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Collection Level Description: Correspondence between Robert Southey and Grosvenor Charles Bedford

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 22-7, d. 47-57
Title: Correspondence between Robert Southey and Grosvenor Charles Bedford
Dates of Creation: 1792-1838
Extent: 17 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Southey (1774-1843) was a poet, journalist and biographer (details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography). Grosvenor Charles Bedford was Chief Clerk of the Audit Office.

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Robert Southey and Grosvenor Charles Bedford, with some other letters, verse, and papers.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The correspondence was owned by Bedford's great-niece, Mrs Erskine, of Milton Lodge, Gillingham, Dorset.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The correspondence was bought at Sotheby's in 1932.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 40767-83.

Related Units of Description

See also Letters of Robert Southey.

Access Points

Southey | Robert | 1774-1843 | Poet, Journalist, and Biographer

Bedford | Grosvenor Charles | fl. 1792-1838 | Chief Clerk Audit Office

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