The papers of Bridges include drafts and fair copies of his poetical, dramatic, and prose works, anthologies and editions, and church music; personal and miscellaneous papers; correspondence; correspondence of Mrs. M. Monica Bridges; and correspondence and papers of Edward, 1st Baron Bridges.
Papers of Robert Seymour Bridges, Poet Laureate, 1865-1969
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 161 Dep. Bridges 1-125
- Dates of Creation1865-1969
- Language of MaterialEnglish, and French.
- Physical Description125 shelfmarks
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930) was Poet Laureate 1913-30. Edward, 1st Baron Bridges (1892-1969), a civil servant, was his son. Details are given in G.L. McKay, A bibliography of Robert Bridges (1933) and 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 http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).
Written permission must be obtained before access can be granted to Dep. Bridges 61 and 91-3.
The papers were deposited in the Library in 1976.
Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.
Other Finding Aids
A full catalogue is available in the Library. An online catalogue will shortly be available ( http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollectionswmss/online/online.htm).