Robert Southey Papers

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Robert Southey papers
Creator: Southey, Robert, 1774-1843
Call Number: A.S727
Dates: 1799-1884
Physical Description: 5 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Indexed correspondence
Series II: Manuscripts
Series III: Photographs, portraits, engravings, and drawings
Series IV: Articles
Collection Overview
Title: Robert Southey papers
Creator: Southey, Robert, 1774-1843
Call Number: A.S727
Dates: 1799-1884
Physical Description: 5 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Robert Southey was a poet and man of letters.

Scope and Content
The papers consist of letters, manuscript poems and prose pieces, pictures, and printed material. Major groups of correspondence include: Letters written by Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray (1790-1883) between 1831 and 1839 in which he discusses literature, politics, local history, and antiquities; letters to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse (1781-1841) dated from 1805 to 1838; seventeen "Autobiographical Epistles" written by Southey to John May between July 26, 1820 and January 8, 1826, and correspondence with the poet William Wordsworth. The collection also contains letters written by Southey's second wife Caroline Anne (Bowles) Southey (1786-1854) to Mrs. Bray and others. Many of these letters concern Southey's failing health. Letters written by Southey's son, Charles Cuthbert Southey (1819-1888), are also in the collection, as well as original handwritten fragments by Richard Duppa (1770-1831) and Southey.

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Poetry
Manuscripts
Portraits
Southey, Robert, 1774-1843
Authors, English
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection has been acquired through various gifts of Robert F. Metzdorf and purchases.Access
The Robert Southey papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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Administrative Information
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Content List
Series I: Indexed correspondence
Box 1, Folder 11799-1800
Robert Southey to Charles Biddlecombe, September 17, 1799
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to George Dyer, March 27, 1800
1 page

Box 1, Folder 21801-1805
Robert Southey to Joseph Cottle, October 6, 1802
1 page

Robert Southey to John May, March 9, 1803
3 pages

Robert Southey to unknown, March 27, 1803
1 page

Grosvenor Charles Bedford (?) to Robert Southey, June 1, 1803
3 pages

George Burnett to Robert Southey, July 14, 1803
1 page

Robert Southey to John May, July 20, 1803
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Sir Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, September 1805
1 page

Box 1, Folder 31806-1810
Robert Southey to Richard Duppa, August 5, 1806
4 pages

Robert Southey to Samuel Reid, March 15, 1807
1 page

Thomas Clarkson to Robert Southey, January 25, 1808
3 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Seward, August 1808
4 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, November 19, 1808
2 pages

Thomas Clarkson to Robert Southey, February 13, 1809
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, April 26, 1809
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, July 25, 1809
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, August 4, 1809
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, February 10, 1810
3.5 pages

Box 1, Folder 41811-1815
Robert Southey to John Murray, March 22, 1811
2 pages

Robert Southey to John Theodor Koster, August 23, 1811
1.5 pages

John Murray to Robert Southey, January 10, 1812
Sharon Turner to Robert Southey on second leaf
1 page

Robert Southey to Wade Browne, September 1, 1813
1.5 pages

Peter Elmsley to Robert Southey, November 16, 1813
3 pages

Robert Southey to unknown, December 23, 1814
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, March 28, 1815
1.5 pages

Box 1, Folder 51816-1820
Robert Southey to unknown, February 27, 1816
1 page

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, April 25, 1816
1 page

Sharon Turner to Robert Southey, April 1816
8.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, January 27, 1817
1 page

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, March 14, 1817
2 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, March 22, 1817
2 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, April 1, 1817
2 pages

Robert Southey to Alexander Robert Charles Dallas, March 15, 1818
1 page

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, May 18, 1818
1 page

Robert Southey to unknown, June 12, 1818
1 page

Robert Southey to Henry Peter Brougham, Baron Brougham and Vaux, [1818?]
2 pages

Robert Southey to James Gooden, May 25, 1819
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Miss Dauncey, June 28, 1819
1.5 pages

