Sir Edmund William Gosse Papers

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Sir Edmund William Gosse Papers
Creator: Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
Call Number: D.46
Dates: 1882-1929
Physical Description: 1 box
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
Related Materials
Content List
Box 1: Correspondence, 1882-1929
Collection Overview
Title: Sir Edmund William Gosse Papers
Creator: Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
Call Number: D.46
Dates: 1882-1929
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Sir Edmund William Gosse (1849-1928) poet and man of letters, was the only son of the zoologist Philip Henry Gosse (1810-1888). He was successively employed in the cataloguing department of the British Museum, 1865-1875, as translator to the Board of Trade, 1875-1904, and as Librarian to the House of Lords, 1904-1914. From 1875 he published volumes of poetry, criticism and biography, which led to a lecture tour in the United States in 1884-85 and an appointment as lecturer in English literature at Cambridge, 1885-1890. His reputation as a critic suffered in a controversy with John Churton Collins in 1886, but he eventually recovered and from 1918 to 1928 he wrote a series of weekly columns about books for the Sunday Times. Gosse's acquaintances included most of literary London, and his home was a meeting place for many friends.

Scope and Content
The Sir Edmund William Gosse Papers are comprised of one box containing correspondence concerning the details of publishing and criticism, business exchanges, and social notes. The letters to Theodore Blake Wirgman, sculptor and painter, concern paintings, Academy showings, and social occasions. Other correspondents include Jack Lindsay of Franfrolico Press, Kate Douglas Wiggin, John Lane, Oswald John Frederick Crawfurd, and Clarence Winthrop Bowen.

Subject(s):
England
Correspondence
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
Wirgman, Theodore Blake, 1848-1925
Artists
Authors, English
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was the gift of Gamma Phi Sorority, August 1974; Purchased from Rendell, March 18, 1975; Motley Collection-gift of Mrs. Albert Eastwood. Further accruals are not expected.Access
The Sir Edmund William Gosse 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], Sir Edmund William Gosse Papers, D.46, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Other collections in the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections relating to the Sir Edmund William Gosse Papers are:

Pearl Mary Teresa Richards Craigie Papers .

Other collections outside the Department of Rare Books & Special Collections relating to the Sir Edmund William Gosse Papers are:

Dictionary of National Biography

Charteris, Evan. The life and letters of Sir Edmund Gosse.

A catalogue of the Gosse correspondence in the Brotherton collection.


Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Arrangement
Box 1: Correspondence, 1882-1929
Folder 1. Correspondence, 1882-1886
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, January 8, 1882
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Osgood, July 26, 1883
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Osgood, July 27, 1883
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, August 6, 1885
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, April 29, 1886
Folder 2. Correspondence, 1887-1889
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, May 15, 1887
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, May 21, 1887
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, July 11, 1887
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Clarence Winthrop Bowen, February 20, 1889
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, May 16, 1889
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, May 25, 1889
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Oswald John Frederick Crawford, July 15, 1889
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Oswald John Frederick Crawford, July 17, 1889
Folder 3. Correspondence, 1890-1898
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Mrs. Wirgman, August 28, 1890
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Mrs. Wirgman, [January 1892]
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Mrs. Wirgman, August 6, 1892
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, August 24, 1892
Austin Dobson to Sir Edmund William Gosse, April 26, 1895
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Mrs. Wirgman, July 29, 1895
Sir Edmund William Gosse to M. Riding, April 4, 1897
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Mrs. Wirgman, March 15, 1898
Folder 4. Correspondence, 1901-1909
Sir Edmund William Gosse to John Brisben Walker, March 26, 1901
Sir Edmund William Gosse to George Millar Williamson, April 8, 1901
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, January 14, 1908
Sir Edmund William Gosse to John Lane, March 17, 1908
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, April 7, 1908
"Dear Sir", October 16, 1909
Folder 5. Correspondence, 1914-1919
Sir Edmund William Gosse to John Lane, March 12, 1914
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Mr. Sadler, May 21, 1914
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Mr. Savage, April 19, 1915
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, July 25, 1918
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, December 2, 1918
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Mrs. George Riggs, September 24, 1919
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, September 24, 1919
Folder 6. Correspondence, 1921-1929
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, August 20, 1921
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Bertha L. Bolton, December 25, 1921
Sir Edmund William Gosse to W. Ruskin Butterfield, Esq., August 7, 1923
Sir Edmund William Gosse to "Mr. Editor", January 18, 1928
Jack Lindsay to Frank Lester Pleadwell, March 18, 1929
Philip Gosse to Captain Frank Lester Pleadwell, May 11, 1929
Evan Edward Charteris to Captain Frank Lester Pleadwell, [May 11, 1929]
Times Literary Supplement newspaper clipping, May 16, 1929
Folder 7. Undated Correspondence
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, December 23, ?
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Theodore Blake Wirgman, July 15, ?
Sir Edmund William Gosse to Mrs. Wirgman, n.d.


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