William Joseph Ibbett 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.
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William Joseph Ibbett, a prolific but "unfashionable" English poet, worked in the General Post Office. Many of his works were published privately, either printed by himself on his own press or sometimes, as shown here, in small manuscript editions. A. H. Bullen of the Shakespeare Head Press published at least two of Ibbett's works.
The collection consists of three manuscript volumes of Ibbett's poetry, a related letter, and 6 photogravures: "The Poems of William Joseph Ibbett in Four Books," holograph manuscript (258, i-v, pp.) in bound volume, finished 12 March 1903, dedicated to A. H. Bullen, 28 February 1907; "Some Book-Plates of W. J. Ibbett," 4-line poems in small notebook (50 leaves), written 20 December 1915, dedicated to A. H. Bullen; "A Trifler's Annual (Third Year)," poetry in small notebook (72 leaves), written 27 November 1917, dedicated to A. H. Bullen; ALS by Edith I. Hopkins to A. H. Bullen, 20 December 1916; photogravures (6 copies) of elderly bearded man, presumably Ibbett.
Purchased from Christopher Edwards in 2004.
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- 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.