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William Bell Scott Collection

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

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Scott, William Bell, 1811-1890

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.

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This collection was processed by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004. Finding aid written by Karla J. Vecchia in 2004.

No appraisal information is available.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Author
Karla J. Vecchia
Finding Aid Date
2004
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Collection Inventory

Boyd, Alice: Correspondence, 4 ALsS to Cosmo Monkhouse, 1890-1891. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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Heaton, Mary Margaret: Correspondence, ALS by Scott, 4 pp., 1875 January 23. 1 folder.
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Monkhouse, Cosmo: Correspondence, 19 ALsS by Scott, 1877-1890. 1 folder.
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Monkhouse, Cosmo: Transcriptions of Scott's poetry, 2 AMss, undated, 2 pp., undated. 1 folder.
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Monkhouse, Cosmo: Obituary of Scott, AMs draft, for The Academy 1890, 3 pp., 1890. 1 folder.
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Quilter: ALS, 1886, 4 pp., 1886. 1 folder.
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Rhys, Ernest: ALsS to Ernest Rhys, Mr. Harrison, J. L. Williams, and others, 1837-1887. 1 folder.
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Rossetti, William Michael: 2 ALsS, 1862-1884. 1 folder.
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Woolner, Thomas: 1 ALS, 1855. 1 folder.
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Obituaries of Scott, AMss, for The Architect and The Building New 1890 November 28, 5 pp., 1890. 1 folder.
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Printed announcement of Scott's death; and Errata, 1890. 1 folder.
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