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MS Eng 601.66

Moxon, Emma Isola, 1809-1891, compiler. Emma Isola Moxon autograph album, 1817-1873: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 601.66
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Moxon, Emma Isola, 1809-1891, compiler.
Title: Emma Isola Moxon autograph album,
Date(s): 1817-1873 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Poems addressed to and compiled into an album by Emma Isola Moxon.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of A. A. Houghton, Jr.; received: 1941 December.


Bookplate of John A. Spoor.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Emma Isola Moxon Autograph Album, 1817-1873 (MS Eng 601.66). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Emma Isola, the orphan daughter of Charles Isola, was "adopted" by the poet and essayist Charles Lamb and his sister Mary. In 1833, she married the publisher Edward Moxon, who published some of Lamb's works.

Scope and Contents

Autograph manuscript poems and sonnets, frequently addressed to or dedicated to Emma Isola Moxon, written by Charles Lamb, John Keats, Robert Southey, Samuel Rogers, Lord Tennyson, William Wordsworth, Frederick Locker-Lampson, and others, as well as letters from Samuel Rogers to Edward Moxon, mounted onto the pages of a green morocco album. Also includes several clippings and one engraved portrait of Charles and Mary Lamb.

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