Archive of Robert Seymour Bridges

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A   Poetical works in chronological order of publication 1884-1932, n.d.
    A.1   Poems, (McKay 8) 1884
    A.2   Eros and Psyche, (McKay 10) 1885-6
    A.3   Ibant Obscuri, (McKay 44/21, 52) 1905-14
    A.4   Poor Poll, (McKay 63) and New Verse, (McKay 67, 67a) 1921-30
    A.5   The Testament of Beauty, (McKay 71, 71a) 1924-30
    A.6   On Receiving Trivia from the Author, (McKay 73) 1926-30
    A.7   Verses for Mrs. Daniel, (McKay 78) 1931-2
    A.8   Verse not separately listed in McKay 1914-8
B   Dramatic works in chronological order of publication 1883-1905
    B.1   Prometheus the Firegiver, (McKay 7) 1883
    B.2   Nero, part 1, (McKay 9) 1883-5
    B.3   The Feast of Bacchus, (McKay 13) 1889
    B.4   Palicio, (McKay 15) 1890
    B.5   The Return of Ulysses, (McKay 16) 1890
    B.6   The Christian Captives, (McKay 17) 1889
    B.7   Achilles in Scyros, (McKay 19) 1887
    B.8   The Humours of the Court, (McKay 23) 1893
    B.9   Nero, part 2, (McKay 26) 1894
    B.10   Demeter, (McKay 40, 40a) 1904-5
C   Prose works 1876-1935
    C.1   Carmen Elegiacum, (McKay 2) 1876-1935
    C.2   Milton's Prosody, (McKay 25) 1893
    C.3   John Keats, (McKay 29) 1895
    C.4   A Practical Discourse on some Principles of Hymn Singing, (McKay 36) 1899-1935
    C.5   Bunyan's Pilgrims' Progress/I-II, (McKay 88-9) 1905
    C.6   The Poems of Mary Coleridge, (McKay 75/VI, 95) 1907
    C.7   A letter to a Musician on English Prosody, (McKay 96), English Chanting, (McKay 97), Anglican Chanting, (McKay 98) 1909, 1911-2
    C.8   A Tract on the Present state of English Pronunciation,(McKay 45) 1913-26
    C.9   War time addresses, (McKay 107, 51, 53, 116) 1916-28
    C.10   Poetry. The First of the Broadcast National Lectures, (McKay 72) 1928-9
    C.11   Album of miscellaneous items, including (McKay 68, 143, 145) 1906-29
    C.12   Prose not separately listed in McKay n.d.
D   Anthologies and editions 1863-1929
    D.1   The Poems of Digby Mackworth Dolben edited with a memoir by R. Bridges, (McKay 79) 1863-1925
    D.2   The Spirit of Man, (McKay 105) 1916
    D.3   Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, (McKay 117) 1867-1929
E   Church Music 1887-1903
F   Personal and miscellaneous papers 1873-1939
G   Correspondence 1865-1930
H   Correspondence of Mrs. M. Monica Bridges 1871-1938
I   Correspondence and papers of Edward, 1st Baron Bridges 1948-69


Archive of Robert Seymour Bridges

1865-1969

Abstract:
Archive of Robert Seymour Bridges, Poet Laureate, 1865-1969.

Extent: 12.5 Linear metres, 125 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: English

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 1-125

Biographical History

Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930) was Poet Laureate 1913-30. Edward, 1st Baron Bridges (1892-1969), a civil servant, was his son. Details are given in G.L. McKay, "A bibliography of Robert Bridges" (1933) and the "Dictionary of National Biography".

Scope and Content

The papers of Bridges include drafts and fair copies of his poetical, dramatic, and prose works, anthologies and editions, and church music; personal and miscellaneous papers; correspondence; correspondence of Mrs. M. Monica Bridges; and correspondence and papers of Edward, 1st Baron Bridges.

