William Bell Scott Collection
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
William Bell Scott was a poet, painter, and art critic. He was a friend of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and was accepted by the Pre-Raphaelites.
Consists primarily of correspondence by William Bell Scott to Cosmo Monkhouse, with one letter by Scott to art historian Mary Margaret Heaton, and four letters by painter Alice Boyd (Scott's life partner and mistress) to Monkhouse shortly after Scott's death. Furthermore, there are three manuscripts by Monkhouse (two transcriptions of Scott's poetry and an obituary draft), two manuscripts by an unknown hand (obituaries), and a printed announcement of Scott's death.
The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: ALS = autograph letter signed, and AMsS = autograph manuscript signed.
The collection has been organized alphabetically by author and material type, except for the letters by Scott, which are organized alphabetically by recipient.
Purchased in 2003 with funds from the Richard M. Ludwig Endowment donated by Michael Spence.
This collection was processed by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004. Finding aid written by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004.
No appraisal information is available.
- Manuscripts Division
- Finding Aid Author
- Karla J. Vecchia
- Finding Aid Date
- Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.