was writing a book on her father, John Livingston Lowes (1929) when he was working on Coleridge, Arthur Waugh (1930) while writing his biography of Gosse, and John H. Ingram (1907 and 1910), noted for his research on Edgar Allen Poe. Many letters consist of descriptions of books for sale, requesting advice about their proper price. Some of these are from professional bookdealers, such as Chapman & Hall and Quaritch, but most are from private owners who need money. There are many examples of letters from libraries which are acknowledging receipt of Wise's catalogues on such figures as Pope, Byron, Dryden, the Brontës, Landor, Swinburne, and others. There is also a run of about ninety letters from the public library in Hampstead, where Wise lived, many of which pertain to materials borrowed from the Ashley Library for local exhibitions.

The Reference Materials section contains transcripts of Wise's correspondence with Gosse, about .33 cubic feet, 1893-1928. In addition to their wealth of information about the market for books and manuscripts, and about the activities of Swinburne's two editors, these letters illustrate the cultural prejudices and presuppositions of a successful literary critic and a top-ranking bibliographer in the first quarter of the century in England.

REFERENCE MATERIALS

The reference materials in the third group include copies of bibliographic catalogues and of title pages for writers ranging from the Brontës to Joseph Conrad. The copied Conrad title pages are of special interest because some show the author's signature, coming from presentation copies to Thomas J. Wise.

There is an abundance of newspaper clippings, especially relating to the Brontës. These tell of such things as the activities of the Brontë Society, especially the opening of the museum at Haworth and the placement of a memorial panel of stained glass for Charlotte Brontë in Haworth Chapel, but also document film and stage adaptations in the 1930s of the Brontës' lives and works.

Among the reference materials here are also nine folders on Sir Walter Scott, containing assorted clippings, pictures and caricatures, copies of illustrations to his novels, biographical and bibliographical data, facsimiles of several letters and manuscript pages, and copies of articles from The Border Magazine, Cornhill Magazine, and SMT Magazine devoted to Scott on the occasion of his centenary in 1932. Symington did original research and editorial work on the papers of Sir Walter Scott.

Another curiosity included here is a set of genealogical tables for Richard Monckton Milnes which demonstrate his distant relationship to Mrs. Gaskell, Charlotte Brontë's biographer.

Much of the Reference Materials consist of transcripts, some handwritten, but most of them typed, of letters which were still largely unpublished in 1948 when Rutgers acquired the Symington Collection. Some of the most outstanding, such as a selection of Henry James' letters to Sir Edmund Gosse, have only been in print since 1988. Among the people whose correspondence is represented by these copies are George William Fairfax and his family (Yorkshire nobility who settled in Virginia in colonial times and repatriated to England around 1900), Edmund Gosse, Thomas J. Wise, George Gissing, Max Beerbohm, Thomas Hardy, Oliver Wendell Holmes, A.E. Housman, William Dean Howells, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, George Meredith, John Singer Sargent (who did a portrait of Gosse), H.G. Wells, Arthur Symons, the Brontës, the Rossetti brothers and Christina Rossetti, Edward Clodd (a banker intimate with late nineteenth century London literary circles), John Addington Symonds, Bram Stoker, Mary Russell Mitford, John Ruskin, Robert Southey, and George Moore.

The transcripts are often in sets. In addition to the James letters to Gosse, mentioned above, which are in two folders, there are, for example, fifteen folders of letters in transcription from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, nine of them (including one volume) addressed to Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton.

Some of the transcripts, such as those of Brontë correspondence, primarily letters from Charlotte written after the success of Jane Eyre had made her famous, still have research value. The thoroughness of Brontë scholarship has been such that even the essays in French which Charlotte Brontë wrote while in Belgium for M. Heger (included in this group as transcripts together with his corrections) have since been published and even translated. However, a complete edition of Brontë letters has yet to appear.

The Brontës' letters were slow to be unearthed. The collection contains a transcript of a letter from M. Heger to Ellen Nussey (7 September 1863) advising against the publication of Charlotte's letters. Ellen Nussey herself was resistant to the activities of dealers and collectors. There is a transcript of a letter dated 29 January 1894 which reads, "I am growing very angry with Mr. Shorter and his professed friend Mr. Wise -- If they do not mend their doings, it will be serious for them by and by. They are not shewing themselves gentlemen." Ellen Nussey sold Wise her Charlotte Brontë letters and then claimed that they had been stolen.

Especially interesting in the context of Brontë letters is a bound volume containing a copy of an essay by the Brontës' mother Maria on the subject of poverty, together with the transcript of a letter to their father beginning "My dear saucy Pat."

In addition to transcripts of Brontë letters, the Reference Materials contain copies of articles by Brontë Society members, scholars, and admirers from academic and popular sources. They range in style from the undocumented sentimental outpourings of T. Wemyss Reid, the veritable founder of the Brontë cult (copied from MacMillan's Magazine in September 1876), to an extract from the more serious study by C.P. Scott of the structure of Wuthering Heights, published by the Woolfs in 1926 at Hogarth Press.

There is also a bound volume of about eighty extracts from the letters of Mrs. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, Charlotte's first biographer. Their quantity suggests that Symington may have been working on her biography. Anyone interested in Mrs. Gaskell will also want to consult the two volumes in the Original Manuscripts section containing autograph letters by her, her husband, and her daughter, although there are none there to the Brontës. (Mrs. Gaskell knew Charlotte for only a short time before her death in 1855.) Two of the autograph letters, from Mrs. Gaskell to John Stuart Mill, relate to a controversy that arose between them over a reference in her biography of Charlotte.

Of particular interest outside Brontëana are sets of transcripts of letters by authors now considered too minor to be edited, such as the blind poet Philip Bourke Marston (1850-1887), represented here by a bound volume of transcribed letters to Algernon Charles Swinburne which are full of enthusiastic impressions upon reading his poetry and of his aspirations in that medium. Swinburne's other correspondents are also well represented in these transcripts, including not just such important connections as John Nicoll, but also the more private Rabelaisian ones, such as Charles Augustus Howell and Michael Field, a friend who tried transvestism. There are also transcripts of many letters from Lady Jane Swinburne to Watts-Dunton, full of gratitude for Algernon's rescue.

Another example of unpublished but interesting material is the bound volume of transcripts of letters, 1880-1914, together with reference material relating to Hall Caine (1853-1931), a British novelist from the Isle of Man, popular in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, who befriended Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1881 to become his secretary until Rossetti's death in 1882.

Filed at the end of the Reference Materials are .8 cubic feet of transcripts of family papers of the Fairfax family. Symington did genealogical research for Lord Fairfax, who had returned to Britain to be naturalized as a British citizen around the year 1900. These transcripts show that Fairfax's ancestors include the famous Cromwellian General Sir Ferdinand Fairfax of the seventeenth century, as well as the Fairfaxes of Fairfax County, Virginia, who befriended the young surveyor George Washington in the early eighteenth century, only to become estranged again when Washington exhibited revolutionary tendencies against the British crown. The Fairfaxes had been long standing members of the Yorkshire nobility. Symington's research may have served to aid Fairfax in regaining his peerage after his return to England.

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Notes

(1) This text was written in 1990, with only selected later changes.

(2) This story is the first of ten chapters. Manuscripts of the other chapters are in the Brotherton Library at Leeds University, the Brontë Museum in Haworth, and the Ashley Library Collection at the British Museum.

(3) Tradition holds that Wise tore up Branwell Brontë stories and scattered them all over the world. This may or may not explain the missing page.

(4) The Rutgers University Libraries own three private printings of Branwell Brontë manuscripts, all acquired with the Symington Collection: one, 1923, is John Drinkwater's edition of Branwell's translations of the first book of Horace's odes; the second, 1925, titled The Leyland Manuscripts (ALEX PR4168 .B76L4), consists of Branwell's letters to the sculptor Joseph B. Leyland, written between 1842 and 1848, one of which is signed with the name of Northangerland; and the third, 1924, is of his novel fragment "And the weary are at rest . . ." (X PR4174 .B2A7).

(5) Of particular interest in this context is a letter filed under the creator's name in the Original Manuscripts section, addressed to Edmund Gosse from the Shakespeare critic A.C. Bradley in 1917, written after reading Gosse's new life of Swinburne. In the letter Bradley remarks that although he usually finds Swinburne's effusions impenetrable, he is impressed with the intellectual acuteness and strength of the Blake commentary.

(6) In the context of Swinburne's friendship with Milnes, the researcher will want to consult the sixty-odd letters of Milnes, filed in the Original Manuscripts section, addressed to Robert Browning, Lady Sidney Morgan, and others.

(7) There is a volume of seventy Hugo illustrations, with duplicates, in the Reference Materials section. It is one of a limited edition published in London by Nichols in 1895.

(8) Swinburne is usually compared with Shelley, not Keats, as in Leslie Brisman's article "Of Lips Divine and Calm: Swinburne and the Language of Shelleyan Love," in Harold Bloom's anthology of critical essays, The Pre-Raphaelite Poets (New York: Chelsea House, 1986), pp. 205-218.

(9) Special Collections and University Archives at Rutgers owns a copy of a private printing by Thomas J. Wise in 1913 of Swinburne's letters to Stéphane Mallarmé (X PR5513 .A34). In these letters there is also mention of the possibility of Swinburne's contributing something about Blake. Nothing under Swinburne's name ever appeared, but Lafourcade speculates (p. 240 of his 1932 biography of Swinburne) that Swinburne's French poem "Nocturne" was not actually the only work by that poet to appear in Mallarmé's journal. There is an article on "des artistes estranges" (meaning Blake and Swinburne) with a byline of "Herbert Harvey" which he thinks may have been a pseudonym for Swinburne himself.

(10) Special Collections and University Archives at Rutgers holds an example of this series with "poetical illustrations by L.E.L." (X AY11 .F533D3 1840).

(11) The researcher will not want to overlook the volume of William Michael Rossetti's letters in the Original Manuscripts section which contains a draft of a letter to Percy Florence Shelley from the year 1889 requesting a loan to keep the Shelley Society afloat, accompanied by a note to Thomas J. Wise, the Shelley Society secretary, instructing him to copy, sign and send it.