Arrangement

The most important part of this collection of the papers of Robert Bridges consists of drafts and fair copies of his published works. Many of them were bound up with related correspondence and papers by his son, Edward, 1st Baron Bridges. Some groups of papers had been arranged in this way but had not been bound, when the collection came to the Library; in these cases we have, when possible, followed the arrangement indicated by Lord Bridges in his lists and notes, keeping such lists with the papers to which they refer. The literary papers have been arranged chronologically within groups of poetical, dramatic and prose works, anthologies and church music. The number assigned to each work in G.L. McKay, (1933) has been given in the catalogue. Each work for which material survives in the collection has been included in the index under its title. Such correspondence as had not been sorted by Lord Bridges has been arranged alphabetically by correspondent and is described in Section VII. Correspondence of Lord Bridges relating to his father's papers and his scheme for their arrangement are described in Section IX.

Acquisition

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1976. His written permission must be obtained before access can be granted to Dep. Bridges 61 and 91-3. (Ref. Bridges 1-125)

Custodial History

This archive is owned by his son, Edward, 1st Baron Bridges.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark, e.g. Dep. Bridges 1, fols. 1-2].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Bridges | Edward Ettingdene | 1892-1969 | civil servant
Bridges | Robert Seymour | 1844-1930 | Poet Laureate

Subject(s)

Literature
Poetry

A   Poetical works in chronological order of publication 1884-1932, n.d.

A.1   Poems, (McKay 8) 1884

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 1

Number 1 of one hundred and fifty copies with corrections and notes by Bridges.
Date: 1884
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 34 leaves

A.2   Eros and Psyche, (McKay 10) 1885-6

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 2

Copy as published
Date: 1885-6
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 94 leaves

Scope and Content

With corrections and revisions by Bridges for the 1894 edition, and (fols. 90v-3) three letters to Bridges, 1885-6.

Related Material

See also Dep. Bridges 72, pp.1-24


A.3   Ibant Obscuri, (McKay 44/21, 52) 1905-14

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 3-6

First draft
Date: 1906
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 3
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 33 leaves

Scope and Content

Written at St. Moritz and corrected to 7 Sept. 1906, with (fols. 24-7) typescript explanatory notes by Edward, Lord Bridges, which also relate to Dep. Bridges 4-5.

Manuscript by Bridges
Date: 1905-14
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 4
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 41 leaves

Scope and Content

Of his prefatory essay on Virgil's rhythms, with:

Pages 1-33 of The New Quarterly
Date: Jan. 1909
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 5
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing letters to Bridges concerning Ibant Obscuri, 1908-9.

Notes from Emile Littré; La Poesie Homérique
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 6
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 12 leaves

Scope and Content

(See also Dep. Bridges 71, fols. 60-1 and 72, pp. 27-39.) For use in Ibant Obscuri, with:

A.4   Poor Poll, (McKay 63) and New Verse, (McKay 67, 67a) 1921-30

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 7-8

Copies and drafts of six of the seven poems
Date: 1921-30, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 7
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 37 leaves

Scope and Content

Included in part 1 of New Verse, with:

Correspondence relating to New Verse
Date: 1921-6
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 8
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 89 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 1-23) typescript explanatory note to Dep. Bridges 7-8 by Edward, Lord Bridges.

A.5   The Testament of Beauty, (McKay 71, 71a) 1924-30

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 9-14

First draft
Date: 1924-6
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 9
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 176 leaves

Fair copy in the hand of Mrs. M. Monica Bridges.
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 10
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 213 leaves

Copy of the limited edition
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 11
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 97 leaves

Scope and Content

Used by Bridges as a working copy, including:

Copy of the limited edition
Date: Autumn 1929
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 12
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 leaves

Scope and Content

Used as printer's copy for the main published edition, Autumn 1929.

Papers relating to The Testament of Beauty
Date: 1926-30
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 13
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 150 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Similar letters
Date: 1926-30
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 14
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 124 leaves

Scope and Content

With:

A.6   On Receiving Trivia from the Author, (McKay 73) 1926-30

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 15

The copy bound in black buckram by Robert Gathorne-Hardy
Date: 1926-30
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 15/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 10 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 8-9) one of nine pulls of the poem in an abanoned phonetic version.

Manuscript
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 15/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 5 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 3-5) a letter from Logan Pearsall Smith to his mother enclosing a transcript of the poem, 1903. Bought at Sotheby's, 15 Oct. 1973, lot 202. See also Dep. Bridges 71, fols. 8-10.

