Correspondence from Edward Fitzgerald

Scope and Content

This series contains 2 letters from Edward Fitzgerald to Bernard Quaritch concerning Fitzgerald's translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Fotzgerald was an English poet and writer, best known as the poet of the first and most famous English translation of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. He was born in Suffolk, lived part of his childhood in France, and attended Trinity College, Cambridge. He became a lifelong friend of Bernard Quaritch who published his the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám in 1857, at first anonymously.

Arrangement

The letters were arranged chronologically.