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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Keats 8

Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton letters concerning John Keats


Chiefly letters of Keats scholars Richard Monckton Milnes and Buxton Forman concerning the English poet John Keats.


  • 1794-1958
  • Majority of material found in 1822-1895

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.


1.5 linear feet (4 cases)
Primarily correspondence of Richard Monckton Milnes and H. Buxton Forman concerning the English poet John Keats. Also includes letters from Buxton Forman, as well as materials extracted from his Works of Keats, letters from Horatio Smith to Henry Colburn, a few letters to and from Amy Lowell, poems and other writings about Keats, and transcripts of the parish registers recording the marriage of Keats' parents and his baptism, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Monckton Milnes was the first biographer of the English poet John Keats.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Physical Location

Keats Room, East Wall

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr., and others; see accession information with individual items.
Houghton, Richard Monckton Milnes, Baron, 1809-1885. Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton letters concerning John Keats, 1794-1958: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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