A.7   Verses for Mrs. Daniel, (McKay 78) 1931-2

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 16-7

Manuscript
Date: 1919
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 16
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 22 leaves

Scope and Content

With:

Page proofs
Date: 1931, 1932
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 17
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 46 leaves

Scope and Content

With notes by G.S. Gordon for his introduction.

A.8   Verse not separately listed in McKay 1914-8

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 18-20

`R.B's octavo volume'
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 18
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 231 leaves

Scope and Content

Volume called by Edward, Lord Bridges, containing copies by Bridges of many of his poems, with comments and notes on publication, 1882-1925, and (fol.1) a note by the poet, 1916, on the destruction of the bulk of material in an earlier companion volume (now Dep. Bridges 19).

(fols. 131-212) are blank.

Companion volume
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 19
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 33 leaves

Scope and Content

From which Bridges removed most of the leaves now containing (fols.30-3) copies of three poems. (fols. 1-29) are blank.

Correspondence and papers
Date: 1914-8
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 20
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 131 leaves

Scope and Content

Concerning poems written during the war, with (fols.1-26) a typescript explanatory note by Edward, Lord Bridges.

B   Dramatic works in chronological order of publication 1883-1905

B.1   Prometheus the Firegiver, (McKay 7) 1883

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 21


Date: 1883
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 21
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 102 pages

Scope and Content

Number 49 of one hundred copies, annotated by Bridges, with:

B.2   Nero, part 1, (McKay 9) 1883-5

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 22

Draft
Date: 1883-5
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 22
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 88 leaves

Scope and Content

Draft, 1883, with:

B.3   The Feast of Bacchus, (McKay 13) 1889

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 23

Fair copy
Date: 1886
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 23
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 78 leaves

Scope and Content

Fair copy by Bridges, 1886, with (fols.73v-5) notes by him.

B.4   Palicio, (McKay 15) 1890

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 24-5

Draft
Date: 1886
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 24
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 102 leaves

Scope and Content

With:

First corrected, and final proofs
Date: 1889
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 25/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 43 leaves

Photographs of Sicily
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 25/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 9 leaves

Scope and Content

And newscuttings concerning the Mafia, 1891-4, with (fol. 8) page from a catalogue of H. Sotheran and Co., c. 1890.

B.5   The Return of Ulysses, (McKay 16) 1890

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 26-7

Draft
Date: 1884-5
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 26
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 58 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 1v-2) illustrations.

Page proofs
Date: 1890
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 27
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 16 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fol. 16) a note on the distribution of copies, 1890.

B.6   The Christian Captives, (McKay 17) 1889

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 28

Draft
Date: 1889
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 28
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 103 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fol. ii) a note of the dates of the corrections.

B.7   Achilles in Scyros, (McKay 19) 1887

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 29

Miscellaneous papers concerning the play
Date: 1887
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 29
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 60 leaves

Scope and Content

Removed from the draft of 1887 when it was given by Mrs. Bridges to the Bodleian Library in 1931 (now MS. Don. d. 23) with:

B.8   The Humours of the Court, (McKay 23) 1893

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 30

Revised draft
Date: 1888
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 30
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 220 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 1, 212) notes of revisions and of those who read the manuscript before publication.

B.9   Nero, part 2, (McKay 26) 1894

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 31

Second draft
Date: 1891
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 31
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 162 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 1, 143) notes by Bridges.

B.10   Demeter, (McKay 40, 40a) 1904-5

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 32-3

Fair copy
Date: 1904
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 32/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 24 leaves

Scope and Content

In the hands of Bridges and Mrs. Bridges, 1904, with (fols. 23v-4) newspaper reviews.

Printed programme
Date: 1904
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 32/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 4 leaves

Proof copy
Date: 1905
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 33
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 71 pages

Scope and Content

With:

C   Prose works 1876-1935

C.1   Carmen Elegiacum, (McKay 2) 1876-1935

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 34

Carmen Elegiacum
Date: 1876-1935
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 34
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 39 leaves

Scope and Content

With:

Related Material

See also Dep. Bridges 78-80) Copy of the 1876 edition.


