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Coventry Patmore letter to Trubner and Co.

 Collection — Box: BW 22, Folder: 1 [X031660928]
Identifier: MSS 16448

Scope and Contents Note

The Coventry Patmore letter to Trubner and Co. (1856; 0.03 cubic feet) was written during his time as printed book supernumary assistant at the British Museum, in regards to "The Espousals," book II of his poem, The Angel In the House.

Dates

  • 18 March 1856

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical Note

Coventry Patmore (23 July 1823 – 26 November 1896) was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about the Victorian ideal of a happy marriage.

As a young man, Patmore found employment in the British Museum. Upon the publication of his first book of poems in 1844, he became acquainted with members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. After the death of his first wife, the grief of loss became in great measure his later theme. Patmore is today one of the least-known but best-regarded Victorian poets.

In later years he lived at Lymington, where he died in 1896. He was buried in Lymington churchyard.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coventry_Patmore

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Provenance

Accession 2019-0115, Purchased 14 January 2019; Ray William Frantz, Jr. Fund, 2018/2019
Title
Coventry Patmore letter to Trubner and Co.
Status
Completed
Author
Ellen Welch
Date
3 February 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States