Correspondence and literary manuscripts of Sir William Watson

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS 20c Watson (2)
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      5 vols, 1 box, and 1 envelope, all held on part of 1 shelf, manuscript and typescript  All the volumes are finely bound with green leather spines embossed with gilt lettering appropriate to their respective contents

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Correspondence: (i) Autograph letters from Sir William Watson to John Lane, his publisher, 1906-1907, 1913-1914, 1915-1916, 3 vols; (ii) Autograph letter from Sir William Watson to Harold Spender, 7 June 1902, 1 envelope; (iii) Copies of (i), copies of autograph letters from Sir William Watson to Sir Edmund Gosse, 1891-1917, copies of letters from Sir Edmund Gosse to Sir William Watson, 1880-1916, all held in 1 box; (2) 'The dream of man', by William Watson, holograph manuscript of first draft, 1 vol.; (3) Ditto, corrected version, 1 vol.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir William Watson (1858-1935) was a Yorkshire poet. For a full account of his life and work see Who was who, Vol.3, 1929-1940

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From the library of Lord Brotherton


In English