Papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford


2016



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Papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins

1854-1920

Abstract:
Papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889), poet.

Extent: 1 Linear metre, 10 shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Biographical/Historical

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) was a poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins including drafts and copies of poems, and some personal papers.

Restrictions on Use

Surrogates to be consulted in place of the originals.

Acquisition

The papers were bought from Hopkins's great-nephew L. Handley-Derry in 1953.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. poet. d. 149, fols. 1-2].

Other 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. 46330-9.

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Hopkins | Gerard Manley | 1844-1889 | poet

Subject(s)

English poetry -- 19th century

Descriptive List

Notebook (MS. B)
Date: 1883
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. poet. d. 149
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (79 leaves)

Scope and Content

Notebook (MS. B) containing a (fols. 7-27) copies of his poems made by Robert Bridges, 1883, dated and corrected by Hopkins; b (fols. 1-5, 27V-52) autograph copies of poems and an essay on poetic rhythm.

Album (MS. H) containing late poems and unfinished drafts
Date: 1889, 1918
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. poet. d. 150
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (130 leaves)

Scope and Content

Album (MS. H) containing late poems and unfinished drafts written by Hopkins on loose sheets, arranged by Bridges, with (fols. 125-6) an account of the volume and a list of contents by Bridges, 1889, 1918.

Autograph drafts and other copies of poems
Date: 1860
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. poet. c. 48
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (62 leaves)

Scope and Content

Autograph drafts and other copies of poems in English, Latin and Welsh, including (fols. 1-9) 'The Escorial', prize poem, 1860.

Copies of songs by Hopkins
Date: n.d.
Shelfmark: MS. Mus. c. 97
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (26 leaves)

Scope and Content

Copies of songs by Hopkins, in various hands including his own. For an account of this music see Correspondence of Gerard Manley Hopkins and Richard Watson Dixon, ed. C. C. Abbott (London, 1935), pp. 169-70. 26 leaves.

Notebook of Hopkins as an undergraduate
Date: [1863]
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. poet. e. 90
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (111 leaves)

Scope and Content

Notebook of Hopkins as an undergraduate containing:

Copies by Hopkins of poems by R. W. Dixon
Date: 1868, 1881
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. poet. e. 91
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (81 leaves)

Scope and Content

Copies by Hopkins of poems by R. W. Dixon, 1868, 1881.

Letters from Hopkins to his mother and other members of the family
Date: 1863-1889
Shelfmark: MSS. Eng. lett. e. 40-41
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 2 boxes (116, 147 leaves)

Scope and Content

Letters from Hopkins to his mother, with a few to other members of his family, 1863-March 1874, August 1874-1889.

Personal papers of Hopkins
Date: 1854-1889
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. misc. a.8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (107 leaves)

Scope and Content

Personal papers of Hopkins, 1854-89, with

Letters from Robert Bridges to Mrs. Manley Hopkins and Kate Hopkins
Date: 1889-1920
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. lett. d. 143
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 box (120 leaves)

Scope and Content

Letters from Robert Bridges to Mrs. Manley Hopkins and Kate Hopkins, 1889-1920.


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