Autobiographical Writings of Gabriele Rossetti and W.M. Rossetti

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Eng. d. 330-2; Ital. d. 18
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and Italian.
  • Physical Description
      4 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Autobiographical writings of Gabriele Rossette and W.M. Rossetti, consisting of:  

  • Autobiography of Gabriele Rossetti, in verse, ca. 1850
  • Printer's copy of the autobiography, translated and supplemented by W.M. Rossetti, published, London, 1901, with the original manuscript of the translation
  • Reminiscences of W.M. Rossetti, 1901-3, containing several passages omitted from the published version

Administrative / Biographical History

Gabriele Rossetti (1783-1854) was Professor of Italian at King's College London. William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919) was a man of letters and art critic. Details for William Michael Rossetti are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The collection was given to the Library by W.M. Rossetti's daughter in 1950.


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. 45349-52.