Bodleian Library logo

Collection Level Description: Notebooks of Christina Rossetti Poems

Reference: MS. Don. e. 1/1-9
Title: Notebooks of Christina Rossetti Poems
Dates of Creation: 1845-56
Extent: 9 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) was a poet. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Notebooks containing fair copies of the poems of Christina Rossetti, from the same series as Ashley MSS. 1362, 1364, now in the British Library. Copied by Christina and other members of the family.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The notebooks were bought from Maggs (cat. 504, item 1305), and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1928.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

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. 39117-25.

Related Units of Description

See Scope and Content.

Publication Note

The notebooks were used by W.M. Rossetti for his editions of New poems (London, 1896) and Poetical works (London, 1904); a few poems remain unpublished.

Access Points

Poetry | 19th century

Rossetti | Christina Georgina | 1830-1894 | Poet

Contact Information
Search Online Catalogues

Consulting material: To consult archives and manuscripts, a full and unrestricted Bodleian reader's card (Group A) is required. You should apply for your card at the Admissions Office.

Pre-ordering: Before your visit you may order up to ten items by emailing Please be advised that some collection material is held offsite; we advise pre-ordering at least two working days before your visit to ensure material is available on your arrival.

Transformation from XML to HTML by Lawrence Mielniczuk
09 June 2011