Papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins

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      GB 161 MSS. Eng. poet. c. 48, d. 149-50, e. 90-1; Eng. lett. d. 143, e. 40-1; Eng. misc. a. 8; Mus. c. 97
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Scope and Content

Papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins including drafts and copies of poems, and some personal papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) 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

Acquisition Information

The papers were bought from Hopkins's great-nephew L. Handley-Derry in 1953.


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. 46330-9.