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Holograph draft by Robert Bridges , of 'The Feast of Bacchus', 1885-1889

MS. Don. c. 201
Held at the Weston Library

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Inscribed by Bridges (fol. viii) 'First draught of this play: one or two pages rewritten. Daniel printed from fair copy Autumn 1889. This presented to Lionel Muirhead by his affet friend RB - Sept 24. 1889'. With a letter (fols. vi-vii) from Bridges to Muirhead explaining why he decided not to send him the volume.


  • Creation: 1885-1889


71 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Don. c. 201

Custodial History

Inscribed (fol. 2), ' Lionel Muirhead Haseley Court Oxon. 1914'; 'C.H. Wilkinson'; 'John Sparrow March 1960 given to me by C.H.W.'s [ Cyril Hackett Wilkinson's] executors, at his request'. Booklabel of John Sparrow on fol. 1.

Separated Materials

Loose photograph of a portrait of Robert Bridges, removed from this volume is MS. Photogr. c. 150, fol. 113. Loose papers removed from this volume, including a printed commentary by John Johnson, Robert Bridges and the Oxford University Press, and an accompanying letter from Simon Nowell-Smith to John Sparrow, 1946, are MS. Eng. c. 6579, fols. 121-123.

Physical Facet

Dark red gilt morocco, patterned endpapers, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, 1914.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom