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Landor papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 23
Scope and Contents

The Landor Papers contain correspondence and other material principally relating to the financial and family difficulties of Landor's later years. The papers span the dates 1838-1880 and have been organized into two series: I. Correspondence; and II. Other Papers.

Series I,Correspondence , is housed in Boxes 1-2 and contains alphabetically arranged letters to and by Landor and other family members. The letters from Landor to his children, located in folders 48-54, present his view's of the family's quarrels and their financial burdens, while the letters of Elizabeth Sophia Landor discuss Landor's problems and Browning's attempts to assist him in Florence. Other correspondence includes many brief social notes from his friend and admirer Rose Paynter and business letters from several advisors.

Series II,Other Papers , is housed in Boxes 2-3. Folders 84-99 contain a variety of fragments in Landor's late hand, many of them apparently quotations from his own work or attempts at versification. Other material includes genealogical notes and a partial description of some items in the collection.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Landor Papers are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

1838-ca. 1880
1.04 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Related Names
Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864
Language of Materials