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Ralph Rylance Letters to John Freeman Milward Dovaston


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Rylance, Ralph, 1782?-1833?

Ralph Rylance was an English author and translator.

The collection consists of a group of 25 letters, 1818-1833, addressed to John Freeman Milward Dovaston (1782-1854) at Salisbury and London, England, by his friend and fellow author Ralph Rylance. Dovaston entitled these letters "Rylance's Visions," since most of the letters relate a dream or fictional encounter with William Shakespeare and other past and contemporary literary figures, such as John Milton , Lord Byron, Samuel Coleridge, and Walter Scott, none of whom (in Rylance's opinion) could compare with Shakespeare.

Arranged chronologically.

Purchased from Christopher Edwards in 1994 (AM1994-115).

Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

Letters, 1818-1833. 5 folders.
Physical Description

5 folders

"Rylance's Visions" Folio Cover (once owned by William Mathews), 1755. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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