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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Eng 601.66

Emma Isola Moxon autograph album


Poems addressed to and compiled into an album by Emma Isola Moxon.


  • 1817-1873 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.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Autograph manuscript poems and sonnets, frequently addressed to or dedicated to Emma Isola Moxon, written by Charles Lamb, John Keats, Robert Southey, Samuel Rogers, Lord Tennyson, William Wordsworth, Frederick Locker-Lampson, and others, as well as letters from Samuel Rogers to Edward Moxon, mounted onto the pages of a green morocco album. Also includes several clippings and one engraved portrait of Charles and Mary Lamb.

Biographical / Historical

Emma Isola, the orphan daughter of Charles Isola, was "adopted" by the poet and essayist Charles Lamb and his sister Mary. In 1833, she married the publisher Edward Moxon, who published some of Lamb's works.


Bookplate of John A. Spoor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of A. A. Houghton, Jr.; received: 1941 December.

Moxon, Emma Isola, 1809-1891, compiler. Emma Isola Moxon autograph album, 1817-1873: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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Repository Details

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