Photocopies of Rossetti Family Correspondence and Papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Facs. c. 92-6; d. 269-89
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      26 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Photocopies of Rossetti family correspondence and papers, consisting of:

  • Correspondence of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1848-82, with a list of books belonging to D.G. Rossetti compiled by W.M. Rossetti, 1905
  • Correspondence and papers of William Michael Rossetti, 1848-1915
  • Miscellaneous papers, 1816-1957, including diaries, a commonplace-book and correspondence of other family members

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rossetti family includes Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), painter and poet, William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), man of letters and art critic, and Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

  • MSS. Facs. c. 92-6, d. 269, d.271-9, d. 286-9 were bought from the University of British Columbia, 1977-8, 1983
  • MS. Facs. d. 270 was bought from the Manx Museum, 1978
  • MSS. Facs. d. 280-5 were given to the Library in 1983


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

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

For a complete list of Rossetti family papers in the University of British Columbia see Helen (Rossetti) Angeli-Imogene Dennis Collection (Vancouver, 1975).

Conditions Governing Use

No photocopying of this material may be made without the prior written permission of the respective owners.

Additional Information

The originals are located as follows:

  • MSS. Facs. c. 92-6, d. 269, d. 271-89 - University of British Columbia Library
  • MS. Facs. d. 270 - Manx Museum