Papers of Robert Seymour Bridges, Poet Laureate, 1865-1969

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 Dep. Bridges 1-125
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and French.
  • Physical Description
      125 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

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.

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

Written permission must be obtained before access can be granted to Dep. Bridges 61 and 91-3.

Acquisition Information

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1976.


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

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Related Material

See also Letters of Robert Bridges (MSS. Eng. lett. c. 302-3) and Robert Bridges Collection Made by Lionel Muirhead (MSS. Eng. poet. c. 22, d. 46).