The Bow in the Cloud

Scope and Content

Two volumes containing original manuscripts of verse and prose contributions to The Bow in the Cloud or The Negro's Memorial (London: Jackson and Walford, 1834), together with numerous letters to the compiler and editor, Mary Anne Rawson (née Read). Many of the letters express views on the slavery question. They were written by both contributors (including John Holland and James Montgomery) and non-contributors, including William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Thomas Moore, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Thomas Campbell, and others. The volumes also contain some portraits (both photographs and engravings) of contributors, and cuttings of newspaper reviews of the publication. There is a note by 'MAR' [Rawson] describing the contents of the volumes.