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William Joseph Ibbett Collection


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

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Ibbett, William Joseph, b. 1858

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.

AN 2005-024

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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Collection Inventory

The Poems of William Joseph Ibbett in Four Books, Autograph Poetry Manuscript, 3 February 1907. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Small Notebook of 4-Line Poems, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

A Trifler's Annual (Third Year): Small Notebook of Poetry, 26 December 1917. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Letter to A. H. Bullen by Edith I. Hopkins, 20 December 1916. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Photogravures, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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