University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Algernon Charles Swinburne:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909
Title: Algernon Charles Swinburne Collection
Dates: 1858-1924, undated
Abstract: Includes manuscripts and correspondence of the English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic Algernon Charles Swinburne. Among Swinburne's correspondents are Robert Browning, Arthur Henry Bullen, Frank Harris, Emilie Ashurst Venturi, Thomas Humphry Ward, and T. J. Wise. Several letters are written by others to Theodore Watts-Dunton.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-4134
Extent: 6 boxes (2.52 linear feet), 2 galley folders (gf), and 1 oversize folder (osf)
Language: English and French
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Katherine Noble, 2013

Note:

This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.


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1.1 The age of Shakespeare (extract on John Webster's The white devil and The duchess of Malfi): handwritten manuscript with emendations, 7 pages, undated. Included with this: list of authors for first and second series of The age of Shakespeare, 1 page, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.2 Anactoria, handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, 11 pages bound, 1863. With this is bound: Anactoria, printed with handwritten notes and The first draft of Swinburne's Anactoria by Edmund Gosse, reprint, July 1919 (Modern language review).
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1.1 Anonymous plays: Arden of Febersham (XVI at head of title), handwritten manuscript / fragment, 1 page, 1882. Removed from Wp Sw63 909. From the Wrenn Collection.
Atalanta in Calydon, handwritten manuscript, 10 pages, undated.
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1.3 A ballad of death, handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated. Title A ballad of the death of my lady crossed through. Published in Poems and ballads, 1866. Printed version included. From the Hanley Collection.
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1.4 A ballad of François Villon, signed handwritten manuscript, 3 pages bound, undated. Accompanied by signed handwritten manuscript of The forsaken garden, 4 pages, 1875.
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1.1 Bismarck at Canossa, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 31 December 1881.
Bothwell, handwritten manuscript / outline of a play, 5 pages, undated.
Caesar Borgia: Act II, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated. From the Hanley Collection.
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1.5 A cameo, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Published in Poems and ballads, 1866. Bound with this: Madonna mia. Printed version included. From the Hanley Collection.
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1.1 The centenary of Shelley, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1892. Removed from Wp Sw63 821a.
A century of English poetry, corrected proofs, 16 pages, undated.
The chaotic school – see On the poetry of Browning.
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gf 1 A Christmas carol, galley proof, 1 page, undated. With note in the hand of Swinburne. From Hanley II.
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1.1 Clear the way, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 1884. Removed from Wp Sw63 909o2. From the Wrenn Collection.
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1.6 Cleopatra, handwritten manuscript, 5 pages bound, undated. From the Hanley Collection.
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1.7 A dark month and birthday poems, handwritten manuscript with several signatures and initials, 58 pages bound, undated (circa 1880-1884?). Addressed by Swinburne to Herbert Walter Mason. Volume includes decorated, calligraphic title page with facing photomechanical print of Mason. Accompanied by 2 ALS and a receipt from W. M. Mason to Mackenzie Bell, 1924.
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1.1 A dead king (Dirae at head), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1873. Removed from Wp Sw63 875s. From the Wrenn Collection.
Dedication to William Michael Rossetti, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, November 1866. Removed from PR 4147 S856 1868 copy 1 HRC.
Deliverance (II at head), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from WP Sw63 894a. From the Wrenn Collection.
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1.8 Dolores, handwritten manuscript, 14 pages bound, undated. Includes engraved portrait of Swinburne. Published in Poems and ballads, 1866. From the Hanley Collection. Included with this: handwritten manuscript / draft / incomplete version of poem Hesperia.
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1.1 An English academy, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. From the Hanley Collection.
Epilogue (XXI at head of title), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1881. Removed from WP Sw63 909i. From the Wrenn Collection.
The festival of Beatrice, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1890. Removed from Wp Sw63, 908d. From the Wrenn Collection.
For a portrait of Felice Orsini, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1880. Removed from Wp Sw63 876n. From the Wrenn Collection.
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1.4 The forsaken garden, signed handwritten manuscript, 4 pages bound, 1875. Bound with A ballad of François Villon.
