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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 815-815.14

Algernon Charles Swinburne compositions

Autograph manuscript compostions by English poet, dramatist, and critic, Algernon Charles Swinburne.


  • 1872-1902 and undated

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (16 volumes)

Includes autograph manuscripts, typescript transcripts, galley proofs and page proofs, a photostat, and translations of Swinburne's poems and prose. Also includes a drama blank-verse fragment, portrait of Swinburne, a letter by him, and other materials. Titles include: Barking a year after, Duriesdyke, Sunset and moonrise, Sappho, John Jones, and others. Materials are in English and French.

Biographical / Historical

Swinburne (1837-1909) was an English lyric poet, dramatist, and critic of the Victorian era. He was famous for the innovative versification of his poetry and infamous for his violent attacks on Victorian morality.


Arranged in call number order.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from various sources on various dates. See items below for full accession information.
Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Algernon Charles Swinburne compositions, 1872-1902: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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