Autograph manuscript of Don Tarquinio by Frederick Rolfe, and a commonplace book compiled by him, together with a letter

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises the following items: (1) Autograph manuscript of a revised version of Don Tarquinio [1904]; (2) Autograph letter of Rolfe to Father Sidney de Vere Beauclerk, 10 February 1906, held with a printed version of the same letter (1960); and (3) Autograph manuscript commonplace book compiled by Rolfe.

Administrative / Biographical History

Frederick William Rolfe (1860-1913), the English novelist and eccentric, who was better known by his assumed name 'Baron Corvo'. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The gift of Fay and Geoffrey Elliott, 2002, supplemented by a later purchase (item 3) in 2003.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The Rolfe items, both manuscript and printed, are described in greater detail in the Library's handlist of the Fay and Geoffrey Elliott Collection (handlist 148)

Additional Information

The Rolfe section of the Elliott Collection also contains printed items, which are catalogued separately.