Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: Frances Cornford, autograph manuscript drafts of two poems

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Title: Frances Cornford, autograph manuscript drafts of two poems

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 20c Cornford

Creator(s): Cornford, Frances (1886-1960)

Date: c.1950-1959

Main language: English

Size and medium: 1 folder (2 ff.); manuscript.

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8525 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

Comprises two autograph manuscript drafts of poems by Frances Cornford, namely, 'The ruined house' and 'English country', which is also called 'English landscape'. There are many revisions to the text, and the second poem has been given several alternative titles, most of which have been crossed through.

Part of the draft of 'English country' is written in pencil, but the majority of the texts have been written with a blue ballpoint pen.

Administrative or biographical history

Frances Crofts Cornford (1886-1960), the Cambridge poet, wife of the classical scholar, F.M. Cornford, and granddaughter of Charles Darwin. For fuller details of her life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography.

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