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MS Eng 265-265.6

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843. Robert Southey collection, 1792-1835: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: f, b
Call No.: MS Eng 265-265.6
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Southey, Robert, 1774-1843.
Title: Robert Southey collection,
Date(s): 1792-1835.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (9 volumes, 1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters and autograph manuscripts of English poet Robert Southey.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Received from various sources at various times. See items 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:

Robert Southey Collection, 1792-1835 (MS Eng 265-265.6). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Southey was an English author and Poet Laureate of England from 1813 to 1843.


Arranged in call number order.

Scope and Contents

Contains letters written by Southey to various correspondents and autograph manuscripts of his poetry and other works. The letters pertain mostly to literary matters. The manuscripts include the first draft of Joan of Arc, a version of The Curse of Kehana, and Pelayo. Other items include his commonplace books and a notebook with poems.

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