C.2   Milton's Prosody, (McKay 25) 1893

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 35-6

Unbound and uncut copy
Date: 1876-1935
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 35
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 80 pages

Scope and Content

With its own cover.

Notes and letters
Date: 1892-1916
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 36
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 31 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to the various editions of Milton's Prosody, 1892-1916.

C.3   John Keats, (McKay 29) 1895

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 37-8

Copy belonging to Bridges
Date: 1898-1914
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 37
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 106 pages

Scope and Content

With corrections:

Miscellaneous papers
Date: 1894-1915
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 38
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 87 leaves

Scope and Content

Removed from Dep. Bridges 37, including:

C.4   A Practical Discourse on some Principles of Hymn Singing, (McKay 36) 1899-1935

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 39-41

Copies of the 1899 and 1901 editions
Date: 1899-1935
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 39
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 77 leaves

Scope and Content

With related material concerning `the discourse' and the reprints of 1901 and 1935, with (fols. 1-5) typescript explanatory notes by Edward, Lord Bridges.

First revised proofs of the article
Date: 1899
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 40
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 35 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 26-35) are blank. Pasted into a notebook, with (fols. 20v-21v) notes by Bridges.

Offprint
Date: 1901-35 1901-35
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 41
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 13 leaves

Scope and Content

Marked up for a simplified spelling version.

C.5   Bunyan's Pilgrims' Progress/I-II, (McKay 88-9) 1905

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 41

Draft
Date: 1905
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 42
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 81 pages

Scope and Content

Written on the front pages of a complimentary copy of Frederick Petersen, A Song of the Latter Day (New York, 1904) with (pp.i-iii) a letter to Bridges from J.L. Hammond, 1905. See also Dep. Bridges 72, pp.80-6.

C.6   The Poems of Mary Coleridge, (McKay 75/VI, 95) 1907

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 43

Printed article
Date: 1907
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 43/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 131 pages

Scope and Content

As published in The Cornhill Magazine (Nov. 1907), pp. 594-605.

Related papers and correspondence
Date: 1907
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 43/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 32 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

C.7   A letter to a Musician on English Prosody, (McKay 96), English Chanting, (McKay 97), Anglican Chanting, (McKay 98) 1909, 1911-2

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 44-5

Three articles by Bridges
Date: 1909-12
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 44
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 89 leaves

Scope and Content

Published in The Musical Antiquary with:

Poetry and Drama, vol. II, no. 111,
Date: Sept. 1914
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 45
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 37 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing a second edition of A letter to a Musician on English Prosody.

C.8   A Tract on the Present state of English Pronunciation,(McKay 45) 1913-26

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 46-7

Copy of the tract
Date: 1913-26
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 46
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 146 pages

Scope and Content

Bound with:

Letters relating to the 1910 and 1913 editions
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 47
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 61 leaves

Scope and Content

Of the tract:

C.9   War time addresses, (McKay 107, 51, 53, 116) 1916-28

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 48


Date: 1916-28
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 48
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 153 leaves

Scope and Content

Volume with typescript explanatory note and list of contents by Edward, Lord Bridges, including:

C.10   Poetry. The First of the Broadcast National Lectures, (McKay 72) 1928-9

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 49


Date: 1928-9
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 49
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 69 leaves

Scope and Content

Volume including:

C.11   Album of miscellaneous items, including (McKay 68, 143, 145) 1906-29

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 50

Album of miscellaneous items
Date: 1906-29
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 50
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 98 leaves

Scope and Content

Album containing:

C.12   Prose not separately listed in McKay n.d.

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 51-2

Pamphlets and letters
Date: 1871-1905
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 51
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 238 leaves

Scope and Content

Relating to Latin pronunciation, collected by Bridges and bound 1921, including (fols. 3-80) two articles by him published in The Oxford Point of View, May 1902, Nov. 1903.

Papers relating to Four Collects
Date: 1919-47
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 52
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 17 leaves

Scope and Content

Mill House Press, Stanford Dingley, 1947, including:

Acquisition:

Bought at Sotheby's, 15 Oct. 1973, lot 208.


