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Papers and letters, relating to Thomas Chatterton, collected by E. H. W. Meyerstein

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MS. Eng. poet. b. 6

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Papers and letters, 18th-19th century, relating to Thomas Chatterton, collected by E. H. W. Meyerstein, including:
  1. (fols. 1-2) sonnets by D. G. Rossetti, one about Chatterton
  2. (fols. 54-9) letter from Thomas Percy to Sir Robert Chambers, 1790, with related notes
  3. (fols. 61-3) contemporary copy of Chatterton's 'Elinour and Juga', with Meyerstein's notes
The volume formerly included the holograph manuscript of Chatterton's 'Heccar and Gaira', removed in 1812 from a manuscript which is now MS. Eng. poet. e. 6 (SC 29126), and restored to it in 1953.

Dates

  • 18th-19th century

Extent

65 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. poet. b. 6, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. poet. b. 6

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 7985

Overview

Papers and letters, relating to Thomas Chatterton, collected by E. H. W. Meyerstein

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770) was a poet. Edward Harry William Meyerstein (1889-1952) was a poet and author.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed by E. H. W. Meyerstein (note by him on pastedown, 1933), and received in the Library, 1953.

Physical Facet

Bound by Riviere & Son in red morocco, gilt
Title
Papers and letters, relating to Thomas Chatterton, collected by E. H. W. Meyerstein
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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