Alfred Lord Tennyson Papers

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Alfred Lord Tennyson papers
Creator: Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892
Call Number: D.233
Dates: 1833-1976
Physical Description: 1.81 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Series II: Manuscripts
Series III: Illustrations
Series IV: Tennyson's poems set to music
Series V: Theatre programs
Series VI: Memorabilia
Series VII: Audio recordings
Series VIII: Images of Alfred Tennyson
Series IX: Tennyson collections in institutions
Series X: Rowland L. Collins
Collection Overview
Title: Alfred Lord Tennyson papers
Creator: Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892
Call Number: D.233
Dates: 1833-1976
Physical Description: 1.81 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Scope and Content
This collection of Tennyson letters, manuscripts, printed material, memorabilia, and portraits was assembled by Rowland L. Collins, professor of English at the University of Rochester from 1967 until his death in 1985. The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections also houses his extensive Tennyson book collection (ZZ 6062).

Selections from The Rowland L. Collins Collection of Alfred Lord Tennyson were exhibited from 12 November 1993 to 14 March 1994 in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. The 1993 issue of The University of Rochester Bulletin (vol. XXXXIII) served as a catalogue of the exhibition and contains a complete listing of the books and manuscripts in the Collins Collection.

A few Tennyson letters and manuscripts previously owned by the Department have been added to the Collins materials to form this manuscript collection.

Subject(s):
Correspondence
Poetry
Theater programs
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892
Poets, English
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Several of these items were presented to the Library by Robert F. Metzdorf in honor of Rowland Collins, others were purchased from a Sotheby auction (July, 1980), as well as more recent acquisitions.Access
The Alfred Lord Tennyson 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
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Alfred Lord Tennyson papers, D.233, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
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Content List
Series I: Correspondence
Box 1, Folder 1-2Letters written by Alfred Tennyson, 1833-1889, undated
Box 1, Folder 3Letters written by Emily Sellwood Tennyson, 1852-1889, undated
Box 1, Folder 4Letters written by Hallam Tennyson, 1883-1924
Box 1, Folder 5Letters written by Charles Tennyson, 1962-1976
Box 1, Folder 6Letters written by other Tennyson family members
Box 1, Folder 7-8Letters written by others, 1843-1910, undated
Series II: Manuscripts
Box 1, Folder 9Manuscripts by Alfred Tennyson and others
"To the Vicar of Shiplake", undated (written on, June 13, 1850)
1 page
in Tennyson's hand

"Suggested by reading an article in a newspaper", February 14, 1852
title: Examiner.

"A welcome to Alexandra", undated (written to welcome Princess Alexandra on March 7, 1863)
1 page
In Tennyson's hand

Lines from "The coming of Arthur', undated
2 pages
In Tennyson's hand; fragment

"Here on this terrace fifty years ago...", undated
1 page
In Tennyson's hand

Lines from "The lover's tale", undated
1 page
In Tennyson's hand

Lines from "The voyage", undated
1 page
In Tennyson's hand; fragment

"Epitaph on General Gordon--In the Gordon boy's national memorial home near Working", circa 1890
1 page
in Tennyson's hand

Doodles in Tennyson's hand, undated
"Fool, for the King" written three times; Tennyson's signature; Tennyson's initials twice; profile drawing of a man
1 page

Poem "Poetical happiness" by F. Tennyson
1 page

Autograph presentation from Hallam Tennyson to Alfred Aubry Tennyson
On detached fly-leaf of book.

Line of Tennyson's handwriting sent to M. Heathcote by Emily Tennyson, May 1858
Lines from "The princess", October 1863
attached to undated letter from Tennyson to W.E. Gladstone

Lines from "The two voices", September 24, 1873
1 page
attached to letter from C.B. Ker to Miss Browne

"The faithful bagman...", January 8, 1882
title: Enoch Arden. Manuscript addressed to Mrs. Greville

Lines from "The princess"
In The Works of Alfred Tennyson, vol. 3 (London, 1872).
in Tennyson's hand.

Series III: Illustrations
Box 1, Folder 10Original drawings by J.E. Ollivant for an edition of the May Queen, 1856
9 items
Bound volume.

Series IV: Tennyson's poems set to music
Box 1, Folder 11"Wellington ode", 1907
music by Charles Villiers Stanford (London: Boosey & Co.)

Box 5"Airy fairy Lilian"
Music by Miss M. Lindsay. (London: Robert Cocks & Co.)

Box 5"The brook"
Music by Dolores (Cincinnati: A.C. Peters & Bro.)

