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- Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Edmund Gosse Collection
- Manuscripts Division
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- 1 box and 0.2 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
Consists of selected letters and manuscripts of English poet, author, and critic Edmund Gosse.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of selected material of Gosse, the majority of which is some correspondence with George A. Armour, Princeton Class of 1877. Most of this correspondence discusses other authors or poets and Gosse's different works. Other correspondents include friends and prominent literary figures such as Aldington, Henry Holt, Foote, Ford Madox Ford, R. Le Gallienne, Robert Underwood Johnson, Charles de Kay, Dante G. Rossetti, and Thomas James Wise. In addition, there are two manuscript poems by Gosse, "Fresh with all Airs of Woodland Brooks . . .," presented to the poet Austin Dobson in 1878, and "Ballade of La Belle Disparue" (1894), as well as an engraving of Gosse presented to George Armour; and printed material.
Folders are arranged in accession order.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.
Son of a zoologist, Edmund Gosse was an English poet and literary and art critic. From 1884 to 1890, he was Clark Lecturer in English literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 1904 he was appointed librarian to the House of Lords.
The engraving of Gosse was a gift of Norman Armour, Princeton Class of 1925, on October 21, 1963 .
Correspondence with George Armour was a gift or Norman Armour on June 7, 1963 .
Letter to R. U. Johnson was purchased on March 13, 1968 .
Letter to de Kay was purchased on April 19, 1974 .
- Custodial History
The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Edmund Gosse Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184