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ITEM Identifier: MS Keats 1-6, MS Keats 1, 1.3

A.L.s. to Benjamin Robert Haydon; [London], 20 November [1816]., [1816]. Digital


  • [1816].

Language of Materials


Physical Description

1p. on 1 leaf,

Conditions Governing Access

Access to original manuscripts and letters is restricted. Readers must use the color digital facsimiles linked to this finding aid or the facsimile edition of manuscripts. Facsimiles can be found in: John Keats. Poetry Manuscripts at Harvard, edited by Jack Stillinger (Belknap Press, 1990) and in other sources noted in the finding aid.


25 linear feet


24.7 x 19.1 cm.

General note

Contains Great spirits now on earth are sojourning. Rollins 11.

General note

Wove paper watermarked: PINE & THOMAS / 1812.

Formerly tipped in Haydon's MS. diary; passed down in the family through the hands of Frederick W. Haydon and Miss Ellen Haydon; purchased in 1932 by Maurice Buxton Forman, who removed and sold the Keats letters; offered by Scribner Book Store, New York (catalogue 132, 1946, lot 118); acquired by Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Presented, 1952. The Haydon diary itself was acquired in 1951 by Professor Willard Bissell Pope and presented by him in 1977. It was edited and published by Professor Pope (Cambridge, 1960-63).

Haydon transcript, 4.7.24.

Repository Details

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