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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 933

Frederick Tennyson letters from various correspondents


Letters to English poet Frederick Tennyson from various correspondents.


  • Creation: 1831-1884

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.16 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes autograph letters to Tennyson from Arthur Henry Hallam, R. J. Tennant, Septimus Tennyson, Maria (Giuliotti) Tennyson, Edmund Law Lushington, Mary Isabella I. Brotherton, and William Brooks, among other correspondents. These letters concern the daily life of the Tennyson family, personal financial matters, European travels, and mesmerism among other topics.

Biographical / Historical

Tennyson was an English poet and the brother of Lord Alfred Tennyson.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

*42M-22-69. Purchased from C. A. Stonehill Ltd., 565 Madison Avenue, New York, New York; received: 1942 June 30.

Tennyson, Frederick, 1807-1898, recipient. Frederick Tennyson letters from various correspondents: Guide.
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