Henry Phillpotts to Robert Southey, October 31, 1819
1 page

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, October 1819
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, November 17, 1819
3 pages

Robert Southey to William Smythe, January 29, 1820
2 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, November 16, 1820
1.5 pages

Sharon Turner to Robert Southey, December 9, 1820
1 page

Robert Southey to [John Murray?], December 30, 1820
1 page

Box 1, Folder 61821-1825
Robert Southey to Rev. James Everett, February 7, 1821
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to William Westall, July 7, 1821
3 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, July 20, 1821
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, August 1, 1821
1 page

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, September 5, 1821
2 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, September 19, 1821
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to [John Murray?], [1821?]
2 pages

Robert Southey to Bartholomew Frere, January 27, 1822
4 pages

Sir Hew Whiteford Dalrymple to Robert Southey, February 4, 1822
3 pages

Robert Southey to Bartholomew Frere, February 10, 1822
4 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, February 11, 1822
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, April 8, 1822
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Mr. Rumney, April 15, 1822
1 page

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, May 13, 1822
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to [Richard Garnett?], August 1, 1822
2 pages

Robert Southey to [William?] Westall, August 2, 1822
2 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, August 9, 1822
1 page

Robert Southey to Barholomew Frere, August 28, 1822
3 pages

Robert Southey to unknown, November 29, 1822
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Edward Hawke Locker, December 31, 1822
3 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, March 21, 1823
2 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, May 17,1823
2 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, May 20, 1823
1 page

Robert Southey to John Murray, November 2, 1823
1 page

Robert Southey to Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, December 22, 1823
2 pages

Robert Southey to Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, December 26, 1823
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Charles Cuthbert Southey, January 14, 1824
3.5 pages

Thomas Kibble Hervey to Robert Southey, December 20, 1824
1 page

J.R.S. to Robert Southey, April 4, 1825
1 page

Henry Phillpotts to Robert Southey, July 6, 1825
4 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, October 30, 1825
3 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, October 31, 1825
1 page

Box 1, Folder 71826-1830
Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, May 8, 1826
2 pages

Robert Hoblyn to William Phillips, May 13, 1826
2 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, June 2, 1826
2 pages

Robert Southey to unknown, [October 26, 1826]
1 page

Robert Southey to William Ross, November 11, 1826
1 page

Robert Southey to George Beaumont, November 17, 1826
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, December 7, 1826
2 pages

Robert Southey to Henry Taylor, February 28, 1827
1.5 pages

Henry Taylor to Robert Southey, March 2, 1827
4 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, October 19, 1827
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to unknown, July 5, 1828
1 page

Robert Southey to Sir John Awdrey, October 14, 1828
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, December 23, 1828
1 page

Robert Southey to Allan Cunningham, December 23, 1828
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to John Major, April 1, 1829
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, June 24, 1829
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, June 28, 1829
2 pages

Joseph Blanco White to Robert Southey, July 21, 1829
2 pages

Robert Southey to Charlotte Elizabeth (Brown) Phelan, August 15, 1829
2 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, [September 17, 1829]
1 page

Robert Southey to John Major, December 7, 1829
2.5 pages

John Gibson Lockhart to Robert Southey, September 9, 1830
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Andrew Bell, November 16, 1830
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to Rion (?), November 21, 1830
2 pages

William Hone to Robert Southey, November 25, 1830
2 pages

Robert Southey to John Rickman, December 22, 1830
1.5 pages

Box 1, Folder 81831-1835
Robert Southey to Miss Fletcher, January 31, 1831
2 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, February 26, 1831
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, March 14, 1831
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, March 26, 1831
3 pages

Robert Southey to Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftsbury, April 3, 1831
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, April 23, 1831
2 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, August 9, 1832
3 pages

Robert Southey to John Wood Warter, August 15, 1832
3 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, September 8, 1832
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, October 16, 1832
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, November 8, 1832
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to Rumney, November 13, 1832
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, December 16, 1832
2.5 pages