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Container List

Box 1 : Abbot, Charles [Baron Colchester]-Beresford, Elizabeth
Box Folder
1 1 Abbot, Charles [Baron Colchester]
ALS (2 pages), to John T. Abbott, 5 June 1861
Subject: thanks for account of arms of Suffolk branch of Abbots; enclosing impressions of two old family seals. Enclosures not present.
Box Folder
1 2 Abel, Frederick Augustus
AN (1 page), to Mr. Hogg, 18 April 1866
Subject: Hogg's letter; "not in possession of data which would be of any service"; gun cotton.
ALS (2 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 25 August 1880
Subject: Mr. Ansell's instruments.
Form of signature used: F.A. Abel.
Clipping (biographical), undated
Box Folder
1 3 Abercromby, Ralph
DS [in German], 14 March 1794
Receipt approved by Abercromby. Form of signature used: Ra: Abercomby.
Box Folder
1 4 Achilli, Giacinto
AN (1 page), to "Secretary of the General Post Office," 20 May 1850
Subject: change of address.
Holograph MS (1 page) [in Italian; signed by Achilli], 13 April 1853
Form of signature used: G. Achilli.
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
1 5 Adair, Alexander
ALS (2 pages), to Sir Robert Harland, 27 May 1826
Form of signature used: Alex Adair.
View of Flixton Hall in Suffolk, the Seat of Alexander Adair Esqr., 1787
Note in pencil on verso: This print added since. Wm H B [i.e., William H. Booth?].
Box Folder
1 6 Adair, Hugh Edward
ALS (3 pages), to unknown recipient, 15? October 1848
Subject: clerkships in Public Offices; Mr. Dickerson. Accompanied by a biographical clipping.
ALS (1 page), to William Alexander, 26 December 1861
Subject: appointment. Stamped envelope included.
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, 18 February 1862
Subject: sending copy of Revised Minute.
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, 21 December 1865
Subject: appointments to rural post offices made on recommendation of Adair's brother.
Photographic portrait [of unidentified man], undated
Box Folder
1 7 Adair, Robert Alexander Shafto [Robert Adair, Baron Waveney]
ALS (1 page), to J? B. Ross, 10 January 1855
Subject: possibility of leasing adjacent properties for a hospital.
Form of signature used: A. Shafto Adair.
AN? (1 page), to [D.H.] Booth, [June 1880]
Form of signature used: Col: Lord Waveney.
Box Folder
1 8 Aikin, John
ALS (2 pages), to Cadell & Davies, 25 February [no year]
Subject: criticisms of manuscript probably sent to him by publishers for reading to see if worth publishing -- history of the English constitution.
Enclosure (manuscript) not present.
Form of signature used: J. Aikin.
Portrait of John Aikin, M.D., 1823
Clipping (biographical), undated
Box Folder
1 9 Aikin, Lucy
ANS (1 page), to Mrs. Fletcher [i.e., Eliza Fletcher?], undated
Subject: sending cap for expected "stranger." Accompanied by a modern transcript.
Clipping (biographical), undated
Box Folder
1 10 Aitken, George Atherton
ALS (4 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 18 August 1912
Subject: Swinburne; The Hind and the Panther. Text of letter from Henry Kingsley regarding Swinburne included.
Form of signature used: G A Aitken.
Box Folder
1 11 Alexander, Michael Solomon
AN (1 page), to Henry -----, [November 1841]
Text: "With Mr. Alexander's kind Regards. / We have engaged a Governess."
Written inside a prepaid postal envelope (addressed to someone at the Admiralty, Somerset House) that includes red sealing wax bearing these initials: MSA.
Box Folder
1 12 Alexander, William
LS (1 page) [in French], from unknown sender, 23 June 1863
Envelope included, either for this letter or the next one.
LS (2 pages) [in French], from unknown sender, 28 June 1863
ANS (1 page), from Sir Charles Dalrymple, 11 March 1898?
Clippings (3 items), undated
Box Folder
1 13 Allan, Thomas
ALS (1 page), to Thomas Thomson, 20 December 1824
Subject: autographs.
Enclosures (three autographs) not present.
Box Folder
1 14 Allen, Miles Button
ALS (4 pages), to Lord Sydney [Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney], undated
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Envelope, undated
Folded sheet of paper, formerly sealed, bearing Allen's name or signature.
Box Folder
1 15 Allen, Nathaniel
ALS (3 pages), to William Travis, 24 December 1813
Box Folder
1 16 Allen, William
Pencil sketch (1 page), undated
Box Folder
1 17 Alley, Jerome
ALS (2 pages), to Thomas Cadell, 11 December 1825
Box Folder
1 18 Allnutt family
ALS (2 pages), from M. Allnutt to his daughters [Jane and Ellen?], 3? February 1837
Subject: Horsley's picture; London so dark in the middle of the day that shops had gaslighted. Carte-de-visite of M. Allnutt pasted into letter.
ALS (2 pages), from Eleonora Allnut to "My dear Sir" [unknown recipient], 19 January [18]58
Subject: granddaughter has been severely burnt so must postpone seeing them.
Box Folder
1 19 American Microscopical Society
ALS (1 page), to the President of the Royal Microscopial Society, 17 February 1871
Box Folder
1 20 Amyot, Thomas Edward
ALS (4 pages), to [Caleb Burrell Rose], 12 March 1853?
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Form of signature used: Thomas Edwd. Amyot.
Autograph or clipped signature, undated
Form of signature used: Thomas Amyot.
Box Folder
1 21 Anderson, John Ford
ALS (2 pages), to H. R? Custance? [Curtance?], 20 January 1874
Form of signature used: J Ford Anderson.
ALS (2 pages), to H. R? Custance [Curtance?], 23 January 1874
Form of signature used: J Ford Anderson.
Box Folder
1 22 Anderson, John Robertson.
ALS (1 page), to Miss Drummond, 16 June 1843
Form of signature used: JR Anderson.
ALS (1 page), to J. Cooper, 3 September 1849
Form of signature used: JR Anderson.
Portrait of Mr. Anderson in Hu[r]on, 1840
Box Folder
1 23 Anderson, Robert
ALS (1 page), to J. Tayleum?, 21 April 1840
Box Folder
1 24 Andre, D.
ALS (1 page), to [Mr. Booth], undated
A note on the item identifies Booth as a bookseller.
Box Folder
1 25 Anstey, Christopher
AL (2 pages), to Cadell & Davies, 10 May 1821
Subject: wants balance due on account of his father's publications, The Pleader's Guide, and works of his grandfather.
Clipping (biographical), undated
Box Folder
1 26 Anstey, John
ALS (1 page), to Cadell & Davies, 18 June [1796]
Subject: returning proofs; corrections.
Box Folder
1 27 Anstice, Mr.
AL (1 page), to [Hans Bush], 21 May [no year]
The first initial in the wax seal on the integral address leaf is an "E."
Box Folder
1 28 Anstruther, William
Clipped signature, 8 January 1629
Fragment of a printed leaf.
Box Folder
1 29 Appleby, Thomas
ALS (1 page), to Messrs. Vernor, Hood & Sharpe, 17 May 1811
On paper reproducing the title page of Memoirs of the Principal Events in the Life of Henry Taylor.
Box Folder
1 30 Archer, William
ALS (3 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 30 November 1861
ALS (2 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 21 December 1861
Clippings pasted inside.
ALS (3 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 19 February 1868
Box Folder
1 31 Arenas, Baron de
ALS (1 page), to Marquess de la Cruz, 15 May 1824
Box Folder
1 32 Armfield, George [George Armfield Smith]
ALS (1 page), to Royal Academy porter, 30 July 1840
Form of signature used: G. Armfield.
Exhibitor's ticket, 1841, for Royal Academy exhibition
Issued to Mr. G. Armfield.
Box Folder
1 33 Armstrong, William George [Baron Armstrong]
ALS (2 pages), to Addison Potter, 16 March 1861
Subject: arrangements for borrowing a model gun.
Form of name used: W.G. Armstrong.
AN (1 page), 7 April 1867
Subject: addition of his name to a committee for a testimonial.
Form of name used in text: Sir W Armstrong.
Box Folder
1 34 Arnold, George Benjamin
Form of signature used in letters: George B. Arnold.
ALS (3 pages), to W. H. Turk?, 9 August 1875
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Cummings, 29 April 1881
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 21 July 1884
ALS (4 pages), to Mr. Cummings, 20 May 1896
Subject: "little hesitation in proposing Mr. Prendergast as a Member"; living "a quiet life at Winchester"; feels he has not "been altogether fairly treated as a Composer"; [Wilhelm] Langhans' opinion of his music.
Box Folder
1 35 Arnold, Matthew [bound volume]
Portrait of Matthew Arnold, undated
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Cooke, 31 March 1879
Subject: vote, lecture.
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. [Edmund] Gosse, 9 February 1885
Subject: meeting with Mr. Carnegie, American lectures, Scandinavian friend.
Envelope, to Edmund Gosse, [3 March 1885]
Laid in volume.
ALS (3 pages), Mr. [Edmund] Gosse, 3 March [1885]
Subject: Sir George Dasent has read Dr. Ipsen's translation of "Balder Dead"; would like to master Danish when he retires; thank Mr. Ipsen and ask if he will allow Arnold to send him complete edition of his poems then being printed.
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Tuckerman, 28 October 1887
Subject: have read your lines and see no objection to your reprinting them.
Caricature [of Matthew Arnold], undated
Broadside, announcing lectures on Matthew Arnold by Edmund Gosse, 1896
Portrait of Matthew Arnold?
Lecture ticket [of "Mr. T. J. Wise"], for lecture on Matthew Arnold by Edmund Chambers, 1931
Reference materials--typed transcripts of 16 letters, 1861-1889, sent by Arnold to Robert Browning, undated
Reference materials--clippings, 1888 and undated
Box Folder
1 36 Asquith, H.H. [Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith]
ANS (1 page), to Dolly [Dorothy Mary Gladstone, Viscountess Gladstone], 21 November 1907
Subject: invitation for herself and Herbert to come for dinner and bridge playing.
Form of signature used: H.H.A.
A stamped envelope, also initialed by Asquith, accompanies the note.
Box Folder
1 37 Atkinson, William
ALS (1 page), to Jabez Hogg, 25 January 1883
Box Folder
1 38 Audley?, Thomas
DS (1 page), 17 July 1646
Signed as a witness.
Form of signature used: Tho: Audeley?
Box Folder
1 39 Aumonier, Stacy
ALS (1 page), to Clement Shorter, 5 July [1923]
Subject: copy of Odd Fish enclosed per Shorter's request; a story, for submission to Shorter, that is finished and being typed.
Photocopy of original, which is tipped into a copy of Odd Fish, Being a Casual Selection of London Residents / Described & Drawn by Stacy Aumonier & George Belcher ([London]: Wm. Heinemann Ltd., 1923) that is inscribed by Aumonier to Shorter.
Box Folder
1 40 Austen, John
TLS (1 page), to Dr. [sic] [W.T.] Freemantle, 31 October 1921
Subject: forwarding Freemantle's note to Mr. Robinson of Scarborough elicited the enclosed response; two books sent by Robinson available for Freemantle to pick up. Accompanied by a stamped envelope and a draft reply, 1 November [19]21, by Freemantle.
ALS (2 pages), from Wm. Robinson to Mr. Austen, 22 October [19]21
Enclosure in previous item.
Box Folder
1 41 Austin, Alfred
ALS (4 pages), to [Mr. Chapman?], 1 October 1878
ANS (1 page), undated
Accompanied an offprint filed in Reference Materials section.
Clippings (2 items, one biographical), undated
Box Folder
1 42 Austin, Gilbert
ALS (3 page), to [William Bulmer], 11 November 1805
Form of signature used: G. Austin.
Includes a notation by the recipient regarding his answer.
Box Folder
1 43 Aylesford, Earl of [Heneage Finch]
Bookplate, undated
Box Folder
1 44 Ayrton, William
Form of signature used in letters: W. Ayrton.
ALS (1 page), to "My dear Carlisle," 19 April [no year]
Subject: introduces M. Alexandre Vattemare, who comes highly recommended; has proposal of importance for literary and scientific world.
ALS (3 pages), to [John Crosse, Jr.], 2 November 1817
Subject: congratulations on marriage. Typescript copy appended.
Box Folder
1 45 B.
Holograph MS (3 pages), "Charade" [poem], undated
Signed "B." Beneath a crossed out, initialed note ("Bronté" so my father told me) is written: Browning? / Benson?
Box Folder
1 46 B., J?
AL (2 pages), to [Sidney Thomas Irwin], undated
Signed with the sender's initials only.
Box Folder
1 47 Bader, Charles
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Hogg, 28 March 1855
Box Folder
1 48 Baillie, Herbert?
ALS (2 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 17 May 1876
Subject: attendance of Hogg at a dinner to honor Sir Joseph Fayrer.
Form of signature used: H? Baillie.
Box Folder
1 49 Baillie, Joanna
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Madam," 23 October [no year]
The recipient is either a Mrs. Alderson or, at least, the sister-in-law of a Mr. Alderson. Miss F[anny?] Head, a houseguest, is mentioned in the letter, which was sent from Hollybush Hill.
Form of signature used: J Baillie.
Box Folder
1 50 Baker, Hatty
ALS (2 pages), to "Madam" [Sala?], 11 December 1895
Box Folder
1 51 Baker, William
ALS (4 pages), to C.J? Fox, 27 May 1782
Receipt, from Corns. Willson, 28 May 1782
Relates to subject of letter.
Clipped signature, undated
Box Folder
1 52 Ball, Robert
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, 12 February 1851
Form of signature used: R. Ball.
Box Folder
1 53 Barber?, Samuell?
DS (1 page), December 1646
Includes further notation, with signature, of William Tey.
Box Folder
1 54 Baring, Maurice [bound volume]
Holograph MS (82 pages), Das Weisse Gepäck, undated
Typed note at front of volume: The original manuscript of the quotations used in Have You Anything to Declare?
Holograph note by J. Alex. Symington at front of volume: "This vol. was, I think, given to Sir E. Gosse. T.J.W. gave it to me."
Box Folder
1 55 Baring, Maurice
Printed poem with edition statement (1 page + 1 page), "Tristam and Iseult," undated [but 1904?]
The edition statement is a signed, handwritten note by Baring: Of this edition four copies only were printed on white paper. This is no. 3.
Holograph MS (2 pages) [initialed by author; in French], untitled [poem], undated
Photocopy of original included in volume of transcribed Baring letters in Reference Materials section.
ALS (1 page plus enclosure), to [Edmund Gosse?], 2[9?] April [1904]
Subject: sending John envelopes in Russian; enclosing sonnet Gosse has already revised [printed copy of "Tristram and Iseult" with emendations].
Form of signature used: M.
Photocopy of original included in volume of transcribed Baring letters in Reference Materials section.
ALS (3 pages), to "Beloved Cherub [?]" [i.e., Edmund Gosse?], 2 or 7 November [19]06
Subject: response to a published review.
Most of the letter, which is written in red ink, is in verse.
Form of signature used: MB.
Photocopy of original, which is tipped into a copy of Baring's Poems: 1914-1917 (London: Martin Seckler, 1918).
ALS (1 page plus enclosure), to [Edmund Gosse?], 21 April 1917
Subject: encloses copy of poem "In Memoriam A. H." [with author's corrections in ink] from The New Statesman of 7 April 1917; glad Gosse liked it; prize at Eton.
Form of signature used: M.
Box Folder
1 56 Barlow, George Hilaro (physician)
ALS (3 pages), to [Caleb Burrell Rose], 7 September 1844
Form of signature used: G.H. Barlow.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
1 57 Barnard, Frederick
ALS (1 page), to George Dalziel, 3 March 1878
ALS (2 pages), to Messrs. Dalziel, 19 September 1881
ALS (2 pages), to Messrs. Dalziel, undated
ALS (3 pages), to Edward Dalziel, undated
Print [a proof based on a drawing by Barnard], undated
Clippings (3 items, some biographical), 3 October 1896 and undated
Box Folder
1 58 Barnes, Lewis
TLS (1 page), to W.T. Freemantle, 31 October 1913
Accompanied by a stamped envelope.
Box Folder
1 59 Barney, Danford
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient [a periodical editor], circa 1918
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Men and Stars" [poem], circa 1918
Fair copy, signed; probably an enclosure in accompanying letter.
Box Folder
1 60 Barrett, Frank
ALS (1 page), to W? [i.e., William] Tinsley, 18? March 1882
Subject: terms for copyright (for 12 months) to his three volume novel For Love and Honour to be issued under the name of Francis Addison.
Box Folder
1 61 Barrow, John
ANS (1 page), to unknown recipient [but likely Henry Ellis, whose annotation is at the top], 16 November 1830
Portrait of Sir John Barrow, 1847
Box Folder
1 62 Barrymore, A.
ALS (1 page), to Lady [not stated, but the sender's mother], 20 May [no year]
Box Folder
1 63 Bastian, Henry Charlton
ALS (3 pages), to unknown recipient, 15 September 1867
Form of signature used: H. Charlton Bastian.
Box Folder
1 64 Bateson, Vaugh [bound volume]
Typescript (circa 80 leaves), "Something More of Kipling" [edited by J.A. Symington], undated
Typescript (1 leaf + 21 leaves), "Kipling and the Doctors," undated
Typescript (26 leaves), "Masonry and Magic of Rudyard Kipling," undated
Reference materials--inserted photographs, clippings, copies of letters and ephemera
Box Folder
1 65 Bathurst, Henry [Bishop of Norwich]
ALS, to "Dear Elwin," 4 May 1820
Form of signature used: H: Norwich.
Address leaf (fragment), 1810
Franked item postmarked 4 June. Form of signature used: H: Norwich.
Adhered to an address leaf fragment dated 1829.
Address leaf (fragment), 1829
Franked item postmarked 8 July. Form of signature used: H: Norwich.
Adhered to an address leaf fragment dated 1810.
Portrait of Bathurst, 1830
Portrait of Bathurst, undated
View of the City of Norwich [including cathedral], 1827
View of Norwich Cathedral, undated
A small broadside that includes descriptive text.
Clippings (2 items, biographical), undated
Box Folder
1 66 Bayley, John
ANS (2 pages), to Mr. Mutlow, 8 June 1821
Box Folder
1 67 Beatson, William
ADS (1 page), undated
Portrait of General Beatson, undated
Box Folder
1 68 Beattie, Robert
ALS (2 pages), to [Mr.] Crouchley [i.e., John Barber Crouchley?], [1842?]
Form of signature used: Rob Beattie.
Accompanied by an envelope fragment.
ALS (1 page), to [Mr.] Crouchley [i.e., John Barber Crouchley?], [1843]
Form of signature used: R Beattie.
Box Folder
1 69 Beaumont, John
ALS (1 page), to Major Blaquiere?, 14 November 1815?
ALS (1 page), to Thomas Wilkinson, 20 October 1817
ALS (1 page), to Thomas Wilkinson, 6 November 1817
Box Folder
1 70 Beaumont, Thomas Wentworth
ALS (2 pages), to "Ch. Lupin" [?], undated
Form of signature used: TW Beaumont.
Box Folder
1 71 Beaumont, William Spencer
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Sala, 11 January 1890
Form of signature used: W. Spencer Beaumont.
Box Folder
1 72 Beckett, Edmund [1st Baron Grimthorpe]
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Vulliamy [Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy], 2 May 1838
Form of signature used: E. Beckett Denison.
Biographical notes written in pencil on integral address leaf are by William H. Booth?
Box Folder
1 73 Beckford, William
ALS (2 pages), to James Christie, 10 October 1822
Subject: Messrs? Nieuwenhuys?; his recent conduct; congratulations accepted; will now "pursue [his] love of art with redoubled ardour."
Formerly attributed to William Godwin.
Box Folder
1 74 Beckwith, Henry
ALS (1 page), to [Josiah French], [1841]
Subject: apology for not replying sooner; "you shall very shortly receive your Picture."
Form of signature used: HS Beckwith.
ALS (1 page), to [Josiah] French, undated
Subject: not able to come to Windsor just to see the picture, but can look at it some other time when in Windsor; can likely come to an agreement for finishing the plate.
Form of signature used: H Beckwith.
Box Folder
1 75 Beddoes, T.P.
These items accompanied by Edmund Gosse's note: Papers referring to Thomas Lovell Beddoes.
ANS (2 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 13 May 1922
Subject: appointment for dinner or lunch with Beddoes and his older brother, to include the showing of letters that might be of interest.
ANS (1 page), to [Edmund] Gosse, 16 May 1922
Subject: appointment to call upon Gosse.
Business card, undated
Box Folder
1 76 Bedford, Grosvenor Charles
Form of signature used in letters: G.C.B
ALS (1 page), to [Robert] Southey, 9 February 1798
Subject: apartment for Southey.
ALS (3 pages), to [Robert] Southey, 5 March 1798 and 7 March 1798
Subject: "of all the dear bargains that one makes surely Experience is the dearest purchase of all. . . . Happiness & Virtue are but synonyms. . . ."; Sundays schools useless and frivolous.
ALS (2 pages), to [Robert] Southey, 14 April 1798
Subject: Carlisle says the story of the Parsnips is all nonsense; working hard on a Committee of Finance; swears; admires Philosophers in easy chairs; sonnets.
ALS (3 pages), to [Robert] Southey, 11 May 1798
Subject: thanks for book, two pages written by William Wynn; Lewis wishes to publish "The Maid of the Inn," "Rudiger," and "Lord William." He doesn't like "Jaspar"; sends Romance by Florian for translation; Chapelain; Land tax; pagination of Southey's book not good; bad grammar discreditable for author; defection of Burgundy.
ALS (3 pages), to [Robert Southey], 29 May 1798
Subject: love for Mary not reciprocated; in depths of despair; wants a letter from Southey.
ALS (3 pages), to [Robert Southey], 31 July 1798
Subject: letter of Anthony Carlisle; his love life; Wynn; concern for Edith (Southey's wife).
ALS (3 pages), to [Robert] Southey, 21 August 1798
Subject: reverie; Leopold Count Berchtold gave book for Southey "Descrizione del nuovo Rimedio contro la Peste"; Roscoe's address spoken by Holman on Liverpool stage.
ALS (4 pages), to [Robert Southey], 4 October 1798
Subject: illness; celebration of Nelson's victory; Bonaparte and the war.
ALS (4 pages), to [Robert Southey], 4 January 1799
Subject: friendship; at 26 he has no one to fix his attentions on; Lovers' Vow; old woman of Berkeley.
ALS (3 pages), to [Robert Southey], 6 March 1799 and 11 March 1799
Subject: thanks for book; "Jaspar" and "Lord William"; convinced that he could write a good drama; Eclogues; his own Odes; life of Empress Catharine in three volumes very entertaining; suicide of a mutual friend.
ALS (3 pages), to [Robert Southey], 6 April 1799 and 21 April 1799
Subject: thoughts on dramatizing; looking forward to few days' trip with Southey.
ALS (3 pages), to [Robert Southey], 26 April 1799
Subject: Friend Smith has given him a share in a merchant ship; ambitions.
Bookplate? of Grosvenor Bedford, undated
Box Folder
1 77 Beffin, Sarah
Clipped signature, undated
Adhered to the following item.
Broadside, undated
Subject: "The celebrated Miss Beffin, miniature painter, who was born without hands and arms! is now exhibiting during the fair. . . . Each visitor will be entitled to a specimen of her writing."
Imprint: T. Romney, Printer, Bridge-road, Lambeth.
Trimmed at edges and adhered to blue paper.
Box Folder
1 78 Begbie, Harold
Holograph MS (2 pages) [signed by Begbie], "Racing Sun" [poem], undated
Clippings (2 items, some biographical), 8 October 1929 and 9 October 1929
Reference Material -- Bibliographical data
Box Folder
1 79 Bell, George Joseph
ALS (3 pages), to Cadel[l] & Davies, April 1797
Box Folder
1 80 Bell, John Zephaniah
Form of signature used in most of the letters: Jno. Zephaniah Bell.
ALS (2 pages), to Henry Howard [of Royal Academy], April 1834
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, April 1836
ALS (1 page), to H[enry] Howard, 17 August 1841
ALS (3 pages), to Henry Mogford, June 1857
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, undated
Box Folder
1 81 Bell, Jonathan
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 4 January 1828
ALS (2 pages), to A. Cooper, 9 January 1828
Box Folder
1 82 Bell, Lady Katherine
ALS (1 page), to William Carrol, [1819]
Box Folder
1 83 Bell, Robert
ALS (3 pages), to [Benjamin Webster], 26 August 1847
Written at Milan.
Form of signature used: R. Bell.
ALS (4 pages), to unknown recipient, 1 June 1864 and 18 June [1864]
ALS (3 pages), to Benjamin Webster, 4 April [no year]
Box Folder
1 84 Bell, Robert Anning
ALS (3 pages), to "Dear Sir" [William H. Booth], 26 November 1897 [i.e., 1896?]
Subject: designing a bookplate for the recipient; Lord Leighton's bookplate; enclosed samples [not present].
With added note: Ackd. / Decr. 1st 1896.
ALS (3 pages), to "Dear Sir" [William H. Booth], 2 December 1896
Subject: glad that a bookplate design is wanted; making a bookplate for the recipient, including printing options; has never had a [bookplate] drawing engraved "& should rather like to."
With added note: Ackd. / 5.12.96 / to me Wm. HB?
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient [William H. Booth], 29 April 1897
Subject: likes the copperplate prints; they reproduce the drawing well; his thanks for same.
Box Folder
1 85 Bell, Robert Charles
ALS (3 pages), to T.F. Dibdin [Thomas Frognall Dibdin], 1 April [year uncertain, but circa 1823?]
Form of signature used: Robt Bell.
ALS (3 pages), to T.F. Dibdin [Thomas Frognall Dibdin], 18 December [year uncertain, but circa 1823?]
Form of signature used: Robt. Bell.
Box Folder
1 86 Bellamy, John
Holograph MS (1 page), [text from Bellamy's memorial monument], undated
With added note: "Given to me by his widow--RW"
Box Folder
1 87 Bellangé, Hippolyte
ALS (1 page) [in French], to unknown recipient, 1? July? 1856
Form of signature used: Hte. Bellangé.
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
1 88 Bennett, John Hughes
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 13 February? 1866
Form of signature used: J. Hughes Bennett.
Photographic portrait of Prof. Bennett, 1860s?
ALS (1 page) [excerpt], to Jabez Hogg, 1868
Box Folder
1 89 Bennett, Philip, Jr.
ALS (3 pages), to unknown recipient ["My dear Lord"], 21 July 1841
Subject: newspaper's incorrect report of offensive language used by Bennett in reference to the recipient.
View of Rougham Hall, undated
Clipping (biographical), undated
Box Folder
1 90 Bennett, William
ALS (1 page), to H[enry] Mogford, 10 May 1856
Subject: two watercolors sent for Crystal Palace exhibition; title and price of each.
Box Folder
1 91 Benson, Arthur Christopher
Form of signature used: A. C. B.
ALS (1 page), to [Edmund] Gosse, 26 June 1910
ALS (3 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 23 March [19]12
ALS (4 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 26 March 1912
Box Folder
1 92 Beresford, Elizabeth
ALS (1 page), to Mrs. Knox, 16 September 1824
Box 2 : Betham, Matilda-Borrow, George
Box Folder
2 1 Betham, Matilda [Mary Matilda Betham]
ALS (3 pages), to [Miss Betham in Shipley, Derbyshire], 20 April 1832
Part of the letter is actually a poem that begins: The Rose too quickly snatch'd away.
Box Folder
2 2 Bildt, Baron de [Carl Bildt]
Form of signature used in letters: Bildt.
TLS (1 page), to [Edmund] Gosse, 2 January 1907
Subject: Swinburne proposed for Nobel Prize by Gosse and other members of Society of Authors; will do all he can as member of Academy.
ALS (3 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 3 September [19]08
Subject: seeks assurance that Swinburne would not refuse the Nobel Prize (e.g., because Kipling received it before him), "if it was offered him."
ALS (2 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 12 September 1908?
Subject: Gosse's letter and its usefulness in convincing some of his colleagues regarding the Nobel Prize for S[winburne], although Bildt is "handicapped by not being on the spot when the decisive battle comes."
ALS (3 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 24 October [19]08
ALS (4 pages), to [Edmund Gosse], 31 May [no year]
Box Folder
2 3 Bird, Alice L.
ALS (2 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 17 April 1917
Subject: thanks expressed for a copy of Swinburne's biography; admiration for Gosse's writings about Swinburne; Swinburne's wish regarding the seven deadly sins.
Box Folder
2 4 Birrell, Augustine
Transcript of letter by Algernon Charles Swinburne.
Holograph copy of letter (2 pages), from A.C. Swinburne to Frederick Locker-Lampson, 17 May 1871
With pencil notation: from Augustine Birrell / Jan 24. 1919. Text of letter appears in Augustine Birrell, compiler and editor, Frederick Locker-Lampson: A Character Sketch (London: Constable and Company, 1920), pages 134-135.
Box Folder
2 5 Black, William
ALS (2 pages), to W. Theodore Watts [Theodore Watts-Dunton], 19 February [no year]
Subject: invitation to a small, private dinner Black is planning, if Gosse can come, to be held at the Reform Club.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
2 6 Blanchard, Laman [Samuel Laman Blanchard]
ALS (4 pages), to unknown recipient, undated
Box Folder
2 7 Blessington, Lady [Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington]
AN (3 pages), to Mr. C[harles?] Martin, 14 February 1844
Subject: approval of a request from Martin to make a sketch.
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2 8 Boaden, John [bound volume]
Holograph list (1 page) of Boaden paintings [for exhibition?], undated
Holograph price list (1 page) of Boaden paintings [for exhibition?], 25 September [no year]
Subject: pictures entitled: The Little May Queen, A Blind Girl, Portrait of a Lady.
ALS (1 page), to R. B. Davis, circa 1830
Subject: Price list of pictures by John Boaden.
ALS (1 page), to P. Myall, circa 1830
Subject: requests ticket of admission for Lt. Col. Norcliffe to private exhibition of Society of British Artists.
Clipped signature [from a letter?; includes 2 lines of text], undated
Print, "The Village Queen" [after a J. Boaden painting], undated
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2 9 Booth, William H.
Holograph MS (5 pages), "Index of autograph letters to Caleb B. Rose, Esq.," 1 October 1918
Next to four names in the list are notations stating "I have other letters in other vols" or "see other letters in vols" or "I have other letter or letters in another vol." which imply that Booth owned a larger autograph collection. Next to one other listing he indicates: "& portrait added since." As part of another entry: "Transferred to my bookplate Coll."
Form of signature used: Wm. H. Booth.
At least 41 of the letters and broadsides listed in this index are included in the Symington Collection; each of them includes a number in pencil that is referenced in this index. Because the typed headings on the inner folders containing these letters follow Booth's information (for each person's form of name, life dates and occupation) very closely, it appears that other autographs in the Symington Collection, housed in similar folders, might also have been owned at one time by Booth.
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2 10 Borrow, Ann
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, 26? May 1834
Subject: death of her (Ann Borrow, mother of George Borrow) son, John, and referring to arrears in pay due him; other son, George, at St. Petersburg.
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2 11 Borrow, George
AL (2 pages), to "Reverend Sir" [Francis Cunningham], 18 [October 1833]
Draft of a letter from St. Petersburg, Russia.
Subject: transcribing a manuscript of the Old Testament belonging to Baron Schilling, for the Bible Society, details as to his progress, referring to Scotch missionary Mr. Swan, and to the Russian language and the Russian people.
AL (2 pages), to [stepdaughter] Henrietta [MacOubrey], 6 March 1873
Subject: stepdaughter's illness; advises port wine.
AL (1 page), to [stepdaughter] "Henrietta," 1870s?
Subject: rent, and sending of check.
AL (3 pages), to [stepdaughter] "Henrietta," undated
Subject: documents.
AL (1 page), to [stepdaughter] "Henrietta," undated
Subject: informing her she may buy him a large silk handkerchief; to visit her.
AL (4 pages), to [stepdaughter] "Henrietta," undated
Subject: on expedition; one of farm cottages in ruins; visit to neighbors', brother's loss of money through failure of bank.
AL (2 pages), to [stepdaughter] "Henrietta," undated
Subject: tenant for farm.
AL (1 page), to [stepdaughter] "Henrietta," undated
AL (1 page), to [stepdaughter] "Henrietta," undated
Envelope, to Mrs. [Henrietta] MacOubrey, 28 February [18]77
Addressed by Borrow.
AL (1 page), "to the public," undated
Subject: a letter depreciating close pruning as injurious to trees.
Fragment of a draft. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
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2 12 Borrow, George
Travel journal (32 pages), 14-16 October [1858]
Pertains to Inverness-shire, Scotland. The October 14 entry (which makes up all but nine lines of the manuscript) describes a prodigious 46-mile walk from Loch Laggan, along the Spaen, Loch Lochy, and Loch Oich, to Fort Augustus, completed in a single day, nearly half of the distance in rain and darkness. The writer notes in detail his observations of local antiquities and scenery, conversations with persons encountered, etc. Text printed 1924 in Norwich Edition of Borrow's Works, volume 16 (pages 558-569).
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2 13 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Ad Patriam" [poem], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "The Adventures of Twin Shon Catti" [prose], undated