D   Anthologies and editions 1863-1929

D.1   The Poems of Digby Mackworth Dolben edited with a memoir by R. Bridges, (McKay 79) 1863-1925

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 53-7

Letters of D.M. Dolben
Date: 1863-6
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 53
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 118 leaves

Scope and Content

Mainly to Bridges, including (fols. 111-14) printed `In Memoriam Maurice Noel Welman, 1847-67' with a note addressed to Dolben, and (fols. 1-7) a typescript explanatory note and index by Edward, Lord Bridges, 1968.

Correspondence and papers
Date: 1864-1925
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 54
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 226 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 216-26) are blank. Relating to the memoir, including:

Holograph poems
Date: 1866
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 55
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 87 leaves

Scope and Content

Dedicated by D.M. Dolben to his father, used as printer's copy at the Oxford University Press, 1910, with (fols. iiiv,2v) notes by Bridges.

Miscellaneous papers and letters
Date: 1900-12
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 56/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 49 leaves

Scope and Content

Mainly relating to the memoir, including:

Black pouch
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 56/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

In which the papers now Dep. Bridges 56/1 were kept.

Copy of the second edition
Date: 1915
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 57
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 128 leaves

Scope and Content

With notes by Bridges on the flyleaf.

D.2   The Spirit of Man, (McKay 105) 1916

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 58-60

Copy of the first impression
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 58
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 172 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fol. 172v) list of errors in Bridges's hand.

Copy of the third impression
Date: 1916
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 59
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 180 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 37, 65, 137, 166v, 169v, 177) corrected sheets printed for the fourth impression, inserted May 1916, and (fols. 179-80v) a list by Bridges of corrections for the fourth impression.

Miscellaneous papers and letters
Date: 1915-26
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 60
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 32 leaves

Scope and Content

Removed from Dep. Bridges 58-9

D.3   Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, (McKay 117) 1867-1929

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 61-4

Holograph poems of G.M. Hopkins
Date: 1866-89, 1967
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 61
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 303 pages

Scope and Content

Collected by Bridges and referred to as `MS. A' in his edition, pasted into the volume as they were received from the author, with (pp. 200-62) copies of other contemporary poems, and (p. 298) a typescript explanatory note by Edward, Lord Bridges, 1967.

Letters and papers relating to G.M. Hopkins
Date: 1867-1929
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 62
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 145 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Papers, mainly about Hopkins
Date: 1894-1921
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 63
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 156 leaves

Scope and Content

Reviews of his work, collected by Bridges while editing the poems, with (fols. 1-2) note and list of contents by Bridges and (fols. 77-122) articles on the poetry of Robert Bridges.

Poems as published
Date: 1918
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 64
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 138 pages

Scope and Content

With a dedication to John Sampson in Bridges's hand.

E   Church Music 1887-1903

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 65-70


Fair copy of Chants for the Psalter
Date: 1897
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 65
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 147 leaves

Scope and Content

From which the 1897 edition was photo-lithographed (McKay 32, 32a), with design on the upper and lower covers by Lionel Muirhead. The notes on the versos of the leaves were not printed. The volume also includes (fols. 39-45) fair copies of treble parts of four psalms lithographed for a trial performance under Sir Hugh Allen at New College, Oxford.

Bridges's working copy of The Yattendon Hymnal (McKay 35)
Date: 1899
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 66
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 120 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Unbound sheets of the hymnal
Date: 1895-8
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 67
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 99 leaves

Scope and Content

Complete except for wrappers, advertisements and tables of contents, with (fols. 5-12, 17-20, 49-52) proof copies, 1895-8, and (fol. 9) a note by Bridges `this is a specimen of what the cheap copies stereotype will be like'.

Working copy of pointed psalms
Date: 1919-20
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 68
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 99 leaves

Scope and Content

Copied by Bridges, 1919-20, with (fols. 7, 15, 55-7,65) lithographs of soprano parts copied by Mrs. Bridges, used in a trial performance by the choir of New College, Oxford, and (fols. 7, 65) related notes by Bridges. A list of `possible psalms to print' is on fol.99 and a draft explanation of the notation for the intended publication is on fols. 1-2.

