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MS Eng 815-815.14

Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Algernon Charles Swinburne compositions, 1872-1902: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Eng 815-815.14
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909.
Title: Algernon Charles Swinburne compositions,
Date(s): 1872-1902 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (16 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript compostions by English poet, dramatist, and critic, Algernon Charles Swinburne.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources on various dates. See items below for full accession information.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Algernon Charles Swinburne Compositions, 1872-1902 (MS Eng 815-815.14). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Swinburne (1837-1909) was an English lyric poet, dramatist, and critic of the Victorian era. He was famous for the innovative versification of his poetry and infamous for his violent attacks on Victorian morality.


Arranged in call number order.

Scope and Contents

Includes autograph manuscripts, typescript transcripts, galley proofs and page proofs, a photostat, and translations of Swinburne's poems and prose. Also includes a drama blank-verse fragment, portrait of Swinburne, a letter by him, and other materials. Titles include: Barking a year after, Duriesdyke, Sunset and moonrise, Sappho, John Jones, and others. Materials are in English and French.

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