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Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892



  • Existence: 1809-08-06 - 1892-10-06


Baron Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892), British poet.

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Enoch Fitch Burr papers

Call Number: MS 689
Abstract: Letters to Enoch Fitch Burr of Lyme, Conn., Yale 1839, clergyman, author, and lecturer on religion and science. The Reverend Dr. Burr was a direct descendant of Nathaniel Burr of Fairfield, Conn., a brother of Jehue Burr from Aaron Burr, the vice-president, was descended. Correspondents include William Cullen Bryant, Horace Bushnell, James Dwight Dana, William Gladstone, Mark Hopkins, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Denison Olmsted, and Theodore Dwight Woolsey. The correspondence consists mostly...
Dates: 1842-1888

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1856 November 28?

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 56.52
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti tells Heaton that the subjects he is working on for inclusion in a new work by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, are The Palace of Art, Sir Galahad, The Lady of Shalott, Mariana in the South and possibly the Vision of Sin. He describes the drawing of the Palace of Art as being inspired by Tennyson's lines about St. Cecily and says it...
Dates: 1856 November 28?

Dante Gabriel Rossetti letter to Ellen Heaton, 1863 May 22

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 63.58
Call Number: MSS 47
Scope and Contents: Rossetti tells Heaton he can offer Heaton a picture of Helen (since she is no longer the subject of his commission for Mr. Rose) or Beatrice. Rossetti can begin the work straight away and gives the price for the piece as 120 guineas, 50 to be paid at the commencement of the work, 35 when presented in advance of completion and 35 upon delivery. Rossetti does not doubt that he can complete it before Heaton leaves London, if he can begin work on it immediately. Rossetti says that Jeptha's...
Dates: 1863 May 22

Edward Burne-Jones letter to Cormell Price, 1853 May 1

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 3
Call Number: MSS 45
Scope and Contents: Burne-Jones congratulates Price on his "dutiful and exemplary" conduct, developed "for many years under [Burne-Jones's] auspices." He adds: "it gives me encouragement that the philosophical notions I have inculcated, and wh. have brought such fruits in you, will be equally productive in others." However, so that Price is not "unduly puffed-up," Burne-Jones goes on to jovially criticize Price's "volatile, hurry-scurry, hyper-condensed" writing style. Burne-Jones comments that he...
Dates: 1853 May 1

Edward Burne-Jones letter to Cormell Price, 1853 October 29

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 5
Call Number: MSS 45
Scope and Contents: Burne-Jones expresses his delight upon receiving Price's last letter. He regrets that he cannot respond to Price's latest request on account of being very busy. He also remarks that the subject proposed by Price is "really beyond me." It seems that Price's request is related to a specific poet (perhaps Tennyson, who is discussed at length in the previous letter), for Burne-Jones writes that: "I have not found a day without reading or hearing his work - it is unfair I know to other poets, for...
Dates: 1853 October 29

Edward Lear letter to Hallam Tennyson, 1884 September 18

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 9
Call Number: MSS 59
Scope and Contents: Lear writes from Villa Tennyson in Sanremo to Hallam Tennyson, at first apologizing for the delay, explaining that the letter traveled quite too far, due to “my frequent change of place owing to ill health, uncomfortable or unsuitable quarters, - quarantines, cordons, & whatnot.” Lear notes that the previous letter included a poem, and “as you tell me to criticize, I must do so.” His criticism of the poem, however, is lighthearted: he first explains that maize does not grow in this part...
Dates: 1884 September 18

Richard L. Purdy Collection of Thomas Hardy

Call Number: GEN MSS 111

The Richard L. Purdy Collection of Thomas Hardy consists of letters, manuscripts, and associated materials by and about the life of Thomas Hardy. Also included are papers from Sydney C. Cockerell, an associate of Hardy's, and also representative items from other English authors and artists such as Robert Browning and Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Dates: 1753-1981

Letter to Philip Hermogenes Calderon, 1891 October 21

 Item — 1: Series 1; Series 2, Folder: 5
Call Number: MSS 3, Series I
Scope and Contents: Sent from Bowershall, Perth. Expresses sorrow at "Eaton's wife['s] suffering..." Discusses shooting during the week, not being able to commence a landscape painting due to early frost. Sees snow on mountains, predicts an early winter. Says that he feels the world needs no more paintings, referring to them as "'smeared things,' as Rudyard Kipling calls them," but imagines he will leave this thought behind once he starts a new painting. Has seen Woolner, smoked cigars with him, discussing...
Dates: 1891 October 21

Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 237

The Liebert Autograph Collection contains chiefly British (as well as other European and American) historical and literary manuscripts and autographs, including items by James Boswell, Jr., Sir Joseph Banks, Marie Corelli, Eugene V. Debs, Camille Pissarro, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Henry Huxley, Samuel Johnson, Ouida, and Alfred Tennyson. The Liebert Correspondence consists of letters written to Liebert by Ian Fleming, Beverly Nichols, John Cowper Powys, and Thornton Wilder.

Dates: 1604-1987

Frederick Locker-Lampson Correspondence

Call Number: OSB MSS 152
Abstract: The Frederick Locker-Lampson Correspondence is a collection of over 2,000 letters, accompanied by a few manuscripts and family papers, consisting primarily of letters received by Frederick Locker-Lampson. In addition to substantial quantities of letters from members of his immediate and extended families, the collection contains letters from scores of English literary figures, including F.T. Palgrave, Simeon Solomon, James Gibbs, and Richard Garnett. Some of Locker-Lampson's better-known...
Dates: 1770-1897, bulk 1853-1885

Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury papers

Call Number: MS 1231
Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, writings, research, notes, scrapbooks, and other materials documenting Lounsbury's personal life and professional career as an author and educator of English literature at Yale University. Correspondence with Yale colleagues, students, authors, and officials details his academic and literary interests, and activity in the areas of international language and simplified spelling. Personal materials include letters relating to Lounsbury's Civil War...
Dates: 1829-1915

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Letters to Ellen Heaton

Call Number: MSS 47
Abstract: The collection comprises 57 letters from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ellen Heaton written from 1855 to 1875 (the bulk from 1855 to 1864). The letters primarily pertain to works by Rossetti, including a number of his works commissioned by Heaton. Works referenced include: Beata Beatrix, Beloved, Bethlehem Gate, Dante’s dream at the time of the death of Beatrice, ...
Dates: 1855-1875

Alfred Tennyson collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 276
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, documents, printed material, and photographs by or about Alfred Tennyson and his family. The correspondence is primarily that of Alfred Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson, and Emily Sellwood Tennyson, and correspondents include such prominent writers as Charlotte Brontë, Thomas Carlyle, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and John Ruskin. There are miscellaneous autograph manuscript poems by Alfred as well as page and galley proofs. Also present are materials gathered for a life of...
Dates: 1775-1929