Robert Browning collection of papers, [Microform]

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This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, correspondence, and a portrait photograph. The collection includes a portrait photograph of Browning inscribed by Robert Browning, "Paris, October 1862," by an unidentified photographer. The manuscripts consist of holograph poems, notes, and miscellaneous autograph material. Included is a holograph poem by Louise De la Ramee in memory of Robert Browning, a holograph poem by Earl Edward Lytton entitled "To Robert Browning", a holograph review by James Stephens of "The Reader's Browning", and a bound sequence of sonnets on the death of the author by A. C. Swinburne. The correspondence, dating from 1836 to 1889 includes letters written by the author to Isa Blagden, his son Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning, Sophia May Eckley, Una Hawthorne, Leigh Hunt, Frederick Locker-Lampson, Edward Moxon, to Sir John Simeon regarding a pension for William Allingham, to Thomas Talfourd, William Makepeace Thackeray, T. A. Trollope, and to others. Also included are letters, dating from 1859 to 1891, relating to the author between various correspondents including letters from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to W. J. Fox; from Robert W. Barrett Browning to Mrs. Sophia May Eckley and to Alexandra Leighton Orr; and from Alexandra Leighton Orr to Sir Leslie Stephen relating to John Stuart Mill's opinion of Robert Browning's "Pauline." Also present are letters to Browning from Thomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens, John Forster, John Ruskin, Alfred Tennyson, and others, dating from 1840 to 1889.
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889 (Creator)
Blagden, Isa, 1816-1873 (Addressee)
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861 (Correspondent)
Browning, Robert Wiedemann Barrett, 1849-1912 (Addressee)
Eckley, Sophia May (Correspondent)
Fox, W. J. (William Johnson), 1786-1864 (Addressee)
Hawthorne, Una, 1844-1877 (Addressee)
Howe, W. T. H. (William Thomas Hildrup) (Former owner)
Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859 (Addressee)
Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895 (Addressee)
Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873 (Author)
Moxon, Edward, 1801-1858 (Addressee)
Orr, Sutherland, Mrs., 1828-1903 (Author)
Ouida, 1839-1908 (Contributor)
Simeon, John, Sir, 1756-1824 (Addressee)
Smith, Harry B. (Harry Bache), 1860-1936 (Former owner)
Stephen, Leslie, 1832-1904 (Author)
Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909 (Author)
Talfourd, Thomas Noon, 1795-1854 (Addressee)
Terry, Roderick T., 1849-1933 (Former owner)
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863 (Addressee)
Trollope, Thomas Adolphus, 1810-1892 (Addressee)
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964 (Former owner)
Young, Owen D., 1874- (Former owner)
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889 (Author)
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889 (Addressee)
Stephen, Leslie, 1832-1904 (Addressee)
Orr, Sutherland, Mrs., 1828-1903 (Addressee)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1835 - 1933 (Questionable)
Library locations
Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature
Shelf locator: *Z-10341
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889. The reader's Browning
Allingham, William, 1824-1889
Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873
Browning, Robert, 1812-1889. Pauline
Biographical/historical: Robert Browning was a British poet. Born on May 7, 1812, Browning wrote his first major work,"Pauline: a fragment of a confession" at the age of twenty. He married Elizabeth Barrett in 1826 and with her encouragement went on to become one of the major Victorian poets.
Content: Inventory list and card catalog available in repository.
Funding: Creation of collection-level record funded with the generous support of the Gladys Kreible Delmas Foundation.
Date: The bulk of the collection was created between approximately 1835-1889.
Ownership: The bulk of the materials was formerly owned by W. T. H. Howe and Owen D. Young. Some of the materials came to the Berg Collection with the Moulton-Barrett papers. The holograph of "Epps" is accompanied by Roderick Terry's bookplate; De la Ramee's holograph poem with Carl Van Vechten's bookplate; and the letters to Edward Dowden and to Leigh Hunt with Harry Bache Smith's bookplate.
Physical Description
Extent: 81 items
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15893397
MSS Unit ID: 19175
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 6212e980-93d3-0139-51bb-0242ac110002
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