Fragment. A criticism.
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2 14 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Athelstan" [prose], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Athelstan" [prose], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (3 pages), "Athelstan" [prose], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
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2 15 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (1 page), "Beowulf" [poem], undated
Accompanied by a typed transcript and a typed note. Untitled prose on verso.
Holograph MS (1 page), untitled [prose], undated
On verso of "Beowulf." Note with leaf identifies prose text as: referring to the Russian Story of "Ivanushka the Fool."
Holograph MS (2 pages), "The Berro Perdo Ireland. No. 1" [prose], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by holograph title leaf and a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (8 pages), "The Bible in Spain" [prose], undated
Fragment of an essay. Pertains at least in part to Egypt?
Holograph MS (1 page), "But after long pain. . . ." [untitled poem], undated
Holograph MSS (1 page + 1 page; 2 pages), "The columns broke. . . ." [untitled poem] with "The elected angels and the happy souls" [untitled poem] on verso; also separate leaf for "The day my Lady into Heaven. . . ." [untitled poem], undated
The fragments "The elected angels and the happy souls" and "The day my Lady into Heaven did glide" are different versions of the same text.
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2 16 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Concerning the number of his Loves" [poem], undated
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (1 page), [Cumric legends] [prose], untitled
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (4 pages), [Danish kings] [prose], untitled
Fragment.
Holograph MSS (1 page each), "The De la Bole" [short story] with "The Pisgey and Midwife" [short story] and ["Slaughter or Slovel bridge"] [prose], undated
Three texts on one folded sheet. Accompanied by typed transcripts.
Holograph MS (5 pages), "Diderik and Olger the Dane" [poem], undated
At head of title: IV.
Typescript (1 page), "Dirge on John the Thatcher" [poem], undated
Includes emendations in pencil.
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2 17 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (1 page), "Druidism, Ireland" [prose], undated
Fragment. Includes integral title leaf.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (1 page), [an encounter with a country surgeon] [prose], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MSS (4 pages + 2 pages + 5 pages), "The End of Sivard Snareswayne" [poem] with "Mimmering Pan" [poem] and "From the land now saileth Grimmer" [poem], undated
Three texts headed "X," "XI" and "XII." The first two poems end on the recto of a leaf that bears the first page of the next poem on the verso. The recto of the first leaf is blank, except for an added note: "Printed in the Grimmer & Kamper pamphlet." The spelling of "Snareswayne" is used consistently.
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2 18 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay concerning Hiberno, Spaniard], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MSS (2 pages + 1 page + 1 page), [essay fragments], undated
Fragments: Borrow's reflections whilst looking at a lake (2 pages); commentary on not comparing "walking on the level ground to mountain ranging"; and an account of the scenery, etc., on one of George Borrow's walks. The longest item is accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (1 page), [essay on Alonso, servant of many masters], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on an Irishman's lineage], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (1 page), [essay on ballad of "Buena Ventura"], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
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2 19 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on Ben Nevis], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MSS (1 page + 1 page), [essay on Danish ballads] with "Men only [sought?] to know at first. . . ." [poem] on verso, undated
Essay text is a fragment?
Holograph MS (15 pages) [in German], [essay on "David Eldavid"], undated
Fragment? Note by Symington: "a Jewish story of a False Messiah, evidently copied by Borrow out of some strange German-Jewish Rabbinical book, being an account of a certain false Messiah."
Accompanied by a typed transcript of a letter (8 December 1913) from Edmund Gosse to [Thomas J.] Wise that relates in part to the text of this manuscript.
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2 20 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on DeFoe's "Captain Singleton"], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on Iolo Goch], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (13 pages), [essay on Ireland], undated
Fragment. Concerns legends of Finn, the Icelander, Finn Magnussen, Bran and the Black Dog, The Lay of the Chase, the Welsh story of Taliesin, etc.
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on Ireland], undated
Fragment. Deals with poets mentioned in history of sons of Usmach, the Lay of the Chase, Dermod O'Connor, etc.
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on Ireland], undated
Fragment. Concerns Irish writers in English, Irish poetry in the 18th century, Irish alphabet, etc.
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2 21 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on Ireland], undated
Fragment. Deals with early Irish history, the Tuatha de Dannan, the Milesians, the Firbolg, Amerghia, Lughad, Roigne, Feircei.
Holograph MS (15 pages), [essay on Ireland], undated
Fragment. Remarks on the Irish language, etc.
Holograph MS (15 pages), [essay on Ireland], undated
Fragment. [Symington's note: This MS. touches upon following points: Early Irish Missionaries, Early Irish Poets, The Point Spenser, Speculations on the names of O'Nial and O'Rourke, Elizabeth and her attempt to subdue Ireland. . . .]
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2 22 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on Ireland], undated
Fragment. Concerns rhyme and alliteration in Irish poets, St. Columba, early Irish poets, Dallan and Seanchan.
Holograph MS (3 pages), [essay on Ireland], undated
Fragment. Concerns the legends of Finn.
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on Ireland], undated
Fragment. Concerns the Irish and Welsh language.
Holograph MS (3 pages), [essay on Ireland], undated
Fragment. Concerns the king of Denmark. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (1 page), [essay on languages], undated
Fragment. Concerns [Arabic language, etc.].
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2 23 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (4 pages), [essay on legends of Finn], undated
Two prose fragments. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (4 pages), [essay on literature of Europe, Manx people, etc.], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (1 page), [essay on Mrs. Townsley], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on one of the feats attributed to Klim (Russian folk story)], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (1 page), [essay on Peterbro Cathedral], undated
Fragment.
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2 24 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (1 page), [essay on Roman Catholicism in Ireland], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (1 page), [essay on St. Patrick], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (10 pages), [essay on Simon de Montford, the Pope, Catholicism, gypsies, etc.], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (4 pages), [essay on the derivation of the name of Edna], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (1 page), [essay on the frog and the hero (a Russian tale)], undated
Fragment.
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2 25 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (1 page), [essay on the Isle of Anglesey], undated
Fragment.
Photocopy of Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on the languages of Europe], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Original leaf, formerly in the Symington Collection, exchanged with Sir Angus Fraser in 1989.
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on the origin of the Finns], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on the use of "Mac" and "O" in names], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (2 pages), [essay on Wales], undated
Fragment.
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2 26 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (3 pages), [essay on Welsh and Sanskrit], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (4 pages), [essay on youth], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (3 pages), [essay regarding a certain man. . . ], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (2 pages), [untitled essay], undated
Fragment. A description of the animals called morses.
Holograph MS (4 pages), "Finn and the Damsel, or the Trial of Wits" [poem], undated
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2 27 Borrow, George [bound volume with slipcase]
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Frithiof Saga, from the Danish of Tegnér" [poem], undated
Bound with an added title leaf and a typed transcript.
Addition to Symington Collection; acquired in 1961 (Parke-Bernet Galleries, Sale Number 2025).
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2 28 Borrow, George
Holograph MSS (1 page + 1 page), "From Petrarca" [poem] with "From Petrarca" [poem with same name], undated
Two texts on one leaf. Accompanied by typed transcripts.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Gapla's steed stood. . . ." [untitled poem], undated
Holograph MS (4 pages), "Great Women, bard of olden day. . . ." [untitled poem], undated
Identified as a fragment of "The Pedigree of the Muse."
Holograph MS (1 page), "He fills the wood where'er he hies. . . ." [first line] [untitled poem], undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), "He strives to imitate the strain. . . ." [first line] [untitled poem], undated
Identified as a fragment of "The Pedigree of the Muse."
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2 29 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (5 pages), "O Abu Zeid. . . ." [first line] [untitled poem], undated
Written in the corner of what is apparently a set of notes in Persian. Includes an incomplete draft of a letter written on a separate sheet that contains Persian writing on the reverse side. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (5 pages) [in German], "Hürnen Seyfrid" [poem], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "I am an Englishman and naked I stand here. . . ." [first line] [poem], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "If with small things we Hu compare. . . ." [first line] [poem], undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), "The Image of God from the Zohar" [prose], undated
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
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2 30 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (2 pages), "In flames hence meander. . . ." [first line] [poem], undated
Perhaps a fragment from Faust.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Iolo Goch's Ode to Glendower" [prose], undated
Fragment, perhaps from Wild Wales.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Ireland [prose], undated
Holograph MS (8 pages), "Ireland. The Story of the Sons of Usnead and Deirdre" [prose], undated
Holograph MS (4 pages), "V: King Diderik and the Lion's fight with the Dragon" [poem], undated
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2 31 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (1 page), "Land which proud of rocky mountains. . . ." [first line] [poem], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (3 pages), "My dainty dame, my heart's delight. . . ." [first line] [poem], undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), notes on "The Tournament," a Danish ballad [prose], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (1 page), "O what joy and what grief Dionyssus bringeth to mortals" [first line] [poem], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "Ode to Summer" [poem], undated
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2 32 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (6 pages), "VI: Olger the Dane and Burman" [poem], undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), "On its bank. . . ." [first line] [poem], undated
Another poem (2 pages) included, which may be part of the first.
Holograph MS (23 pages), "The Origin of Names" [prose], undated
Fragments.
Holograph MS (1 page), "A Persian MS. Book" [prose], undated
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (5 pages) [in French], [untitled] [poem], undated
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2 33 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (2 pages) [in English, French, and Persian], [untitled poems], undated
Fragments, including a Persian extract.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "The Poisoning of Alexander" [prose], undated
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (2 pages), [untitled] [prose], undated
Regarding Angelsea. Perhaps related to Wild Wales.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Proud Ingeborg's Disguise" [poem], undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Pyrrhonism of History" [prose], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
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2 34 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (38 pages), Romany Rye [prose], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), notes for Romany Rye [prose], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (12 pages), The Saga of Nial [prose], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
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2 35 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (4 pages), "Sir Ribolt" [poem], undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Sir Swerkel" [poem], undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), "The Sister and her Brother" [poem], undated
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (5 pages), "Skulodemos" [poem], undated
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (1 page), "Songs of Iceland" [prose], undated
Fragment consisting of a quotation by Oehlenschläger.
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2 36 Borrow, George [bound volume]
Holograph MS (85 pages), "Songs of Scandinavia" [prose and poems], undated
Supposedly written in collaboration with Dr. Bowring.
Fair copy with some emendations and text for a prospectus.
Includes an added title leaf (none otherwise present) and a copy of an undated, printed prospectus (2 pages plus leaf for subscribers' names) that is different than the manuscript version.
This text provides commentary on various poems and ballads not present, many of which appear, in Borrow's translation, in the Norwich Edition of his Works, where the text for the manuscript prospectus appears in volume 7 (pages v-xii).
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2 37 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (1 page), "Songs of Wales" [prose], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "The Songs relating to Marks Stig and his family" [poem], undated
Holograph MS (4 pages), "They the buckler wall have broken" [first line] [poem], undated
Interior folder labled: The Battle of Brunanburk [sic].
Holograph MS (4 pages), "To sing a song of joy and wonder" [first line] [poem], undated
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (12 pages), "To the Welsh" [prose], undated
[A translation of the Welsh preface to Edwards Lloyd's Archaeologist Brittanica.]
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2 38 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (1 page), "The tree which is bitter by nature. . . ." [first line] [poem], undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Turkish Hymn to Mahomet" [poem], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), [untitled parable] [prose], undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), Vilkina Saga, Cap. XXX (translation) [prose], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "Wales" [prose], undated
Fragment. [Symington's note: part of this MS. will be found in Ch. 32 of Wild Wales.]
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2 39 Borrow, George
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Notes on Welsh bards" [prose], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "What's the meaning of man" [prose], undated
Fragment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Where shall I rest my head. . . ." [first line] [poem], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), Wild Wales [prose], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (1 page), Wild Wales [prose], undated
Fragment.
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2 40 Borrow, George
Holograph MSS (3 pages total) [in Latin], "Mortui pro patria" [poem]; also "De poëtis latinus" [poem] above "In Mancinum" [poem] with (on verso) "Ad Nearam" [poem] above "de Venere et Vulcano" [poem], undated
Five poems on three leaves; three pages blank.
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2 41 Borrow, George [bound volume]
Holograph MS (1 page), "It causes war to bellow. . . ." [poem], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "When for no victory yearneth. . . ." [poem], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "The murky vapour's bosom booms. . . ." [poem], undated
Hologaph MS (1 page), "To see the ghastly form we look. . . ." [poem], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (1 page), "a calm cool" [poem], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (1 page), "Meanwhile echo all doth render. . . ." [poem], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "The fifteenth day of July" [poem], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "The Songs of Suffolk" [poem], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "Songs of Suffolk" [poem], undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Their looks the De'il himself might scare. . . ." [poem], undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Their looks the De'il himself might scare. . . ." [poem], undated
Another copy of the previous item, with identical text.
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2 42 Borrow, George [bound volume]
Holograph MS (1 page), "Where rain-clouds often break O. . . ." [poem], undated
Text related to final item in other bound volume of poems.
Holograph MS (1 page), "The Song" [poem], undated
Per Sir Angus Fraser in 1984: not in hand of Borrow, nor of his wife or daughter.
Holograph MS (1 page), "The Golden Hind holds on his course. . . ." [poem], undated
Per Sir Angus Fraser in 1984: not in hand of Borrow, nor of his wife or daughter.
Holograph MS (1 page), "The song and dance can drive, they say. . . ." [poem], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (1 page), "Myself. What is your father? . . ." [prose], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (2 pages) [in Gaelic?], "Gaelic Inscription on the pillar over. . . ." [poem], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "On what account I endeavour to be. . . ." [poem?], undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "And now has happened in our time. . . ." [poem], undated
Fragment.
Holograph MS (1 page), "The disappointed Husband" [poem], undated
First published in the eighteenth century?
Per Sir Angus Fraser in 1984: not in hand of Borrow, nor of his wife or daughter.
List of books?, undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "Where dragon and snake. . . ." [poem], undated
Fragment. In pencil.
Holograph MS (1 page), "There's a dagger at your belt, John. . . ." [poem], undated
Box 3 : Bouquier?, J?-Crowquill, Alfred [Alfred Henry Forrester]
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3 1 Bouquier?, J?
ALS? (2 pages) [in French], to unknown recipient, 29 July 1818
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3 2 Boutell, Charles
ALS (8 pages), to unknown recipient, 19 November 1851
Clipping, undated
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3 3 Bouton, Charles-Marie
ANS (1 page) [in French], to unknown recipient, 1836?
AN (1 page), to William Chamberlain, 4 September 1840
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3 4 Bowman, John Eddowes (1785-1841)
ALS (4 pages; fragment), to [Mrs. Stovin], [February 1839]
Form of signature used: JE Bowman
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3 5 Boyer, Jean Pierre
LS? (1 page) [in French], to Madam Drury, 13 May 1818
Form of signature used: Boyer?
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
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3 6 Boyle family
ALS (1 page), from George Boyle [4th Earl of Glasgow] to unknown recipient, 26? July 1815
Form of signature used: Glasgow.
ALS (3 pages), from [Lady Jane?] Boyle to her brother [Earl of Glasgow?], undated
ALS (1 page), from [Lady] Augusta Carr? Glasgow to unknown recipient, 18 July [no year]
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), from [Lady] Augusta FitzClarence to her father [Geroge Boyle, 4th Earl of Glasgow], undated
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), from William Boyle to unknown recipient, 21 April 1819
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Form letter, from Geroge Frederick [Boyle] Earl of Glasgow to the Surgical Aid Society, 27 November 1877
Appointment of proxy (signed "Glasgow") by the 6th Earl of Glasgow.
Clippings (2 items, biographical), undated
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3 7 Brabrook, Edward William
Form of signature used in letters: Edward Brabrook.
ALS (2 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 12 April 1917
Subject: delighted by The Life of Algernon Charles Swinburne; wishes he had sent Gosse his recollections of Swinburne and perhaps he still will.
ALS (1 page), to [Edmund] Gosse, 15 April 1917
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3 8 Bradley, A.C.
ALS (3 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, Easter Monday [1917?]
Subject: [The Life of Algernon Charles Swinburne]; Swinburne and his writings; no need to acknowledge his letter; notes sent; apologies for the letter's paper and handwriting; he can't get over his cold.
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3 9 Braidwood, Thomas
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 11 April 1787
Form of signature used: Thos. Braidwood.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
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3 10 Brand, Thomas
ALS (3 pages), to unknown recipient, 21 April [1769]
The recipient lived in or near Naples.
Form of signature used: Tho: Brand.
Note on item implies letter was written by John Brand; however, the signature used is not Jno: Brand.
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3 11 Bray, Anna Eliza
ALS (3 pages), to "My dear Sir" [unknown recipient], 23 January 1842
Form of signature used: A. E. Bray.
Reference Material -- Bibliographical data
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3 12 Brayley, Edward Wedlake
ALS (1 page), to [John Bowyer Nichols], 12 September 1810
Form of signature used: E.W. Brayley.
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3 13 Brayley, Edward William
Form of signature used in letters: E.W. Brayley, Jun.
ALS (2 pages), to [John Bowyer Nichols], 10 December 1831
ALS (2 pages), to Rob[er]t Baldwin, 6 July 1936
ALS (3 pages), to W[illiam] T[homas] Brande, 24 March 1845
ALS (1 page), to J[ohn] B[owyer] Nichols, 23? October 1852
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3 14 Bridges, Robert [portfolio]
Portfolio bears bookplate of Clement K. Shorter.
ALS (3 pages), to Clement K. Shorter, 17 October 1892
Subject: tribute to late Laureate.
Typescript (17 pages), by Lorna Keeling Collard, "The Short Poems of Robert Bridges," undated
Reference Material -- Bibliographical data
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3 15 Bridges, Robert
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Mr. Hornby" [i.e., Charles Harry St. John Hornby?], 26 June [no year]
Subject: has "dealt with the libraries" per enclosures [not present]; Jenkinson's letter indicating "that there was actually no legal claim on this book"; enjoyment of Hornby's visit; a thunderstorm.
Form of signature used: Rob Bridges.
Photocopy of original, which is tipped into volume one of Poetical Works of Robert Bridges (London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1898).
Box Folder
3 16 Bright, Addison
ALS (3 pages), to Bram Stoker, 23 December 1890
Stamped envelope included.
ALS (1 page), to Bram Stoker, 2 May 1898
Includes a brief notation at top dated 3/5/98.
Box Folder
3 17 Brock, Thomas
ALS (3 pages), to [Frederick George] Cotman, 20 January 1900
Subject: recipient's "little oil sketch sent . . . in exchange for the bust of Leighton"; family well, but he is in need of a rest.
Form of signature used: Thos. Brock.
Includes a note regarding the probable location of the bust in Ipswich that is signed: Wm. H B? [i.e., William H. Booth?].
Clippings (2 items, one biographical), 22 August 1922
Box Folder
3 18 Brocky, Carl
Form of signature used in letters: C Brocky.
ALS (3 pages), to H? [i.e., Henry?] Mogford, undated
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, undated
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, undated
ALS (1 page), to [Henry?] Mogford, undated
Box Folder
3 19 Brodie, Benjamin Collins (1783-1862)
ALS (4 pages), to [Caleb Burrell Rose], 2 August 1834
ALS (4 pages), to [Caleb Burrell Rose], 30 October 1846
ALS (3 pages), to [Caleb Burrell Rose], 19 August 1847
The third page is a prescription.
Portrait of Benjamin Collins Brodie, undated
Box Folder
3 20 Bromhead, Edward
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, undated
Subject: items intended for Mr. "Herschell" [i.e., John Herschel?].
Form of signature used: Edward ffrench Bromhead.
Box Folder
3 21 Brontë, Branwell [bound volume]
Holograph MS (9 pages + 1 page), ["The History of Angria.1"] [prose], June-July 1835
Includes an added title leaf which notes, in part: Symington / Collection / 1935.
Box Folder
3 22 Brougham, Henry Peter [1st Baron Brougham and Vaux]
LS? (2 pages), to Speaker of the House of Lords, 16 August [no year],
Form of signature used: H Brougham.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Portion of address leaf, to Mr? Strington?, 22 February 1832
Franked item; the recipient was located at Ipswich. Includes notes on verso that are perhaps in part by William H. Booth.
Portrait of Brougham, 1820
Portrait of Brougham, 1831
Portrait of Brougham, 1850
Portrait of Brougham, undated
Portrait of Brougham, undated
Portrait of Brougham, undated
Box Folder
3 23 Broughton, Rhoda
ALS (2 pages), to Miss Betham Edwards [i.e., Matilda Betham-Edwards?], 1 July 1913
Subject: requested autographs; pleased to have made her acquaintance; possibility that they might meet again.
Enclosures (autographs) not present.
Box Folder
3 24 Brown, Alexander
ALS (2 pages), to Monsieur Alexandre [i.e., Alexandre Vattemare?], 4 September 1824
Form of signature (and title) used: A.S? Brown, Provost & Chief Magistrate [of Aberdeen].
Enclosures (letters of introduction) not present.
Box Folder
3 25 Brown, George
Portrait of George Brown, undated
ALS, to Sir Willoughby Gordon [i.e., James Willoughby Gordon], 15 January 1816
Form of signature used: G. Brown.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Portrait of George Brown, undated
Box Folder
3 26 Brown, J. Stevenson
ALS (1 page), to Jabez Hogg, 8 December 1890
Subject: letter of introduction for Dr. McConnell.
Card (handwritten), of J.B. McConnell, undated
Box Folder
3 27 Brown, John (1780-1859)
ALS (1 page), to [John Stevens] Henslow, 3 February 1859
Photographic portrait, undated
Labeled on verso: Dr John Brown & Dr [Alexander?] Peddie & his dog Dandie.
Box Folder
3 28 Brown, Peter Hume
Form of signatures used in letters: P. Hume Brown.
ALS (4 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 4 October 1915
Subject: Owen Wisler's book; to be sent notes of impressions of Swinburne by a friend who was a contemporary of Swinburne at Oxford; Emerson's essay on The Poet, Swinburne; notes appended [possibly notes at the end of the folder?].
ALS (2 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 12 October 1915
Subject: to read Chastelard; lecture by Gosse on the Wartons; interest in the beginnings of Romanticism. Stamped envelope included.
ALS (3 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 19 October 1915
Subject: Chastelard; Swinburne; proofs of Gosse's new book.
ALS (3 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 21 October 1915
Subject: Gosse's lecture; request return of proofs; to re-read Bothwell; Swinburne; Donald Crawford; Haldane. Stamped envelope included.
ALS (2 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 3 November 1915
Subject: Swinburne's tragedies; Brande's book on Goethe in German.
ALS (2 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 4 April 1917
ALS, to Edmund Gosse, 14 April 1917
Subject: his admiration for Gosse's Swinburne .
Holograph notes (2 pages), undated
Subject: A.C. Swinburne's contribution to the study of Queen Mary.
Includes a notation at the top in the handwriting of Edmund Gosse.
Holograph notes (1 page), undated
Subject: a publication about A.C. Swinburne.
Box Folder
3 29 Brown, Richard
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Clements, 6 May [18]44
Form of signature used: Richd? R Brown
Includes drafts of (apparently unrelated) letters in pencil. Integral address leaf bears a postage stamp.
Pen sketch (1 page), undated
Pen sketches (2 pages), undated
Pencil sketches (2 pages), undated
Pencil sketch (1 page), undated
Print ["R. Rushton Brown, Del."], undated
Biographical note, 1847
Handwritten information about Brown.
Box Folder
3 30 Bruce, John (1802–1869)
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, 14 March 1850
Form of signature used: Jno Bruce.
Box Folder
3 31 Brune, Guillaume Marie Anne
DS (1 page) [in French], [1 October 1797?]
Form of signature used: Brune.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
3 32 Bryant, Thomas
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Hogg, 9 March 1892
Form of signature used: T Bryant.
Portrait of Thomas Bryant, undated
Box Folder
3 33 Bryant, W.C.
Portion of address leaf of a letter [or an envelope?], to James E. Lewis, undated
Form of signature used (lower left corner): W.C. Bryant; the handwriting for this signature and the address do not match.
As the item specifies that Liverpool is in England, it was likely sent from elsewhere.
Box Folder
3 34 Bucke, Thomas George
ALS (3 pages), to [----- Smith], undated
Form of signature used: Tho Geo Bucke.
Box Folder
3 35 Buckinghamshire, Earl of
Address leaf (fragment), to Mr? Cropley?, 6? August [year illegible]
Franked item with fragmentary text on verso.
Signature used (Hampden --?--) not fully legible. Added pencil note: "Earl of Buckinghamshire."
Box Folder
3 36 Bullock, Thomas
Statement of account of Mrs. Danser with Thos. Bullock, 22 February 1814
Subject: purchases of iron bars and rods.
With note in hand of a clerk: Jas. ----- . Portion torn away.
Box Folder
3 37 Bunsen, Christian Karl Josias [Freiherr von Bunsen]
AN (1 page), to Mr. Doutty?, 4 October 1842
AN (1 page), to [Mr.] Elliot, 23 August 1843
Clippings (2 items, one biographical), undated
Box Folder
3 38 Burgen, C.J?
ALS (2 pages), to Dr. Hogg [Jabez Hogg], 1 January 1872
Box Folder
3 39 Burges?, --?--
Receipt?, 12 May 1676
The name of Robt Howard also appears on the item.
Box Folder
3 40 Burgess, J.B.
ALS (4 pages), to unknown recipient, 9 October 1851
Perhaps acquired by a collector because it was thought to have been written by John Bagnold Burgess, which seems unlikely, this letter was written at Brighton (from 50 Montpelier Road) by a person who had apparently previously lived in Hans Place, London.
Box Folder
3 41 Burgh, Ulysses [2nd Baron Downes]
ALS (3 pages), to Ensign Taylor, 22 August 1813
Form of signature used: U Burgh.
Box Folder
3 42 Burritt, Elihu
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 9 October 185[4?]
Includes a separate note by Wm. H B [William H. Booth] referring to "another autograph letter, in ‘Autograph letters, Eminent Men' -- fol. 26 -- in my possn."
Box Folder
3 43 Butler, Samuel [Bishop of Lichfield]
ALS (2 pages), to H[enry] G[eorge] Bohn, 28 October 183[0]
Subject: Aldine Press books not owned by Butler.
Form of signature used: S. Butler.
Box Folder
3 44 Butler, Weeden (1773-1831)
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, 9 February 1830
Box Folder
3 45 Butte, Guillaume
Holograph notes and poem [?] (3 pages) [in French], undated
Form of signature [?] used: Guil. Butte.
Box Folder
3 46 Butterworth, Joshua W.
ALS (2 pages), to J[ohn] Gough Nichols, 6 January 1849
Subject: acknowledges the review of Stephen's Commentaries in The Gentleman's Magazine and also notes that the [unnamed] woman author of Poems and Songs [also reviewed in the periodical] "accepts very cordially the hints offered her respecting the ‘Ars Poetica.'"
Box Folder
3 47 Button, Maidie
ALS (4 pages), to [W.T.] Freemantle, 3 May [19]12
Stamped envelope included. A note on the envelope, in Freemantle's handwriting, states in part: dau: of Mrs [?] Lydia Wheeler.
Box Folder
3 48 Byng, George
Circular letter (1 page), to J. Prosser, Esq., 5 July 1837
Subject: votes and contributions to a subscription in support of George Byng and Joseph Hume, candidates for Parliament.
Printed text on one sheet, with an integral address leaf; stained.
Circular letter (1 page), to John Prosser, 6 July 1837
Subject: support for Byng, a candidate for re-election to Parliament; the Established Church.
Printed text on one sheet, with an integral address leaf; stained.
Portrait of G. Byng "From a Painting by George Hayter," undated
Stained; inlaid to a larger sheet; notes in pencil on verso.
Box Folder
3 49 Byng, John [1st Earl of Strafford]
ANS (1 page), 27 May 1816
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
3 50 Cadell, Thomas (1773-1836)
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient [J. Nichols and Son?], 30 June 1825
Subject: request for a sample page, set in a more modern type, for a meeting to consider the reprinting of John Walker's Elements of Elocution; its cost per sheet for 1000 copies; "guaranteeing the Paper from loss in case of fire."
Form of signature used: T. Cadell.
Box Folder
3 51 Caine, Hall
ALS (1 page; fragment), to Mr. ----- [surname illegible], [no year]
Photocopy of original included in volume of transcribed letters in Reference Materials section.
Box Folder
3 52 Cambridge, Duke of [Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge]
Folded sheet of paper with a note regarding its former contents, undated
Not written by the Duke, the note states: The late Duke of Cambridge to P. Mary of Gloucester (3 [items] and 2 env[elope]s).
ANS (1 page), to "my Angel," 4 August 1843
Form of signature used: Dolly.
ANS (1 page), to "my Angel," 12 June 1847
Form of signature used: Dolly.
ANS (1 page), to "my Angel," 30 June 1847
Form of signature used: Dolly.
ALS (1 page), to "My dear Madam," 5 July 1848
Form of signature used: Adolphus.
Stamped envelope, to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester, [26 September 1846]
Franked item. Form of signature used: Cambridge.
Envelope, to Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester, undated
Franked item. Form of signature used: Cambridge.
Portrait of The Princess Augusta of Hesse, Duchess of Cambridge, undated
Box Folder
3 53 Cambridge, Duke of [Prince George, Duke of Cambridge]
ALS (1 page) [in German], to -----, 7 [June?] 1851
Possibly addressed to someone named Koller. Form of name used: Ge[o]rge?
Portrait of H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge, undated
The image ("From a Photograph") depicts a standing man in military uniform in front of a fortification that includes Cannons.
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
3 54 Cameron, Elizabeth Hamilton de
DS (1 page) [in French], undated
Printed form accomplished in ink.
Box Folder
3 55 Campbell, Thomas (1777-1844) [bound volume]
Form of signature used in letters: T. Campbell and Thomas Campbell.
Clipped signature, undated
Portrait of Thomas Campbell, 1848
Portrait of T. Campbell, 1834
ALS (1 page), to "Madam" [H.M. Rathbone, i.e., Hannah Mary Rathbone?], undated
Subject: cannot attend dinner because of cold. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to [C. Ollier], undated
Subject: article for W. Monthly on Miss Crumpe's romance; hopes his friend can do it; "The Maidenhead of Geraldine." Accompanied by a second typed transcript of previous letter.
Portrait of Thomas Campbell, undated
Clipped address of Mr. Campbell [handwritting not identified]
Portrait of Thomas Campbell, undated
Clipping, undated
Portrait of Thomas Campbell, 1815
Portrait of T. Campbell, undated
Portrait of T. Campbell, undated
Portrait of T. Campbell, undated
Portrait of T. Campbell, undated
Clippings (5), undated
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient [his cousin], 13 December 1841
Subject: sold cask of whiskey; does not drink himself; wants cask for Perrier, British Consul at Brest. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Portrait of T. Campbell, undated
Box Folder
3 56 Candler, John
ALS (3 pages), to George Ransome?, 18 August 1833
Subject: sending five autographs; related biographical information; perhaps can obtain for him "some autographs of emiment men from some of my friends."
Enclosures (autographs) not present.
Holograph MS (1 page) [in Hebrew], [The Lord's Prayer], undated
Identification from note on verso.
Box Folder
3 57 Canning, George
Address leaf, 3 May 1808
Franked item. Form of signature used: Geo: Canning.
Biographical sketch of Canning [handwriting not identified], undated
Box Folder
3 58 Canton, William
ALS (1 page), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 15 August 1894
Subject: pleased to present Shorter with The Invisible Playmate; not able to send his book of verse, as he has none left.
Enclosure (The Invisible Playmate) not present.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 1 May 1901
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
3 59 Carey, Martha [Countess of Monmouth]
ALS (1 page), to Earl of Middlesex [Lionel Cranfield], 15 September [no year]
Form of signature used: Mar: Cary.
Box Folder
3 60 Carleton, Guy [1st Baron Dorchester]
ALS (3 pages), to Lord Sydney [Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney], 18 July 1786
Subject: letter received concerning being raised to the Peerage as a Baron; gratitude to the monarch for the honor; suggested form of title.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Portrait of Sir Guy Carleton, undated
Box Folder
3 61 Carlyle, Thomas
ALS (2 pages), to Mrs. Marshall [i.e., Mary Alice Marshall?], 15 April 1841
Subject: visit ("on Saturday . . . the day after tomorrow"); Richard [Monckton] Milnes.
Form of signature used: T. Carlyle.
Box Folder
3 62 Carpenter, Edward
Holograph MS (2 pages), "The People to their Land" [poem], undated
Note by Alf[red] Mattison, apparently dated December [18]96, identifies item as being in Carpenter's handwriting.
Typescript (11 pages) [with editorial corrections], "The Satyr" [poem], circa 1920
Translation by Carpenter of a poem by Victor Hugo; appeared in the English Review in October 1920.
Note on verso of final leaf: Typed copy given to me by Ed Carpenter (corrections by E.C.).
Holograph MS (title page plus 15 pages), "Isis & Osiris" [prose], undated
Notes or excerpt from 1718 London edition of Plutarch's Morals in an unknown hand; labeled "MS. by Edward Carpenter" in pencil. The handwriting does not match that of "The People to their Land."
Portrait of [Edward Carpenter], undated
Box Folder
3 63 Carpenter, William Benjamin
ALS (3 pages), to George Ransome, 9 September 1848
Subject: not possible at present to accept an invitation to lecture at Ransome's museum [Ipswich Museum].
Form of signature used: Willm. B. Carpenter.
Accompanied by a brief pencil note, identifying Carpenter, likely written by William H. Booth.
Portrait of W.B. Carpenter, [1872]
From the Illustrated London News, per pencil notation.
Box Folder
3 64 Carson, Edward [Baron Carson]
ALS (1 page plus enclosure), to [Edmund] Gosse, 1 August 1918
Subject: sends his "'poetic' effusion—for private circulation only. . . ."
Form of signature used: E. Carson.
Title of enclosed, unsigned poem, apparently dated December [19]17, not legible.
Clipped signature, undated
From a letter. Possibly not the signature of the same person as the 1918 letter. Form of signature used: Edward Carson.
Box Folder
3 65 Carswell, Douglas [bound volume]
Typescript (2 pages), "A Birthday Ode: A Poetical Address to Charles, Algernon, Swinburne Esq." [poem], 4 April 1900
Signed and dated by Carswell.
Box Folder
3 66 Cartwright, Joseph
ALS (1 page), to --?-- Cooper, 16 April 1824
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 7 April 1828
Subject: small painting sent for exhibition.
Box Folder
3 67 Cary Estates, St Marychurch, Devon
Particulars of intended building lease, to builder and intended lesse Wm. Parks Davey, 26 July 1856
Found with papers of Edmund Gosse; presumably relates in some way to his father, Philip Henry Gosse, a resident of St Marychurch.
Box Folder
3 68 Castellant, Auguste
ALS (2 pages) [in French], to unknown recipient, 21 February 1908
Form of signature used: Aug. Castellant.
Circular letter (3 pages) [in French], [1908]
Printed. Concerns a public subscription to build a monument to Rousseau.
Clippings (2 items), [1907]
Box Folder
3 69 Cattermole, Richard
LS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 5 February 1824
Trimmed printed form, accomplished in ink, with loss of some handwriting at bottom.
Subject: election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; necessity of attending one of the next three meetings for admission.
LS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 21 February 1825
Printed form accomplished in ink.
Box Folder
3 70 Caulfeild, James [1st Earl of Charlemont]
ANS (1 page), to John Nesbitt, 14 November 1783?
Form of signature used: Charlemont.
Portrait of the Right Hon: James Earl of Charlemont, K.P., 1814
Box Folder
3 71 Chamberlain, Joseph
ALS (4 pages), to G[eorge?] Stevenson, 21 Sept [no year]
Form of signature used: J. Chamberlain.
Apparently sent to someone in Leicester. If sent to Leicester mayor George Stevenson while he was in office, the letter might date from about 1869, but it more likely dates from the period when Chamberlain was mayor of Birmingham.
Box Folder
3 72 Chambers, Ann
Will (2 pages), 19 October 1780
Endorsed: Copy of the Will of Mrs. Ann Chambers of Calcutta in Bengall [sic] in the East Indies formerly of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Box Folder
3 73 Chambers, John
LS (1 page), to Robt. Gorrill?, 14 November 1845
Subject: debt owed to the Ecclesall Funding Society.
Box Folder
3 74 Chambers, Robert
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, 11 June? [18]63?
Subject: illustrations for a periodical.
Box Folder
3 75 Champagny, Jean Baptiste Nompère de [Duc de Cadore]
DS (1 page) [in French], 30 Brumaire [November?] [18]14
Printed form accomplished in ink. Form of signature used: Champagny.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Clipped signature, 6 March 1809
Form of signature used: Champagny.
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
3 76 Changarnier, Nicolas Anne Théodule
ANS (1 page) [in French], to de la Motte, undated
Form of signature used: Changarnier.
Box Folder
3 77 Charpentier, U.
ANS (1 page) [in French], to [Edmund Gosse], 27 December [19]12
Possible alternate signature: V. Charpentier?
Box Folder
3 78 Charterhouse School (Smithfield, London, England)
Items found inserted in a copy of Lawrence Hendriks' The London Charterhouse. . . . (London: K. Paul, Trench & Co., 1889) acquired with the Symington Collection.
Holograph MS (6 pages), [observations relating to a new method of letting the farms of the hospital] [prose], 22 June 1784
Signed by the institution's registrar, Hen[ry] Sayer.
Orders for letting the Charterhouse Farms (3 pages), undated
Enclosure in previous document; reviews decisions made at intervals from 1629 to 1656.
Case summary (1 page), 1784
Subject: rationale for Nath[anie]l Hulme, physician to the hospital, to receive an increased annual stipend.
Box Folder
3 79 Chatterton, John Balsir
ALS (1 page), to "Dear Madame" [unknown recipient], undated
Subject: will arrive to give a lesson next Tuesday unless otherwise notified. Form of signature used: J Balsir Chatterton.
Box Folder
3 80 Chevalier, Michel
ALS (1 page) [in French], to unknown recipient, March [1860]
Box Folder
3 81 Cheyne, William Watson
ALS (1 page), to "Dear Sir" [unknown recipient], 3 April 1884
Subject: photographs, not his, which the recipient may call to see. Form of signature used: W. Watson Cheyne.
Box Folder
3 82 Clanricarde, Marquess of [Ulick John de Burgh]
ALS (1 page), to G.F. Kempson, 21 February [18]50
Subject: his location the next day, if recipient wants "to serve me with a Subpena."
Form of signature used: Clanricarde.
View of "The Seat of the Marquis of Clanricarde," undated
Clippings (3 items; some biographical), undated
Box Folder
3 83 Clarendon, Earl of [George William Frederick Villiers]
ALS (2 pages), to Mr? Wilson, 21 June 1847
Subject: introduction of a paper currency at the Cape of Good Hope as an experiment and an encouragement for a similar system at home.
Form of signature used: Clarendon.
Enclosure (pamphlet) not present.
Portrait of the Earl of Clarendon, undated
Clippings (2 items), undated
Box Folder
3 84 Clarke, Alured
ALS (3 pages), to [Mrs. Clarke], 19 December [1784]
Subject: trade restrictions with America; House of Assembly wants King to appoint him Governor. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
3 85 Clarke, Charles Mansfield
Forms of signature used in most letters: Charles M. Clarke.
ALS (2 pages), to [Caleb Burrell Rose], 6 November 1827?
Form of signature used: C.M Clarke.
ALS (4 pages + 1 page), to [Caleb Burrell Rose], 15 November 1845
The sheet with the fifth page, intended as an enclosure, is attached to the letter; it is a prescription.
ALS (3 pages), to [Caleb Burrell] Rose, 28 November 1845
ALS (4 pages), to [Caleb Burrell] Rose, 29 January 1846
Includes an added, signed notation by C.B. Rose.
ALS (4 pages), to [Caleb Burrell] Rose, 5 April 1850?
Portrait of Chas. Mansfield Clarke, 1846
Box Folder
3 86 Clarke, Richard
ALS (1 page), to [Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford], 3 February [17]97
Per The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Correspondence, this letter was listed in an 1834 catalog of the dealer Thomas Thorpe.
Box Folder
3 87 Clive, Caroline
ANS (1 page), to Miss Boyle, undated
Form of signature used: C. Clive.
Adhered to a larger piece of paper with a notation in ink: V—Mrs. Archer Clive.
Box Folder
3 88 Cloncurry, Lord [Valentine Lawless, 2nd Baron Cloncurry]
ALS (3 pages), to unknown recipient, [May 1833]
Endorsed (in part): Carriages drawn on Railroads by machinery. .
Form of signature used: Cloncurry.
Box Folder
3 89 Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Gosse [Edmund Gosse], 22 March 1915
Subject: glad to know Gosse is working on a Swinburne biography; accompanying copies [not present] of Swinburne letters; enclosed "memoranda answering your question[s] as far as I am able to do so" [also not present].
Form of signature used: Sydney C. Cockerell.
AL (2 pages; fragment?), to Mr. Gosse [Edmund Gosse], 24 March 1915
Box Folder
3 90 Cole, Thomas Skelton
ALS (1 page), to W.T. Freemantle, 6 January 1913
Subject: desires a summary, of the paper given by Freemantle on Miss Siddall, for publication in the Literary and Philosophical Society's annual report.
Box Folder
3 91 Coleridge, William Hart
Form of signature used in letters: W.H. Coleridge.
ALS (3 pages), to "My dear Edward," 20 September 1844
Subject: Willy's education; Torquay; Thorrenton party; Heath Court; Rector of Exeter; George Coveril; Mrs. Shore; Ridley. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to A.P. Thorn?, 11 August 1847
Box Folder
3 92 Collett, Ebenezer John
Portion of address leaf, to James C.C. Bell, 2 September 1827
Franked item. Form of signature used: E. Jno. Collett.
Stamped in ink on verso (in part): John Gray Bell, Dealer in Autographs.
Portrait of Ebenr. John Collett, 18 July 1823
Box Folder
3 93 Collett, John
ALS (1 page), to Edward Webber, 15 December 1850
Subject: desires one of the impressions to evaluate; will then provide "an answer respecting the remaining 29."
Portrait of John Collett, undated
A clipping that also includes text.
Box Folder
3 94 Collins, Mrs. J.
ALS (4 pages), to W.T. Freemantle, 31 March 1914
With annotation in pencil by Freemantle. Stamped envelope included.
ALS [draft], from W.T. Freemantle to Mrs. J. Collins, 12 May 1914
Form of signature used: W.T.F.
ALS (4 pages), from Mr. & Mrs. J. Collins to W.T. Freemantle, 14 May 1914
Stamped envelope included.
Box Folder
3 95 Collins, Samuel
Ticket, undated
Apparently an unused press pass, signed by Collins: "The London Weekly Telegraph. Admit two to the boxes [blank line] Theatre. [blank line]." Text in small type beneath signature: "N.B. This Ticket will not be admitted on Benefit Nights."
Box Folder
3 96 Compton-Rickett, Arthur
ALS (2 pages), to [Edmund Gosse], 27? March 1918
Subject: reaction to Gosse's review [of Thomas Hake and Compton-Rickett's Swinburne book] in The Observer.
Box Folder
3 97 Conolly, Luke Aylmer
ALS (2 pages), to Cadell & Davies?, 14 May 1805
Subject: wants 20 copies of book [Friar's Tale], one to be sent to the Rev. Prior of Trinity College, Dublin, who was its patron. Reply, dated 12 June 1805, on integral leaf.
Form of signature used: LA Conolly.
ALS (1 page), from C & D [Cadell & Davies] to [Luke Aylmer Connolly], 12 June 1805
Subject: Friar's Tale has been published; 19 copies sent to him; one is being bound to be sent to Provost of Trinity College; too early to give opinion of probable success of book. On same folded sheet as letter to Connolly, dated 14 May 1805.
Box Folder
3 98 Cooke, Edward William
ALS (4 pages), to unknown recipient, undated
Subject: fundraising to benefit the family of John Quekett; possible placement of a portrait of Quekett at the Linnean Society; an abscess between his shoulders will likely prevent him from returning home for some time.
Form of signature used: E.W. Cooke.
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
3 99 Cooke, Thomas Simpson
Form of signature used in letters: T. Cooke.
AN (1 page), to Henry Edger?, 25 November 1844
Subject: cost per lesson; "intends being in town during the week before Christmas."
ALS (1 page), to "Brother Joseph," 16 December 1844
Subject: plans for dining together on 21 January.
Box Folder
3 100 Crane, Walter
Pencil sketch, "Statue of Liberty / New York Harbor," 23 May 1892
Mounted to folded sheet. Drawing includes artist's symbol [composed of a "C" as part of an image of a bird?] under the written identification.
Ink sketch, of Charles Keene, undated
Full inscription: Charles Keene. / 1859 / memory / sketch / [artist's symbol]. Mounted, on a larger sheet, with pencil notation ("Walter Crane") at bottom.
Box Folder
3 101 Crawford, Donald
Holograph MS (4 pages), [untitled recollections of Swinburne], 13 December 1915
Prepared for use by Edmund Gosse.
Form of signature used: D. Crawford.
Box Folder
3 102 Crowquill, Alfred [Alfred Henry Forrester]
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 2 June 1859
Box 4 : Cubitt, William-Fielding family
Box Folder
4 1 Cubitt, William
ALS (2 pages), to George Ransome?, 28 November 1857
Form of signature used: W Cubitt.
Accompanied by a brief pencil note, identifying Cubitt, likely written by William H. Booth.
Box Folder
4 2 Cuninghame, Robert [1st Baron Rossmore]
ALS (3 pages), to Tho[ma]s Townshend [1st Viscount Sydney], 20 January 1783
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
4 3 Cunningham, Allan, and John Cunningham [bound volume]
ANS (1 page), from Allan Cunningham to Tho[ma]s Sopwith, 27 March 1834
Text: I shall have great pleasure in seeing you at Mr. [Francis] Chantreys any day between the hours of ten and twelve. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (4 pages; fragment: ends with catchword), "Day" [poem by John Cunningham], undated
Actually headed "Day by Cunningham"; handwriting not identified. Accompanied by a typed transcript (in which the verse is attributed to Allan Cunningham).
Box Folder
4 4 Curling, Thomas Blizard
Form of signature used in letters: T B Curling.
ALS (1 page), to Jabez Hogg, 5 April 1882
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient [Hogg?], 16 May [no year]
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient [Hogg?], 9 June [no year]
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Hogg [Jabez Hogg], 16 June [no year]
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient [Hogg?], 1 July [no year]
ALS (2 pages), to J[abez] Hogg, 21 August [no year]
Photographic portrait of Curling, 1860s?
Full plate image. Copy at National Portrait Gallery (U.K.) dated 1855.
Clipping (biographical), 10 March 1888
Box Folder
4 5 Dacre, Lord [Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 17th Baron Dacre]
Notes (2 pages), "From Lord Dacre," [1772]
Fragment beginning: "Vol 1st p. 297. The print of Sir Walter Raleigh." Sent to James Granger, as text included in Letters between the Rev. James Granger, M.A., and the Most Eminent Literary Men of his Time (London, 1805), pages 182-183. With added notes by J.P. M[alcolm], the editor of the 1805 publication.
Box Folder
4 6 Dacre, Lord [Thomas Brand, 20th Baron Dacre]
Address leaf, to Thos. Stapleton, 13 May 1831
Franked item. Form of signature used: Dacre.
Box Folder
4 7 Davey, William Turner
ALS (2 pages), to W? Cooper, 8 January [18]49
Form of signature used: WT Davey.
Box Folder
4 8 Dawson, John William
ALS (4 pages), to Canon Tristram [i.e., Henry Baker Tristram?], 11 June [18]97
Form of signature used: J Wm Dawson. Stamped envelope included.
Bookplate, of Henry Baker Tristram, undated
Box Folder
4 9 Delacroix, Eugène
ALS (2 pages) [in French], to "Madam" [unknown recipient], undated
Box Folder
4 10 de la Mare, Walter [bound volume]
Note on front flyleaf: Collected by J. Alex. Symington.
Clipping, undated
Portrait of Walter de la Mare, undated
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Shorter [Clement K. Shorter], 16 November [19]20
Subject: cannot write poem requested by Shorter; would like to see proofs of Pinker's sketches.
TLS (1 page), to Mr. Shorter [Clement K. Shorter], 26 November 1923
Subject: Come Hither; poems by Dora Sigerson and Emily Brontë included through Shorter's kindness.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Shorter [Clement K. Shorter], undated
Subject: will send poem or short story for Christmas number; Hardys.
TLS (1 page), to Mr. Shorter [Clement K. Shorter], 5 December 1923
Subject: Dora Sigerson; Come Hither, Christmas poem.
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Shorter [Clement K. Shorter], undated
Subject: not at home; will still look for a suitable poem; very busy; had hoped "to be able to write some verses."
ALS ("1½ pages"), to Mr. Shorter [Clement K. Shorter], 6 December [19]20
Typescript copy. Original not in volume.
ALS ("1 page"), to Mr. Shorter [Clement K. Shorter], 11 February 1921
Typescript copy. Original not in volume.
ALS ("4 pages"), to Mr. Shorter [Clement K. Shorter], 15 May 1921
Typescript copy. Original not in volume.
Broadside, "The Old Men" [poem], undated
Colophon begins: Printed by A.T. Stevens. This copy colored.
Clippings (2 items), [10 May 1931] and undated
TLS (1 page), to Mr. Shorter [Clement K. Shorter], 24 April 1922
TLS (2 pages), to Mr. Shorter [Clement K. Shorter], 17 July 1922
Subject: form letter with handwritten notes at end; asks permission to include poems by Emily Brontë in his forthcoming book of collected poems for children. A second form letter of same date (also 2 pages) concerning The Comforters.
Clippings and reference material (10 items), 17 May 1930 and undated
TLS (1 page), to Mr. Shorter [Clement K. Shorter], 18 July 1922
Subject: Johnson sent from America; suitable poem.
Clippings (2 items), undated.
Box Folder
4 11 De la Rue, Warren
ALS (2 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 9 February 1858
ALS (2 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 14? June 1861
Clipping (biographical), 19 April 1889
Box Folder
4 12 Delepierre, Joseph Octave
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Blewitt, undated
Subject: requires his books back from Blewitt's binder, regardless of the state they are in.
Box Folder
4 13 Dempster, George
ALS (1 page), to Lyon & Jobson, 28 July 1803
Portrait of George Dempster, 1793
Portrait of George Dempster, 1808
Box Folder
4 14 Denman, Thomas
ANS (1 page), to unknown recipient, undated
Box Folder
4 15 Derby, -----
DS (1 page), 9 March 1651
Box Folder
4 16 Dibdin, Thomas Frognall
Signed receipt, to Dawson Turner, 2 June 1837
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
4 17 Dicksee, Frank
ALS (2 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 12 March 1914
Enclosure: ALS (2 pages), from Arts Club to F. Dicksee, 12 March 1914
Subject: Charles Swinburne in the Club's record books.
Box Folder
4 18 Dictionary of National Biography
ALS (1 page), from Sidney Lee to [Edmund] Gosse, 20 July 1912
Subject: entry for Swinburne; Lee's labors.
Box Folder
4 19 D'Israeli, Isaac
AL [draft], to Mr. Urban, 4 June [no year]
Subject: Curiosities of Literature.
Portrait of Isaac D'Israeli, 1797
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
4 20 Dixon, Annie
ANS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 9 May 1850
Box Folder
4 21 Dixon, F.A.
Signed receipt, 11 May 1850
Box Folder
4 22 Dobson, Austin
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Irwin [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 27 May 1902
Subject: Lucian; doesn't care for subject of book he is writing; Ballast is a charming book--wishes he would expand it. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Irwin [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 5 June 1902
Subject: Richardson; Lucian; Lyle Irwin's "Ode to the Desert." Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Irwin [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 17 July 1902
Subject: Thanks for verses; Fielding's Tomb. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Irwin [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 22 July 1902
Subject: thanks for Cicero quotation; refers to passages in another book. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient [Sidney Thomas Irwin?], 7 November 1902
Subject: would like to know "how it [?] strikes a contemporary." Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Irwin [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 17 November 1902
Subject: criticism of Dobson's biography of Richardson in Times; Leslie Stephen speaks highly of it; hostility to Lovelace. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 6 December 1902
Subject: folio Rasselas an invention of Hugh Thomson; Paladin of Philanthropy; Abraham Raimbach a good engraver of Wilkie; Smithe illustrated Don Quixote and Gil Blas; to do Miss Burney for Men of Letters; will be seventh biography but still doesn't know how to do it; always believes the bad reviews; asks Irwin if he has seen any defects in his writing. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (4 pages), to [Sidney Thomas] Irwin, 26 December 1902
Subject: Shakespeare's characters; editing Essays of Goldsmith for Temple Classics. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 9 January 1903
Subject: Seneca; Ovid; Richardson; Lucian; "The Bee"; Johnson; Lamb; Coleridge. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 14 January 1903
Subject: book-binding; Birker-Foster, an illustrator; The Task; Stock's facsimile Rasselas; Coopwer; Views in Weston-Underwood.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 1 January 1904
Subject: thanks for excellent review of his book.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 24 May 1904
Subject: thanks for pamphlet; Goldsmith; Vicar; Good Natured Man; editing Burney Diary.
Box Folder
4 23 Dobson, Austin
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 23 June 1905
Subject: Frankfort Moore; Esmond; Steele; Burney diary.
ALS (1 page), to [Sidney T. Irwin], [31 July 1905]
Subject: John Bunyan; Spinoza.
Postcard.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 26 August 1905
Subject: Irwin's paper will do for preliminary essay for Ballast; Thomas Cogan; Omar; Nicholas Nickleby; asks him to give exact sources for extracts.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 17 October 1905
Subject: Prior; Cowley; Dryden; John Evelyn; Times; Epicurus; Scott;Waverley.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 18 November 1905
Subject: sending illustrated Esmond; Themistocles.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 23 December 1905
Subject: Speaker papers; Parasite; singer on Queen's Carol.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 13 January 1906
Subject: Hazlitt and Lamb.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 13 August 1906
Subject: busy with proofs; thanks for pasticcio.
ALS (4 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 7 November 1906
Subject: Evelyn's Diary; verses in Daily Mail ; sending him proofs for advice; Goldsmith's complete poems; Lamb & Hazlitt.
ALS (4 pages), to [Sidney Thomas] Irwin, 27 November 1906
Subject: Reviews of his edition of Evelyn's diary; bad review in the Illustrated; Goldsmith; Lives of the Novelists; sixpenny selection of Addison's essays; suggestions for improving sonnet.
ALS (1 page), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 11 March 1907
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 7 May 1907
Subject: dictionary article on Fielding; proofs of Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon; Hogarth; Goldsmith.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 28 September 1907
Subject: review of The Town; Thackeray; sends his work because Irwin shows sympathetic and friendly interest.
ALS (2 pages), to [Sidney T. Irwin], [16 May 1908]
Subject: Ballast; Lyles Irwin; Globe reprint of Evelyn's Diary.
ALS (1 page), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 12 October 1908
Subject: sending his latest work.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 5 December 1908
Subject: "Parchment Library" Vicar of 1883; revised reprint; Caldecott's frontispiece.
ALS (3 pages), to [Sidney Thomas] Irwin, 9 August 1909
Subject: Tennyson article by Irwin; National Review; Percy and Goldsmith; paper on Kensington Palace; Pepys.
ALS (4 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 12 August 1909
ALS (4 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 23 August 1909
Subject: sending promised paper; Pepys article; bought new life by Magdalen curator; Douglas's Watts-Dunton; Aylwin; has bought Gassendi's book of 1657.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 20 January 1910
Subject: sending rondeau for criticism.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 22 January 1910
Subject: thanks for book and inkpot; rondeau form.
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Irwin" [Sidney Thomas Irwin], 25 January 1910
Subject: letter of thanks to well-wishers in Times; rondeau.
ALS (2 pages), to [Sidney Thomas] Irwin, 1 March 1911
Holograph MS (1 page), "Who can live with greatness? . . ." [untitled poem], undated
Fair copy signed by Dobson. Text varies slightly from version in Dobson's Collected Poems (1902 edition).
Box Folder
4 24 Dobson, Austin [bound volume]
Holograph MS (3 pages), "The Happy Printer" [poem], [January 1908]
Unsigned. Marked "First draft" and "Jan. 1908," apparently in the handwriting of Edmund Gosse. Typescript copy appended.
Holograph MS (1 page), "Rondel" [poem], undated
"A copy of a poem by Charles of Orleans . . . in the British Museum."
Holograph MS (1 page), "Had I but Walpole's wit. . . ." [untitled poem], undated
Unsigned. Typescript copy appended.
Box Folder
4 25 Dodd?, --?--
Holograph MS (1 page), [biographical notes concerning amateur artwork by Mr. and Mrs. James Petitt Andrews], undated
If not Dodd, then the writer's name might be: Hodd (without initials).
Box Folder
4 26 Doré, Louis Auguste Gustave
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, 16? August 1880
Form of signature used: G. Doré.
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
4 27 Drinkwater, John
TLS (1 page), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 9 December 1921
Printed Christmas card with poem "Christmas Eve" by John Drinkwater (4 pages), 1922
From colophon: This card is designed by Albert Rutherston, printed by Oliver Simon, and published by them.
