Notebooks of Christina Rossetti Poems

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.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

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.


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. 39117-25.

Related Material

See Scope and Content.


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by W.M. Rossetti for his editions of New poems (London, 1896) and Poetical works (London, 1904); a few poems remain unpublished.