Dionysius Lardner to Robert Southey, [1832]
1 page

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, January 8, 1833
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, February 17, 1833
3 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, March 21, 1833
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to W. Spencer Phillips, April 11, 1833
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, April 27, 1833
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, May 26, 1833
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to Isabella Fenwick, July 15, 1833
1.5 pages

Maria (Gowen) Brooks to Robert Southey, July 20, 1833
2 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, August 7, 1833
3 pages

Robert Southey to Henry Taylor, September 10, 1833
1 page

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, October 13, 1833
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, November 19, 1833
3 pages

Robert Southey to William Ellis Wall, November 19, 1833
1 page

Robert Southey to Herbert Hill, Jr., December 7, 1833
1 page

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, December 30, 1833
3 pages

Robert Southey to Sir Francis Freeling, January 28, 1834
1 page

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, January 30, 1834
3 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, April 21, 1834
4 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, May 27, 1834
2 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, May 30, 1834
3 pages

George Ticknor to Robert Southey, May 31, 1834
2 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, July 3, 1834
2 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, July 17, 1834
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, July 25, 1834
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, September 13, 1834
2 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, September 27, 1834
1 page

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, October 6, 1834
3 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, October 24, 1834
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, November 8, 1834
Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, February 16, 1835
2 pages

Robert Southey to unknown, March 9, 1835
1 page

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, March 16, 1835
2 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, March 25, 1835
2 pages

Robert Southey to Thomas Ragg, May 2, 1835
1 page

Robert Southey to unknown, June 10, 1835
1 page

Robert Southey to Thomas Keightley, June 17, 1835
1 page

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, June 21, 1835
2.5 pages

William Wordsworth to Robert Southey, June 23, 1835
1 page

Robert Southey to unknown, June 29, 1835
1 page

Robert Southey to Henry Taylor, July 14, 1835
1 page

Robert Southey to J. Stoughton Money, September 7, 1835
1 page

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, September 9, 1835
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to Thomas Marriott, October 21, 1835
3 pages

Robert Southey to unknown, October 24, 1835
2 pages

Robert Southey to unknown, November 24, 1835
1.5 pages

David Thomas to Mrs. Godwin, November 28, 1835
1 page

Box 2, Folder 11836-1840
Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, February 28, 1836
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, April 11, 1836
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, July 19, 1836
3 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, September 17, 1836
3 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, November 6, 1836
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, November 30, 1836
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, December 21, 1836
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, January 3, 1837
1 page

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, February 6, 1837
3 pages

Henry Taylor to W. Unwin, February 7, 1837
1 page
See: Manuscripts (Poems) no.9 ["My days amongst the dead are past"]

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, February 23, 1837
3.5 pages

Caroline Southey to Mary Howitt, May 12, 1837
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, May 15, 1837
3 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, July 6, 1837
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, August 2, 1837
3 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, August 28, 1837
1 page

Bernard Barton to Robert Southey, November 25, 1837
2 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, December 5, 1837
3 pages

James Montgomery to Robert Southey, January 12, 1838
3 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, January 21, 1838
3.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, February 5, 1838
1 page

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, April 11, 1838
3 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, June 30, 1838
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Humphrey Fleming Senhouse, July 25, 1838
1 page

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, August 14, 1838
1.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, October 25, 1838
2.5 pages

Robert Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, December 17, 1838
1 page

Charles C. Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, October 29, 1839
2 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, January 1, 1840
5 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, February 27, 1840
4 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, April 3, 1840
5 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, May 1, 1840
5.5 pages

John Murray to Caroline Southey, May 18, 1840
3 pages

John Bush to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, June 29, 1840
4 pages

Box 2, Folder 21841-1845
Caroline Southey to Samuel Simpson, January 31, 1841
3 pages

John Foster to Josiah Wade, May 14, 1841
1 page

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, August 18, 1841
10.5 pages

