Biography and History

Janet Camp Troxell was a scholar who conducted and published studies of the Rossetti family, featuring Dante Gabriel Rosetti, a British author and painter, but also focusing on other members of the Polidori/Rossetti clan.

Source: From the finding aid for C0189


  • Artists -- England -- 19th century..
  • Poets, English -- 19th century..
  • Janet Camp Troxell Collection of Rossetti Manuscripts. 1832-1965 (inclusive), 1860-1900 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0189

    Contains over 3000 manuscripts relating to the Rossetti's and their friends. While Dante Gabriel is the central figure, his brother and sisters (William Michael, Christina Georgina, Maria Francesca) are also represented, as are several other members of the Polidori/Rossetti families. The material in the collection was acquired by Janet (Camp) Troxell between 1930 and 1965.

  • Letters of Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell to Janet Camp Troxell. 1937-1959 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0572

    Contains approximately 175 letters by Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, written after Cockerell's retirement as director (1908-1937) of the Fitzwilliam Museum, to Janet Troxell, an American collector of rare books and manuscripts, discussing, in part, William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the Kelmscott Press, and Cockerell's rare book and manuscript collections.