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1.1 The fourteenth of July, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from Wp Sw63 864d. From the Wrenn Collection.
Fragoletta, handwritten manuscript with corrections, 3 pages, undated.
Fragoletta / titled Epicene, initialed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated. Signed Chevalier de Sade ACS. Included with this: pencil sketch of two heads by Edward Burne-Jones and printed version of poem.
George Chapman: a critical study (in part), handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 1875. Removed from Wp Sw63 875g. From the Wrenn Collection.
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1.9 The groans of the Gladstonites, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated. Included with this: ALS Swinburne to unidentified recipient Walter, 25 August circa 1887; typed copies of poem and letter. Removed from PR 5506 Q467 1887 copy 2 HRC.
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1.1 Hertha (in part), handwritten manuscript portion / first draft, 4 pages, 1871. Removed from Wp Sw63 872u. From the Wrenn Collection.
L'homme s'est vendu, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
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osf 1 Hymn to Proserpina, page proof with handwritten corrections, 1 page, undated. From Hanley II.
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1.1 In memory of Henry A. Bright, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1884. Removed from WP Sw63 909s. From the Wrenn Collection.
In vain men tell us…, signed handwritten manuscript verses, 4 pages, undated. Accompanied by ALS from Swinburne to unidentified recipient, September 1868.
Inscriptions for the four sides of a pedestal, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated. Removed from: WP Sw63 887w and WP Sw63 887q. From the Wrenn Collection.
Jacobite song, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 1892. Removed from WP Sw63 887. From the Wrenn Collection.
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1.10 James Shirley, signed handwritten manuscript, 34 pages bound, undated. Bound with Sonnets on English dramatic poets / titled XIV James Shirley. From the Wrenn Collection.
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1.1 John Webster, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 29 January 1832. Removed from Wh W394 623t. From the Wrenn Collection.
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2.1 The last word (VII at head), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from Wp Sw63 909p. From the Wrenn Collection.
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2.2 Laus veneris, handwritten manuscript, 18 pages bound, undated. Printed in Poems and ballads, 1866. From the Hanley Collection.
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2.1 Libitina Verticordia (IV at head), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from Wp Sw63 909b2. From the Wrenn Collection.
Life in death (VI at head), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from Wp Sw63 866ca. From the Wrenn Collection.
Lines on the monument of Giuseppe Mazzini, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 1884. Removed from Wp Sw63 910b. From the Wrenn Collection.
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2.3 Love at sea, handwritten manuscript with few emendations, 1 page bound, undated. From the Hanley Collection.
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1.5 Madonna mia, handwritten manuscript, 5 pages bound, undated. Bound with: A cameo. Published in Poems and ballads, 1866. Printed version included. From the Hanley Collection.
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2.4 The marriage of Monna Lisa, handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated. Title The two kisses deleted. Bound with printed copy and with 2 ALS from Theodore Watts-Dunton to Thomas James Wise, 22 July and 11 August 1909.
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2.1 Michael, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1883. From Hanley II.
Mr. Whistler's lecture on art, signed handwritten manuscript / facsimile with handwritten revisions, 13 pages, undated.
New Year's day 1889, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from Wp Sw63 866. From the Wrenn Collection.
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2.5 A New Year's eve – Christina Rossetti died December 29, 1894, signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages bound, 1894. From Hanley II.
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2.1 Note on the character of Mary Queen of Scots, handwritten manuscript, 28 pages, 1886. From the Hanley Collection.
Note on the character of Mary Queen of Scots, printed proof with extensive handwritten changes, 8 pages, undated. From the Hanley Collection.
Note on Skelton and other poets, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 1 page, undated. From Hanley II.
Notes and poetical fragments, handwritten manuscript with heavy revisions, 2 pages, 9 December 1889. One fragment is a draft from stanza 27 of the poem Nympholept. From Hanley II.
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2.6 Notes on the text of Shelley / titled Note, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 15 pages bound, undated. This note added to essay when collected in Essays and studies. From the Wrenn Collection.
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2.1 Les Noyades, handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated. Printed version included.
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2.7 Off shore, handwritten manuscript, 16 pages, undated. Bound with printed copy. From the Wrenn Collection.
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2.1 O Lords our Gods, it is not that ye sit… (11 at head), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1883. Removed from Wp Sw63 860q. From the Wrenn Collection.
On the bicentenary of Corneille, celebrated under the presidency of Victor Hugo, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1884. Removed from Wp Sw63 909m. From the Wrenn Collection.
On the cliffs, handwritten manuscript / fragment with revisions, 2 pages, undated. Lines 104-140 of the poem a copy of Atalanta in Calydon. Removed from PR 5508 A6 1865 copy 1 HRC. From the Hanley Collection.
On the death of Mrs. Lynn Linton, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 1898. Removed from Wp Sw63 893g. From the Wrenn Collection.
On the poetry of Browning, handwritten manuscript with extensive revisions, 16 pages, undated. Opening leaf lacking.
On the Russian persecution of the Jews, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 23 January 1882.
The order of release (V at head), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Title Death the comforter deleted. Removed from Wp Sw63 909l2. From the Wrenn Collection.
A parting song: A. C. S. to O. A. W. March 26, 1880, handwritten manuscript, 5 pages, undated. From the Hanley Collection. Included with this: handwritten manuscript / copy of excerpt from To a seaman, 1886.
Pelagius, 3 handwritten manuscripts, 3 pages, 1884. Removed from Wp Sw63 866c, Wp Sw63 889bx, and Wp Sw63 899c. From the Wrenn Collection.
Poetical fragments and notes on Wycherley and others, handwritten manuscripts with revisions, 7 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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2.8 Pope Celestin and Giordano, handwritten manuscript, 9 pages bound, 1858. Bound with this: ALS from Swinburne to Andrew Chatto, 9 May no year; engraved portrait of Swinburne.
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2.9 Recollections of Professor Jowett, signed handwritten manuscript, 27 pages bound, undated. From the Stark Collection.
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2.1 A reminiscence, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from Wp Sw63 909b. From the Wrenn Collection.
The resurrection of Alcilia, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1880. Removed from Wp Sw63 880s3. From the Wrenn Collection.
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2.10 The reverse, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page bound, 1 November 1899.
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2.1 Review of Joseph and his brethren by Charles Jeremiah Wells, handwritten manuscript / incomplete with emendations and deletions, 2 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
Rosamund; successive dedications, finally suppressed, galley proofs, 13 pages, 1899.
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3.2 Sapphics, handwritten manuscript, 4 pages bound, undated. Printed in Poems and ballads, 1866. From the Hanley Collection. Printed version included.
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3.3 The sea swallows, handwritten manuscript, 5 pages bound, undated. Printed in Poems and ballads, 1866. From The Hanley Collection. Printed version included.
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3.1 Seven years old; to H. W. M., signed handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, 20 January 1881. Published in Tristram of Lyonesse and other poems, 1882. From the Hanley Collection.
Short notes on English poets: Chaucer; Spenser; The sonnets of Shakespeare; and Milton, signed handwritten manuscript, 36 pages, undated. Published in Miscellaneous, 1886. From the Hanley Collection.
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3.4 The sisters: a tragedy, handwritten manuscript, 55 pages bound, 28 February no year. From the Hanley Collection.
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3.5 A song of Italy, handwritten manuscript, 45 pages, undated. Bound with proof copy (London: John Camden Hotten) with author's corrections, 1867 and engraved portrait of Mazzini. From the Stark Collection.
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3.1 Sonnet (After looking into Carlyle's Reminiscences), signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1881. Removed from WP Sw63 883c. From the Wrenn Collection.
Sonnet (After looking into Carlyle's Reminiscences) / Sweet heart, forgive me for thine own sweet sake… (II at head of title), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 26 April 1881. Removed from Wp Sw63 867sa. From the Wrenn Collection.
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1.10 Sonnets on English dramatic poets / titled XIV James Shirley, handwritten manuscript, 1 page bound, undated. Bound with essay on James Shirley. From the Wrenn Collection.
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3.1 Stage love, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Summer in Auvergne, handwritten manuscript, 2 pages, undated. Printed in Poems and ballads, second series, 1878. From the Hanley Collection.
Thanksgiving (III at head), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from Wp Sw63 909w. From the Wrenn Collection.
Theophile Gautier, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1873. Removed from Wp Sw63 873t. From the Wrenn Collection.
There was a bad poet named Clough…, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from Wp Sw63 868sa. From the Wrenn Collection.
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3.6 The three stages of Shakespeare, handwritten manuscript, 79 pages, undated. A portion of this published as A study of Shakespeare, 1880. From the Hanley Collection.
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3.1 Threnody, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 20 February 1887. Both title and date deleted. Removed from Wp Sw63 909s2. From the Wrenn Collection.
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3.7 To Dr. John Brown, handwritten manuscript, 1 page bound, March 1882. From the Stark Collection.
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3.1 To Dr. John Brown, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 21 March 1882. Removed from Wp Sw63 896r. From the Wrenn Collection.
Tous les festins, tous les combats…, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Written in French.
Transfiguration (I at head), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Removed from Wp Sw63 909c. From the Wrenn Collection.
The tribe of Benjamin (XV at head), handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1882. Removed from Wp Sw63 886m copy 2. From the Wrenn Collection.
Tribute to France, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 2 pages, 6 September no year. From Hanley II.
Tristram and Iseult: prelude, handwritten manuscript / copy, 14 pages, undated. Copy made by Frederick Locker-Lampson.
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4.1 Tristram of Lyonesse and other poems, page proofs with handwritten corrections, 360 pages, 20 May-2 June 1882. Lacking first gathering of prelims and page 361. From Hanley II.
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3.1 Tristram of Lyonesse (in part), handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, 1877. Removed from Wp Sw63 882t. From the Wrenn Collection.
The twilight of the lords (I, II, and III at head, respectively), handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, 1884. Removed from Wp Sw63 867d, Wp Sw63 909o, and Wp Sw63 875d. From the Wrenn Collection.
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4.2 Twins, handwritten manuscript, 1 page bound, 28 April 1881. From the Stark Collection.
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3.1 The two enemies, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1886. Removed from Wp Sw63 866nb. From the Wrenn Collection.
Two short poetic fragments, handwritten manuscripts with extensive revisions, 2 pages, undated. Drafts of stanzas from A song in time of order..., published in Poems and ballads, 1866 and A ballad of dreamland..., published in Poems and ballads II, 1878. From Hanley II.
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4.3 The union, page proof with handwritten corrections and note, 2 pages, May 1893. Also includes handwritten note in unidentified hand. Proof for The nineteenth century (magazine).
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4.4 Victor Hugo, La legend des siècles, signed handwritten manuscript, 54 pages bound, undated.
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4.5 Victor Hugo: La sieste de Jeanne, signed handwritten manuscript, 6 pages bound, 17 February 1877. From the Stark Collection.
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gf 2 Victor Hugo: Religious et religion, galley proofs with handwritten corrections and additions, 3 pages, undated. From Hanley II.
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4.6 Westland well, handwritten manuscript, 4 pages bound, undated. Bound with printed copy. From the Wrenn Collection.
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4.3 William Blake, handwritten manuscript / fragment with emendations, 2 pages, undated. From Hanley II. Manuscript from pages 258-261 in the first edition of William Blake, a critical essay, 1868.
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4.7 William Blake, a critical essay, handwritten manuscript, 78 pages, undated. From the Wrenn Collection.
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4.8 A word for the nation, handwritten manuscript with revisions, 5 pages bound, undated. Bookplate of John A. Spoor.
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4.9 A word for the Navy, handwritten manuscript, 4 pages bound, 1885. From the Wrenn Collection.
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4.10 A word from the psalmist, handwritten manuscript, 5 pages bound, undated. Printed in A midsummer's holiday and other poems, 1884. From the Hanley Collection.
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4.3 A year after, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, 1873. Removed from Wp Sw63 875s. From the Wrenn Collection.
The year of the rose, signed handwritten manuscript, 4 pages, undated. Printed in Poems and ballads, second series, 1878. From the Hanley Collection.



Letters:

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5.1 ALS / incomplete to unidentified recipient, undated.
AL / incomplete to unidentified recipient, 22 May 1867.
ALS to Baynes, Thomas Spencer re Walter Savage Landor, 14 December 1881. From the Brumbaugh Collection.
ALS to Bright, H. C., 16 October 1888.
ALS to Browning, Robert, 27 May 1878.
ALS to Bullen, Arthur Henry, 30 June 1885. Included with this: ALS A. H. Bullen to unidentified recipient re authenticity of hand in which letters from Swinburne to him written, 7 November 1885. From Hanley II.
2 ALS to Bullen, Arthur Henry, 21 November and 15 December 1886. From Hanley II.
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5.2 16 ALS to Bullen, A. H. 1887-1909. Bound with this: 2 ALS from Alfred William Pollard to Thomas James Wise, 27 July and 6 September 1910. 3 ALS from Edmund William Gosse to Thomas James Wise, 15 July, 7 and 23 August 1910. From the Wrenn Collection.
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5.1 ALS to Chatto, A., 1 February 1878.
2 ALS to Chatto, Andrew, 19 January 1886, undated. Filed with letters to Watts, W. T.
ANS to Harrihill?, Arthur, 27 April 1899. From the Stark Collection.
ANS to Harris, Frank, 17 September no year.
ALS to Hatch, Edwin, 2 March no year. Removed from Wp Sw63 867ab. From the Wrenn Collection.
ALS to Ingram re Christopher Marlowe, 23 January 1904. Included with this: handwritten note in unidentified hand re Swinburne's article in Encyclopedia Britannica on Marlowe. From Hanley II.
ALS to MacKay, Eric, 28 January 1895.
ALS to Massey, Gerald, 22 May 1867. Removed from Wp Sw63 887ja. From the Wrenn Collection.
ALS to Morley, John, 1 September no year. From Hanley II.
AL to editor of Pall Mall Gazette re John Ruskin, undated. From Hanley II.
ALS to Payne, John, 27 May no year. From Hanley II.
ALS to Ritchie, Anne Isabella Thackeray, 28 March 1883.
ALS to Shorter, Clement King, 4 March 1896. From the Stark Collection.
6 ALS to Ward, Thomas Humphry, 1879-1886.
ALS, 2 APCS to Watts, W. T., 7 February 1878, undated. Included with this: 2 ALS to A. Chatto, 19 January 1886, undated. From Hanley II.
ALS to Wells, Charles Jeremiah, 22 June no year. Removed from Wp W462 824j. From the Wrenn Collection.
ALS to Wise, Thomas James, 1 February 1888. Removed from Wp Sw63 887g copy 2. From the Wren Collection.



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5.3 Forbes-Robertson, John, 1822-1903. ALS to Swinburne, 25 November 1866. Signed also by Frances Forbes Robertson.
Ward, Thomas Humphry, 1845-1926. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 18 October 1879, 2 May 1880. Enclosed with 1879 letter: printed FL re selections for The English poets.



Miscellaneous:

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5.4 Unidentified author. After reading Swinburne, handwritten manuscript with emendations, 1 page, undated.
Unidentified author. Envelope addressed to Swinburne, 23 January 1868.
Unidentified author. To Mr. A. C. Swinburne, handwritten manuscript (poem), 1 page, undated.
Unidentified authors. 10 AL to Swinburne, 1869-1888, undated. One includes instructions for knitting a leaf pattern with a small knitted sample sewn onto page.
Aitchsion?, G. ALS to Swinburne, 18 May 1870.
Alexander, Henry M. ALS to Swinburne, 13 May 1887.
Allinson, A. R. ALS to Swinburne, 3 January 1901.
Allsop, Thomas, 1795-1880. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 12 September and 18 November 1878.
Anderson, J. Reddin. ALS to Swinburne, 10 February no year.
Archer-Hind, R. D. ALS to Swinburne, 3 August 1898.
Arleer, Edward. ALS to Swinburne, 20 May 1901.
Aubertin, John James. ALS to Swinburne, 30 September 1869.
Austin, Alfred, 1835-1913. ALS to Swinburne, 24 May 1894.
Bagot, Richard, 1860-1921. ALS to Swinburne, 18 March 1901.
Banister, Henry Charles, 1831-1897. ALS to Swinburne, 11 October 1886.
Baynes, Thomas Spencer, 1823-1887. ALS to Hake, Thomas Gordon, 8 November 1892.
Baynes, Thomas Spencer, 1823-1887. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 5 November 1879, 17 March 1881.
Blakeney, Edward Henry, 1869- . 2 ALS to Swinburne, 3 and 11 October 1899. Included with letter: printed copy of the poem Switzerland once more by Blakeney.
Bland, Elise. ALS to Swinburne, 20 March 1887.
Bligh, Walter. ALS to Swinburne, 4 April 1909.
Blind, Karl. ALS to Swinburne, 6 May 1887.
Blind, Mathilde, 1841-1896. ALS to Swinburne, 2 August 1870.
Boyd, Alice. ALS to Swinburne, 24 May 1889.
Bradley, Andrew Cecil, 1851-1935. ALS to Swinburne, 14 June 1871.
Bright, Henry Arthur, 1830-1884. 4 ALS to Swinburne, 1875-1881.
Brooks, Edmund Dewitt. TLS to Gable, William F., 24 January 1910.
Burne-Jones, Georgina MacDonald, Lady, d. 1920. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 11 and 15 February 1900.
Burrow, J. H. ALS to Swinburne, 30 September 1870.
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5.5 Campbell, Archibald. ALS to Swinburne, 10 December 1881.
Campbell, Archibald. Young knight's love song, initialed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Campbell, Lewis, 1830-1908. ALS to Swinburne, 19 January 1875.
Carr-Gomm, Francis Culling, b. 1834. ALS to Swinburne, 26 April 1883.
Carswell, Douglas. ALS to Swinburne, 4 April 1900.
Chatto, Andrew. ALS to Swinburne, 22 December 1894.
Coleridge, Ellis. ALS to Swinburne, 7 March no year.
Coleridge, Ernest Hartley, 1846-1920. ALS to Swinburne, 23 June 1902.
Colles, Ramsey, 1862-1919. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 12 December 1886, 5 November 1889.
Cookson, George. ALS to Swinburne, 13 January 1899.
Cunningham, _____. ALS to Swinburne, 3 November 1866.
Cust, Lionel Henry, Sir, 1859-1929. ALS to Swinburne, 13 February 1909.
Cust, Robert Henry Hobart, 1861- . ALS to Swinburne, 12 November no year.
Darío, Felix Rubé n, 1867-1916. ALS to Swinburne, 9 February 1897.
Dilberoghy, Stauros. 3 ALS to Swinburne, 1867.
Dixon, L. ALS to Swinburne, 16 February 1892.
Dixon, Richard Watson, 1833-1900. ALS to Swinburne, 19 August 1891.
Douglas, George Brisbane, Sir, 1856-1935. ALS to Swinburne, 2 June 1878.
Downes, Robert Percival, 1842- . ALS to Swinburne, 18 February 1909.
Drew, Bernard, 1885- . To Algernon Charles Swinburne, signed handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, 5 April 1907.
Ellis, Frederick Startridge, 1830-1901. ALS to Swinburne, 30 August 1900.
Farrell, Eva Ingersoll. ALS to Swinburne, 27 November no year.
Feaney?, S. M. ALS to Swinburne, undated.
Feiffer, John. ALS to Swinburne, 12 March 1877.
Fenwick, Ulrica. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 8 and 18 May 1890.
Field, Walter Taylor, 1861- . ALS to Swinburne, 10 April 1909.
Fothergill, George Algernon, 1868- . ALS to Swinburne, 31 December 1908.
Giddins, George H. ALS to Swinburne, 8 April 1909.
Glennie, John Stuart Stuart. ALS to Swinburne, 3 September 1894.
Gould, Elizabeth Porter, 1848-1906. ALS to Swinburne, 13 July 1904.
Gurney, Edmund, 1847-1888. ALS to Swinburne, 2 March 1893.
Hake, Thomas Gordon, 1809-1895. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 31 October and 9 November 1892.
Hallé , Charles Edward, 1846-1914. ALS to Swinburne, 2 February 1909.
Halliwell-Phillipps, James Orchard, 1820-1889. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 25 September 1879, 5 December 1881.
Harper & Brothers. TLS to Swinburne, 2 October 1902.
Harrison, Edwin. ALS to Swinburne, 3 February 1890.
Harrower, J. ALS to Swinburne, 28 January 1908.
Haweis, Hugh Reginald, 1839-1901. ALS to Swinburne, 20 January 1870.
Hayne, Paul Hamilton, 1830-1886. 4 ALS to Swinburne, 1875-1880.
Herkless, Margaret. ALS to Swinburne, 30 July 1901.
Hodge, Harold, 1862- . ALS to Swinburne, 25 January 1905.
Hughes, Allison. ALS to Swinburne, undated.
Hutton, Edward, 1875- . ALS to Swinburne, 29 May no year.
Inchbold, Henry. ALS to Swinburne, 24 March 1889.
Irving, Minnie. ALS to Swinburne, 19 February 1880.
Johnson, I. W. ALS to Swinburne, 1 January 1897.
Kernahan, Coulson. ALS to Swinburne, 1901.
Kitton, Frederick George, 1856-1904. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 27 November 1901, 28 August 1902.
Knowles, James. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 1886, 18 April 1898.
Linton, W. J. ALS to Swinburne, 21 May 1880.
Lloyd, William Watkiss, 1813-1893. ALS to Swinburne, 16 January 1876.
Low, Sidney James Mark, 1857-1932. ALS to Swinburne, 26 June 1889.
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5.6 McAvoy, Ballard Brownlee. ALS to Swinburne, 11 July 1904.
MacColl, N. ALS to Swinburne, 27 June 1883.
McCulloch, James Hunker. ALS to Swinburne, 3 January 1876.
Mackenzie, Kenneth R. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 17 and 23 June 1875.
Macrae, C. C. ALS to Swinburne, 30 October no year.
Malagodi, O., Dr. ALS to Swinburne, undated.
Manson, John. ALS to Swinburne, 2 February 1898.
Marquand, Henry E. ALS to Swinburne, 17 January 1870. Enclosed with this: photograph of Marquand inscribed to Swinburne, 1 January 1870.
Marshall, Francis Albert, 1840-1889. AL / incomplete to Swinburne, 11 December no year.
Marzials, Frank Thomas, Sir, 1840-1912. A glimpse of the old gods, signed handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated.
Molesworth, Mary Louise Stewart, 1842-1921. 6 ALS to Swinburne, undated.
Morritt, Greta. ALS to Swinburne, 3 September 1901.
Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. ALS to Swinburne, undated.
Mozley, J. R. ALS to Swinburne, 14 July 1898.
Myers, Algernon Swinburne. ALS to Swinburne, 28 December 1882.
Myers, Eveleen. ALS to Swinburne, undated.
Myers, F. W. H. ALS to Swinburne, 7 February 1895.
Nichol, J. P. ALS to Swinburne, undated.
Nutt, D. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 21 January and 29 April 1881.
O'Grady, Standish Hayes, 1832-1915. ALS to Swinburne, 16 December no year.
Patterson, Arthur J. ALS to Swinburne, 16 February 1869.
Paul, Charles Kegan, 1828-1902. ALS to Swinburne, 3 December 1881. Letterhead: Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co.
Phillpotts, Eden, 1862- . 2 ALS to Swinburne, 22 January and 17 August 1905.
Pollard, Alfred William, 1859-1944. ALS to Swinburne, 15 October no year.
Pollock, W. N. ALS to Swinburne, 9 January 1876.
Praeger, T. ALS to Swinburne, 28 February 1888.
Procter, Anne B. ALS to Swinburne, 9 March 1877.
Prothero, George Walter, Sir, 1848-1922. ALS to Swinburne, 26 May 1899.
Read, W. Winwood. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 1 April 1867, undated.
Rees, R. Wilkens. ALS to Swinburne, 10 November 1897.