Caroline Southey to unknown, October 7, 1841
1 page

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, November 3, 1841
13 pages

James Bush to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, December 17, 1841
4 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, January 8, 1842
8 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, March 16, 1842
5 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, April 1, 1842
9 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, May 15, 1842
1.5 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, May 23, 1842
1 page

Joanna Baillie to unknown, July 20, [1842?]
2.5 pages

Caroline Southey to unknown, September 26, 1842
2 pages

Caroline Southey to unknown, February 13, 1843
2 pages

Caroline Southey to unknown, February 27, 1843
1.5 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, March 15, 1843
3 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, March 22, 1843
1 page

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, May 14, 1843
4 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, July 10, 1843
4 pages

Edward Quillinan to Grederick Shoberl, December 8, 1843
4 pages

Samuel Rogers to Joseph Cottle, March 13, 1844
2 pages

Caroline Southey to unknown, November 25, 1845
2 pages

Box 2, Folder 31846-1884
Caroline Southey to Lady Dalrymple, August 16, 1848
3.5 pages

Caroline Southey to Mr. Newman, August 26, 1852
1.5 pages

Caroline Southey to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, March 9, 1853
4 pages

Laura Burrard to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, May 25, 1854
4 pages

Laura Burrard to Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray, July 24, 1854
4 pages

Charles Cuthbert Southey to unknown, December 31, 1870
1 page

Charles Cuthbert Southey to unknown, July 3, 1871
2.5 pages

Henry Taylor to Barnett Smith, December 14, 1876
4 pages

Charles Cuthbert Southey to unknown, March 9, 1884
2 pages

Box 2, Folder 4Undated
Robert Southey to Thomas Dyke Acland
1 page

Robert Southey to Charles Kennaway
1 page

Robert Southey to John King
1 page

Robert Southey to Parry
1 page

Robert Southey to William Wordsworth
1 page

Robert Southey to unknown, March 29, year unknown
1 page
Fragment

Robert Southey to unknown, November 19, year unknown
1 page

Robert Southey to unknown
1 page

Robert Southey fragment of letter
Samuel Taylor Coleridge to unknown
1 page
Fragment

Samuel Taylor Coleridge to unknown
1 page
Fragment

Bryan Walker Proctor to Robert Southey
1 page

Caroline Southey to Mrs. Southey
4 pages

Mrs. E. Wardell to Tartt
1.5 pages

Series II: Manuscripts
Box 3Robert Southey's autobiographical epistles to John May, 1820-1826
Many of the letters were written over a period of time and, therefore, have more than one date. Covering letter: July 31, 1820 Letter number
18 items

1, July 31, 1820
2, August 1, 1820; July 31, 1820
3, August 16, 1820
4, December 1, 1820; March 19, 1821
5, March 20, 1821
6, April 7, 1821; September 1, 1821
7, September 2, 1821; November 13, 1821
8, December 28, 1821; April 21, 1822
9, January 8, 1823
10, January 10,1823; January 19, 1823
11, January 19, 1823; July 31, 1823
12, August 20, 1823; May 27, 1824
13, May 27, 1824; June 26, 1824
14, June 29, 1824; July 17, 1824
15, July 17, 1824; August 27, 1824
16, August 29, 1824; October 17, 1824
17, March 16, 1825; January 8, 1826
Box 3Poems
"Queen Mary's christening"
12 pages

"Robert the Rhymer's true and particular account of himself"
3 pages

["Then closed his eyes..."]
1 page
Fragment signed R.S.

