Notebooks of Christina Rossetti Poems

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notebooks containing fair copies of the poems of Christina Rossetti, from the same series as Ashley MSS. 1362, 1364, now in the British Library. Copied by Christina and other members of the family.

Administrative / Biographical History

Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) was a poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The notebooks were bought from Maggs (cat. 504, item 1305), and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1928.

Note

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

Other Finding Aids

Related Material

See Scope and Content.

Bibliography

The notebooks were used by W.M. Rossetti for his editions of New poems (London, 1896) and Poetical works (London, 1904); a few poems remain unpublished.