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Collection Level Description: Letters of Robert Bridges

Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 302-3
Title: Letters of Robert Bridges
Dates of Creation: 1869-1929
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/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

Letters of Robert Bridges, mainly to Sir Henry John Newbolt.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The letters were bought at Sotheby's in 1971.

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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. 41357-8.

Related Units of Description

See also Papers of Robert Seymour Bridges, Poet Laureate, 1865-1969 and Robert Bridges Collection Made by Lionel Muirhead.

Access Points

Poets laureate

Bridges | Robert Seymour | 1844-1930 | Poet Laureate

Newbolt | Sir | Henry John | 1862-1938 | Knight Poet and Author

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