"A true ballad of a pope, a bishop & the Devil"
Published as "A true ballad of St. Antidius, the Pope, and the Devil"
5 pages

"The Devil's thoughts"
Published as "The Devil's walk"
4 pages

"The curse of Kehama"
33 pages: Prose apology, glossary of Indian words and mythological names, and notes. 5 pages: "The Curse of Keradou" (Part 8 of published version of "Curse of Kehama") 7 pages: "The Curse of Keradou" (another version) dated May 1, 1801. 58 pages: "The Curse of Kehama" dated August 15, 1801 to December 14, [1802]
256 pages
128 leaves (256 pages) 17.5 cm. Calf binding. Lettered on spine "Fragment of Kehama M.S.S." and "S". Southey bookplate. 103 pages of text

["For a dear friend's friend..."]
2 pages

["Take from an old mans hand this faithful strain..."]
Copy of Southey poem written in an unknown hand
1 page

["My days amongst the dead are past..."]
Written in hand of Henry Taylor on 2nd and 3rd leaf of a letter to W. Unwin, dated February 7, 1837
2 pages

"Lines composed for Lady E. Lowther's album. Imitated from the Persian"
Written in hand of Edith May Southey Warter in Marian Olliver's sentiment album, page 41
1 page
See: CX 91

"Epitaph in Butleigh Church"
3 pages

"Joan of Arc", 1793
1 volume vellum binding. Written on spine: "Original manuscript of Joan of Arc." John Murray's bookplate on inside front cover. Second draft of Southey's first epic poem. This copy was given by Southey to his publisher Joseph Cottle. It was sold as part of the Cottle estate at Sotheby's on March 13, 1865 to William Skeffington. Later it passed into the family of John Murray. The first draft of the poem is in the Harvard University Library; the draft for the first published edition is at the British Museum. A brief description of the Rochester manuscript appeared in Biblio-Talk, vol. 5, no. 2 (September, 1978). A copy of this article is included in the register.
The University of Rochester purchased the manuscript from Seven Gables Bookshop in August, 1977
The volume is shelved next to the boxes of Southey Papers; the master copy of a microfilm of the manuscript is in box 4

Box 3Prose
Arranged in alphabetical order in box 3

[Dialogue between the conformist and non-conformist]
2 pages

"The situation of the Catholics in England..."
Incomplete
2 pages

[Scale of charges for autographs]
1 page

"Death"
13 quotations from various sources (a leaf from Southey's commonplace book?)
2 pages

"A rally which was made against him from Bacus..."
1 page
Fragment

"Wherein good intentions were frustrated..."
Fragment note added by Caroline Southey verifying Southey's autograph
1 page

"An account of the work of Grace upon the soul of Rt. Rvd Wm. Croper (?)..."
Fragment. Note added by Caroline Southey verifying Southey's autograph. Mounted with autographed portrait of Southey
1 page

[Note regarding the publication of Memoirs of Lady Butler]
1 page

Title-page design for Essays moral and political
London, Murray, 1832
1 page

"Proposal for the establishment of an Asylum Garden, as a temporary residence for convalescent persons, discharged from the 3 great public hospitals in Westminster"
Includes a letter from Southey to John May on the 3rd page
3 pages

"A letter to John Murray Esqre. touching Lord Nugent; in reply to a letter from his Lordship touching an article in the Quarterly Review. By the Author of that article"
Bound with: Prefaces to volumes II, III, and V of the 1837 edition of The Poetical Works of Robert Southey. 1 volume. A short discussion of this manuscript volume appeared in the Department's "Occasional News-sheet," vol. III, no. 1 (January 25, 1984)

"The next persons to be noticed are those who seek for notoriety by more respectable means..."
1 page

[Three pages from Southey's commonplace book? and an envelope addressed by Southey to William Westell]
Mounted on one sheet of paper

"Thus fortunately placed, Mary was contented to eat 'well earned, the bread of service' happy in her humble station..."
2 pages

"Discartes' notion concerning the prolongation of life...."
Apparently part of a larger work, at the top of the manuscript Southey has written "Chapter" and CLXXIII is written in another hand in pencil
18 pages

An extract from page 86 of Louis de Marcillac's Histoire de la guerre de l'Espagne en 1823.
Paris: 1824
1 page

Box 3Southey miscellaneous
Proof pages (617-622) of History of Brazil
Includes note in Southey's hand on first page

