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MS Eng 1331.1-MS Eng 1331.4

Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846. Papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Keats Room
Call No.: MS Eng 1331.1-MS Eng 1331.4
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Haydon, Benjamin Robert, 1786-1846.
Title: Papers,
Date(s): 1808-1888.
Quantity: 1 collection (5 linear feet (35 volumes and 2 boxes)
Abstract: Diaries and correspondence of English historical painter Benjamin Robert Haydon.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Mr. Willard Bissell Pope, 100 Overlake Park, Burlington Vermont; received: 17 Oct 1977.
The volumes came into his possession in 1951 when he bought them from M. Buxton Forman, who purchased them in 1935 from the estate of a descendant of Haydon.
Gift of Mr. Willard Bissell Pope, 100 Overlake Park, Burlington Vermont; received: 1980.
Manuscripts purchased from Paul Grinke (Rare books) ltd., 38 Devonshire Place London with 81-101-124, the gift of Prof.Willard B. Pope, 100 Overlake Park Burlington, Vermont 05401, given in memory of Evelyn Ryan Pope; received: Jun 1981.

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Biographical / Historical

Haydon was an English historical painter.


Organized into the following series: Please note that item number 2 was inadvertently omitted from Series II.A.

Scope and Contents

Consists chiefly of Haydon's diaries in 30 volumes, a notebook, genealogical scrapbook, and an incomplete autobiography. There are also nearly 2,000 letters to and from Haydon, most of which he pasted onto the leaves of the diary. Correspondents include Sir George Howland Beaumont, Sir Charles Lock Eastlake, Earl Grey, William Richard Hamilton, Viscount Melbourne, Sir Robert Peel, the Duke of Sutherland, the Duke of Wellington, and Sir David Wilkie. Also contains drawings by Haydon, including portraits of John Keats and William Wordsworth.

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