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COLLECTION — Volume: 1 Identifier: MS Eng 948

Robert Southey correspondence


Letters and an unsigned autograph manuscript poem of English poet Robert Southey.


  • 1816-1822

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.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes one autograph letter from Southey to Josiah Conder, one autograph letter to Southey from Joanna Baillie, and an unsigned autograph manuscript of a poem translated from the Spanish by Southey.

Biographical / Historical

Southey was an English poet and writer of miscellaneous prose; Josiah Conder was an English poet; and Joanna Baillie was a Scottish dramatist.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

54M-171. Purchased with the Lowell fund; received: 1955 February 7.

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843. Robert Southey correspondence, 1816-1822: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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