Reich, Emil, 1854-1910. ALS to Swinburne, 10 April 1905.
Rideing, William Henry, 1853-1918. ALS to Swinburne, 27 February 1890.
Ritchie, Anne Isabella Thackeray, 1837-1919. ALS to Swinburne, 22 January 1902.
Robinson, Gerald. ALS to Swinburne, 3 June 1884.
Rose, Henry. ALS to Swinburne, 11 October 1887.
Rossetti, Lucy Madox Brown, 1842-1894. ALS to Swinburne, undated.
Royce, S. ALS to Swinburne, 16 November 1901.
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5.7 Safface, Bertha J. 2 ALS to Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 19 February and 26 December 1902.
Saffi, Giorgina. 2 ALS to Swinburne, 17 July and 18 September 1890.
Sampson, George, 1873- . ALS to Swinburne, 10 July 1905.
Savage-Armstrong, George Francis, 1845-1906. ALS to Swinburne, 21 March 1886.
Sheppard, C. W. ALS to Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 10 September 1900.
Skelton, John, Sir, 1831-1897. ALS to Swinburne, 24 August 1882.
Skipsey, Joseph, 1832-1902. Opinions of the press on carols, songs, and ballads, 4 printed pages, undated. With AN by Swinburne on page 4.
Smith, George Barnett, 1841-1909. ALS to Swinburne, 1 January 1894.
Smith, John. ALS to Swinburne, undated.
Smith?, Sabine, 4 ALS to Swinburne, undated.
Starkey, Alfred. ALS to Swinburne, 13 January 1881.
Stebbs, Gordon. ALS to Swinburne, 15 June 1894.
Steele. ALS to Swinburne, 23 October 1909.
Strong, Sandford Arthur, 1863-1904. ALS to Swinburne, 5 December 1901.
Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909:
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6.1 Handwritten autograph, undated. Removed from Poems and ballads by Swinburne, 1866 (London). From the Drake Collection.
The festival of Beatrice, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. In the hand Miss Watts-Dunton with verifying note by Thomas James Wise, July 1909. From the Wrenn Collection.
Miss Watts from A. C Swinburne, AN on verso of picture card, undated. Removed from manuscript of A parting song. From the Hanley Collectin.
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5.7 Note, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated. Written on printed page 4 of Opinions of the press on carols, songs and ballads by Joseph Skipsey.
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6.1 Notes and quotations, 3 handwritten manuscripts, 1 page each, undated. In Swinburne's hand.
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky…, ANS to Watts, W. T., on verso of Christmas card, undated. From the Hanley Collection.
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5.7 Tennant, Mrs. ALS to Swinburne, 21 May no year.
Venner, G. Eric. ALS to Swinburne, 6 April 1909.
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6.2 Venturi, Emilie Ashurst, d. 1893. 27 ALS, 3 AL / incomplete to Swinburne, 1867-1890.
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5.7 Villin, J. E. ALS to Swinburne, 5 November 1866.
Waddington, S. ALS to Swinburne, 24 May 1880.
Waldehoff, Fiancinetta. ALS to Swinburne, undated.
Ward, Thomas Humphry, 1845-1926. ALS to Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 9 February 1881.
Warre-Cornish-Francis Warre, 1839-1916. ALS to Swinburne, 28 July? No year.
Webling, R. ALS to Swinburne, 28 February 1883.
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6.3 Wells, Charles Jeremiah, 1799?-1879. Joseph and his brethren, page proofs with handwritten revisions, 271 pages; pages proofs with handwritten corrections, 252 pages; 1876. Prefatory note by Swinburne with his corrections. Boxed and bound.
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5.7 Wetherid, Harry. ALS to Swinburne, 5 December 1903.
Williamson, D. R. ALS to Swinburne, 29 January 1876.
Wilmot, H. ALS to Swinburne, 5 November 1876.
Wood, J. ALS to Swinburne, 25 July 1900.
Wright, Theodore R. ALS to Swinburne, 23 October 1889.
Yurdon. ALS to Swinburne, 31 December 1891.
Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926. TLS to editor, The bookman re Swinburne, 10 May 1909. From the Hanley Collection.



Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date