Autographs of Poets

  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MSS 351-355
  • Dates of Creation
      Mainly 19th century
  • Physical Description
      5 volumes. Binding: half-bound in green morocco, marbled paper-covered boards.  Condition: Eng MS 351: both boards detached, spine missing; Eng MS 352: both boards and spine detached; Eng MSS 354 & 355: both boards and spine detached, head of spine cover missing.

Scope and Content

A collection of autograph letters and poems, etc., of 231 English poets (chiefly nineteenth-century), arranged alphabetically by name, many with portraits and engravings. The contents of the volumes are as follows:

  • I (Eng MS 351), A to Cro;
  • II (Eng MS 352), Cow to Hod;
  • III (Eng MS 353), Hof to Lof;
  • IV (Eng MS 354), Lyt to Ros;
  • V (Eng MS 355), Row to Wra.

Poets represented include Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Burns, George Byron, Thomas Campbell, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, George Colman, James Montgomery, Hester Thrale-Piozzi, William Roscoe, Sir Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Wordsworth etc.

Calendared in Eng MS 388 (see below).