Papers concerning church music
Date: 1929
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 69
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 97 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

H.E. Wooldridge's hymn tunes
Date: 1887-1903
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 70
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 55 leaves

Scope and Content

Sent to Bridges, whose workings for The Yattenden Hymnal appear throughout, with (fols. 41-5) anthems by Wooldridge.

F   Personal and miscellaneous papers 1873-1939

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 71-85


Miscellaneous literary papers
Date: c. 1873-1927
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 71
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 79 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Miscellaneous literary papers
Date: 1884-1918
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 72
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 158 pages

Scope and Content

Collected and bound by Bridges, with his list of contents, including:

Correspondence relating to Bridges's appointment as Poet Laureate
Date: 1913
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 73
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 76 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Letters and papers relating to the Poet Laureateship
Date: 1913-29
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 74
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 36 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 28-36) an article on the appointment published in The South African Bookman, no.8 (Aug. 1913).

Correspondence with Buckingham Palace on literary matters
Date: 1915-29
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 75
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 56 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 1-4) typescript explanatory note and list of contents by Edward, Lord Bridges.

A copy of The Poet Laureate on reconciliation
Date: 1920-8
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 76
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 73 leaves

Scope and Content

The Oxford letter addressed to German intellectuals, July 1920 (McKay 120) with related newscuttings and letters, 1920-8.

Correspondence
Date: 1923-4
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 77
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 31 leaves

Scope and Content

Concerning the erection of a memorial tablet in Mongeham Church, Kent, to Catherine Parker, neé Ashby, Bridges's nurse.

Notes by Bridges
Date: 1924
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 78
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 48 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 26-45) are blank.

Related Material

For an address given at Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, on his recollections of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, See also Dep. Bridges 34.


Copy by Mrs. Bridges of the same notes
Date: 1924
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 79
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 29 leaves

Notebook
Date: 1932
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 80
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 66 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 48v-66) are blank. Containing a second copy of the notes, by Edward, Lord Bridges.

Letters of congratulation to Bridges
Date: 1929
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 81/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 104 leaves

Scope and Content

On receiving the Order of Merit.

The Order of Merit
Date: 1929
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 81/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 5 leaves

Scope and Content

With a warrant dispensing with the ceremony of the personal investiture.

Press cuttings concerning Bridges
Date: 1913-30
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 82
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 53 leaves

Scope and Content

Including:

Prospectus for the Society for Pure English
Date: 1913
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 83
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 27 leaves

Scope and Content

Corrected proof and copy of the (McKay 46), with (fols. 18-27) the reprint, 1919, and a second list of members, 1914.

Minute book of the Society for Pure English
Date: 1925-39
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 84
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 100 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 35-100) are blank. In the hands of Bridges and Mrs. Bridges.

Printed articles and reviews by Henry Bradley
Date: 1892-1918
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 85
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 130 leaves

Scope and Content

Collected, listed and bound by Bridges.

G   Correspondence 1865-1930

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 86-117


Letters from Bridges to Godfrey Arkwright
Date: 1888-1922
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 86
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 216 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 1-7) explanatory note and list of contents by Edward, Lord Bridges.

Letters to and from R.W. Dixon,
Date: 1880-99
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 87/1
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 205 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 75-8) two letters relating to G.M. Hopkins, 1889, and (fols. 195-203) a draft list of contents and note by Edward, Lord Bridges, 1951.

Black pouch
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 87/2
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 1 item

Scope and Content

In which the letters now Dep. Bridges 87/1 were kept.

Notebooks
Date: 1880-94
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 88
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 149 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing copies by Edward, Lord Bridges, 1951, of the correspondence between Bridges and R.W. Dixon.

Notebooks
Date: 1895-9
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 89
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 162 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 113-62) are blank. Containing copies by Edward, Lord Bridges, 1951, of the correspondence between Bridges and R.W. Dixon.

Letters from Bridges and Mrs. Bridges to Roger Fry
Date: 1888-1930, n.d.
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 90
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 146 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 83-143) typescript copies of the correspondence, and lists, 1912-30, n.d.

