Papers of A.H. Clough

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 189-90, d. 175-9, e. 74-84; Eng. misc. c. 359, d. 511-15; Eng. poet. c. 43-7, d. 117-48, e. 88-9
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and French.
  • Physical Description
      63 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Letters, papers and poetical manuscripts of A.H. Clough, collected by Mrs Clough with the help of Anne Jemima Clough for their edition of Letters and remains (London, 1865). The collection includes:  

  • General correspondence of Clough and his wife Blanche, 1829-1900
  • Correspondence between Clough and his wife, 1851-7
  • Letters from Henry Sidgwick to Blanche Clough, 1866-84
  • Lectures, essays, miscellaneous papers
  • Notebooks containing rough drafts and fair copies of poems, 1839-52

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) was a poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The papers were given to the Library in 1953.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 41030-92.


See Scope and Content. A selection from the letters is also printed in The correspondence of Arthur Hugh Clough, edited by F.L Mulhauser (2 vols., Oxford, 1957). The poetical manuscripts were used in the first and second editions of The poems of Arthur Hugh Clough (Oxford, 1951, 1971).