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R. D. Blackmore Collection

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Blackmore, R. D., (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900

Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825-1900) was an English novelist and poet.

This collection contains 120 letters by Blackmore, most of which is personal correspondence. Four autograph manuscripts are included in the collection; one is a short prose work on the difficulties of translation, and three are Blackmore's translations of passages from Homer's ODYSSEY and Virgil's GEORGICS. Among the photographs of Blackmore, one is inscribed, signed, and dated 1893. There are also several documents in the collection relating to the author's ancestors: one, dated 1630, pertains to the leasing of property; another is a pronouncement issued by George III regarding a legal case of Richard Blackmore (1742-1802).

Purchased from Antiquarian Bookseller Center and Pickering and Chatto in 1977.

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Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2002
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Collection is open for research use.

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Collection Inventory

Scope and Contents

Consists of reviews of poems by Melanter and a poem entitled, "To My Pen."

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

miscellaneous papers [open file], dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

translations from the Odyssey and Virgil's Georgies IV (AMs), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Poems by Melanter: review, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderphotostat)

To My Pen: poem, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderphotostat)

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence to individuals such as Elizabeth Morse and Charles Rollin Ballard, as well as others.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Description

1 box

letters in the British Museum, 1873-1874. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folderphotostat copies

Armstrong, F. J, 1880-1907. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 foldercopies

Armstrong, Lorna Melanter, 1885-1907. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 foldercopies

Bailey, Henry Turner (2 ANs), 1898-1899. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ballard, Charles Rollin, 1889-1894. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Ballard, Charles Rollin, 1894-1899. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Coward, Mrs, 1892. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Halliday, Mrs, 1876-1885. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Halliday, Mrs, 1892. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Knight, Edward Doddridge, 1854. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 foldercopies

Marston, Mrs. Edward, 1880. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Morse, Elizabeth, 1891-1899. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Smith, Elder, and Co, 1876-1879. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Watson, Mrs, 1880 February 9. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence of individuals such as Charles Rollin and Violet Coward.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Physical Description

1 box

Physical Description

1 box

Bailey, Henry Turner, 1892-1897. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Bailey, Henry Turner, 1898-1901. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Clark, Arthur H, 1896. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 foldercopies

Coward, Violet to Dunn, Waldo, 1952 February 10. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Phillpotts, Eden to Dunn, Waldo, 1956. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of a marriage license, an indenture between John St. Albon, Esquire and Richard Blackmore, and various pencil sketches.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

marriage license, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 foldercopy

sketch of Bailey, Henry Turner by R. D. Blackmore, 1898 October 24. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

document: Richard Blackmore against George Pearson - pen sketch portrait of George III, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

indenture between John St. Albon, Esquire and Richard Blackmore, 1630 June 24. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

list of materials on microfilm (microfilm library), dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Scope and Contents

Consists of various photographs.

Arrangement

Not arranged according to any arrangement scheme.

Physical Description

1 box

Photographs, dates not examined. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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