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Blackmore, R. D., (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900
R. D. Blackmore Collection
Manuscripts Division
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1630-1956 (mostly 1873-1899)
1 box and 0.45 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


The collection contains 120 letters, which is mostly personal correspondence, by English novelist and poet R. D. Blackmore.

Collection Description & Creator Information


This collection contains 120 letters by Blackmore, most of which is personal correspondence. Four autograph manuscripts are included in the collection; one is a short prose work on the difficulties of translation, and three are Blackmore's translations of passages from Homer's ODYSSEY and Virgil's GEORGICS. Among the photographs of Blackmore, one is inscribed, signed, and dated 1893. There are also several documents in the collection relating to the author's ancestors: one, dated 1630, pertains to the leasing of property; another is a pronouncement issued by George III regarding a legal case of Richard Blackmore (1742-1802).

Collection Creator Biography:

Blackmore, R. D., (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900

Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825-1900) was an English novelist and poet.

Collection History


Purchased from Antiquarian Bookseller Center and Pickering and Chatto in 1977.


No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

R. D. Blackmore Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1