Transcripts by T.F. Kelsall of Works by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Transcripts of Death's jest book (transcribed in 1849-50), used by the printer for the first edition, and some miscellaneous verse.
- Creation: mid 19th cent.
0.22 Linear metres (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. poet. d. 157, fols. 1-2].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. poet. d. 157-158
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 9069
Transcripts by T.F. Kelsall of Works by Thomas Lovell Beddoes, mid 19th century.
Biographical / Historical
Thomas Forbes Kelsall (fl. 1824-67) was a solicitor by trade. He was a friend of Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-49), and at Beddoes' request became his literary executor after his death in 1849. Kelsall published Beddoes' great work Death's jest book in 1850. He followed this in 1851 with Poems of the late Thomas Lovell Beddoes, to which a memoir was prefixed.
See Beddoes' entry in the Dictionary of National Biography for further information.
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. II, nos. 46407-8.
Bought by C.H. Wilkinson from Kelsall's grand-daughters in 1920.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bequeathed to the Library by C.H. Wilkinson in 1960.
- Thomas Lovell Beddoes Death's jest book, London, 1850; Poems posthumous and collected, London 1851; and The works ed. H.W. Donnner, Oxford, 1935.
- Transcripts by T.F. Kelsall of Works by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
- Collection level description by Susan Thomas; EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
- EAD version 2019
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