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Wordsworth mss. III, 1805-1956

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
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Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850

Wordsworth mss. III, 1805-1956

Collection No.
LMC 2096

7 items

Materials are in English.

The Wordsworth mss. III, 1806-1956, consist of correspondence of William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, and of Mrs. Dorothy (Wordsworth) Dickson; a photograph of a chalk drawing of Wordsworth; and a photograph of Mrs. Dickson.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Poet and author William Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770 in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. He began attending St. John's College, Cambridge the same year he published his first poem, in 1787, and he earned his B.A. in 1791. Along with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Wordsworth is credited with originating the Romantic Age of English Literature with the joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798). He was England's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850. Wordsworth's most famous work, The Prelude, was published posthumously in 1850.

Scope and Content Note

Consist of correspondence of William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, and of Mrs. Dorothy (Wordsworth) Dickson and two photographs.


Items are arranged chronologically.

Related Material

Wordsworth mss. I and Wordsworth mss. II also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 1968.
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Wordsworth mss. III, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Staff.

Completed in 2013

Box 1 Wordsworth, William to Wilkinson, Thomas. [Mar. 29, 1806]

[Unidentified] to Wordsworth, William. Mar. 20, 1838 

Wordsworth, William to Talfourd, Sir Thomas Noon. Jun. 17, 1838 

(includes original and photograph of letter)

[Unidentified] to Wordsworth, William. Jun. 21, 1838 

Talfourd, Sir Thomas Noon to Wordsworth, William. Jun. 21, 1838 

Dickson, Dorothy to Noyes, [Russell]. Oct. 9, 1956 

Dickson, Dorothy to Noyes, Russell. Dec. 1956 

Photograph of Dorothy Wordsworth (Mrs. Dickson). Oct. 1956 

Photograph of chalk drawing of William Wordsworth

Printed: "Wordsworth's Unpublished Letter to Thomas Wilkinson," Jun. 1955