Francis William Bourdillon collection
Scope and Contents
- 1874 - 1921
- Majority of material found within 1880 - 1900
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
3.83 Linear Feet (4 boxes)
Francis William Bourdillon (1852-1921)
Bourdillon published thirteen collections of poetry between 1874 and 1921, as well as single poems and narrative verses, many of them privately printed in limited editions. He is best-known today for the short poem "Light" ('The night has a thousand eyes.") Among his other publications were scholarly editions and translations of Old French literature; his translation of Aucassin et Nicolette appeared in 1887 and was a popular success.
In addition, Bourdillion was a member of the Alpine Club and campaigned for the preservation of the Alps against excessive development. He died in Eastbourne in 1921.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from the detailed list supplied by the dealer, John Hart, a copy of which is in Box 1, folder 1. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are those provided by the dealer. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases.
- Alps, Swiss (Switzerland) -- Pictorial works
- Aucassin et Nicolette -- Translations
- Authors, English -- 19th century
- Bourdillon, Francis William, 1852-1921
- English poetry -- 19th century
- English poetry -- 20th Century
- French poetry -- To 1500 -- Translations into English
- Occasional verse, English
- Photograph albums
- Guide to the Francis William Bourdillon Collection
- by Diane J. Ducharme and Olivia Hillmer
- July 2010
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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