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Letters from William Wordsworth and his circle

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Letters from William Wordsworth (mainly written from Rydal Mount), 1810-1850; and letters from Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Rogers, and Sara Coleridge, 1830-1846.

Dates

  • 1810-1850

Extent

0.3 linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 8371, fol.1].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. b. 2171, c. 8371

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11750

Abstract

Letters from William Wordsworth and his circle, 1810-1850.

Biographical / Historical

For a biography of William Wordsworth, see Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Arrangement

Apart from a late acquisition of a letter from Wordsworth to Samuel Butler, Hill's arrangement of the letters has been retained. Letters to and from Wordsworth are in date order, followed by letters from Dorothy Wordsworth, Samuel Rogers, and Sarah Coleridge. Hill's conjectural datings are reproduced in square brackets.

Custodial History

Collected by Professor Alan G. Hill from various manuscript dealers between 1979 and 2015.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bequeathed to the Bodleian Libraries by Professor Alan G. Hill, 2015.

Separated Materials

A printed book from the collection of the Ambleside Book Society, R.A. Wilmott, Conversations at Cambridge (1836), was transferred to Rare Books (shelfmark: Vet. A7 e. 920). The book contains a record of withdrawals by members of the Wordsworth circle in 1836.
Title
Catalogue of letters from William Wordsworth and his circle, 1810-1850
Status
Published
Author
Finding aid prepared by Rachael Marsay
Date
2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Catalogued with the generous support of the Roy Davids bequest

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom