Edward Henry Blakeney: Poetry and Letters

Scope and Content

MS.Add.7504. 'Omnium Gatherum or Poetical fragments, and verses on various occasions', 1885 - August 1889 (1 volume).

MS.Add.7505. 'Horae Poeticae', August 1889 - December 1897 (1 volume).

MS.Add.7506. 'Poems', December 1902 - November 1905 (1 volume).

MS.Add.7507. 'Original Verse (and Translations into verse)', November 1905 - August 1909 (1 volume).

MS.Add.7508. Poetry, Sepember 1909 - December 1915 (1 volume).

MS.Add.7509. Letters to Blakeney, arranged in alphabetical order by correspondent, 1886-1952 (2 boxes).

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Henry Blakeney (1869-1955) was a classical scholar and poet. He was headmaster of Sandwich Grammar School, Borlase's School, Marlow, and the King's School, Ely, before becoming master at Winchester College.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Blakeney's youngest son, Thomas Sydney Blakeney, 1955.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library also holds further papers and photographs of E.H. Blakeney and his family, MS.Add.8553.