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Archive of A.H. Clough


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Letters, papers and poetical manuscripts of A.H. Clough, collected by Mrs Clough with the help of Anne Jemima Clough for their edition of Letters and remains (London, 1865). The collection includes:

  1. General correspondence of Clough and his wife Blanche, 1829-1900
  2. Correspondence between Clough and his wife, 1851-1857
  3. Letters from Henry Sidgwick to Blanche Clough, 1866-1884
  4. Lectures, essays, miscellaneous papers
  5. Notebooks containing rough drafts and fair copies of poems, 1839-1852


  • Creation: 1829-1900


1.85 Linear metres (31 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. lett. c. 189, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. lett. c. 189-190, d. 175-179, e. 74-84; Eng. misc. c. 359, d. 511-515; Eng. poet. c. 43-47, d. 117-148, e. 88-89

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8997


Archive of A.H. Clough

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) was a poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1953.


  • See Scope and Content. A selection from the letters is also printed in The correspondence of Arthur Hugh Clough, edited by F.L Mulhauser (2 vols., Oxford, 1957). The poetical manuscripts were used in the first and second editions of The poems of Arthur Hugh Clough (Oxford, 1951, 1971).
Catalogue of the archive of A.H. Clough
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
EAD version 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom