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SERIES Identifier: MS Keats 10

I. Louis Arthur Holman Collection of Keats Iconography


  • Creation: 1752-1963

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of this collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


18 linear feet (39 boxes)


Holman's original groupings have been preserved, along with the actual titles he assigned to each category. Original spelling for image titles has also been retained. These groups have been organized alphabetically by the Holman title into the following sub-series:

  1. A. Artistic and medical
  2. B. Burford Bridge, Leatherhead, Bedhampton and Stanstead, Winchester and St. Cross, Chichester
  3. C. Dover, Hastings, Margate, Canterbury, Oxford, Stratford
  4. D. Dramatic and sports
  5. E. First printings — Poems (facsimiles), Marginal notes (facsimiles)
  6. F. Hampstead, Kentish Town, Edmonton, Walthamstow, Enfield
  7. G. Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Devonshire, Southampton
  8. H. Letters in facsimile
  9. I. London
  10. J. Miscellaneous and odds and ends
  11. K. Northern walking tour
  12. L. Portraits of John Keats and his family
  13. ___1. Images of John Keats
  14. ___2. Images of the Keats family
  15. M. Portraits, chiefly literary
  16. N. Voyage to Italy
  17. O. Images (loose)
  18. ___1. Portrait images (loose)
  19. ___2. Other images (loose)

Physical Location

Harvard Depository, MS, b

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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