Letters from G.M. Hopkins to Bridges
Date: 1865-82
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 91
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 207 leaves

Letters from G.M. Hopkins to Bridges
Date: 1883-9
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 92
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 231 leaves

Letters from G.M. Hopkins to R.W. Dixon
Date: 1878-88
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 93
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 171 leaves

Scope and Content

With a list of contents by Bridges and (fols. 166-71) two letters to Bridges from Kate Hopkins, c. 1908.

Letters from John Masefield
Date: 1915-23
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 94
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 101 leaves

Scope and Content

To:

Letters to and from Stanley Morison
Date: 1923-9
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 95
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 84 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing:

Letters from Lionel Muirhead to Bridges
Date: 1868-1922
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 96
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 68 leaves

Letters from Bridges and Mrs. Bridges to Lionel and Grace Muirhead
Date: 1865-1929, 1865-90
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 97
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 212 leaves

Letters from Bridges and Mrs. Bridges to Lionel and Grace Muirhead
Date: 1865-1929, 1891-8
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 98
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 211 leaves

Letters from Bridges and Mrs. Bridges to Lionel and Grace Muirhead,
Date: 1865-1929, 1899-1906
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 99
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 218 leaves

Letters from Bridges and Mrs. Bridges to Lionel and Grace Muirhead
Date: 1865-1929 1907-13
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 100
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 140 leaves

Letters from Bridges and Mrs. Bridges to Lionel and Grace Muirhead
Date: 1865-1929 1914-29
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 101
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 135 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 113-34) miscellaneous related working papers and copies of poems.

Notebook
Date: 1895-1930
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 102
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 179 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 142-79) are blank. Containing copies by Edward, Lord Bridges, 1955, of his father's correspondence with Sir William Rothenstein, 1895-1930, with (fols. i-x, 138-41) explanatory notes and list of contents.

Letters to and from George Saintsbury
Date: 1890-1929
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 103
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 77 leaves

Letters from W.J. Stone to Bridges
Date: 1900-1
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 104
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 74 leaves

Scope and Content

About the use of classical metres, bound with (fols. 1-33) a copy of his pamphlet On the use of classical metres in English (Oxford, 1898), with (fol. 1v) note by Bridges.

Autograph letters, typescript copies, and index
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 105
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 147 leaves

Scope and Content

Containing:

Other correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. A - Bot
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 106
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 183 leaves

Other correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Bro - Chu
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 107
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 156 leaves

Other correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Co - D
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 108
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 174 leaves

Other correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. E - G
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 109
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 190 leaves

Other correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. H
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 110
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 148 leaves

Other correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. I - L
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 111
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 160 leaves

Other correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. M
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 112
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 175 leaves

Other correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. N - P
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 113
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 156 leaves

Other correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. Q - R
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 114
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 132 leaves

Other correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. S - Sha
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 115
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 189 leaves

Other correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. She - Sy
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 116
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 154 leaves

Other correspondence, arranged alphabetically by correspondent. T - Y
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 117
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 193 leaves

H   Correspondence of Mrs. M. Monica Bridges 1871-1938

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 118-9


Letters of condolence on Bridges's death
Date: 1930
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 118
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 83 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.


Other letters to Mrs. Bridges
Date: 1871-1938
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 119
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 211 leaves

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.


I   Correspondence and papers of Edward, 1st Baron Bridges 1948-69

Full range of shelfmarks:

Dep. Bridges 120-5


Correspondence relating to his father's papers
Date: 1948-69
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 120
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 218 leaves

Notes and draft schemes for the arrangement of the papers
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 121
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 162 leaves

Notebook containing similar lists and notes.
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 122
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 99 leaves

Scope and Content

(fols. 46-99) are blank.

Loose leaf index by Edward, Lord Bridges, to his father's correspondence
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 123
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 102 leaves

Loose leaf index by Edward, Lord Bridges, to his father's correspondence.
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 124
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 116 leaves

Loose leaf index by Edward, Lord Bridges, to his father's correspondence
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: Dep. Bridges 125
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 99 leaves


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