ANS (1 page: postcard), to [Clement K. Shorter], 1924
Text: "Just on the way to Missolonghi--note date & postmark."
Sent from Greece using, in part, a stamp depicting Lord Byron.
Form of signature used: John. D.
Removed from Clement Shorter's copy (number 34) of The Odes of Quintus Horatius Flaccus, Book I / Translated by Patrick Branwell Brontë, With an Introduction by John Drinkwater (London: 1923).
Portrait of John Drinkwater (reproduced from a photograph), undated
Box Folder
4 28 Drinkwater, John [bound volume]
TLS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 29 August 1914
Subject: sending another poem, "England to Belgium"; his war poems in one place; to make a point of them in the Sphere; the printing of Wordsworth sonnets.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 1 September 1914
Subject: poem "Nocturne"; inquires if Shorter would ask Pryse to do a drawing for the poem. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 24 September 1914
Subject: encloses a new poem, "Of The Dead." Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 1 December 1914
Subject: poem "Eclipse"; request for proof of anything Shorter may use as error appeared in last one printed. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 14 March 1915
Subject: new book Swords and Ploughshares to be published; book contains poems that Shorter had used in The Sphere; encloses last poem in the book. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 2 May 1915
Subject: to follow Shorter's suggestion as to sale; Mrs. Shorter's book; sends Shorter his new volume, which contains many poems already treated by Shorter. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 1 September 1915
Subject: encloses poem. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 5 May 1916
Subject: Harper's Weekly to publish enclosed poem, "Clouds" [not in volume]. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 18 July 1916
Subject: memorial. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (2 pages), to Edmund Gosse, 13 November 1916
Subject: lists names which he is to do in connection with Ward's Poets; de Selincourt receives promise from Gosse to open session with lecture; exhibition of William Rothenstein's drawings, including one of Gosse. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (3 pages), to Edmund Gosse, 18 January 1917
Subject: Drinkwater's illness; anxious to have Gosse's opinion of his new book; book favorably commented upon by William Watson and Gilbert Murray; invitation to Drinkwater to join the Royal Society of Literature; Gosse's book The Unknown Lover, with an Essay; working on Ward's Poets. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 27 May 1917
Subject: "Cotswold Love"; suggests that it should be printed before the spring is gone; Abercrombie's poem. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 12 August 1917
Subject: apology for not noticing request at foot of cheque and asks for another. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 21 August 1917
Subject: encloses a poem, not precisely a war poem but close to one; this poem to appear in a limited edition of his new book Tides; new press started by Beaumont of Charing Cross Road. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 16 October 1917
Subject: sends four poems as follows: "The Hours," "Foundations," "Out of the Moon," and "Elizabeth Ann," to appear in book Tides; in his Prose Papers, published by Elkin Matthews, there is an essay on the Brontë poetry. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (2 pages), to Edmund Gosse, 26 December 1917
Subject: describes his work in reading poems to hundreds of men while he is with the Y.M.C.A., in their work with troops in France. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 28 March 1918
Subject: encloses poem "Character"; inquires if he ever received letter he wrote to him in France. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 3 April 1918
Subject: encloses poem for publication; Shorter may pay a visit to Birmingham. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (2 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 29 May 1918
Subject: sending two other poems; Francis Ledwidge poem; Drinkwater to write a short article on Ledwidge for the next Edinburgh.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 9 June 1918
Subject: refers to Ledwidge poem; mentions that Shorter still has an unused poem, "Character." Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 29 September 1918
Subject: thanks for copy of "Sad Tears"; sends short poem, to produce a new play on Abraham Lincoln.
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 7 September 1919
Subject: to visit America; sends poem.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement K. Shorter, 16 April 1920
Subject: sends photograph; Rothenstein and family; Simmonds, a wood carver, and wife do performances with marionettes; mentions that Mrs. Drinkwater is former Kathleen Orford of the Repertory Theatre; note on letter written by Mrs. Drinkwater inviting Shorter to their country house.
TLS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 29 October 1920
Subject: congratulates Shorter on his marriage; poem for Sphere. Typescript copy appended.
TLS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 4 November 1920
Subject: could not write poem requested, but will send others. Typescript copy appended.
TLS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 24 April 1921
Subject: will help with the Boswell.
TLS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 11 November 1921
Subject: encloses proof and sends copy of new book.
TLS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 7 June 1922
Subject: appointment; refers to pamphlet, which he sent for his amusement.
TLS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 12 June 1922
Subject: appointment.
TLS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 19 June 1922
Subject: postpones appointment; makes another.
Typescript copy (1 page), "The Years" [poem], undated
Typescript copy (1 page), "From Generation to Generation" [poem], undated
Christmas card [printed], 1922
Contains a poem by Drinkwater.
Clippings (2 items), [3 September 1931] and undated
Pamphlet (19 pages), "Catalogue of the John Drinkwater Collection. . . .," 1937
Box Folder
4 29 Drinkwater, John [bound volume]
Holograph MS (2 pages) [fair copy signed by Drinkwater], "The Hours" [poem], [1917]
Clipping, undated
Typescript (1 page) [signed by Drinkwater], "From Generation to Generation" [poem], undated
Holograph MS (2 pages) [fair copy signed by Drinkwater], "The Years" [poem], undated
Typescript copy (1 page), "R.B." [poem], April 1918
Newspaper photographic portrait, 12 November 1930
Lecture ticket, [to lecture by John Drinkwater on Martin Tupper], 1930
Holograph MS (1 page) [fair copy signed by Drinkwater], "Foundations" [poem], undated
Prospectus, for Inheritance by John Drinkwater, undated
Typescript copy (1 page), "Out of the Moon" [poem], [October 1917]
Caricature of Drinkwater, 7 October 1922
Clippings (3 items), undated
Newspaper photographic portrait, [9 October 1928]
Clipping, [11 November 1928]
Newspaper photographic portrait, [14 May 1929]
Clippings (9 items), [28 October 1937], [14 April 1927], [13 September 1928] and undated
Title leaf?, for Abraham Lincoln by John Drinkwater, 1918
Possibly a reproduction.
Broadside, advertising Summer Harvest by John Drinkwater, circa 1933
Clippings (5 items, some biographical), 30 May 1921, [11 February 1932] and undated
Box Folder
4 30 Dundonald, Earl of [Cochrane, Archibald]
AL (1 page), to Mr. Hall, 20 June 1801
Clippings (2 items, biographical) undated
Box Folder
4 31 Duppa, Richard
ALS (3 pages), to "Turner" [Sharon Turner], 27 November 1810
Form of signature used: R. Duppa.
Box Folder
4 32 Durham, J.G.
ALS (3 pages), to ----- Nichols, 24 January 1822
Box Folder
4 33 Dutt, Govin Chunder
ALS (3 pages), to Edmund W. Gosse, 9 May 1878
ALS (4 pages), to Edmund W. Gosse, 22 July 1878
Box Folder
4 34 Eastlake, Elizabeth
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Robert, 3 January 1863
Subject: dinner appointment.
Form of signature used: Eliz Eastlake.
LS (1 page), to Governesses' Benevolent Institution, 25 February 1875
A printed form accomplished in ink.
Form of signature used: Eliz: Eastlake.
Box Folder
4 35 Edwards, H.S. [i.e., Henry Sutherland Edwards?]
ALS (3 pages), to "My dear Sala" [George Augustus Sala], 26 June [no year]
Box Folder
4 36 Edwards, Joel
Form of signature used in all items: J. Edwards
ANS (1 page), to K.C.L. [i.e., King's College London?], 8 April 1832
Subject: recommendation of Mr. G? Evans of Manchester "with a view to the exhibition of a picture of his."
Signed receipt, 1838
Adhered, together with the next item, to a larger sheet.
Signed receipt, 1841
Box Folder
4 37 Edwards, R.
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 17 February 1812
Subject: payment of timber merchant's bill.
Portion of envelope?, undated
This item might instead be a label, as "A. Sketch" appears above Edwards' name and address.
Box Folder
4 38 Edwards, Thomas
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Sala, 27 August 1894
Box Folder
4 39 Egerton, Daniel Thomas
ALS (2 pages), to [J.W. Allen], 25 October 1838,
Form of signature used: D.T. Egerton.
Box Folder
4 40 Elizabeth I [Queen of England]
Holograph MS, [untitled; docketed: Opinion of Q. Elizabeth about keeping of Treaty], undated
Actual author or scribe unknown. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
4 41 Ellis, Arthur
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Forbes, 3 December [year illegible]
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Sala, 29 [no month or year]
ANS (1 page), to Mr. Sala, 7 July 1892
Box Folder
4 42 Ellis, Marie
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Sala, 19 September 1895
Portrait of Marie Mercy Ellis, undated
Box Folder
4 43 Ellis, Sarah Stickney
ALS, to "Madam"[unknown recipient], 8 April [no year]
Portrait of Sarah S. Ellis, undated
Portrait of Sarah S. Ellis, undated
Box Folder
4 44 Elmsley, Peter
ALS (1 page), to [Johann Jakob Griesbach], 16 January 1795
Subject: inquiry concerning Griesbach's "new edition of the Greek Testament."
Includes biographical clipping pasted to letter.
ANS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 31 October [no year]
Box Folder
4 45 Elstob, William
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Linnecar, 15 December 1834
Subject: the development of "young Marshall, the native of Liverpool," as a painter and his need for continued financial support.
ALS (4 pages), to Mr. Linnecar, 21 March 1835
Subject: the continued development of Thomas Falcon Marshall as an artist; Marshall's need for financial support "during the necessary period of his probation."
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
4 46 Englefield, Henry Charles
Form of signature used in letters: HCEnglefield.
ALS (2 pages), to [Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy], [1817]
ALS (2 pages), to [Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy], 1 December [1821]
ALS (1 page), to [Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy], [1821]
ALS (3 pages), to unknown recipient, [1817?]
The recipient is alluded to in the text as "your Royal Highness."
Portrait of H.C. Englefield, undated
Portrait of Henry Charles Englefield, 1812
Box Folder
4 47 Epps, John
ALS (1 page) [fragment and/or draft], to unknown recipient, undated
Box Folder
4 48 Errere, Leo
Form of signature used in letters: L. Errere.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], to Jabez Hogg, 9 January 1883
ANS (1 page), to Jabez Hogg, 9 March 1883
Box Folder
4 49 Erskine, David Steuart [Earl of Buchan]
Retained copy of a letter [in Erskine's handwriting], to the Duke of Kent, 8 February 1809
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Portrait of Dr. Erskine, 1805
Box Folder
4 50 Eton College. Library [bound volume]
Record book (18 pages; fragment), [1850]-1860?
Subject: books loaned (columns for "Name," "Date," "Book" and "When returned"); includes A.C. Swinburne's name eight times.
Pasted to an added flyleaf is a description, by a U.K. dealer or auction house, of this fragment as item or lot 18.
Box Folder
4 51 Etty, William
ALS (2 pages), to Henry Burton, 11? December 1847?
Box Folder
4 52 Evans, Arthur J.
Holograph MS (4 pages), "The Fortnum Collection [& the?] University of Oxford," undated
Holograph MS (11 pages), "Explorations in Eastern Crete," 1 June [no year]
Holograph MS (10 pages), "Explorations in Eastern Crete" [Part II?], 11 June [no year]
Box Folder
4 53 Exeter, --?--
Envelope fragment, to the Rev. C.G. Newcomb, undated
Box Folder
4 54 Eyken, Roger
ALS (2 pages) [in Spanish], to ----- Salaverrio, 14 January 1875
Subject: G.A. Sala.
Box Folder
4 55 Eyre, Vincent
ALS (2 pages), to George Markham, 13 June 1753
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
4 56 Fairbairn, Andrew
ALS (1 page), to R. V. Taylor, 25 May 1881
ALS (2 pages), to R. V. Taylor, 30 May 1881
ALS (1 page), to Jabez Hogg, 8 October 1888
Stamped envelope included.
Portrait of A.M. Fairbairn, undated
Portrait of Sir Andrew Fairbairn, undated
View of a coach [with Fairbairn seated in driver's area?], undated
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
4 57 Fairbairn, William
ALS (1 page), to Mrs. Pender, [1861?]
Form of signature used: W Fairbairn. Portion of stamped envelope attached.
Portrait of William Fairbairn, 1862
Portrait of William Fairbairn, undated
Box Folder
4 58 Falconer, William (1732–1769)
Clipped signature, undated
Note (in different handwriting) under Falconer's name: Author of the Shipwreck.
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
4 59 Farrer, Edmund
Form of signature used in letters: E. Farrer.
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Booth [William H. Booth], 21 October 1923
Accompanied by a carbon copy of Booth's reply and its enclosure, a typed transcript of a 19 August 1852 letter written by Robert Mendham that was likely sent to Caleb B. Rose, the father of Dr. Caleb Rose who resided in Ipswich.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Booth [William H. Booth], 25 October 1923
Subject: whereabouts of a painting by Mendham; the Rose family. Accompanied by a carbon copy of Booth's reply in which he states, in part, that he knew Caleb B. Rose's son, Dr. Caleb Rose, and also Mrs. Sherrington, later Mrs. C. Rose. Booth also mentions his collecting, noting that he has lately acquired some porcelain and pottery. At the top of Booth's response is written, in ink: "Chiltern" [?] / Ipswich.
Box Folder
4 60 Fauntleroy, Henry
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, undated
Form of signature used: H Fauntleroy.
Includes an attached note in the handwriting of William H. Booth.
Box Folder
4 61 Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe- [Archbishop of Cambrai]
Clipped signature, undated
Box Folder
4 62 Ferguson, Ronald Crawford
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 11? February [18]18
The recipient was apparently a physician.
Form of signatured used: R.C Ferguson.
Box Folder
4 63 Fielding, Charles [Vicar of Headcorn]
ALS (2 pages), to "Gentlemen" [unknown recipients], 14 February 1850
Subject: children of William Fielding. Enclosure not in folder.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
4 64 Fielding, Copley
AN (1 page), to Sir Charles Doyle, 5 June [no year]
Subject: "happy to give [Doyle's] daughter a lesson"; but one time is available next Tuesday; lessons for two are only different in their length.
Box Folder
4 65 Fielding family
Holograph MS (3 pages), "Pedigree for Printing," 1840s?
Annotated by a Fielding family member.
Crest?, of "Fielding Earl of Denbigh," undated
Printed item.
Portion of address leaf, to Mrs. Harrison, 30 January 1824
Franked item. Form of signature used: Denbigh.
Holograph MS (1 page), "Sir John Fielding" [acrostic poem], undated
Envelope, 8 July 1836
Franked item. Form of signature used: Denbigh.
Portrait of Basil Fielding, Earle of Denbigh, 1811
Portrait of Basil Fielding, Earle of Denbigh, undated
Portrait of William Fielding, Earl of Denbigh, 1833
View of Denbigh Castle, 1808
View of Denbigh Castle, 1830
Also includes a separate view of Denbigh on same sheet.
View of Denbigh Castle, undated
Bookplate?, of Basil Fielding, Earl of Denbigh, undated
Clippings (7 items, some biographical), [10 September 1850], [21 May 1853] and undated
Box 5 : Fife, Lord-Gide, André
Box Folder
5 1 Fife, Lord [i.e., James Duff, Baron Fife?]
ALS (1 page), to [William] Jerdan, undated
Enclosure not in folder.
Box Folder
5 2 FitzGerald, Edward
ALS (5 pages), to unknown recipient, 13 December [no year]
Subject: an American edition of Winthrop Mackworth Praed's poems.
Form of signature used: EM FitzGerald?
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
5 3 Fitzgerald, M.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Bradburn, 6 June 1787
Docketed by recipient as having been sent by Lady Mary Fitzgerald.
Box Folder
5 4 Fitzgerald, P.
ALS (4 pages), to Mr. Walls, undated
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Walls, undated
Box Folder
5 5 Fitzgerald, Robert Uniacke
Address leaf (fragment), 22 July 1806
Franked item. Form of signature used: Robt U F.Gerald.
Box Folder
5 6 Fitzgerald, William Thomas
Holograph MS, "On my first Visit to Stoke Park" [poem], 1826
A fair copy within quotation marks, with Fitzgerald's name appended, but not necessarily in his handwriting.
Form of name used: Wm. Thos Fitz Gerald.
Box Folder
5 7 Fitzmaurice-Kelly, James
ALS (1 page), to [Edmund] Gosse, 28 June 1898
Subject: pamphlet on Don Quixote.
Form of signature used: Jas. Fitzmaurice-Kelly.
This letter pasted within the enclosure, a copy of Don Quixote: English Introduction.
ALS (1 page), to [Edmund] Gosse, 2 July 1898
Subject: final details for completion of a book [A History of Spanish Literature]; Gosse's mention of Don Quixote in the Saturday Review [?]; Fitzmaurice-Kelly's address after July 11th; gratitude for Gosse's assistance; Gosse's projected holiday.
Enclosure (proofs) not in folder.
Form of signature used: Jas. Fitzmaurice-Kelly.
This letter pasted following the previous letter.
Pamphlet, Don Quixote: English Introduction (46 pages + page with colophon), [1898]
Enclosure in letter of 28 June 1898. With an inscription to Edmund Gosse from Fitzmaurice-Kelly, dated 28 June 1898, that is present but torn off.
Box Folder
5 8 Flemyng, Malcolm
ALS (2 pages), to [Mr. Nourse], 29 July 1758
ALS (1 page), to [John Nourse], 30 June 1759
Box Folder
5 9 Forbes, Duncan
DS (2 pages), January 1743
Document apparently also signed by Lord Leven [Alexander Melville, 5th Earl of Leven].
Portrait of Duncan Forbes, undated
Box Folder
5 10 Forbes, Edward
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 27? April 1850
Accompanied by a handwritten note supplying biographical information.
ALS (1 page), to [Caleb Burrell Rose], undated
ALS (3 pages), to Caleb Rose, undated
Box Folder
5 11 Ford, Richard
ALS (3 pages), to Thomas Poyser, 23 August 1847
ALS (3 pages), to "Dear Sterling," 26 October 1850
Box Folder
5 12 Forman, Alma [Alma Murray]
ALS (4 pages), to Dr. [Frederick James] Furnivall, 12 December 1886
Subject: due to illness, Alma Forman to give up acting in Lady Carlisle; expresses her regret.
Box Folder
5 13 Forman, H. Buxton
ALS (2 pages), to John W. Hales, 21 July 1877
Subject: Shelley; "Hymn to Mercury"; Adonaïs.
ALS (4 pages), to W. H. Parks, 24 February 1880
Subject: Our Living Poets; booksellers.
ALS (5 pages), to Edmund Gosse, 26 August 1880
Subject: Notes on Sculptures; Shelley; reviews for Academy and Saturday; various tasks involved in getting book into print.
ALS (14 pages), to Dr. [Frederick James] Furnivall, 24 April 1886
Subject: Shelley Society; book collectors; Wise; Cenci Dinner; Buckle (biographer of Walt Whitman).
Box Folder
5 14 Forster, John
ALS (4 pages), to George Cattermole, 24 September 1836
ANS (1 page), to Sir Charles [Morgan], 16 June 1840
Subject: a petition. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ANS (2 pages), to C & H [i.e., Chapman and Hall?], undated
Subject: an edition of Thomas Carlyle's On Heroes.
Box Folder
5 15 Forster, Thomas Ignatius Maria
ALS (3 pages), to Madam [Madme. Kerrison Harvey], 16 October 1838
Form of signature used: T. Forster.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (4 pages), to Nicholls & Sons, 26 November 1852
Form of signature used: T. Forster MD.
Item includes blue postage stamps depicting Leopold I of Belgium.
Box Folder
5 16 Forster, William Edward
ALS (3 pages), to R.J? Simpson, 6 July 1882
Form of signature used: W.E. Forster.
Clipped signature, undated
Form of signature used: W.E. Forster.
Portrait of W. E. Forster, undated
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
5 17 Forth, Frederick
ALS (4 pages), to [Mr.] W. Clements, 22 April 1848
Stamped envelope included.
Box Folder
5 18 Fosbroke, John Baldwin
ALS (3 pages), to Shirley Brooks, 23 April 1873
Box Folder
5 19 Fosbroke, Thomas Dudley
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipients [publishers or booksellers?], 24 May 1809
ALS (4 pages), to unknown recipient, [January 1827]
Box Folder
5 20 Foulis, Robert
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 3 March 1752
Subject: Plato; Apollo; manuscripts in the Vatican; Phaedrus, etc.
Box Folder
5 21 Fowle, Thomas Welbank
ALS (4 pages with enclosed note), to "My dear Fremantle," 16 March 1879
Form of signature used: T W Fowle.
Box Folder
5 22 Fox, Stephen [bound volume]
ALS (2 pages), to Richard Bulstrode, 13 May 1687
Subject: son's trip to Brussels. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (1 page), to William Blathwayt, September 1693
Subject: Mr. Cornnellis in Holland; asks him to give him advice and assistance.
Typescript copy appended.
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, 27 November 1694
Subject: welfare of his grandson. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (2 pages), to William Blathwayt, 8 October 1697
Subject: expenses of King. Typescript copy appended.
Box Folder
5 23 Francillon, Robert Edward
Clipped signature, undated
From a letter? Form of signature used: R: E: Francillon.
Box Folder
5 24 Franks, Augustus W.
ALS (4 pages), to unknown recipient, 10 December 1861
Box Folder
5 25 Frederick II of Prussia
DS (1 page) [in German], undated
Signature not legible.
Box Folder
5 26 Frederick, Duke of York [Prince Frederick Augustus, Duke of York and Albany]
LS, to George Cayley, 13 February 1815
Portrait of the Duke of York, undated
Portrait of the Duke of York, 1827
Portrait of the Duke of York, 1827
Portrait of the Duke of York, 1847
Box Folder
5 27 Freeman, J.
ALS (3 pages), to "My dear Lord" [Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney], undated
Subject: politics.
Endorsed: The Revd Mr Freeman. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
5 28 Freemantle, William Thomas
Holograph copy of indenture, undated
Pertains to the Siddall family.
Holograph copy of indenture, undated
Pertains to the Siddall family.
Genealogical notes and compilations (5 items), undated
Pertain to Siddall and Rossetti families.
Box Folder
5 29 Freemantle, William Thomas
Holograph lecture notes, untitled, circa 1912
For illustrated lecture on Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal.
Box Folder
5 30 Freemantle, William Thomas
Holograph lecture notes, "Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal . . .," 1912-1913
Box Folder
5 31 Freemantle, William Thomas
Holograph notes, mostly undated
Concern Elizabeth E. Siddal; some items belong (once belonged?) with lecture notes in previous folders.
Box Folder
5 32 Freemantle, William Thomas
ALS (2 pages) [draft], to W. M. Rossetti, 23 September 1911
ALS (1 page) [draft], to W. M. Rossetti, 25 November 1911
ALS (1 page) [draft], to "Sir" [unknown recipient], 23 August 1911
ALS (6 pages) [draft], to Violet Hunt Hueffer, 9 May 1923
ALS (1 page) [draft], to Violet Hunt Hueffer, 22? May 1923
ALS (2 pages) [draft], to Violet Hunt Hueffer, 22 May 1923
ALS (1 page) [draft], to Violet Hunt Hueffer, 15 September
ALS (1 page) [draft], to Violet Hunt Hueffer, 19 September 1923
ALS (1 page) [draft], to Violet Hunt Hueffer, 20? October 1923
ALS (1 page) [draft], to Violet Hunt Hueffer, 27 November 1923
Invoice (1 page), from William George's Sons, 3 January 1924
Annotated by Freemantle.
Box Folder
5 33 Freemantle, William Thomas
Clippings (26 items), [1911-1913] and 1919
Accompanied by photocopies of the clippings.
Stamped envelope, 7? January 1913
Box Folder
5 34 Froude, James Anthony
Form of signature used in letters: J A Froude.
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, 26 April [1889]
Subject: not aware that Carlyle wrote about Burns, even in private letters, "beyond the famous review."
ALS (4 pages), to unknown recipient, 5 March [no year]
Box Folder
5 35 Galton, Francis
ALS (4 pages), to E.D. Girdlestone [Edward Deacon Girdlestone], 19 August 1884
Box Folder
5 36 Gambier, Lord [James Gambier, Baron Gambier]
[A?]LS, to Mrs. Brightwen, 22 May [no year]
Portrait of James Gambier, 1847
Box Folder
5 37 Garnett, Robert Singleton
ALS (5 pages), to Edmund Gosse, 19? April 1917
Subject: Gosse's Life of Algernon Charles Swinburne; St. James Street; books in Swinburne's library; Theodore Watts-Dunton.
Form of signature used: R.S. Garnett.
Box Folder
5 38 Garrod, Alfred B.
Form of signature used in letters: A.B. Garrod.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. [Jabez] Hogg, 24 December 1856
Subject: appointment sought by Dr. Buchanan.
ALS (3 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 9 January 1860
ALS (3 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 15 February 1867
Box Folder
5 39 Gaskell, [Mrs.] Elizabeth C. [bound volume]
Form of signature used in letters: E.C. Gaskell.
ALS (5 pages + 1 page), to [John Stuart Mill], 14 July 1859
Subject: writes letter to express sorrow at having given him pain not to clear herself in his opinion; Essay on Liberty; Miss Brontë; last page of letter has copy of Mill's reply in which he speaks of Miss Brontë's letter to him. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (5 pages), to [John Stuart Mill], 11 August 1859
Subject: disputed passage in life of Miss Brontë; believes now that she should have left part of it out, but not all; thinks Mill should not have been offended by the rest. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (4 pages), to Thurstan [Holland], 5 February [no year]
Subject: Charles Bosanquet. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (3 pages), to Thurstan [Holland], 25 October [no year]
Subject: invitation to "The Lawn." Typescript copy appended.
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Proby, 7 July [no year]
Subject: thanks for recommendation of Signor Barbesi's Palazzo Zucchelli, Venice. Typescript copy appended.
Box Folder
5 40 Gaskell family [bound volume]
ALS (1 page), from W[illia]m Gaskell to Miss [Ellen] Nussey, 15 April 1857
Subject: personal. Includes postage stamp. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (6 pages), from Meta Gaskell to Miss Nussey, 22 January [1866]
Subject: describes death of her mother (Mrs. Gaskell). Typescript copy appended.
ALS (4 pages), from W[illia]m Gaskell to "Lily" [Mrs. E.C. Gaskell], 25 July 1860
Subject: items of family and local interest. Typescript copy appended.
ALS (4 pages), from W[illia]m Gaskell to Polly [Marianne Gaskell], [March 1866]
Typescript copy appended.
Box Folder
5 41 Gaylord, Harriet
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Symington [John Alexander Symington], 30 September [no year]
Box Folder
5 42 Geoghegan, E.
ALS (1 page), to [Mr. Highly], 22 July 1834
Box Folder
5 43 George III [King of Great Britain and Ireland]
DS [fragment], undated
Portion of document, signed in upper left corner, with one line of text present: Whereas by Letters Patent under Our Great Seal of.
Form of signature used: George R.
Box Folder
5 44 George, Henry [bound volume]
Pamphlet, "Land and People," [1884]
Pamphlet, "The Rights of Man," [1884]
Reference materials--41 typed transcripts of letters from Henry George, Annie George, Jenny George, Henry George Jr., and Harold Rylett to Father Dawson, 10 February 1882-22 July 1901
ALS (4 pages), from M. Bernard to Father Dawson, 2 April 1892
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
TLS (1 page), to Father [Dawson], [30 December 1892]
Subject: Dr. McGlynn controversy. Accompanied by two typed transcripts.
Pamphlet, "Herbert Spencer vs. Henry George," The Sterling Library, 26 November 1894
Annontation on final left concerning Spencer and George signed "T.D." and dated 17 May 1913.
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
5 45 Gibney, John
Holograph MS (1 page), "Dear William Swift, my swiftest thoughts. . . ." [untitled poem], March 1833 or earlier
Handwriting not identified. Form of signature used: Sappho.
Footnotes, in a different hand and apparently dated March 1833, identify the location of a "fleeting scene" as Brighton, locate the Boyne, and identify "Sappho" as Sir John Gibney.
Box Folder
5 46 Gibson, Alfred
ALS (3 pages), to Miss Lewis, 18 June [no year]
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
5 47 Gibson, Thomas Milner
Form of signature used in letters: Thos. Milner Gibson.
ALS (1 page), to "Dear Sir" [unknown recipient], 13 November 1864
ALS (2 pages), to [Mr.?] Barley? [or Burley?], 1 May 1876
On paper with initials "TMG" in a monogram.
ALS (4 pages), from S.A. Milner Gibson to "Dear Madam" [unknown recipient], 2 December [no year]
Subject: spiritualism.
On paper with initials "AMG" in a monogram.
ANS (1 page), 17 December 1847
Print of Theberton House, undated
Biographical notation concerning Gibson, undated
In the handwriting of William H. Booth.
Box Folder
5 48 Gide, André
ALS (3 pages) [in French], to Edmund Gosse, 14 July [1909]
Subject: Gosse his only correspondent in England; Gide's books read in Germany; Porte Etroite; Father and Son.
ALS (3 pages) [in French], to Edmund Gosse, 9 September [19]09
Subject: thanks Gosse for his rare comprehension of his writing; Shorthouse; Pates.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], to Edmund Gosse, 10 March [19]10
Subject: not yet in receipt of book sent by Gosse.
ALS (1 page) [in French], to Edmund Gosse, [4 April 1910]
Subject: thanks for book which has arrived.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], to Edmund Gosse, 10 April [19]10
Subject: comments on Gosse's book; English language.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], to Edmund Gosse, [21 July 1911]
Subject: happy that he will see Gosse soon.
ALS (1 page) [in French], to Edmund Gosse, 26 July [1911]
Subject: Desjardins glad that Gosse is coming.
ALS (1 page) [in French], to Edmund Gosse, 11 August [19]11
Subject: looking forward to visit from Gosse in Paris.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], to [Edmund Gosse], 4 September [19]11
Subject: sent him two books; hopes to see him in London in the Spring.
ALS (4 pages) [in French], to Edmund Gosse, 31 December 1911
Subject: thanks for his book of poems; Father and Son; writes a few lines in English.
ALS (4 pages) [in French], to Edmund Gosse, 11 January [19]12
Subject: Athenaeum.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], to [Edmund Gosse], 11 June [1912]
Subject: accepts invitation to dine with Gosse at l'hotel de France; translation of Father and Son.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], to [Edmund Gosse], 12 August [19]12
Subject: Father and Son.
ALS (4 pages) [in French], to [Edmund Gosse], 28 November [19]12
Subject: etymological dictionary of Skeat; Hero and Leander of Marlowe; Faerie Queene; Chaucer; Shelley; photo of Poutigny.
ALS (1 page plus enclosure) [in French], to [Edmund Gosse], 25 December 1912
Subject: accepts invitation. Card with note enclosed.
ALS (4 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 10 February [19]13
Subject: Bonniot; Swinburne.
ALS (4 pages plus enclosure) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 25 April [19]13
Subject: Madame Bonniot sends text of Swinburne letters; Nouvelle Revue Française; letters of S. a Heredia; letters of Mallarmé to Swinburne. Enclosure: ALS (3 pages) [in French], 10 April 1913, from Geneviève Bonniot to Gide.
ALS (3 pages plus enclosure) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 4 May [19]13
Subject: letters of Swinburne; Nouvelle Revue Française; Bonniot. Enclosure: ALS (2 pages) [in French], from G. Bonniot to Gide, 30 April 1913.
ALS (3 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 18 May 1913
Subject: Swinburne letter; Bonniot.
ALS (3 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 20 May 1913
