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Title: Rossetti Family correspondence

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 19c Rossetti

Creator(s): Rossetti Family

Date: 1843-1909

Main language: English

Size and medium: 15 vols and 5 boxes held on 2 shelves, manuscript and typescript

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/7436 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

The main sections of correspondence are: (1) Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Theodore Watts-Dunton, 1872-1881, 7 vols; (2) Ditto to William Michael Rossetti, 1853-1882, 3 vols; (3) Rossetti Family letters to William Davies, 1869-1881, 1 vol.; (4) Ditto to Francis Hueffer, 1 vol. Other correspondents include: Maria Francesca Rossetti; Frances Rossetti; Ford Madox Brown; Mrs Hunt; W.B. Scott; Charles Rowley; Thomas Woolner; G. Lucas; Mme Lega-Fletcher; Miss Williams; Mrs Heimann; Dr Adolph Heimann; Frederic J. Shields; Algernon Charles Swinburne

Most of the letters originally held in brown leather-bound vols have been removed from them and placed in boxes

Additional box of material listed 2014:
Dante Gabriel Rossetti and W M Rossetti to J L Tupper.

Additional material listed 2017:
A page, presumably from a scrapbook, with two letters from Gabriel Rossetti [one dated April 1843, the other undated]; one letter addressed to Mrs Ford from W M Rossetti [dated 24 July 1899]. Page also includes pasted in press cuttings and images relating to the Rossetti family.

Another page, from the same scrapbook, with two letters from Gabriel Rossetti to 'Dear Brown'. Page also includes pasted in press cuttings about i. Rossetti, ii. John Ruskin, and images of Rossetti and Ruskin.

Also, a letter from Christina Rossetti to 'My dear Lucy' [nd]; a drawing of a man by Gabriel Rossetti [print, dated 1853].

Administrative or biographical history

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), painter and poet, founded the pre-Raphaelite school of painting. For a fuller account and assessment of the lives and achievements of various members of the Rossetti Family see the 'Dictionary of National Biography' under their respective names.

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