Receipt issued to Robert Southey, Henry Herbert Southey, John Nicholetts and Henry Heylar for £381/8/1 paid for Navy Five Percent Annunities, September 1819
Circulars regarding the erection of a monument in Southey's memory at Crosthwaite Church, Keswick
1. The Late Mr. Southey. Dated December 20, 1843. Resolutions and plans for erecting the monument. 3p. Printed. Signed: James Stanger 2. Monument to the Late Robert Southey, Esq. Poet Larueate... Contains list of subscribers with amounts given, n.d. 3p. Printed. 3. Sacred to the Memory of Robert Southey... Words of the monument, including a poem written by William Wordsworth. 1p. Printed

Original watercolor painting by John Parker for the frontispiece of Robert Southey's Madoc, in The Poetical Works, vol.5 (London, 1837-38).
Included with the painting are Parker's instructions to the engraver, dated June 6, 1837, and his description of the painting. In volume 5 of The Poetical Works the painting is attributed to Thomas Creswick.

Journal of Humphrey Fleming Senhouse
Manuscript diary of Senhouse's trip through France in 1838 with Robert Southey, Charles Cuthbert Southey, Henry Crabbe Robinson, John Kenyon, and Capt. Jones. 75 (i.e. 64) numbered leaves. 16.5cm. Error in paging: nos. 48-57 omitted. Quotations added to fly leaves and some facing pages in an unknown hand from Southey's Journal of a Residence in Portugal 1800-1801 and a Visit to France 1838, ed. by A. Cabral (Oxford, 1960); page laid in of passages taken from Robinson's Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence, Vol. III, p.153

Note written by Anna Eliza (Kempe) Stothard Bray regarding the correspondence between her and Caroline Anne (Bowles) Southey
Series III: Photographs, portraits, engravings, and drawings
Box 3Photograph of a bust of Southey done by Sir Francis Legatt Chantrey, 1832
2 copies

Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved by Henry Dawe after a painting by Samuel Lane
Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved by H. Heath after a painting by Samuel Lane
Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved by S.A. Schaf after a painting by Samuel Lane
Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved by William Henry Egleton after a painting by John Opie
Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved by W.G. Jackman after a painting by John Opie
Box 3Portrait of Southey after a sculpture by Illman
2 copies

Box 3Reproduction of a portrait of Southey painted by P. Kramer
2 copies

Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved by Edward Francis Finden after a painting by Thomas Phillips
2 copies

Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved after a painting by Thomas Phillips
Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved after a sculpture by R. Roffe
Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved after a drawing by Robert Hancock, 1796
Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved by James Hopwood, the younger, after a painting by Lawrence
Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved by B. Hall
2 copies

Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved by Blood after a drawing by Eldridge
2 copies

Box 3Portrait of Southey drawn and engraved by C.S. Taylor
Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved by A. Collas (after a relief by E.W. Wyon?)
Box 3Portrait of Margaret Hill, mother of Robert Southey, engraved by H. Robinson after a painting by Robert Hancock
2 copies

Box 3Engraving of Greta Hall by Rock Co., London.
Box 3Pencil sketch of Greta Hall
See: Marion Olliver's sentiment album (CX91), page 35

Box 3Portrait of Southey engraved after an unidentified sculpture
Box 3Photograph (postcard) of Crosthwaite Church, Keswick, where Southey is buried
Series IV: Articles
Box 4Copies of selected articles pertaining to Southey
Includes copies of dealers' catalogs with Southey items not purchased
Articles are arranged alphabetically by author or dealer

Box 5Articles on Duppa and Southey originals, circa 1800-1991
Voice, "Coleridge and Southey's Bogos Journey", July 30, 1991
Newspaper article

The poetical works of William Wordsworth
Photocopies

"Uncollected translations of Michaelangelo by Wordsworth and Southey", The Review of English Studies, 1938
Richard Duppa's Life of Michel Angelo and Southey originals, circa 1800


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