Contents and Arrangement

Allingham, Helen Paterson: 8 Letters to William George Daffarn, 1914-1916

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Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of selected correspondence (1885-1887) of William Allingham and twenty-seven letters (1892-1916) by Helen Paterson Allingham to artist William George Daffarn. William Allingham's correspondents include Julia Margaret Cameron, Moncure Daniel Conway, Ellen Dickson, James Anthony Froude, Alexander Macmillan, Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, and William Michael Rossetti, the latter informing Allingham of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's marriage. Also included are three envelopes addressed to Allingham in the hands of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Dame Ellen Terry. Subjects mentioned in the letters are poetry and poets, and books and authors, such as Charles Dickens and Lord Tennyson.

Helen Allingham's letters to Daffarn discuss the progress of her drawings, mutual friends, the death and funeral of her friend and watercolor painter Edith Martineau, her health, and the horrors of the First World War.

Collection History


AM 86-129

Custodial History:

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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:

Allingham, Helen Paterson: 8 Letters to William George Daffarn; William Allingham and Helen Paterson Allingham Collection, C1075, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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