Correspondence

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 1237
  • Dates of Creation
      1802-1864
  • Physical Description
      various sizes. 42 items;

Scope and Content

Forty-one letters from Walter Savage Landor to various correspondents:

  • (a) numbers 1-6, his mother Elizabeth, née Savage (1811-28);
  • (b) numbers 7-28, his sisters Elizabeth and Ellen (1825-34);
  • (c) numbers 29-31, his brother Henry (1802-5);
  • (d) numbers 32-40, his friend the Reverend Walter Birch (1805-23);
  • (e) number 41, John Forster (1864);
Number 42 is a letter to Landor from his brother Robert Eyres Landor, dissuading him from his plan of becoming a citizen of France (1812).

Bibliography

Extracts from some of these letters appear in John Forster, Walter Savage Landor: a biography, 2 vols (London: Chapman and Hall, 1869), and in Rev. Edward H.R. Tatham, 'Some unpublished letters of W.S. Landor', Fortnightly Review, N.S., vol. 87 (January-June 1910).