Letters of Robert Southey
Letters from Robert Southey to his brother Henry. The letters to his brother printed in J.W. Warter, Selections from the letters of Robert Southey (London, 1856) are not in this collection.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. d. 3].
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MSS. Don. d. 3-5
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 11382
Biographical / Historical
Robert Southey (1774-1843) was a poet, journalist and biographer. His brother, Henry Herbert Southey (1783-1865), was a physician. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
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. 38982-4.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were bought at Sotheby's in 1927 and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian.
- Letters of Robert Southey
- Emily Tarrant
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