Subject: directions to reach Gide's house.
ALS (3 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 29 June [19]13
Subject: literary controversy; Mallarmé; Gide just finishing book; Father and Son; l'Academie Française.
ALS (6 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 8 January [1914]
Subject: apologizes for not having written sooner; Balkan difficulties.
Box 6 : Gide, André-Grosart, Alexander Balloch
Box Folder
6 1 Gide, André
Photostatic copies of letters, to Edmund Gosse, 14 July [1909]-8 January [1914]
Reproductions of the original letters included in the preceding folder.
Box Folder
6 2 Gide, André
Three additional letters, 1916-1917, from this sequence are included in the Symington Collection Supplement.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 10 November [1914]
Subject: has read some of Gosse's verses in Times; Copeau; Gheon; Jacques Rivière.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 29 December [1914]
Subject: letter written by Gallinard [?] to Gosse; Critical Kit-Kats; Paradise Lost; Gheon; Jean Schlumberger.
ALS (3 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 5 June 1915
Subject: having difficulty writing article; separations caused by the war; Rupert Brooke; Van Rysselberghe; Jacques Raverot.
ALS (1 page) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 7 July 1915
Subject: translations of Brooke's sonnets.
Clipping and card [perhaps enclosures in a letter?], [8 July 1915]
ALS (1 page) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], [19 July 1915]
Subject: should thanks for book go to Gosse or Marsh?; the war.
ALS (4 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 6 February [1916]
Subject: translation of Gosse's article in Mercure; Rutherford; Edinburgh Review; effect of war on France; Petit Journal illustré .
ALS (3 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 23 January 1916
Subject: Mark Rutherford; White Hall; Charles Solomon.
ALS (6 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 3 July 1916
Subject: France and the war; Jacques Rivière; Drouin.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 27 July [1916]
Subject: writing during the war.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 10 June 1918
Subject: hopes to come to England to bring his nephew, Marc Allégret, and could use a letter from Gosse to help him get his papers; Father and Son.
ALS (3 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 31 July 1918
Subject: La Rochefoucauld; Rupert Brooke; John Donne.
ALS (1 page) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], [9 August 1918]
Subject: death of Michel Desjardins; Marcel Drouin.
ALS (1 page) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 25 August 1918
Subject: Marc Allégret; working on a new book.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 30 August 1918
Subject: letter from Sir M. B. C.; Marc Allégret; hopes to see Gosse in London.
ALS (1 page) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 4 September 1918
Subject: Marc Allégret; Lycée Victor Drury.
Box Folder
6 3 Gide, André
Photostatic copies of letters, to Edmund Gosse, 10 November [1914]-4 September 1918
Reproductions of the original letters included in the preceding folder.
Box Folder
6 4 Gide, André
ALS (1 page) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 23 August 1920
Subject: contemplates trip to London.
ALS (3 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 16 January 1921
Subject: request for permission for Dr. Neel, translator of Conrad's Under Western Eyes, to make a French version of Hardy's Mayor of Casterbridge; Gosse is asked to intercede with Hardy.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 8 October [no year]
Subject: Sir Thomas Browne; Mayor of Casterbridge; End of the Tether by Conrad; Religio medici; texts of Webster and Fielding; admiration for Gosse's writing; wishes to see Gosse; has been reading correspondence of Stevenson; Schwob; Weis of Hermiston.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 12 September 1924
Subject: Incidences; Corydon; Gide was asked by Dent to write preface for Tom Jones but translation was so bad that the project had to be abandoned.
ALS (4 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 26 October 1924
Subject: biography of Congreve; Si le grain ne meurt; Gide object of attack; Copeau; after he finishes his book hopes to take a long trip to Africa.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 25 October 1925
Subject: writes from Africa to wish him merry Christmas and happy New Year.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 27 July 1926
Subject: returned to France; speaks of his stay in Africa; long time since he has written to Gosse.
ALS (2 pages) [in French], to Edmund Gosse, 22 December 1926
Subject: Si le grain ne meurt; Journal des Monnayeurs.
ALS (3 pages) [in French], [to Edmund Gosse], 30 December 1926
Subject: Father and Son; Si le grain ne meurt.
ALS (4 pages) [in French], to Edmund Gosse, 16 January 1927
Subject: reasons for writing book [probably Si le grain ne meurt].
Clipping, March 1931
Envelopes (5 items)
Box Folder
6 5 Gide, André
Photostatic copies of letters, to Edmund Gosse, 23 August 1920-16 January 1927
Reproductions of the original letters included in the preceding folder.
Box Folder
6 6 Glover, Stephen
ALS (1 page), to Nichols & Son, 2 May 1828
Box Folder
6 7 Goddard, John Frederick
Form of signatue used in letters: Jno. F. Goddard.
LS (1 page), from Society of Arts, etc. [per W.A. Graham, secretary] to Goddard, 4 August 1840
ALS (1 page), from John H[enry] Pepper to Goddard, 15 July [18]43
Subject: return of loaned equipment.
ALS (1 page), to Jabez Hogg, 27 December? [no year]
Subject: in hospital; desires to see Dr. Hogg immediately.
ALS (4 pages), to [Jabez] Hogg, 10 February 1858
ALS (3 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 7 January 1859
Broadsheet, circa 1863
Subject: Goddard's role in the history of photography; an appeal to fund an annuity for Goddard.
Clippings (3 items), [9 May 1840], [10 September 1881] and undated
Box Folder
6 8 Gomm, William Maynard
LS (1 page), to "The Quarter Master General," 2 December 1834
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Jones, undated
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
6 9 Goodall, Alice
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. [George Augustus] Sala, 17 May 1893
Subject: publicity for an auction at Christie's.
Box Folder
6 10 Goodwin, Albert
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Leggatt?, 11 May [1898]
Subject: possible publisher for his two daughters' "illustrated fairy story."
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Leggatt?, 11 May 1898
Box Folder
6 11 Gordon, Duchess of [Jane Gordon]
Form of signature used in letters: J Gordon.
ALS (2 pages), to [Mr. Thompson], November 1808
ALS (1 page), to [Mr. Thompson], 1 May 1810
Enclosure not in folder.
Box Folder
6 12 Gordon, James Willoughby
NS (1 page), to "the Quarter Master General," 20 September 1808
Form of signature used: J W Gordon.
Box Folder
6 13 Gordon, Theodore
ALS (3 pages), to "The Secretary to the Commissioners for Auditing the Public accounts," 22 January 1823
Form of signature used: Theod Gordon.
Box Folder
6 14 Gorham, John
ALS (1 page), to Jabez Hogg, [10 November 1884]
ALS (3 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 14 November 1884
ALS (1 page), to Jabez Hogg, 28 November 1884
ALS (3 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 2 September 1888
Broadside, "Gorham's Pupil-Photometer," November 1884
Photographic portrait of John Gorham [carte-de-visite format], 1867
Box Folder
6 15 Gosse, Edmund
Transcripts of letters by or relating to Algernon Charles Swinburne.
Holograph copy of portion of letter (1 page), from "Redgie" [A.C. Swinburne] to Mr. Milnes [Richard Monckton Milnes, later Baron Houghton], 13 November [1861]
Transcript in Edmund Gosse's handwriting; assigned year of 1862 crossed out in favor of 1861; includes a note regarding the location from which the letter was sent. Text of full letter appears in Cecil Y. Lang, editor, The Swinburne Letters, Volume 1 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959), page 62.
Holograph copy of conclusion of letter (1 page), from C.H. Swinburne [to Lord Houghton], undated [but 26 July 1867]
Transcript in Edmund Gosse's handwriting; first page of transcript not present. Text of full letter appears in Cecil Y. Lang, editor, The Swinburne Letters, Volume 1 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959), page 255.
Holograph copy of letter (2 pages), from [A.C. Swinburne] to Seymour Kirkup, 28 March [1868]
Transcript (of letter fragment) in Edmund Gosse's handwriting; includes footnotes, one of which is initialed by Gosse. Text of letter appears in Cecil Y. Lang, editor, The Swinburne Letters, Volume 1 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1959), pages 294-295.
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6 16 Gosse, Edmund
Holograph transcripts of letters (27 pages + cover), from John Addington Symonds to Edmund Gosse, August 1875-July 1878
Certain letters not fully transcribed, per use of ellipses.
Initialed note by Gosse included on first letter: This opened my acquaintance with J.A.S.
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6 17 Gosse, Edmund
Holograph transcripts of letters (35 pages), from John Addington Symonds to Edmund Gosse, October 1878-June 1890
Certain letters not fully transcribed, per use of ellipses.
Some of the transcripts are obviously in Gosse's handwriting.
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6 18 Gosse, Edmund
Holograph transcripts of letters (32 pages), from John Addington Symonds to Edmund Gosse, July 1890-Decmeber 1892
Certain letters not fully transcribed, per use of ellipses.
Some of the transcripts are obviously in Gosse's handwriting.
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6 19 Gosse, Edmund [bound volume]
Title on spine: Sir E. Gosse and R.L. Stevenson. 1881-1907.
ALS (4 pages), to Nellie [Gosse], 26 August [18]81
Subject: description of trip; sea sickness; Stevenson family. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (4 pages), to "My darling" [Ellen Gosse], 27 August [18]81
Subject: love for wife; description of Stevenson family; description of mountains; weather. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (4 pages), to Nellie [Gosse], 28 August [18]81
Subject: bad weather; Stevenson spitting blood. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (4 pages), to Nellie [Gosse], 30 August [18]81
Subject: weather; description of mountains; Louis's health; Louis's father quite a conversationalist; takes long walks with him; Mrs. Louis sweet and quiet. Accompanied by an envelope and a typed transcript.
ALS (4 pages), to Nellie [Gosse], 2 September [18]81
Subject: alarmed at her silence; weather improved but still cold; saw the gathering of the Clans for Highland Games; Herbert Spencer & Bishop of Winchester present; walk to Loch Callater; Louis in poor health; Hamo; Mrs. Wallace. Accompanied by an envelope fragment and a typed transcript.
ALS (4 pages), to Nellie [Gosse], 3 September [18]81
Subject: drive to Spittal of Glen Shee; to leave with Hamo for Orkney; American business; Robert Louis seems better and is writing a novel of pirates and hidden treasure; will be sad to leave Stevenson household. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (6 pages), to Nellie [Gosse], 4 September [18]81
Subject: admonishes her to decline meetings; personal items; Mrs. Stevenson. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to "my Darling Sposa" [Ellen Gosse], 5 September [18]81
Subject: leaving Stevenson household with regret, but glad to leave climate; Louis spiting blood and wife sick. Accompanied by an envelope fragment and a typed transcript.
Reference materials -- typed transcripts of five letters, 1883-1886, sent by Robert Louis Stevenson to Gosse, undated
Reference materials -- typed transcript of a letter, [1890], sent by Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson to Gosse, undated
ALS (2 pages), from Lloyd Osbourne to [Edmund] Gosse, 11 August 1907
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Reference materials -- clipping
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6 20 Gosse, Edmund
Correspondence relating to a possible job for Gosse at the British Museum.
AL (4 pages), to Thomas Farrer, undated
Draft?
ALS (8 pages), from R.R. W--?-- to [Thomas] Farrer, 12 September [18]84
Letterpress copy of letter, from T.H. Farrer to the Trustees of the British Museum, 29 September 1884
Letterpress copy of a letter, from Edw. A. Bond to Thos. H. Farrer, 13 October 1884
Letterpress copy of a letter, from T.H. Farrer to the Treasury Secretary, 27 October 1884
Envelope, undated
Includes notation: Proposed transference to the British Museum, Autumn 1884.
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6 21 Gosse, Edmund
Notes, often in the form of diary entries, relating to authors and other notable figures that Gosse met or heard stories about. The notes are written on unnumbered, loose leaves of blue, lined paper removed, most likely, from the same notebook.
Holograph MS (1 page), "Lord & Lady Antrim [in 1903]," undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), "A Lunch with Robert Browning and Locker," 25 July 1876
Locker is presumably Frederick Locker-Lampson.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Robert Buchanan," 30 June-July 1876 and 30 March 1878
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Charles Doughty," 25 June 1914
Holograph MS (1 page), "Froude and Carlyle [in 1881]," undated
Concerns James Anthony Froude and Thomas Carlyle.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Richard Hengist Horne," June 1876-14 January 1877
Holograph MS (2 pages), "A Visit from R. H. Horne," 15 February 1877
Holograph MS (1 page), "Henry Kingsley [in about 1873 and 1874]," undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Pierre Loti," 8 July 1909
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Meredith and Tennyson," 13 October 1912
In part, concerns George Meredith.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "George Moore," 5 March 1928
Holograph MS (1 page), "The Sultan of Perak," 23 June 1902
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Lord Rosebery," 17 November 1903
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Christina G. Rossetti [in the 1870s]," undated and 6 July 1876
Accompanied by notation on a separate leaf: These notes were incorporated in the Essay on "C.G.R." in Gosse's Critical Kit-Kats.
Holograph MSS (1 page + 1 page), "Maria Francesca Rossetti" [and on verso] "Henry James," 25 November [18]76 and undated
Accompanied by notation on a separate leaf: Part of this appears in the Essay on "Christina Rossetti" [in Critical Kit Kats].
Holograph MS (2 pages), "The Duke of Rutland," 6 July 1903
Holograph MS (6 pages), "Algernon Charles Swinburne," July 1876, 17 August 1876, 14 May 1877, 11 June 1877 and 10 September [1877]
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Swinburne," 4 January 1878
Holograph MS (4 pages), "Alfred Tennyson," 13 April 1877
Holograph MS (1 page), "Tennyson," 10 January 1895 and undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "Charles Wells," 30 November 1877 and undated
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Lord Wemyss," 4 August 1909
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6 22 Gosse, Edmund
Notes and poems relating to authors and other notable figures that Gosse met or heard stories about. Some of the notes are written on unnumbered, loose leaves of blue, lined paper.
Holograph MS (1 page), ["This afternoon . . . I met Carlyle walking down Regent Street"], 25 October 1876
Accompanied by the next item.
Holograph MS (1 page), "On Meeting Carlyle in Regent Street" [poem], 25 October 1876
Holograph MS (4 pages), ["Haldane recounted to me . . . an episode of his visit to Berlin in 1906"], 1 May 1922
Holograph MS (1 page), "Weep, weep! For Mrs. Cashel Hoey. . . ." [poem], undated
Concerns Frances Cashel Hoey.
Holograph MS (2 pages), ["Things? overheard? . . . Sept? 10. . . ."], 10 September 1877?
Portions of leaf torn away at top and bottom. In part, concerns Mrs. Miles [i.e., Kate Munroe?].
Holograph MS (1 page), ["I saw Ruskin once"], undated
Concerns John Ruskin in about 1871.
Holograph MS (4 pages), "The Duke of Rutland [in 1903 and 1904]," undated
Signed by Gosse at the end.
Holograph MS (1 page), "Tourgenieff [in 1871]," undated
Concerns Ivan Turgenev.
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6 23 Gosse, Edmund
Holograph MS (17 pages), "A Letter from Lorraine," May 1891
The text of six [?] letters; signed by Gosse once at the end.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Verona: Note of what sights seen October 1901" [and note regarding 1907], 21 October 1901 and undated
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6 24 Gosse, Edmund [bound volume]
Holograph MS (3 pages), "The Church by the Sea" [poem], undated
Fair copy signed by Gosse. Includes an added title leaf.
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6 25 Gosse, Edmund [bound volume]
Holograph MS (53 pages), "The Oera Linda Book," undated
Fair copy with occasional corrections indicated. Includes an added title leaf.
Presumably the text that appeared in Cornhill Magazine in 1876.
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6 26 Gosse, Edmund
Holograph MS (7 pages), The Gold Horns (London, 1913), 1913
Title page, editor's introduction (signed by Gosse) and one other page, all in Gosse's handwriting; lacks most of the text of the poem. Pertains to a pamphlet that was privately-printed by Thomas J. Wise.
Holograph MS (12 pages), "Borrow and the Kjaempeviser," undated
Introduction to George Borrow's Grimhild's Vengeance: Three Ballads (London, 1913) that was privately-printed by Thomas J. Wise. Signed by Gosse.
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6 27 Gosse, Edmund
Printed menu (1 page plus 1 page of signatures), 29 December 1884
Menu for a breakfast for Gosse, held at the University Club in New York City, that was apparently hosted by J.W. Harper, Jr. Signed by various persons, presumably attendees, on the verso. Among the persons represented by signatures are members of the Harper & Brothers firm and Edmund Gosse.
Attached to a large paper stub, as if intended for binding.
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6 28 Gosse, Edmund
Holograph MS (8 pages), [schedule of] "Lectures," 1890/91-1895/96 and 1898/99-1899/00
Accompanied by an undated typed page headed: Schedule of lecturers' royalties.
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6 29 Gosse, Edmund
Holograph MS (6 pages), [prefatory note and prose remarks in English delivered at an October session of the French Professors in England], 1896
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6 30 Gosse, Edmund
Materials relating to a speech delivered to library assistants.
Holograph notes (4 pages), undated
Printed text from an edition of H.G. Wells' In the Days of the Comet (1 leaf), undated
Includes a selection marked off in ink.
Typescript (4 leaves), ["Mr. Gosse, in congratulating the librarians. . . ."] [untitled prose], undated
Partial copy of text (see next item) that appeared in The Times.
Clipping, 11 October 1906
Pertains to an address by Gosse to the Library Assistant's Association.
Envelope, undated
Includes notation: Address to the Association of Library Assistants, Oct. 10. 1906.
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6 31 Gosse, Edmund [bound volume]
Lecture program (4 pages), 1894
For "Reading as a Recreation," to be delivered by Gosse on 7 March 1894 at the Storey Institute, Lancaster.
Reference materials -- clippings
Holograph MSS (51 pages), [notes and substantial lecture fragment, all concerning poetry], 1922 and undated
Material relating, at least in part, to an address given by Gosse before the Manchester Luncheon Club, 6 November 1922.
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6 32 Gosse, Edmund
Author's marked proof (40 pages), The Life of Swinburne (London, 1912), 1912
The privately printed version of Gosse's essay for the Dictionary of National Biography. Unbound.
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6 33 Gosse, Edmund [bound volume]
Editor's marked proof (96 pages only), Les Fleurs du Mal and Other Studies by Algernon Charles Swinburne (London, 1913), 1913
One of Thomas J. Wise's privately-printed efforts. Interleaved.
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6 34 Gosse, Edmund
Author's marked galley proof (1 page), "Swinburne at Putney" [prose], March [1918]
The text of Gosse's review ("personal statement") concerning Thomas Hake and Arthur Compton-Rickett's The Letters of Algernon Charles Swinburne (1918) that appeared in The Observer.
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6 35 Gosse, Edmund
Photographs, taken in Spain, 10 April 1912
Four images: two of Gosse at San Sebastián, one of a related street scene and one of W[illiam] Heinemann.
Accompanied by a stamped envelope, addressed to Gosse, and an unsigned transmittal note: Recuerdos de España. The stationery, evidently that of William Heinemann, bears the intials "wh" within a circle.
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6 36 Gosse, Edmund
ANS (1 page), undated
States in part that the accompanying printed copy of the 1893 Marriage Address was that of the Archbishop of Canterbury and that Gosse received it after his death from Arthur C. Benson, the Archbishop's son.
Form of signature used: E.G.
Address delivered in St. James Chapel Royal at the Marriage of H.R.H. the Duke of York, K.G., and H.S.H. the Princess Victoria Mary of Teck (7 pages), by Edward White [Benson], Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, 6 July 1893
"Printed by Command of Her Majesty."
Accompanied by a fragment of an envelope.
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6 37 Gosse, Philip Henry
AN (1 page), to Mr. Hogg, 22 November 1861
Affixed to the note is a clipping of a newspaper death notice for Gosse.
ALS (3 pages), to "My beloved Son" [Edmund Gosse], 21 December 1870
Form of signature used: P. H. Gosse.
Envelope, to Mr. Gosse, [1856]
Includes a postage stamp and the embossed initials "PHG."
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6 38 Goulburn, Edward Meyrick
ALS (1 page), to Henry Elliot, 31 March 1866
Form of signature used: E.M. Goulburn.
"Form [letter] of Reply," to [Herbert C. Saunders], 5 February 1879
Includes pre-printed address and canceled postage stamp on verso.
Clipping (biographical), [3 May 1897]
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6 39 Gould, John
ALS (2 pages), to Richard Owens, 6 January [18]44?
Subject: duplicates of specimens from western Australia.
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6 40 Grafton, Duke of [George Henry Fitzroy]
DS (3 pages), 30 December 1822
Form of signature used: Grafton.
Portrait of Grafton, 1827
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6 41 Grant Duff, Mountstuart Elphinstone
Form of signature used in letters: M.E. Grant Duff.
ALS (7 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 22 December 1888
ALS (4 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 4 January 1896
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6 42 Gresham?, James?
Clipped signature, undated
Form of signature used: JaGresham?
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6 43 Grey, Charles
Form of signature used in letters: C Grey.
ALS (4 pages), to J.B? Alexander, 24 October 1851
Subject: possible removal of model cottages in Hyde Park to the Ipswich Arboretum.
ALS (4 pages), to J.B? Alexander, 30 January 1852
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6 44 Grierson, Herbert John Clifford
ALS (3 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 21 April 1917
Subject: finished Swinburne biography; Swinburne's poetry.
Form of signature used: H.J.C. Grierson.
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6 45 Groome, William Wollaston
ALS (3 pages), to [Edmund Gosse], 13 August 1913
Subject: minor corrections to essay on Swinburne in Portraits and Sketches; incident recounted by his brother, F.H. Groome, concerning Swinburne.
Form of signature used: W. Wollaston Groome.
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6 46 Grosart, Alexander Balloch
Letters to Algernon Charles Swinburne, signed by Grosart in various ways.
ALS (4 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 23 June 1875
Subject: the Sydney and Douve books; bibliographical information.
ALS (4 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 26 June 1875
Subject: Aubrey de Vere; Cyril Townsend's proof-sheets.
ALS (3 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 17 November 1875
Subject: "Scourge of Venus"; C. Townsend.
ALS (6 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 17 March 1876
Subject: Chatto and Windus; Spencer; list of writers.
ALS (4 pages), to Mr. S., 16 July 1876
Subject: illness; review in Athenaeum of Silas Fletcher; Bamfield.
ALS (4 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 26 September 1876
Subject: health; closing poem of Parkes' Curtain-drawer.
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Swinburne, 13 September 1879
Subject: requests copy of book; life of Henry, Earl of Southampton.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. S., 3 October 1879
Subject: Beaumond-Hawkins; Willabe's Avisa perfect copy.
ALS (4 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 12 November 1879
Subject: Alaha; Avisa; John Heywood.
ALS (4 pages), to Mr. Swinburne, 17 December 1879
Subject: thanks for compliments on Alaha; Shakespeare; search for various poems.
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6 47 Grosart, Alexander Balloch
Letters to Algernon Charles Swinburne, signed by Grosart in various ways.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Swinburne, 3 January 1880
Subject: enjoying Swinburne's new book; Avisa.
ALS (4 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 14 February 1880
Subject: Swinburne's Shakespeare volume read; Willabe's Avisa introduction; Beaumont.
ALS (1 page), to Mr. S., 20 April 1880
Subject: payment of books; Avisa; thanks to Swinburne for his notes on Avisa.
ALS (3 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 30 May 1880
Subject: thanks for Swinburne's new volume of poems; advises Swinburne to guard his health; Swinburne's "Birthday Ode"; Mrs. Barrett Browning's poem.
ALS (1 page), to Mr. S., 17 June [18]80?
Subject: poem in honor of Landor.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Swinburne, 11 August 1880
Subject: thanks for check in payment of Arwin; Mr. Collier.
ALS (2 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 3 February 1881
Subject: thanks for Swinburne's new volume; sea-poems.
ALS (4 pages), to Mr. Swinburne, 12 April 1881
Subject: John [Maytay?] Dramatic Works; received payment for books.
ALS (1 page), to Mr. S., 24 June 1881
Subject: received payment; new Landor book
ALS (7 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 14 August 1882
Subject: thanks for volume of Poems; considers Swinburne's child-poems priceless; Thomas Carlyle; biographic-dramatic sonnets.
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6 48 Grosart, Alexander Balloch
Letters to Algernon Charles Swinburne, signed by Grosart in various ways.
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. S., 28 April 1883
Subject: poems.
ALS (2 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 18 August 1884
Subject: Chatto and Windus; reading books.
ALS (4 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 22 June 1885
Subject: bibliographical information.
ALS (3 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 17 April 1886
Subject: Swinburne's new book on Victor Hugo.
ALS (3 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 20 April 1889
Subject: gift of Swinburne's new series of Poems and Ballads; death of brother-in-law; Swinburne's "Armada."
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Swinburne, 8 May 1889
Subject: Swinburne's books.
ALS (4 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 18 May 1889
Subject: receives book Marino Faliero to add to his set of Swinburne's books; Poems and Ballads; "Armada" ballad; Swinburne's poems.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Swinburne, 14 December 1889
Subject: requests a study of Montaigne and of Cervantes; Swinburne's Ben [Jonas].
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Swinburne, 15 March 1895
Subject: thanks for first letter received in a number of years from Swinburne; his illness.
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6 49 Grosart, Alexander Balloch
Letters to Algernon Charles Swinburne, signed by Grosart in various ways.
ALS (2 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, 18 June 1898
Subject: his 64th birthday; his joy at receiving a letter from Swinburne after a lapse of a few years; Watts-Dunton's volume of poems; Titus Andronicus.
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Swinburne, 5 July 1898
Subject: Titus Andronicus.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Swinburne, 13 July 1898
Subject: Titus Andronicus; Gabriel Haney; letters of Henry Vaughan.
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Swinburne, 31 July 1898
Subject: Daniel volumes; Abraham Frances rare Rhetoric (1588).
ALS (2 pages), to Algernon Charles Swinburne, undated
Subject: Cyril Townsend.
ALS (2 pages), to A.C. Swinburne, undated
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Swinburne, undated
Subject: bibliographical information.
ALS (1 page), to A.C. Swinburne, undated
Subject: poems.
ALS (4 pages), to Mr. S., undated
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7 1 Grosvenor, Robert [Marquess of Westminster]
ALS (2 pages), to Robert Peel, 18 November 1823
Form of signature used: Grosvenor [as his title in 1823 was Earl of Grosvenor].
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Portion of address leaf [signed by Grosvenor], to the Revd. R. Davies, 4 August 1814
View of Eaton Hall (West Front), undated
View of Eaton Hall (East Front), undated
Clippings (2 items), undated
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7 2 Gudbrand Vigfusson
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. [Edmund] Gosse, 16 May [18]79
Form of signature used: G. Vigfusson.
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7 3 Guthrie, George James
Form of signate used in letters: GJ Guthrie.
ALS (1 page), to Jabez Hogg, 14 [no month or year]
Adhered to next item.
ALS (1 page), to J. Hogg, undated
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7 4 Haldane, Lord [Richard Burdon Haldane, Viscount Haldane of Cloan]
ALS (1 page), to [Edmund] Gosse, 26 April [19]15
Subject: Lord Redesdale.
ALS (6 pages), to "My dear G." [Edmund Gosse], 4 April [19]17
Subject: has read more than one-third of Gosse's Life of Algernon Charles Swinburne; Hume Brown; the war; a talk with Margot; busy reading, walking and "working at philosophy."
ALS (3 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 11? April [19]17
Subject: Gosse's Life of Algernon Charles Swinburne; when he expects to be in London; a "British victory in France."
ALS (1 page), to Clement K. Shorter, 13 January 1924
Subject: an appointment to meet at the Devonshire Club.
ALS (1 page), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 17? January [19]24
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7 5 Hamilton, A. [i.e., Archibald Hamilton, later the 9th Duke of Hamilton?]
ALS (2 pages), to [Anthony Atkinson], 28 October 1787?
Enclosure not in folder.
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7 6 Hamilton, Elizabeth
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient [Mrs. Greg?], 11 December 1811
Form of signature used: E. Hamilton.
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7 7 Hamilton?, Lord?
Clipped signature? and wax seal, 24 December 1788
Although possibly a receipt, this item remains unidentified; it might have been cut from a larger document. Includes the word "Hamilton."
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7 8 Hamilton, William (1788-1856)
ALS (2 pages), to [William Shaen], 25 September 1841
Form of signature used: W. Hamilton.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
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7 9 Hamilton, William Rowan
ALS (2 pages), to John Finlay, Esq., L.L.D., 3 December 1835
Subject: thanks for present of book; his reaction to Finlay's Miscellanies.
Form of signature used: William R. Hamilton.
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7 10 Hampden, Richard
DS (1 page), April 1692
Form of signature used: R. Hampden.
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7 11 Hannay, James
ALS (1 page), to S. Lucas, 15 March [1859]
Subject: applying for Inspectorship of Schools in Scotland; wants Lucas to speak to Disraeli about him. Typescript copy appended.
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7 12 Harcourt, Countess of [Elizabeth Harcourt]
ALS (2 pages), to "My Lord" [Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney], undated
Written, as a lady-in-waiting, on behalf of Queen Charlotte.
Form of signature used: E. Harcourt.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
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7 13 Harcourt, Countess of [Mary Harcourt]
AL (2 pages), to Mr. Alexander, 2? July [1821]
ALS (2 pages), to Mrs. Marlow, 7 September 1821
Subject: Mr. Alexander, the ventriloquist.
Form of signature used: Mary Harcourt.
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7 14 Harcourt, Lord [Lewis Vernon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt]
ALS (2 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 4 April [19]17
Subject: has read half of Gosse's Life of Algernon Charles Swinburne; Swinburne.
ALS (4 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 9 April [19]17
Subject: Swinburne's poem on the assassination of Alexander III; Faustine; Erotion; "The Ballad of Truthful Charles"; "Ode on Eton"; immortal phrases of Gosse.
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7 15 Harcourt, William [3rd Earl Harcourt]
AN (1 page), to [Thomas] Cadell, undated
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Portion of address leaf, to Mathw. Wyatt [Matthew Cotes Wyatt], 21 March 1814
Franked item. Form of signature used: Harcourt. Includes a wax seal.
Clipping, [6 July 1830]
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7 16 Hardinge, George
ALS (3 pages), to "My dr Lord" [Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney], 25 December 1783
Form of signature used: GHardinge.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
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7 17 Hardinge, Lord [Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge]
ALS (2 pages), to Lord John Russell, 11 May 1855
Enclosure not in folder.
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7 18 Hardy, Thomas
For the texts of the letters to Clodd, and contextual information, consult: Carl J. Weber, "Some Letters on Hardy's 'Tess'," Journal of the Rutgers University Library XIII:1 (December 1949), pages 1-6.
ALS (2 pages), to [Edward] Clodd, 4 February 1892
Subject: Andrew Lang's article on Tess in the New Review; sales of the book; "odd that nearly every adverse criticism [of Tess] is written by a fellow-Savilian.
Photocopy of original, which is tipped into a copy of Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles (London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1892).
ALS (1 page), to [Clement K.] Shorter, Good Friday 1900
Subject: painting of Hardy by Winifred Thomson.
ALS (4 pages), to [Edward Clodd], 10 December 1913
Subject: has not seen the play as he was ill during its run; might see the play at Weymouth; the film version of Tess by an American company.
Form of signature used: T.H.
Photocopy of original, which is tipped into a copy of Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles (London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1892).
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7 19 Hardy, Thomas Duffus
ALS (1 page), to T.E.P. Lepey?, 3 February 1870
Form of signature used: T. Duffus Hardy.
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7 20 Harland, Robert
Bill, 1835
Subject: conveyance of property at Levington?
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7 21 Harley, Henrietta [Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer]
Ownership inscription, 1720?
Flyleaf from a book. Although the fancy penmanship of the owner's name ("Henrietta Cavendish Holles Harley") may be that of a scrivener, the notation beneath it (Given by my Lord / May 1720) is perhaps in Harley's own handwriting.
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7 22 Harris, James
ALS (1 page), to Mr. [Francis] Wingrave, 16 September 1780
Subject: not sending proofs until next Wednesday; desires a bound set of his works to be sent to Bath immediately; inquiry concerning best manner to send books to Geneva.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
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7 23 Harrison, W.
ALS (2 pages; retained copy), to [Mr. Grosvenor], 9 March 1650/51
Paper loss at one edge affects text.
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7 24 Harrison, William Henry (1795-1878)
ALS (2 pages), to "My dear Jerdan" [William Jerdan], undated?
Form of signature used: W. H. Harrison.
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7 25 Hatfied, C.W. [bound volume]
TLS (1 page), to [Joseph Hambley Rowe], 18 July 1923
Subject: possible errors in Rowe's article on the maternal relatives of the Brontës
TLS (2 pages), to [Joseph Hambley] Rowe, 14 August 1923
Box Folder
7 26 Hayden, F.V.
ALS (1 page), to Jabez Hogg, 24 January 1879
Photograph of group camped in the Rocky Mountains, 1878 or 1879
With a separate caption. Includes Joseph Dalton Hooker, hence actually from 1877?
Box Folder
7 27 Hayman, [Mrs.] A.
ALS (4 pages), to "Dear Madam" [Elizabeth Croft], 11 February [1830]
Subject: Thomas Lawrence; sources for proposed biography of Lawrence by Thomas Campbell; Mrs. Hughes; unpublished poems by Lawrence; Mrs. [Isabella] Wolff; engravings; Mr. Lake.
Box Folder
7 28 Heathcote, Ralph
DS (1 page), 5 January 1792
Subject: Elisabeth Henriette Catherina Cressener is living in Bonn.
Includes a wax seal by Heathcote's signature.
Box Folder
7 29 Heber, Reginald [Bishop of Calcutta]
ALS (1 page), to Hodsall? & Stirling, 4 January [1821]
Subject: annual payment on an insurance policy.
Form of signature used: Regd. Heber.
Box Folder
7 30 Heber, Reginald [Bishop of Calcutta]
Holograph MS (1 page), ["Beneath her chaste and happy bones recline. . . ."] [untitled poem], [1817]
Translation of a Petrarchan sonnet.
Unsigned, but attributed, in notations on and with the item, to the Rev. R. Heber and Bishop Heber.
Box Folder
7 31 Heber, Richard
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 3 September [no year]
Subject: two favors involving [Thomas?] Amyot.
Box Folder
7 32 Henderson, John
Receipts (2 items), for money received from George Pratt Webb, 1730-1731
Pertain to money from the estate of Dame Margaret Pratt that was signed over to Henderson by Margaret Salkeld (formerly widow of Ralph Anderson), the spouse of Roger Salkeld. The receipts are included on oaths declaring that Mrs. Salkeld was then alive.
Box Folder
7 33 Henning, John (1801-1857)
ALS (1 page), to "Sir" [Abraham Cooper], circa 22 February 1830
Subject: met while Henning studying the Elgin Marbles; desires Cooper to view two current works: a small equestrian statue of the King plus a representation of King Lear and Edgar.
Date from postmark.
Form of signature used: J Henning Junr.
Box Folder
7 34 Herbert, Edward [2nd Earl of Powis]
Address leaf (fragment), 2 May 1820
Franked item. Form of signature used: Clive [as his title in 1820 was Viscount Clive].
Adhered to same sheet as next item.
Address leaf (fragment), 21? October 1833
Franked item. Form of signature used: Clive.
Box Folder
7 35 Hill, Robert
ALS (4 pages), to [Edmund Gosse], 30 December 1877
Subject: his brother-in-law Mr. Wells [Charles Jeremiah Wells]. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
7 36 Hobart, Elizabeth
DS (1 page), 13 April 1668
Form of signature used: Eliz. Hobart.
Endorsed: Power of Atty to enter on Lands.
On parchment. Accompanied by a partial typed transcript.
Box Folder
7 37 Hodges, Charles Howard
ANS (1 page), to Mr. Lupton [i.e., Thomas Goff Lupton?], 21 August 1827
Subject: orders from late Mr. Yates concerning number of copies of the Rosel. Signed by Hodges with his initials only.
Box Folder
7 38 Hodges, William
Form of signature used in letters: W. Hodges.
ALS (1 page), to [Thomas Maurice?], [1793?]
Subject: appointment to see the Rev. [Maurice] and a Mr. Barbon; symbolic figures. Paper cut and item is nearly in two pieces.
ALS (4 pages), to [William Hayley], 22 July [17]93
Subject: birth of Serena; Gilpin on landscape painting. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (4 pages), to [William Hayley], 4 October 1794
Subject: nearing completion of new picture, the subject War; will start one, the subject Peace. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to [Ozias] Humphrey, 7 January 1797
Subject: unable to keep appointment; Gilpin; will make future appointment.
Portrait of Wm. Hodges, 1792
Portrait of Wm. Hodges, 1810
View of Banyan Tree, 1793
"Engraved . . . from a Picture Painted by W. Hodges RA."
Box Folder
7 39 Hodgkin, Thomas (1798-1866)
ALS (2 pages), to "Respected Friend" [Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach], 17 October 1840
Subject: letter of introduction for Joseph Travers; Dieffenbach's cousin in New Zealand.
Box Folder
7 40 Hodgson, N.M.
ALS (3 pages), to [Mr.] ----- Méquignon, 9 February 1846
Subject: misdirected books; a bill.
Box Folder
7 41 Hogg, James
ALS (1 page), to Anna Maria Hall [Mrs. S.C. Hall], undated
Subject: missed social engagement involving the Halls.
Portrait of James Hogg, undated
Portrait of James Hogg, undated
Portrait of James Hogg, undated
Portrait of "The Ettrick Shepherd," undated
View of St. Mary's Loch ["Hogg Monument in the distance"], undated
Clippings (2 items), undated
Box Folder
7 42 Holland, Francis
Legal document, 20 November 1658
Concerns a land dispute with Thomas Norris that was settled in favor of Francis Holland.
Text appearing prominently at top of document: Richard Lord Protector. Mentioned elsewhere in the text is Justice Oliver St. John.
On parchment; folded; seal missing.
Box Folder
7 43 Holland, Henry Scott
Form of signature used in letters: H.S. Holland.
ALS (1 page), to [the Rev. R.B.] Rackham, undated
Accompanied by an envelope with an embossed stamp, likely for this letter or the next one, postmarked 19 July [18]99.
ALS (1 page), to [the Rev. R.B.] Rackham, undated
Box Folder
7 44 Holland, Lady [Elizabeth Vassall Fox]
AN (2 pages), from Lord Holland to Mr. Bandinel [or Baudinel?], 1823
Subject: a porter for Holland House; Lord Holland's gout.
Written by Lady Holland on behalf of Lord Holland. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Portrait of Vassall Holland [Henry Vassall Fox, 3rd Baron Holland], undated
Portrait of Vassall Holland [Henry Vassall Fox, 3rd Baron Holland], undated
Box Folder
7 45 Hook, Theodore
ALS (3 pages), to [Edward?] Dubois, undated
Enclosure not in folder.
Portrait of Theodore E. Hook, undated
Box Folder
7 46 Hooker, Joseph Dalton
Form of signature used in letters: Jos D Hooker.
ALS (2 pages), to Capt. [John] Washington, 19 April 1861
ALS (2 pages), to John --?--, Jr., 27 May 1861
Subject: regrets inaccurate account of [Hooker's father-in-law] John Stevens Henslow in the Athenaeum; encourages the recipient to submit his own account of Henslow to the London Review.
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. [George] Brightwen, 16 September [18]74
ALS (3 pages), to unknown recipient, undated
Pamphlet (12 pages), "Lecture on Insular Floras," 1866
Attached to a stamped address leaf sent to Jabez Hogg.
Clipping (1 item), undated
Box Folder
7 47 Hooker, William Jackson
Form of signature used in letters: W. J. Hooker.
ALS (4 pages), to [Thomas Brightwen], 27 June 1835
Subject: advice for Brightwen's town of Scotland.
ANS (2 pages), November 1837
Subject: price increase for Botanical Magazine.
Signature in pencil.
ALS (2 pages), to "Sir" [unknown recipient], 3 May 1842
Portrait of W.J. Hooker, 1813
Portrait of W.J. Hooker, 1834
Portrait of W.J. Hooker, 1847
Photographic portrait of William Hooker, 1860s?
Full pate image of seated man. Copy held by Royal Society (Great Britain) dated circa 1857-1859.
Clippings (4 items), undated
Box Folder
7 48 Hope, John [5th Earl of Hopetoun]
Portion of address leaf, to Earl of Euston [Henry FitzRoy, 5th Duke of Grafton], 21? February 1825
Franked item. Form of signature used: Hopetoun.
Adhered to same sheet as next item.
Portion of address leaf, to Captain M.C. Johnstone, 24 April 1833
Franked item with portion of letter on verso. Form of signature used: Hopetoun.
Box Folder
7 49 Howard, Edward
ALS (2 pages), to [Aylmer Haly], 23? June 1837
ALS (3 pages), to Miss Mary Ann [Haly], [January 1838]
Box Folder
7 50 Howe, M.L.
TLS (1 page plus enclosure), to unknown recipient, 4 March 1933
Subject: D.G. Rossetti letters.
Name of addressee possibly torn from top; it was apparently someone who knew Thomas J. Wise, but not actually Wise himself.
Enclosure: 1933 article by Howe, on unpublished stanzas by Rossetti, that appeared in Modern Language Notes.
Box Folder
7 51 Howells, William Dean
Form of signature used in letters: W. D. Howells.
For the texts of these letters, and contextual information, consult: Clara and Rudolf Kirk, "Letters to an 'Enchanted Guest': W. D. Howells to Edmund Gosse," Journal of the Rutgers University Library XXII:2 (June 1959), pages 1-25.
ALS (3 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 9 September 1883
Accompanied by an envelope.
ALS (10 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 2 January 188[4?]
Accompanied by an envelope.
ALS (1 page), to [Edmund] Gosse, 14 April 1904
Accompanied by a stamped envelope.
ALS (1 page), to [Edmund] Gosse, 15 April 1904
Box Folder
7 52 Hugo, Victor
ALS (1 page) [in French], to Edouard -----, 18 January [no year]
Portrait [of Victor Hugo], undated
Box Folder
7 53 Hume, Joseph
ALS (2 pages), to Joseph Noble, 8 July 1832
Subject: corporal punishment (flogging) in the military.
Circular letter (2 pages), to S. Naylor, 20 February 1835
Subject: politics.
ALS (1 page), to William Newton [William John Newton], 10 July 1843
Clipping (1 item), undated
Box Folder
7 54 Hunt, Violet ["Mrs. Ford Madox Hueffer"]
ALS (8 pages), to [W. T. Freemantle], 7 May 1923
Subject: search for information for book on the life of Miss Siddall, who was D.G. Rossetti's wife; Miss Siddall's pictures at the Tate Gallery; aided by Robert Browning, W. B. Scott, and Theodore Watts [Dunton]; her husband's book Ancient Lights. Stamped envelope included.
ALS (8 pages), to [W. T. Freemantle], 16 May 1923
Subject: request for any information Mr. Freemantle may have on the life of Elizabeth Siddall, wife of Rossetti; copy of Ancient Lights. Stamped envelope included.
TLS (5 pages), to W. T. Freemantle, 26 May 1923
Subject: Ford Madox Hueffer's book Ancient Lights; thanks for marriage certificate she requested of Elizabeth Siddall's mother and father; details of Elizabeth Siddall Rossetti's life and of her brothers and sisters. Annotated by Freemantle. Stamped envelope included.
ALS (3 pages + 1 page), to W. T. Freemantle, 15 June [19]23
Subject: Mr. Freemantle's illness; information concerning Elizabeth Siddall Rossetti's life. Includes draft response from Freemantle.
ALS (2 pages), to W. T. Freemantle, circa 21 June 1923
Subject: offer to take collection on the Rossetti family; information on Elizabeth Siddall Rossetti's family. Stamped envelope included.
ALS (2 pages), from W. T. Freemantle to Violet Hunt Hueffer, 22 June [19]23
Subject: information on Elizabeth Siddall Rossetti's life and that of her brothers and sisters. [Draft response.]
ALS (2 pages), to W. T. Freemantle, 13 September [19]23
Subject: information on Elizabeth Siddall Rossetti. Stamped envelope included.
ALS (1 page), from I[rene] Cochrane, Hunt's secretary, to W. T. Freemantle, 17 September [19]23
Subject: Mrs. Hueffer to visit; arrangement for trains.
Telegraph (1 page), to W. T. Freemantle, 20 September [19]23
Subject: arrangement for appointment.
ALS (1 page), to W. T. Freemantle, [20? September 1923]
Subject: unable to get in touch by telephone; request for appointment.
ALS (3 pages), to W. T. Freemantle, 21 September [19]23
Subject: Mr. Freemantle's illness; arrangements for her visit to see the Rossetti papers in Freemantle's possession. Stamped envelope included.
ANS (1 page), from I[rene] Cochrane, Hunt's secretary, to W. T. Freemantle, 25 September [19]23
Subject: photo of Charles Siddall; return of photo after negative is made; sending one negative to Mr. Freemantle and keeping one for herself.
ALS (2 pages), to W. T. Freemantle, 10 October [19]23
Subject: photo of Charles Siddall; returns photo to Freemantle. Stamped envelope included.
ALS (1 page), from W. T. Freemantle to Violet Hunt Hueffer, 11 October [19]23
Subject: photo of Charles Siddall; to request of Mr. Fleming at British Museum a copy of a business plate. [Draft of response.]
ALS (3 pages), to W. T. Freemantle, circa 19 October 1923
Subject: certificate of death of mother of Elizabeth Siddall Rossetti; details of Mrs. Rossetti's life and of her family. Stamped envelope included that bears annotations regarding its several contents.
ALS (4 pages), to W. T. Freemantle, circa 28 November 1923
Subject: information of the lives of the Siddalls and especially Elizabeth Siddall Rossetti. Stamped envelope included.
TLS (3 pages), to W. T. Freemantle, circa 1 January 1924
Subject: Mrs. George Porter Higgins; diary of William Allingham who was acquainted with Mrs. Rossetti; refers to remarks made by William Rossetti; other details in search for information on the Siddall family.
Box Folder
7 55 Huskisson, William
ALS (1 page), to [Mr. Robins], 10 January 1813
Subject: rental of house owned by Huskisson.
Form of signature used: W. Huskisson.
Portrait of William Huskisson [a proof], 1831
View of "Huskisson Memorial Window, in Chichester Cathedral," undated
Affixed to endorsement leaf for an item (not present) written by Huskisson in 1804.
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
7 56 Ingpen & Co., London
TLS (1 page plus enclosure), to The Librarian (Brotherton Library) [John Alexander Symington], 9 February 1933
The enclosure describes Swinburne manuscripts being offered for sale on behalf of a relative of William Minto.
Accompanied by a transmittal letter from the Librarian at the University of Leeds and by an unsigned carbon copy of a TL, 12 February 1933, declining to purchase the items.
Box Folder
7 57 James, Henry [Baron James of Hereford]
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Boehm [i.e., Joseph Edgar Boehm?], 10 March 1885
Subject: appointment. Photographic copy included.
Box Folder
7 58 James, Henry (1843-1916) [bound volume]
ALS (4 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 12 June 1903
Subject: thanks for booklet [The Challenge of the Brontës]; France; Sylvia; Byzantine Belgrade. Stamped envelope included. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
7 59 James, Henry (1843-1916)
For the texts of these letters and the 1903 letter to Gosse, with contextual information, consult: Rudolf Kirk, "Five Letters of Henry James," Journal of the Rutgers University Library XII:2 (June 1949), pages 54-58.
ALS (2 pages), to W[illiam] Barclay Squire, 26 November [1893]
Subject: appointment.
TLS (3 pages), to Miss [Matilda] Betham-Edwards, 9 October 1912
Subject: Mr. James' illness preventing him from keeping appointment; will make future appointment.
ALS (1 page), to Miss [Matilda] Betham-Edwards, 26 September 1913
Subject: thanks for note of appreciation.
Box Folder
7 60 Jefferies, Richard
ALS (2 pages), to Edmund Gosse, 6 June [no year]
Subject: Jefferies' willingness to write an article for Scribner's Monthly.
Year of 1891 added in pencil is too late to be correct.
Portrait of Richard Jefferies [from an 1879 photograph], undated
Brochure promoting books about the English countryside [including Jefferies' England], 1930s or 1940s
Clipping (1 item), undated
Box Folder
7 61 Jeffries, Benjamin Joy
ALS (1 page), to Mr. [Jabez] Hogg, 20 November [year not legible]
Subject: thanks for periodical with article.
Form of signature used: B. Joy Jeffries.
Box Folder
7 62 Jenkins, Leoline
ALS (2 pages), to Earl of Conway [Edward Conway], 15 September [16]81
Subject: possible message to the Portuguese ambassador.
Box Folder
7 63 Jerrold, Blanchard
ALS (1 page), to Jabez Hogg, 8 September? 1869
ANS (1 page), to [Jabez] Hogg, [May 1882]
Subject: thanks for sympathy and kindness; have written to the person suggested.
Stamped envelope included.
Box Folder
7 64 Jones, Henry Arthur
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, 28 August [18]84
Subject: request for Scott's presence at dinner at Blanchard's. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, 3 May [18]85
Subject: request for Scott's presence at dinner at Blanchard's. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, 9 January [18]86
Subject: congratulates Scott on article by him in Illustrated London News; requests him to hear, with others, his play which was refused by the licenser. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (4 pages), to Clement Scott, 25 October [18]87
Subject: items for Scott's weekly column in the Telegraph; Jones' new play Heart of Hearts; lectures. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (5 pages), to Clement Scott, 17 November [18]87
Subject: arrangements for the American rights of the play Heart of Hearts; claim against him by Mr. Paul Meritt as to the similarity of his play and Meritt's; Jones' claim that his play is original and offer to submit the play to a jury of critics. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, [1887?]
Subject: lecture. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, 28 August 1889
Subject: Willard's changing of scenes back to original reading, in accordance with Scott's ideas. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, 24 September 1889
Subject: [Edward Smith] Willard to produce The Middleman in New York; offers to write Scott a little sketch or story for his Annual. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Form of signature used: HAJ.
Box 8 : Jones, Henry Arthur-Lever, Charles
Box Folder
8 1 Jones, Henry Arthur
ALS (2 pages), to [Clement] Scott, 7 May 1890
Subject: titles of Jones' new play to be "Judah." Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to Clement Scott, [25 July 1890]
Subject: Jones' plays. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (5 pages), to Clement Scott, 22 September 1890
Subject: Scott's reply to George Moore in the Illustrated London News; comparison of lines in Shakespeare to modern talk; Jones' play Judah. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, 20 October 1890
Typed transcript only.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, 10 December 1890
Subject: Jones' new Haymarket play; also play Called Back; visit to Antwerp for production of The Middleman; Scott's recent bereavement. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, 19 December [18]90
Subject: The Dancing Girl; scenery and production. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, 7 March [18]91
Subject: appointment to take a chair at meeting and invitation to dinner. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages plus enclosure), to Clement Scott, 21 July [18]91
Subject: enclosed papers containing description and maps of the route from Exeter to Clovelly--to send more later. (Map fragment and six pages of route details enclosed.) Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page plus enclosure), to [Clement] Scott, 24 July [18]91
Subject: remainder of route from Exeter to Clovelly. (Map fragment and six pages of route details enclosed.) Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
8 2 Jones, Henry Arthur
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, 11 September [18]91
Subject: George Moore's damaging criticisms of Jones' works after Jones refused to collaborate with him on a story. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to Clement Scott, 30 September [18]91
Subject: rehearsals for play; requests Scott to take the chair at meeting of National Sunday League. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, 14 October [18]91
Subject: first programme of The Crusaders; a comedy, The Dancing Girl. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement] Scott, 12 November [18]91
Subject: the press; first night audience; Clyde Fitch; Pamela's Prodigy; requests Scott to see play again when Miss Maude Millett plays Cynthia; Miss Emery. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, 10 January 1892
Subject: plays; The Crusaders; Judah; illness. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
TLS (1 page), to Clement Scott, 6 July 1892
Subject: new play; asks Scott to contradict rumors concerning new play as these statements were not given by him. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to Clement Scott, 12 October 1893
Subject: Jones in Paris; the play called The Tempter. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
8 3 Jones, Henry Arthur
ALS (3 pages), to Clement Scott, 22 November [18]94
Subject: the play The Masqueraders; Miss Beerbohm; Miss Hall Caine and Mr. Otho Stuart very good as Dulcie and David Remon. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to Clement Scott, [1897]
Subject: The Physician; annoyance by fact that paragraphs on plot have appeared as such information was not to have been known as yet; Willard; The Rogue's Comedy at Chicago. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, 14 September [18]99
Subject: generous account in the New York Herald. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, 6 March 1900
Subject: his girls playing in The Dancing Girl and receiving good notices. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to Major Griffiths, 5 June 1900
Subject: short pieces in little demand; the British play.
Box Folder
8 4 Jones, Henry Arthur
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, undated
Subject: enclosure; seeing Scott at The Adelphi. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (1 page), [untitled prose], circa 1900
Subject: Lecture to be given by Henry A. Jones on the modern drama; "Gargantua's Livery" to be title of discourse. Enclosure in previous letter. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, undated
Subject: proofs corrected; Drury Lane piece. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, undated
Subject: appointment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ANS (1 page), to [Clement] Scott, undated
Subject: appointment at Blanchards. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to [Clement] Scott, undated
Subject: requesting Scott to look in tomorrow's Era and the Bat (publications). Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: appointment at Blanchard's. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: appointment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: appointment; talk with Brereton concerning scheme to make the Theatre Weekly. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: congratulations on Sister Mary. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
8 5 Jones, Henry Arthur
ALS (2 pages), to [Clement] Scott, circa 1900
Subject: piece for America; Thomas McKnight; Saints and Sinners. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: the play Wealth; burlesque; serious plays. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: critics; his opinion of critics' system; Heart of Hearts; Wealth. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: play Wealth; requests Scott to see it again; will be played in America by Mr. Wilson Barrett. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: text for use in Scott's Friday column; play Wealth at the Haymarket. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (4 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: play Judah; two-act comedy to play for first time at the Marline benefit; actor Willard. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: The Deacon. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: a strange letter; a new play. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Enclosure not in folder.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: sends copy of play; Wyndham. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Enclosure not in folder.
Box Folder
8 6 Jones, Henry Arthur
ALS (2 pages), to [Clement] Scott, circa 1900
Subject: Wyndham's next production to be Jones' new play; asks Scott to make the announcement. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: unauthorized paragraphs published about new play; change in title from The Triflers to The Liars. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement] Scott, circa 1900
Subject: Haymarket piece to be called Matt Ruddock; motto of play is lyric (praised by Swinburne) by Thomas Dekker; cast to inclined Mr. Beerbohm Tree and Mrs. Tree. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: enclosed book. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Enclosure not in folder.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: similarity in plot between The Age of Love and A Clerical Error. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: title of play; Harrison; W. S. Lilly. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: postponed appointment. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: Scott's illness; encloses piece for Friday's column. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Enclosure not in folder.
ALS (2 pages), to [Clement] Scott, circa 1900
Subject: notes; autograph letters of the deceased; to attend funeral. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
8 7 Jones, Henry Arthur
ALS (3 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: first night of play. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Form of signature used: HAJ.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: unable to hear Scott's lecture; Jones at work on new play. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Mrs. Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: acknowledges receipt of two volumes with Scott's inscription; sends remittance for same. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: lecture at the Lambeth Polytechnic; music halls; arranges for Middleman and Wealth to be done at the leading German theatres. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: in future will not write to exact requirements of any theatre but will, when done, take the play to the theatre and company most likely to suit it. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: Miss Laura Johnson recital--to play role of Julia in The Hunchback; plays Wealth and Middleman to be produced in New York. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to [Clement] Scott, circa 1900
Subject: asked to protest against the importation of French drama; Middleman to be done in French by M. Pierre Berton, who will play Willard's part. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 page), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: small understudy part to be filled by a Miss Callon; last act of The Dancing Girl; Miss Emery ill for a short time. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (2 pages), to Clement Scott, circa 1900
Subject: Sydney Grundy; dinner of the Dramatic and Musical Sick Fund; English stage and French adaptations. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Clipping, undated
Box Folder
8 8 Jones, W?
AN (1 page), to "the Vice Principal," 10 February 1875
Subject: "begs to be allowed to dine in his room . . . owing to indisposition." Also includes three pages of Latin notations (concerning the Battle of Marston Moor) in pencil.
On stationery of Jesus College, Oxford.
Box Folder
8 9 Kaye, William
Bond (2 pages), to John Mellish and John Underwood, 7 November 1639
On parchment.
Partial transcript included.
Box Folder
8 10 Kelly, Fitzroy
ALS (1 page), to ----- Pollock, 8 May 1856
Subject: invitation to dine with Kelly, Bramwell, Martin and others.
ALS (1 page), to J.B. Alexander, [24 December] 1856
Subject: will subscribe £10 to cause supported by Alexander.
Portrait of [Fitzroy Kelly], undated
Portrait of Sir Fitzroy Kelly, undated
Image "from a photograph by Mayall."
Clipping (biographical), undated
Box Folder
8 11 Kent and Strathearn, Duke of [Prince Edward]
AN (2 pages) [in French], to Comte d'Autraignes, 20 October 1809
DS (2 pages), 24 December 1797-2 February 1798
Signed twice. Form of signature used: Edward.
DS (1 page), 22 January 1798
Form of signature used: Edward.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
DS (2 pages), 24 May-10 June 1800
Form of signature used: Edward.
Portion of address leaf, 1 October 1814
Franked item. Form of signature used: Kent and Strathearn.
Clippings (2 items), undated
Box Folder
8 12 Ker, William Paton
Form of signature used in letters: W P Ker.
ALS (3 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, Good Friday 1917
Subject: thanks; Christian Year; Mr. S; Keble.
ALS (4 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 14 April 1917
Subject: T. Watts [Dunton]; Byron; Vision of Judgment; Don Juan; Swinburne.
Box Folder
8 13 Kernahan, Coulson
ALS (4 pages), to Vaughan Bateson, undated
Removed from a copy of Kernahan's The Child, the Wise Man and the Devil (1896).
TL (2 pages), to J. Alex. Symington, [1937]
Subject: Swinburne "souvenirs"; Thomas James Wise; death of friends.
Written on Kenahan's behalf (per "E.G?"). Accompanied by a carbon copy of Symington's TLS, 4 March 1937, to which it relates.
TL (1 page; incomplete?), to A. Edward Newton, 29 May 1929
Subject: book sold by Gabriel Wells to Newton that the latter is offering to trade with Thomas James Wise.
Unsigned carbon copy. Attribution to Kernahan based on penciled notation and on statement in letter that Hastings is "four miles from here."
Box Folder
8 14 Kimberley, Lord [John Wodehouse, Earl of Kimberley]
ALS (3 pages), from a secretary on behalf of Lord Kimberley [Robert Bickerstalls?] to Jabez Hogg, 30 January 1884
Envelope included.
ALS (1 page), from a secretary on behalf of Lord Kimberley [Armine Wodehouse?] to Jabez Hogg, 29 April 1884
Subject: acknowledges receipt of Hogg's letter "enclosing a . . . pamphlet by Mr. Jardine."
Envelope included.
Portrait of the Earl of Kimberley, undated
Clipping (biographical), undated
Box Folder
8 15 Kitto, John
ALS? (4 pages) [fragment?], to unknown recipient, 27 April 1837
ANS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 13 August 1850
Clipped signature, undated
Portrait of John Kitto, 1856
Clipping, [May 1897]
Box Folder
8 16 Knight?, -----
ALS (1 page) [in English], to Monsieur B----?, 25? December 1648?
The recipient was located in Brussels.
Box Folder
8 17 Koch, Albert
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, 3 March 1842
Subject: when the "Missourium" may be visited [at Egyptian Hall]; fossil collections in America.
Box Folder
8 18 Labouchere, Henry [Baron Taunton]
ALS (1 page), to J. S. Buckingham [James Silk Buckingham], 3 March 1842
Subject: subscription for copy of Buckingham's work on the slave states of North America.
Form of signature used: H. Labouchere.
Box Folder
8 19 Laing, David
Form of signature used in most letters: D.L.
ALS (4 pages), to [Charles K.] Sharpe, undated
Form of signature used: D. Laing.
ALS (1 page), to [Charles K. Sharpe], undated
ALS (1 page), to [Charles K. Sharpe], undated
ALS (1 page), to [Charles K.] Sharpe, undated
ALS (1 page), to [Charles K.] Sharpe, undated
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient [Charles K. Sharpe?], undated
AN (1 page), to unknown recipient, undated
Perhaps an enclosure in one of the letters.
Box Folder
8 20 Laing, Malcolm
ALS (1 page), to A. Strahan?, undated
Year of postmark unclear; it might be 1801.
Letter later forwarded to Messrs. Cadell & Davies?
ANS (1 page), to Messrs. Cadell & Davies, 27 June 1802
Box Folder
8 21 Lamartine, Alphonse de
Holograph MS (1 page) [not signed?; in French], [type uncertain], undated
Portrait of Lamartine, undated
Clippings (3 items, one biographical), 23 July 1930 and undated
Box Folder
8 22 Lambe, John Lawrence
ALS (2 pages), to [Clement King] Shorter, 25 November 1916
Subject: Shorter's article on Theodore Watts-Dunton; arrangement of "poetry essays" in a book with a preface by Hake.
Form of signature used: J. Lawrence Lamb.
Box Folder
8 23 Landon, Letitia Elizabeth [bound volume]
Assembled for T. Crofton Croker.
Portrait of L.E.L., undated
Reference materials – biographical materials
Inserted here and elsewhere in volume.
View of "Miss Landon's residence in Hans Place," undated
Affixed to title leaf added to volume by Symington.
Drawing in ink [of Landon's residence], undated
View of [Landon's residence], undated
View of room interior [top floor of Landon residence?], undated
ALS (3 pages), to [T. Crofton Croker], undated
Accompanied, as are selected other items in the volume, by added commentary, in this case by Croker.
ANS (2 pages), to Crofton Croker, [1827]
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, undated
ALS (4 pages), to T. Crofton Croker, undated
ANS (1 page), to Whittington [Landon], [December 1827]
Written on the back of a visiting card of: Mr. T. Crofton Croker.
Drawing in pencil of [L.E. Landon?], undated
Drawing in ink of [L.E. Landon?], undated
Drawing in ink of a person, undated
ALS (2 pages), to [T. Crofton Croker], undated
Holograph MS (5 pages), "The Serenade" [poem], undated
Note of T. Crofton Croker: This poem of ‘The Serenade' was given to me by the late Mr. Dagley [?] a year or two before he died.
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, [December 1829]
Accompanied by two envelopes.
ALS (5 pages), from Mrs. [Anthony Todd] Thomson to Letitia [Landon], December [1829]
An enclosure in Landon's letter to Croker of [December 1829].
ALS (2 pages), to Crofton Croker, [1830]
ALS (2 pages), to [T. Crofton Croker], [1830?]
ALS (1 page), to [T. Crofton Croker], undated
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [1831]
Accompanied by two envelopes.
ALS (3 pages), to [T. Crofton Croker], [1831]
ALS (2 pages), to T. C. Croker, undated
ALS (2 pages), to T. Crofton Croker, [September 1831]
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, [1831]
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. [T.C.] Croker, undated
Accompanied by what is presumably an envelope.
ALS (3 pages), to Mrs. [T. Crofton] Croker, undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "Lines under my portrait" [poem], undated
Affixed to this item: clipped signature of Robert Montgomery, the author of the poem.
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [22? September 1831]
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, [10 October 1831]
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, 1831?
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [1831]
ALS (2 pages), to Crofton Croker, [1831]
Signature cut away.
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [1831]
Accompanied by an envelope.
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, [1831]
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, undated
ALS (2 pages), to T. Crofton Croker, [1831]
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, undated
ALS (2 pages), to T. Crofton Croker, [1831]
ALS (3 pages), to Crofton Croker, [1831]
ALS (3 pages), to Mrs. [T. Crofton] Croker, undated
Holograph MS (1 page), "Giant's Causeway" [prose], [1831]
ALS (3 pages), to Crofton Croker, [1832]
ALS (3 pages), to T. Crofton Croker, [25 February 1832]
ALS (2 pages), to Crofton Croker, [March 1832]
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, [March 1832]
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, [April 1832]
Accompanied by an envelope.
ALS (2 pages), to T. Crofton Croker, [10 April 1832]
Accompanied by an envelope.
ALS (1 page), to [T. Crofton Croker], undated
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, [28? June 1832]
ALS (1 page), from Robert Fisher to [T. Crofton Croker], 5 July 1832
ALS (2 pages), to T. Crofton Croker, [1832]
ALS (1 page), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, 1832
ALS (3 pages), to [T. Crofton Croker], [1832]
ALS (2 pages), to Crofton Croker, [1832]
ALS (1 page), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, [1832]
ALS (2 pages), to T. Crofton Croker, [24? September 1832]
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, [1832]
ALS (1 page), to [T. Crofton Croker], [1832]
Accompanied by an address leaf, likely detached from this letter.
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, [October 1832]
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [December 1832]
Portrait of L.E. Landon, undated
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [21 May 1833]
ALS (1 page), to T.C. [sic] Crofton Croker, [1833]
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, [26 August 1833]
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, undated
ALS (3 pages), to Crofton Croker, [October? 1833]
Accompanied by an 1833 envelope, unrelated to this letter, that includes on its face a drawing in ink [of L.E. Landon?].
ALS (2 pages), to Crofton Croker, [31 October 1833]
Reference materials – bibliographical data
Inserted here and elsewhere in volume. At this location, the data is in the form of clipped advertisements (1832 and undated) for Fisher's Drawing-Room Scrap Book, etc., with poems by L.E. L[andon].
Proof (31 pages), with emendations, for "The Zenana" [poem], 1833?
Paginated as 3-33, with each page on a separate leaf. Above poem title on first page: Drawing-Room Scrap Book.
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [1835]
ALS (1 page), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, [1835]
ALS (3 pages), to Crofton Croker, [8 August 1834]
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, [16 September 1834]
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, [12 September 1834]
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [13 September 1834]
ALS (3 pages), to Crofton Croker, [18 December 1834]
ALS (1 page), to W[illiam] Jerdan, undated
Enclosure in next letter?
ALS (1 page), from W[illiam] Jerdan to [T. Crofton] Croker, 8 December [no year]
ALS (1 page), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, undated
ALS (1 page), to [T. Crofton Croker], undated
Accompanied by an envelope.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "He sleeps within his lonely grave. . . ." [poem], undated
Enclosure in preceding letter?
Published in Croker's Landscape Illustrations of Moore's Irish Melodies [part 1] (1835), pages 52-53, as "The Golden Grave."
ALS (2 pages), to Crofton Croker, [1835]
Accompanied by an envelope; postmark dated 28 April 1835?
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, 2 May [1835]
ALS (1 page), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, [1834]
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, undated
Accompanied by an envelope.
ALS (2 pages), to Crofton Croker, [June 1835?]
Accompanied by an 1835 envelope, unrelated to this letter, which has its own envelope.
ALS (3 pages), to Crofton Croker, [6 July 1835]
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [8 July 1835]
ALS (2 pages), to Crofton Croker, [1835]
ALS (2 pages), to Crofton Croker, [4 August 1835]
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [8 August 1835]
ALS (2 pages), from Robert Fisher to Miss Landon, [14 August 1835]
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [25 August 1835]
ALS (1 page), to T. Crofton Croker, [March 1836]
Visiting card of "Miss Landon," undated
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, [April 1836]
Accompanied by an envelope.
Portrait of L.E. Landon, 1837
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, 1836?
Accompanied by an envelope postmarked 1 November 1836.
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, [February 1837]
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [2 March 1837]
Accompanied by an apparently unrelated envelope.
ALS (1 page), from W[illiam] Jerdan to T. Crofton Croker, [March 1837]
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [9 March 1837]
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, [1837]
Accompanied by an envelope postmarked 14 April 1837.
ALS (2 pages), to T. Crofton Croker, 10 April [1837]
Printed circular letter (2 pages), from Whittington H. Landon to T. Crofton Croker, 6 April 1837
Signed in ink by Whittington H. Landon.
Printed circular letter (3 pages), from Octavian Blewitt to C[usack?] P[atrick?] Roney, 15 April 1837
ALS (1 page), from Whittington H. Landon to T. Crofton Croker, 14 April 1837
ALS (2 pages), to Crofton Croker, [1837]
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [1837]
ALS (1 page), to Crofton Croker, [1837]
Visiting card of Mrs. George Maclean, [1838]
Visiting card of Mr. Geo. Maclean, [1838]
Place card [?] for Crofton Croker, undated
Envelopes (2 items) addressed to Crofton Croker
ALS (1 page), to Mr. [T. Crofton] Croker, [June? 1838]
Form of signature used: L.E. Maclean.
Portrait of L.E.L., undated
Laid in volume.
Portrait of L.E. Landon, 1839
ALS (1 page), from Robert Fisher to T.C. Croker, undated
Portrait of L.E.L., undated
Depicted at the age of 25. Detached from volume.
Holograph MS (1 page), "Contrast. By the author of ‘Yes and No.'" [prose], 1830s
Holograph MS (1 page), "Souvenirs de [sic] Mirabeau by Etienne Dumont" [prose], 1830s
Holograph MS (1 page), "(Cabinet Cyclopedia [sic] No. 29) The History of Spain and Portugal [prose], 1830s
The same page also includes text relating to [Willliam Edmondstoune Aytoun's] Poland and Other Poems [sic].
ALS (1 page), from H. --?-- to Mr. [Crofton] Croker, [1841]
Item loose in volume.
Watercolor depicting courtyard of Cape Coast Castle, undated
Receipt, from Thomas Thorpe to T. Crofton Croker, 1839
Pertains in part to binding the present volume.
Portrait of L.E.L., 1826
Box Folder
8 24 Landon, Letitia Elizabeth [bound volume with typed transcripts]
Portrait of L.E.L., undated
ALS (1 page), to Countess of Blessington [Marguerite Gardiner], [8 October 1835]
Portrait of L.E. Landon, undated
Reference materials -– bibliographical data
Inserted here and elsewhere in volume. At this location, the data includes a clipping from a publication (dealer or auction house catalog?) that describes the previous volume—which once was accompanied by a lock of hair allegedly belonging to Landon.
Typed transcripts of original letters in, and other contents of, previous volume, undated
Also typed transcripts of two letters and the MS in the next folder, as well as of a copy of a letter, sent by Landon to Mrs. Croker, that was given away to an autograph collector (per note also transcribed) by [T.F. Dillon Croker] in 1871.
Portrait of L.E.L., 1848
This item and the following images are interspersed within the transcripts.
Portrait of L.E.L. [loose], undated
Portrait of L.E. Landon, undated
Portrait of Miss L.E. Landon, undated
Box Folder
8 25 Landon, Letitia Elizabeth
Holograph MS (1 page), "From the Literary Gazzette [sic] March 31. 1827 / Poetry & poets by Rich[ar]d Ryan, L.E.L." [prose, but partly quoting a poem], 1827
Text in which the author, apparently T. Crofton Croker, complains about an image--represented to be L.E. L[andon]--used as the frontispiece for a book.
AL (4 pages), from Mrs. A[nthony] T[odd] Thomson to Crofton Croker, 27 February 1840
Accompanied by an envelope and also by a draft reply (28 February) written by Croker.
ALS (2 pages), from C? Labupiere? to [T.F. Dillon Croker], 9 May 1871
Subject: autograph of L.E. Landon.
ALS (1 page), from C? Labupiere? to [T.F. Dillon Croker], 11 May 1871
Subject: thanks for L.E. Landon's autograph.
Accompanied by an envelope.
Portrait of T. Crofton Croker, undated
Portrait of T. Crofton Croker, undated
Another copy of the same image of Croker, issued at a different time, which is adhered to an undated portrait of L.E.L. Removed from a bound volume.
Box Folder
8 26 Landon, Letitia Elizabeth
Holograph MS (3 pages), "CANTO 2" [beginning "List ye to Revelry and Rout . . ."] [poem], undated
Found with the Landon material, but not obviously in her handwriting.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "In clustering lightness from its base. . . ." [poem], undated
Fragment. Found with the Landon material, but not obviously in her handwriting.
Portrait of L.E. Landon, 1837
Portrait of L.E. Landon, 1839
Portrait of L.E. Landon, undated
Two copies of the same undated image, but issued at different times.
Reference materials -- Bibliographical data
Typed list: Contributions of L.E.L. to the Annuals.
Clipping (biographical), [13 October 1938]
Box Folder
8 27 Landor, Walter Savage
ANS, to [W.C. Bennett], 4 August 1857
Date from postmark.
Subject: acknowledgment of poems received; Beranger's poetry; La Fontaine; Burns. Accompanied by a stamped envelope and a typed transcript.
Form of signature used: W.S. Landor.
Box Folder
8 28 Landor, Walter Savage
Holograph MS (4 pages), "Agatha and Theodore" [prose], undated
Signed by Landor. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MSS (2 pages total), "The Confession of a Pythagorean" [poem] with "Hymn of Eusebiades to Cybele" [poem], undated
Two texts on one leaf. Accompanied by typed transcripts.
Holograph MS (1 page), "Macaulay" [prose], undated
Notes on Macaulay, etc. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MSS (2 pages total), "To Filangiari" [poem] with "An Italian girl to her Uncle Louis" [poem] and ["How many weary days remain. . . .]" [poem], undated
Three texts on one leaf. Final poem not titled. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (1 page), "To the Princess Belgioioso" [poem], undated
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Holograph MS (2 pages), "Trial of Walter Savage Landor for libel" [prose], undated
Account of evidence from Landor's point of view; in Landor's handwriting, per a University of Michigan scholar. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
8 29 Lang, Andrew
Form of signature used in letters: A Lang.
For the texts of these letters, and contextual information, consult: Carl J. Weber, "Some Letters on Hardy's 'Tess'," Journal of the Rutgers University Library XIII:1 (December 1949), pages 1-6.
ALS (3 pages), to [Edward] Clodd, 1 May 1892
Photocopy of original, which is tipped into a copy of Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles (London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1892).
ALS (1 page), to [Edward] Clodd, 2 May 1892
Photocopy of original, which is tipped into a copy of Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles (London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., 1892).
Box Folder
8 30 Lansdowne, Lord [Henry Petty Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne?]
TLS (3 pages), to [Edmund] Gosse, 12 December 1913
Subject: Lady Dorothy Nevill; Gosse's sketch of Lady Dorothy.
Form of signature used: Lansdowne.
Box Folder
8 31 Lawrence, Trevor
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. Hogg, 15 July [18]85
Partial text: "Many thanks for your pamphlet. I can hardly imagine that the Board of Trade are not fully alive to the importance of this question. But it is astonishing how long it takes for facts of vital significance to permeate a governmental department."
Box Folder
8 32 Lawrence, William
ALS (2 pages), to Jabez Hogg, 19 November 185[8?]
Form of signature used: Wm. Lawrence.
Box Folder
8 33 Le Grice, Charles Valentine
ALS? [fragment], to unknown recipient, 14 February 1855
Holograph MS (1 page), "Sonnet / To the Memory of Coleridge, and Charles Lamb," 14 February [1855?]
Fair copy; signed.
Proof copy, "Sonnet to the Memory of Coleridge and Charles Lamb," [1855?]
Adhered to same sheet as letter fragment.
Box Folder
8 34 Le James, Henry
ALS (1 page), to L. Young, 19 June [18]83
Subject: not able to be present at dinner of the Artists' Benevolent Fund.
Box Folder
8 35 Lee, John (1783-1866)
ALS (1 page), to Mr. [Benjamin Lewis] Vulliamy, 28 November 1829
Subject: appointment.
Pencil note on letter written by William H. Booth?
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, 23 April 184[1?]
Pencil note on letter written by William H. Booth?
ALS (1 page), to Jabez Hogg, 27 November 1861
Subject: willing to subscribe to memorial for a deceased professor [John Thomas Quekett?], but not to serve on the committee.
Form of signature used: J. Lee.
Box Folder
8 36 Leith, John
Ownership inscription, 1710 or later
Form of signature used: John Leith of Whythaugh. Inscribed on the title page of the second edition of Richard Lucas' Twenty Four Sermons Preached on Several Occasions (London: MDCCX).
Box Folder
8 37 Lemperly, Paul
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 30 November 1914
TLS (2 pages), to Clement K. Shorter, 14 April 1915
ALS (3 pages), to Clement K. Shorter, 15 May 1915
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, [1?] July 1915
ALS (2 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 6 November 1915
Subject: thanks for Lang booklet; still maintains an interest in Lang books; two other privately-printed items mentioned in Shorter's letter, not received, were perhaps lost when the Arabic was sunk.
ALS (2 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 25 November 1915
TLS? (1 page; fragment?), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 20 March 1916
TLS (1 page), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 25 April 1916
ALS (3 pages), to Clement K. Shorter, 18 May 1916
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 11 June 1916
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 21 June 1916
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 21 June 1916
ALS (4 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 14 July 1916
TLS (1 page), to Clement Shorter, 20 July 1916
ALS (2 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 18 August 1916
ALS (3 pages plus enclosure), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 21 August 1916
Enclosure: label designed to accompany mounted bookplates being donated to Western Reserve University.
ALS (2 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 12 November 1916
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 1 December 1916
Box Folder
8 38 Lemperly, Paul
ALS (4 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 26 January 1917
TLS (2 pages), to Clement Shorter, 9 March 1917
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 11 March 1917
ALS (4 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 19 March 1917
TLS (1 page), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 16 April 1917
ALS (5 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 16 April 1917
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 24 April 1917
ALS (4 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 16 May 1917
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 9 June 1917
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 4 July 1917
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 27 August 1917
ALS (4 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 14 September 1917
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 12 October 1917
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 13 October 1917
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 19 October 1917
Box Folder
8 39 Lemperly, Paul
ALS (7 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 24 December 1920
ALS (2 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 24 March 1921
ALS (3 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 17 May 1921
ALS (4 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 5 August 1924
ALS (1 page), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 11 February 1925
ALS (2 pages), to [Clement K.] Shorter, 16 July 1925
Enclosure (a photograph) not in folder.
Envelope, undated
States "Paul Lemperly" in ink, with additional notations (by two others?) in pencil.
Box Folder
8 40 Lenox, Lord [Esmé Stewart, 3rd Duke of Lennox?]
ANS (1 page), to Lord Cranfield [Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex], 12 August 1622
Clipping (biography of Margaret, countess of Lenox), undated
Box Folder
8 41 Lettsom, W.G. [i.e., William Garrow Lettsom?]
ALS (2 pages plus enclosure), to Jabez Hogg, 26 October 1868
Subject: "object-glasses for microscopes" available from Mr. Merz of Munich.
With enclosed broadside price list in German.
Box Folder
8 42 Lever, Charles
ALS (3 pages), to W? G----?, 20 May 1843
ALS (2 pages), to [Samuel] Ferguson, [3 May 1871]
Stamped envelope included.
Clippings (3 items), undated
Box 9 : Lever, John C.W.-Pollock, Frederick
Box Folder
9 1 Lever, John C.W.
ALS (2 pages), to [Caleb Burrell Rose], 15? December 1846
Box Folder
9 2 Lewis, John (1675-1747)
ALS (1 page), to [Joseph Ames], 11 March [no year]
Form of signature used: J Lewis.
Box Folder
9 3 Leyland, Frederick Richards
ALS (2 pages), to Theodore Watts [Theodore Watts-Dunton], 20 February? 1878?
Subject: will not consent to exhibition of portraits; if Whistler persists, will apply to Court of Chancery for injunction to restrain him.
Form of signature used: Fred. R. Leyland.
Box Folder
9 4 Lincoln, Edmund
ALS (4 pages), to [Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney], 25 January 1786
Form of signature used: Edmd. Lincoln.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
9 5 Lincoln family
Clipped or traced signature of R. Lincoln, 1614?
Adhered to same sheet as following two items.
Clipped signature of Tho: Lincoln, 1715?
On parchment.
Clipped signature of John Lincoln, undated
Accompanied by a wax seal pasted beneath the name.
Box Folder
9 6 Lindsay, Lord [Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford]
AN (3 pages), to the editors of Lodge's Peerage, 9 October [18]48
Box Folder
9 7 Linton, Eliza Lynn
Form of signature used in letters: E. Lynn Linton.
ALS (3 pages), to Mr. Whistler, 23 November [18]87
Subject: her illness.
ALS (4 pages), to Mr. [Clement K.] Shorter, 19 May [1895]
Subject: English illustration; writing of papers; Mrs. Ward; Leek Library.
ALS (2 pages), to "Dear Sir" [unknown recipient], 10 October [18]97
Subject: Mr. Landor; Mr. Wheeler's book.
ALS (2 pages), to Mr. [Clement K.] Shorter, 20 May [no year]
Subject: Omar Khayyám; Queen Anne's Mansions.
ALS (2 pages), to "Dear Sir" [unknown recipient], 28? August [no year]
Box Folder
9 8 Llandaff, Bishop of [Richard Watson]
ANS (1 page), to "Sir" [unknown recipient], 4 August? 1813
Clipping (biographical), undated
Box Folder
9 9 Louis Philippe [King of the French]
Holograph MS (2 pages) [in French], "Liste des Tableaux, Portraits et Vues contenns dans l'histoire du Palais Royal," undated [but circa 1835]
A list of 41 paintings, dated as late as 1834, that, while not compiled by the King, does include his added, handwritten order of 14 May 1836 regarding the printing of the list.
Descriptions of this catalog appear on two accompanying sheets and, in printed form, adhered to the document itself. On a sheet with one of the descriptions is the added notation: From M [Jean?] Vatout's collection.
Box Folder
9 10 Lover, Samuel [bound volume]
Photographic portrait, 1860s?
Clipping (biographical), undated
ALS (2 pages), to Mrs. [S.C.] Hall, 25 December [18]66
Subject: Christmas greetings.
ALS (1 page), to Wm? --?--, 24 July [no year]
Form of signature used: Lover.
ALS (1 page), to David Roberts, 5 May [18]62
Subject: did not see you today because of illness.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
ALS (1 page), to Mr. E.L. Hime [Edward Laurence Hime], 9 April [18]68
Subject: address of Mr. Fielding and Mr. Winn.
Portrait of Samuel Lover, undated
Clipping, February 1842
Print signed S. Lover, undated
Print signed S. Lover, undated
Portrait of Samuel Lover, undated
Clipping, undated
Title leaf for sheet music? (1 page), undated
Written and composed by Samuel Lover.
Title leaf for sheet music? (1 page), undated
Written and composed by Samuel Lover.
Print signed Samuel Lover, undated
Print signed Samuel Lover, undated
Clippings (2 items), undated
Box Folder
9 11 Lyttleton, Lord [George Lyttelton, 4th Baron Lyttelton]
AN (1 page), to unknown recipient, 9 March [1874]
Paper cut into from both sides.
ALS (3 pages), to [William Shaen], 13 March 1875
Form of signature used: Lyttleton.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Box Folder
9 12 Lytton, Lord [Edward Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton] [bound volume]
Portrait of Edward G.E.L. Bulwer Lytton, Lord Lytton, undated
Clipping (essay by Edmund Gosse), [December 1913]
Occasioned by the publication of the 1913 biography of Bulwer-Lytton.
Clipping (biographical), undated
Parallel text in English and French; includes the reproduction of a letter.
Portrait of Edward Lytton Bulwer, undated
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, not before 1844
Subject declines to write to Blackwood's Magazine on the recipient's behalf; suggests that he submit his poetry directly.
Notation immediately under text at left margin apparently an abbreviation for "James Street," not the recipient's name.
Form of signature used: E B Lytton.
ALS (3 pages), to [Henry Chorley], 30 July 1836?
Subject: Miss Mitford; etc.
Form of signature used: E L Bulwer.
Portrait of E.L. Bulwer, undated
ALS (2 pages), to unknown recipient, not before 1844
Subject: seeks copy of engraving from Turner's picture of Rouen.
The recipient was the publisher of an edition of The Rivers of France.
Form of signature used E-B-Lytton.
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Chorley, 18 November 1856
Subject: signs enclosed memorial but would not like to head the list; perhaps Dickens would.
Enclosure not in folder.
Form of signature used: EB Lytton.
Portrait of Lord Lytton, undated
ALS (4 pages), to "My dear Sir" [unknown recipient], not after 1844
Subject: biographical data; when certain books were written; method of writing.
Form of signature used: ELB.
ALS (1 page), to [Richard Bentley], 15 August [1834]
Subject: proofs of Book 1; would like them to work with greater dispatch; wants three revises of the proofs. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Form of signature used: E L Bulwer.
Portrait of Edward Bulwer Lytton ["when an infant"], undated
Portrait of Rosina Lytton, [after 1851]
Portrait of Bulwer, undated
ALS (1 page), to unknown recipient, 21 May 1832
Subject: Literary Union; Literary Incognito of recipient; Mr. Callwin; The Earthquake [William Bridges Adams]. Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Form of signature used: E L Bulwer.
ALS (6 pages), from R? Lytton [Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton] to Mr. Chorley, undated
Subject: Ben Jonson's Cynthia's Revels.
ALS? (4 pages; fragment), from [Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton] to Mr. Chorley, 24 October 1860
Last page or pages missing; no signature.
ALS (1 page), from Bulwer [Henry Bulwer, 1st Baron Dalling and Bulwer] to unknown recipient, 2 September [no year]
Subject: Papers of Lord Palmerston.
The recipient was associated with a magazine.
On paper with initials "HLB" in a monogram.
Accompanied by a typed transcript.
Portrait of Elizabeth Lytton and her mother, undated
Portrait of Richard Warburton Lytton, et. al., undated
Portrait of Elizabeth Barbara Lytton, undated
Clippings (several items), undated
Box Folder
9 13 McCarthy, Justin
ALS (1 page), to Mr. Finlay, undated
Subject: dinner for Mr. Sala.
Box Folder
9 14 Macmillan & Co.
TLS (1 page), from Frederick Macmillan to Edmund Gosse, 13 December 1915
Subject: terms offered for publication of Gosse's Swinburne biography, which is not to be part of the publisher's "English Men of Letters" series.
TLS (1 page plus enclosure), from Frederick Macmillan to Edmund Gosse, 15 December 1915
Memorandum of agreement with Edmund Gosse, dated 15 December 1915, enclosed.
TLS (1 page), from Frederick Macmillan to Edmund Gosse, 17 December 1915
TLS (1 page), from Frederick Macmillan to Edmund Gosse, 15 January 1917
Subject: final textual corrections received; list of illustrations is to be added; book very good and likely to sell well.
TLS (1 page), from Frederick Macmillan to Edmund Gosse, 21 March 1917
TLS (1 page), from Frederick Macmillan to Edmund Gosse, 1 May 1917
Box Folder
9 15 Maartens, Maarten [Jozua Marius Willem van der Poorten Schwartz]
ALS (2 pages), to "E.E." (in quotes) [Edmund Gosse], 9 June 1913
Subject: thanks for gift (identified in Gosse's added note as his pamphlet "The Life of Swinburne"); how Gosse "handled all the difficult subjects"; last night very pleasant.
Written on stationery of the Grosvenor Court Hotel and signed "M.M." (in quotes and preceded by "quondam"). Maartens was in London at the time of this letter and is thus likely its author.
Box Folder
9 16 Maconochie, Alex. [Alexander Maconochie-Welwood, Lord Meadowbank]
ALS (7 pages), to ----- Loch, 29? October 1802
ALS (4 pages), to [James] Loch, 14 January 1804
Box Folder
9 17 Manners, Lord John [7th Duke of Rutland]
ALS (1 page), to [Charles Martin], 1844?
Subject: appointment to sit for Martin [an artist].
Form of signature used: John Manners.
Box Folder
9 18 Marks, Henry Stacy
Clipped signature [from a letter], undated
Form of signature used: H.S. Marks.
Reference material--typed transcript of item not present, 12 November 1873
Box Folder
9 19 Marras, Signor [i.e., Giacinto Marras?]
AN (1 page) [in French], to Captain Bagot, undated
Box Folder
9 20 Martineau, Harriet [bound volume]
Form of signature used in most letters: H. Martineau.
Portrait of Harriet Martineau, 1833
ALS (4 pages), to [Mr.] R[athbone?], undated
Subject: good health; D. P. V. societies; literary labours; "workies";