Contents and Arrangement

1866 December 12, 1866 December 12

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The Rossetti Family Letters to the Heimann Family collection consists almost entirely of letters written by the four Rossetti siblings, Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), Maria Francesca Rossetti (1827-1876), and William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919), as well as by their mother, Frances Polydori Rossetti, to members of the German-Jewish emigré family of Dr. Adolf Heimann. The bulk of the letters, 293, are from Christina Rossetti, primarily to Mrs. Heimann. The next largest series is 46 letters from Maria Francesca Rossetti, primarily also to Mrs. Heimann. There are 14 letters from William Michael Rossetti to the Heimanns and 14 from Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The collection also contains six letters from Frances Rossetti to the Heimann family. The last series, Letters of Other People, includes three letters from Jane Morris to Mrs. Heimann, as well as a letter from Cathy Hueffer to Christina Rossetti. Cathy Hueffer was the younger sister of William Michael Rossetti's wife, Lucy Madox Brown, and daughter of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's painting teacher, Ford Madox Brown. Also included is a first edition of Maria 's book on Dante, A Shadow of Dante (1871), that has three additional letters by Maria to Mrs. Heimann tipped in.

Collection History

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:

1866 December 12; Rossetti Family Letters to the Heimann Family, C0773, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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