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Photocopies of Rossetti Family Correspondence and Papers


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Photocopies of Rossetti family correspondence and papers, consisting of:

  1. Correspondence of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1848-82, with a list of books belonging to D.G. Rossetti compiled by W.M. Rossetti, 1905
  2. Correspondence and papers of William Michael Rossetti, 1848-1915
  3. Correspondence and papers of Christina Georgina Rossetti, 1848-1894
  4. Miscellaneous papers, 1816-1957, including diaries, a commonplace-book and correspondence of other family members


  • Creation: 20th century


2.31 Linear metres (26 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

No photocopying of this material may be made without the prior written permission of the respective owners.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Facs. c. 92, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Facs. c. 92-96; d. 269-289

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13828, 13829, 13831

Biographical / Historical

The Rossetti family includes Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), painter and poet, William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), man of letters and art critic, and Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

For a complete list of Rossetti family papers in the University of British Columbia see Helen (Rossetti) Angeli-Imogene Dennis Collection (Vancouver, 1975), kept at R. Cat. 322m.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

  1. MSS. Facs. c. 92-6, d. 269, d. 271-9, d. 286-9 were bought from the University of British Columbia, 1977-8, 1983
  2. MS. Facs. d. 270 was bought from the Manx Museum, 1978
  3. MSS. Facs. d. 280-5 were given to the Library by Mrs. G. Battiscombe in 1983

Existence and Location of Copies

The originals are located as follows:

  1. MSS. Facs. c. 92-6, d. 269, d. 271-89 - University of British Columbia Library
  2. MS. Facs. d. 270 - Manx Museum
Photocopies of Rossetti Family Correspondence and Papers
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2021 by Hannah Jordan
2021-12-13 11:35:03 +0000
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom