Letters of Robert Bridges

Scope and Content

Letters of Robert Bridges, mainly to Sir Henry John Newbolt.

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.

Access Information

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).

Acquisition Information

The letters were bought at Sotheby's in 1971.


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. 41357-8.

Related Material

See also Papers of Robert Seymour Bridges, Poet Laureate, 1865-1969 (Dep. Bridges 1-125) and Robert Bridges Collection Made by Lionel Muirhead (MSS. Eng. poet. c. 22, d. 46).