Contents and Arrangement

Rossetti, William Michael, 1879

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection contains over forty letters by Rossetti, dated from 1857 to 1881, as well as manuscripts of verse and a pen-and-ink self-portrait. Letters are addressed to Ford Madox Brown, Robert Browning, Edward Burne-Jones, William Rossetti, and others. Among the manuscripts are the sonnets "If to grow old in heaven..." and "O bella mano..." (accompanied by the English version "O lovely hand..."). One letter from Walter Theodore Watts-Dunton is included in the collection. Also included are seven albumen prints (approx. 6" x 8") of Jane Morris, taken by J. B. Parsons in 1865, apparently from D. G. Rossetti's personal collection (via Everard Meynell).

Collection History

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.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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:

Rossetti, William Michael; Dante Gabriel Rossetti Collection, C0185, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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