Correspondence between Robert Southey and Grosvenor Charles Bedford
Correspondence between Robert Southey and Grosvenor Charles Bedford, with some other letters, verse, and papers.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 22].
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MSS. Eng. lett. c. 22-27, d. 47-57
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12786
Biographical / Historical
Robert Southey (1774-1843) was a poet, journalist and biographer (details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography). Grosvenor Charles Bedford was Chief Clerk of the Audit Office.
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. 40767-83.
The correspondence was owned by Bedford's great-niece, Mrs Erskine, of Milton Lodge, Gillingham, Dorset.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The correspondence was bought at Sotheby's in 1932.
- Correspondence between Robert Southey and Grosvenor Charles Bedford
- Emily Tarrant
- Language of description