Autobiographical Writings of Gabriele Rossetti and W.M. Rossetti
Autobiographical writings of Gabriele Rossette and W.M. Rossetti, consisting of:
- Autobiography of Gabriele Rossetti, in verse, c. 1850
- Printer's copy of the autobiography, translated and supplemented by W.M. Rossetti, published, London, 1901, with the original manuscript of the translation
- Reminiscences of W.M. Rossetti, 1901-1903, containing several passages omitted from the published version
Language of Materials
English and Italian
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. d. 330].
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MSS. Eng. d. 330-332; Ital. d. 18
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 7518, 7519
Biographical / Historical
Gabriele Rossetti (1783-1854) was Professor of Italian at King's College London. William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919) was a man of letters and art critic. Details for William Michael Rossetti 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. 45349-52.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was given to the Library by W.M. Rossetti's daughter in 1950.
- Autobiographical Writings of Gabriele Rossetti and W.M. Rossetti
- Emily Tarrant
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