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Collection Level Description: Microfilm of the Letters of Robert Stephen Hawker to Mrs. Watson

Reference: MSS. Film MSS. Film 1055-7
Title: Microfilm of the Letters of Robert Stephen Hawker to Mrs. Watson
Dates of Creation: 20th cent. (copies of originals, 1856-62)
Extent: 3 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Stephen Hawker (1803-75), vicar of Morwenstow, Cornwall, was a poet and antiquary. Mrs. Watson (d. 1875) was his benefactress. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Microfilm of the letters of Robert Stephen Hawker to Mrs. Watson, 1856-62.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin in exchange for microfilms of the Bodleian Hawker manuscripts.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Related Units of Description

See also the papers of Robert Stephen Hawker (MSS. Eng. misc. b. 93, c. 454, d. 649-51, e. 590-6; Eng. lett. d. 223-6, e. 96-7; Eng. poet. d. 190-1, e. 114; Eng. th. d. 57-8, e. 160-1, f. 54-7).

Publication Note

See C.G. Byles Life and letters of R.S. Hawker (1905), pp. 278-363.

Access Points

Hawker | Robert Stephen | 1803-1875 | Vicar of Morwenstow, Poet, and Antiquary

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