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An epistle in verse from Robert Southey to Thomas Davis Lamb

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MS. Eng. poet. c. 2

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An epistle in verse from Robert Southey to Thomas Davis Lamb, 22 or 23 Nov. 1792, describing his journey to Oxford and matriculation there as a member of Balliol college on Nov. 2 of that year: beg. 'Dear Tom again | I take my pen.' The letter was written currente calamo, and sent by post from Bristol. Fols. 1-2, 5-27 are blank. Printed in Reminiscences of Oxford, ed. by L. Q. Couch (Oxf. 1892).

Dates

  • Written in 1792 by R. Southey

Extent

27 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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

MS. Eng. poet. c. 2

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18936

Abstract

An epistle in verse from Robert Southey to Thomas Davis Lamb

Biographical / Historical

Robert Southey (1774-1843) was a poet, journalist and biographer.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, no. 31039

Immediate Source of Acquisition

'Bought by the Bodleian in Nov. 1891 ... from S. J. Davey (no 4746 in his catalogue).'

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 1/2 × 8 5/8 in.
Title
An epistle in verse from Robert Southey to Thomas Davis Lamb
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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