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John Clare manuscript material

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John Clare manuscript material, ca. 1819-1831
Author
Clare, John, 1793-1864.

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Pforz MS
Author
Clare, John, 1793-1864.
Title
John Clare manuscript material, ca. 1819-1831
Summary
· Bound folio volume, 188 p. : ca. 1820-1830 : (MISC 0196) : consisting of nearly 200 poems by Clare. Shelved under "Clare" with bound manuscript volumes.
· Assorted papers, in eight parts (A-H) : no date : (MISC 0197) : including memo notes by Clare on six scraps of letters addressed to him ; twelve manuscript poems. Part B includes an autograph document signed to Stamford bookseller Edward Bell Drury, ca. 1818, with note regarding a silver coin that Clare wishes to sell.
· Folio notebook : ca. 1818-1825 : (MISC 0198) : 142 p. ; comprising two separate collections of poems and poem fragments ca. 1818 in pencil; and from 1824-1825, in ink.
· Holograph poem signed, "Song," : ca. 1842 or later : (MISC 1817) : begins: "Where doth true love dwell ..."
· 2 lines of verse with revisions : ca. 1820 : (MISC 1371i) : Clare's hand is not confirmed. On a letter cover addressed to Lord Radstock, bearing a black wax seal.
· To L. T. Ventouillac, London professor and the editor of The Iris : 1 autograph letter signed : 9 May 1830 (MISC 0116) : containing copies of three poems. Bound with (MISC 0196).
· To Henry Behnes Burlowe, sculptor : 1 autograph letter signed : 6 Jan. 1831 : (MISC 3789) : regarding Clare's "Hue and Cry." Filed in MISC oversize drawer.
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Biography
John Clare, English working-class poet, best known for his depictions of the English countryside and rural life.
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Ventouillac, L. T., 1798- addressee.
Drury, Edward Bell, 1797-1843, addressee.
Burlowe, Henry Behnes, 1801 or 1802-1837, addressee.
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Pforz MS
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