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Letters of Robert Southey

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Letters from Robert Southey to his brother Henry, March 1798-April 1816, May 1816-Dec. 1826, Feb. 1827-Feb. 1839. The letters to his brother printed in J.W. Warter, Selections from the letters of Robert Southey (London, 1856) are not in this collection. Pre-1800 verse in Crum.

Dates

  • 1798-1839

Extent

0.15 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. d. 3, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Don. d. 3-5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11382

Abstract

Letters of Robert Southey

Biographical / Historical

Robert Southey (1774-1843) was a poet, journalist and biographer. His brother, Henry Herbert Southey (1783-1865), was a physician. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were bought at Sotheby's, 21 Feb. 1927, lot 439, and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian.

Related Materials

See also Correspondence between Robert Southey and Grosvenor Charles Bedford, (Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 22-27, d. 47-57).
Title
Letters of Robert Southey
Status
Completed
Author
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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