Letters of Robert Bridges, mainly to Sir Henry John Newbolt.
Letters of Robert Bridges
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- ReferenceGB 161 MSS. Eng. lett. c. 302-3
- Dates of Creation1869-1929
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 shelfmarks
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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.
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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.