Box 5"The city child", c. 1908
Music by Charles V. Stanford (London: Stainer & Bell)

Box 5"The charge of the light brigade"
Music by John Blockley (London: John Blockley)

Box 5"Crossing the bar"
Music composed by J. Frederick Bridge. (London and New York: Novello, Ewer & Co.). Composed by request for the funeral of Lord Tennyson In Westminster Abbey, Oct. 12th 1892.

Box 5"Crossing the bar", October 1892
Music by J. Frederick Bridge. Printed in a supplement to The Graphic. Includes pictures of Tennyson's funeral

Box 5"I sometimes hold it half a sin. No. 1 one of four songs from Tennyson's In Memoriam"
(London: Chappell & Co.). Music by Maude Valérie White. Autographed by the composer.

Box 5"Lullaby", c.1976
Music by Anthony Scott (London: Boosey & Hawkes)

Box 5"The throstle"
Music by Maude Valérie White

Series V: Theatre programs
Box 1, Folder 12Theatre programs
"The falcon" London, St. James's Theatre, [1879]
founded on a story in the Decameron of Boccaccio

"Promise of May" London, The Globe Theatre, November 11, 1882
"Promise of May" London, The Globe Theatre, [1882]
"Becket" London, Lyceum Theatre, February 6, 1893
"The foresters" London, Daly's Theatre, October 3, 1893
souvenir program

"Lancelot the lovely, or the Idol of the King" London, Avenue Theatre, undated
by Richard Henry

Series VI: Memorabilia
Box 1, Folder 13Checks
Check for thirty-two pounds written out and signed by Tennyson to Thomas Sheppard, October 17, 1861; Check for ten pounds written out and signed by Tennyson to Thomas Woolner, July 17, 1865

Box 1, Folder 14Indenture between Tennyson and John Brown for a piece of property, April 5, 1841
Vellum; signed by Tennyson

Box 1, Folder 15Invitation to Sir John Lees, his wife, and daughters from Hallam and Lionel Tennyson to "Private theatricals", April 25, no year
Written in the hand of Hallam (?) Tennyson.

Box 1, Folder 16Slate from the roof of Bayons Manor; wallpaper from Bayons Manor
Bayons Manor was an estate in Lincolnshire acquired by AT's grandfather George Tennyson and renovated into a neo-Gothic castle by his uncle Charles Tennyson d'Eyncourt. AT lived at Bayon's Manor with his grandfather for some periods of 1827.

Box 1, Folder 17Lock of Tennyson's hair, October 16, 1859
cut by Emily Tennyson and given to her sister

Box 1, Folder 18Death of Tennyson, 1892
Order of service of Tennyson's funeral on October 12, 1892; Invitation to Tennyson's funeral; Newspaper articles regarding death and funeral of Tennyson.

Box 1, Folder 19Photostats of the wills of Alfred Tennyson, Frederick Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson, and Lionel Hallam Tennyson
Box 1, Folder 20Reminiscences of Tennyson
Box 1, Folder 21Pages from Francis H. Atkinson's diary, 1893
Francis H. Atkinson writes of meeting with Tennyson in 1862 and how Tennyson changed a line in the poem "A Welcoming" at Atkinson's suggestion. Removed from The Princess: A Medley (London: Moxon, 1861), presented to Atkinson from Hallam and Lionel Tennyson in 1863 (ZZ6062 .P7 1861).

Box 1, Folder 22Subscription forms
Subscription form for the deluxe edition of a volume of photogravures entitled Alfred, Lord Tennyson and His Friends published in London by Unwin in 1893; Subscription form for a ceramic bust of AT by William Bristowe and produced by Frederick Rathbone, circa 1893

Box 1, Folder 23Postcards
Postcards of Tennyson's home, Farringford House, and other views of the Isle of Wight, Tennyson's birthplace, and statue of Tennyson at Trinity College. Portraits Of Tennyson
25 items

Box 2Tin box for "Tennyson" cigars from Mazer Cressman Cigar Co., Inc.
Color picture of Tennyson on the inside of the lid. 2 tins; one contains its receipt

Box 3, Folder 1Ephemera related to Tennyson and other members of the Tennyson family
Booklets, articles, and other printed ephemeral material

