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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Keats 7

John Keats miscellaneous papers and portraits

Papers about and portraits of English poet John Keats, his family, and his friends.


  • 1816-1934

Language of Materials

Materials are in English and German.

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3 linear feet (1 box, 12 volumes, and 1 framed item)

Manuscripts and miscellany about John Keats. Includes a concordance by George Sealy and Frank Rawson, a diary by Anna H. (Barker) Ward, student manuscript notes (not Keats) of Sir Astley Cooper's surgical lectures at St. Thomas's Hospital, letters, passport, photographs, silhouettes, German translations of Keats' poems, dried flowers from the grave of John Keats, and other materials. Also includes a framed drawing by Simeon Solomon illustrating Keats' poem "Isabella."

Biographical / Historical

Keats was an English poet.


Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location

MS, f, pf [shelved in Keats Room and Pusey stacks]

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources at various times. See items for full acquisition information.
Keats, John, 1795-1821. John Keats miscellaneous papers and portraits, 1816-1934: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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