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Edward Dowden manuscript material : 9 items

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Edward Dowden manuscript material : 9 items, 1870's-1908
Author
Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913.

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9 items
Alternative Title
Windle-Straws
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Biography (note)
  • Edward Dowden, Irish literary scholar and poet. He wrote several literary biographies, the most substantial being The Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1886).
Call Number
Pforz MS
OCLC
173998315
Author
Dowden, Edward, 1843-1913.
Title
Edward Dowden manuscript material : 9 items, 1870's-1908
Summary
· Notes and commentary on Shelley's Esdaile notebook : (S'ANA 0395) : ca. 1886 : 78 leaves in ruled notebook. This notebook contains transcriptions of Shelley's Esdaile poems through "The Voyage" on the rectos -- the facing versos contain pencil and ink notes by Dowden relating to the text, composition of poems, influences, etc. Shelved as *Pforz (BT) Dowden 01.
· Holograph poem fragment, "Windle-Straws," Section I : (MISC 3794) : 21 Jun 1880 : signed fair copy of 2 four-line stanzas ; begins, "Under gray clouds some birds will dare to sing..."
· Copy of letter and newsclipping relating to Harriet Shelley : [copy date ca. 1870's] : (MISC 0040) : including the 12 Dec 1816 notice in the Times reporting the discovery of Harriet's body; and the 13 Dec 1816 letter from Thomas Hookham, Jr. to Shelley, reporting his estranged wife's suicide. Both copies on printed memo stationery; the Hookham letter copy with the following note at the top of the first page: "NB Please destroy this when read. E. Dowden."
· To H. Buxton Forman, bibliographer and forger : 1 autograph letter signed : 26 Jun 1908 : (S'ANA 0950) : replying to a letter from Forman (HBF 0031) enquiring into the source of the text used by Dowden in printing Shelley's letter to Mary on Harriet's drowning.
· To F. J. Furnivall, textual scholar and editor : 1 autograph letter signed : 13 Apr 1888 : (S'ANA 0012) : discussion of biographical information relating to Shelley, Godwin, etc.
· To Richard Garnett, librarian and author : 2 autograph letters signed : ca. Aug 1885 : (S'ANA 0401-0402) : relating to Shelley scholarship.
· To a Dr. Murray : 1 autograph letter : 19 Oct 1887 : (S'ANA 0745) : begins, "There is _no_ chance of seeing the original of Shelley's letter ..."
· To Arabella Shore, poet and writer : 1 autograph letter signed : 25 Oct 1887 : (S'ANA 0559) : commenting on her work and thanking her for her article in the Gentleman's Magazine (on Shelley's Julian & Maddalo). With a printed prospectus for her First and Last Poems.
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Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
Edward Dowden, Irish literary scholar and poet. He wrote several literary biographies, the most substantial being The Life of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1886).
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Forman, H. Buxton (Harry Buxton), 1842-1917, addressee.
Furnivall, Frederick James, 1825-1910, addressee.
Garnett, Richard, 1835-1906, addressee.
Shore, Arabella, addressee.
Research Call Number
Pforz MS
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