Series VII: Audio recordings
Box 2Tennyson reading "Charge of the Light Brigade," (stanza 3, line 5- end), "Charge of the Heavy Brigade," (stanzas 1-2), "Northern Farmer-New Style" (stanzas 5-6), "Maud," (stanza 22, lines 10-11)
Box 2Tennyson reading "Charge of the Light Brigade," "Charge of the Heavy Brigade," (stanzas 1-3), "Northern Farmer," (stanzas 3-6), "Lancelot and Elaine," ("Love, are thou sweet..."), "Maud," (part 1, stanza 11)
Box 2Tennyson reading "Charge of the Light Brigade," "Charge of the Heavy Brigade," (stanzas 1-3)
Box 2Sir Charles Tennyson talk about the Alfred Tennyson recordings
Box 2Conversation between Sir Charles Tennyson and daughter of Tennyson's housekeeper, Annie Andrews
Box 2Typescript descriptions
Typescript description of "The Tennyson phonograph records" by Sir Charles Tennyson (7 leaves) and published texts of the readings (10 leaves or slips)

Series VIII: Images of Alfred Tennyson
Box 1, Folder 24Photograph of Tennyson by James Mudd, 1857
Box 1, Folder 24Photograph of Tennyson by I. Maynall, 1864
Box 1, Folder 24Carte-de-visite photograph of Tennyson by P.E. Chappuis, undated
Box 1, Folder 24Carte-de-visite photograph of Tennyson with Civil War era postage stamp on verso, circa 1862-1866
Box 1, Folder 24Ogden's Gold photographic cigarette card, 1901
Box 1, Folder 24Presentation pack of 4 Royal Mail stamps, 1992
Box 1, Folder 24Wood engravings and other reproductions; Reproductions of portraits in the National Portrait Gallery (postcards)
Box 5Photograph of Tennyson by Lewis Carroll, May 1, 1861
Box 5Photograph of Tennyson by Julia Margaret Cameron ("Dirty Monk"), 1865
Box 5Photograph of Tennyson by Julia Margaret Cameron, June 3, 1869
Box 5Caricature of Tennyson by "Ape" [Carlo Pellegrini] from Vanity Fair, July 22, 1871
Box 5Photograph of Tennyson by William Barraud, 1888
Box 5Original sketch for etching of Tennyson by William Strang, 1897
Conté crayon. Carte-de-visite photograph of Tennyson by P.E. Chappuis. No date.

Box 5Engraving of Tennyson after a photograph by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
Box 5Original caricature of Tennyson by "Kyd" [Joseph Clayton Clarke]
Watercolor and ink.

Box 5Drawing of Tennyson by William Strang
Box 5Engraving of Tennyson after a photograph by Mayall
Box 6Embossed chromolithograph of Tennyson
Gift of Sarah Collins, August 13, 1982

Oil painting of Tennyson by George Frederic Watts
Alcove 3 Bin 20:5

Series IX: Tennyson collections in institutions
Box 3, Folder 2Printed catalogs of the Tennyson Collection at Usher Gallery in Lincoln, England
Box 3, Folder 3Printed catalog of the literary manuscripts of Tennyson in the Harvard College Library
Box 3, Folder 4Photostats of Tennyson manuscripts in the Henry E. Huntington Library
Box 3, Folder 5Duplicate catalog cards for books in the Tennyson collection at the Lilly Library, Indiana University
Box 3, Folder 6Photostats of catalog cards for musical settings of Tennyson's poems in the Library of Congress
Box 3, Folder 9Photographs used in the Tennyson exhibition at Indiana University
includes photographs of the exhibition and of Rowland L. Collins with Sir Charles Tennyson

Box 3, Folder 12Proof copies for "Twenty new poems by Tennyson, Praed, and Landor," by W.D. Paden, published in Victorian Studies, March 1961
Box 3, Folder 13Booklets, articles, etc. related to Thomas O. Amelia's Tennyson collection
Box 3, Folder 14Dealers' catalogs, July 7, 1930
including two copies of the Catalogue of Autograph Manuscripts by Alfred, First Lord Tennyson sold at Sotheby's

Series X: Rowland L. Collins
Box 3, Folder 7Rowland L. Collins: application for the student book prize award at Princeton University, 1956
Includes cover essay and bibliography of his Tennyson collection

Box 3, Folder 8Rowland L. Collin's list of Tennyson books and manuscripts
books placed on deposit in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Rochester Library; also letters to the Head of the Department regarding subsequent deposits

Box 3, Folder 10Photographs used in the exhibition of the Rowland L. Collins's Tennyson collection at the University of Rochester Library, 1993
also in The University of Rochester Library Bulletin devoted to the Collins collection (vol. XXXXIII)

Box 3, Folder 11Correspondence, notes, etc. related to Rowland L. Collins's research on Tennyson
includes correspondence with the editors of The Letters of Alfred Lord Tennyson published by the Harvard University Press

Box 4Rowland L. Collins's correspondence with book and manuscript dealers, catalogs, etc. related to the acquisition of his Tennyson collection


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