Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections

Christina Georgina Rossetti Collection of Mary Louise and Frederick E. Maser, 1830-1894

Part II: Box and Folder List
Series I. Outgoing Correspondence

Special Collections Department, Bryn Mawr College Library
Collection Number: M 11

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July 2001
Last Updated: May 16, 2003

Outgoing Correspondence

Index of Recipients:
Adams, Robert Dudley Heimann, Mrs. Proctor, Ellen A.
Bell, Mackenzie Henderson, Miss Rossetti, Dante Gabriel
Bryant, William J. Hunt, Alfred William, Mrs. Rossetti, Lucy Madox Brown
Bryant, William J. (Mrs.) Ingram, John Henry Rossetti, William Michael
Burrows, Henry William Jenner, Lady Russell, Mrs.
Caine, Lily Hall Leifchild, Miss Stephens, Frederick George
Draper, Francis Louisa, Lady Symons, Arthur
Eckley, Mrs. Marzials, Theophilus Tebbs, Virtue
Gemmer, Caroline M. McClure, Edmund Tynan, Katharine
Gillum, Mrs. Neven, Mlle. Wynne Jones, Miss
Gurney, Alfred Niles, Thomas Unidentified
Heimann, Golde Preston, Margaret Junkin

Box Folder Recipient and Contents Date
     
    Adams, Robert Dudley
1 1

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

3 p. Contents: Thanks her correspondent in Australia for his review of a poem of hers, which had appeared in Macmillan's Magazine. With envelope postmarked 1879 Sep 1.

1879 Jul 12
    Bell, Mackenzie
1 2

ALS, 30 Torrington Square, W.C.

1 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Thank you note for letter of kindness, and reference to recent death of her brotherís wife. With envelope.

[1894 Apr 19]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square, W.C.

1 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Thank you note for his letter inquiring about her health. With envelope.

[1894 May 14]
   

AL, 30 Torrington Square

2 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: "Miss Rossetti presents her compliments to Mr. Mackenzie Bell. Thanks him for the flowers and has the pleasure of returning the two books by [indecipherable]." With envelope.

[1894] Aug 2
    Bryant, William J.
1 3

ALS, 30 Torrington Square, W.C.

2 p. Contents: She will not be responsible for paying his or his wifeís rent, though she is concerned for their well-being. With envelope.

[1892 Apr 14]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square, W.C.

1 p. Friday. Contents: "I have heard from and just answered ["Edna Lyall"]óbut please remember that I do not mean perfect strangers (as is now the case) to be referred to me."

n.d.
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square, W.C.

1 p. Saturday morning. Contents: She wishes him well in the "Infirmary."

n.d.
   

ALS

1 p. Contents: "I am heartily glad that you are so comfortable. But please (like myself) think comforts, without luxuries in addition, not amiss!"

n.d.
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Sq., London, W.C.

1 p. Wednesday. Contents: "Such excellent news of your health must encourage us all. Do not fret too much about your good wife who will rejoice so when (D.V.) you get home in a better state."

n.d.
    Bryant, William J. (Mrs.)
1 4

ALS, 30 Torrington Sq., W.C.

1 p. Contents: "I enclose 1/- (stamps)ópray do the best you can. With earnest good wishes . . ." With envelope.

[1892 Nov 16]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square, W.C.

Contents: "I send you 5/- (P.O. enclosed) for Christmas as your Husband tells me you are again in sore need." With envelope.

[1892 Dec 19]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square, W.C.

3 p., on black-bordered paper. Thursday morning. Contents: "I cannot keep on supplying petty sums. . . . I earnestly wish to help you to some purpose: I hope that I may yet succeed in doing so."

n.d.
    Burrows, Henry William
1 5

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p. Friday morning. Contents: Letter to one of her clergymen friends enclosing a "printed scrap to supplement the text of [illegible]." Mentions that Maria "still lingers very patiently."

[pre 1872]
    Caine, Lily Hall
1 6

ANS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

1 p. Saturday morning. Contents: "Lily Hall Caine with Christina G. Rossetti's love."

n.d.
    Draper, Francis
1 7

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

On postcard. Tuesday. Contents: Asking for him to please return the Lord's petition for "Minor's Protection." Hoping he can get some more names.

[1885 Apr 14]
    Eckley, Mrs.  
1 8

ALS, Gloucester

2 p. Monday. Contents: Mentions that she and her mother are visiting her uncle. Sends thanks "for the compliment you have paid my 'Advent.'" Offers any of her works for the purpose of setting them to music, and remarks that a few already have been. Recommends two engravers. With envelope.

[1868 May 11]
   

ALS, 56 Euston Square, London, N.W.

2 p. Contents: Thanks Mrs. Eckley for her book, from which she claims her favorite is "She's gone." Wishes her the "highest and utmost happiness" for Christmas.

1868 Dec 19
   

ALS, 56 Euston Square, London, N.W. Old England

4 p. Contents: Expresses hope that Mrs. Eckley's mother is now suffering less, and her as well. Includes a lengthy discussion of a "choice autograph," apparently Shelley's, in which her brother and several other collectors are interested. Mentions a Miss Stisted in connection with this autograph. Talks of a six week holiday in Scotland, taking pretty walks with friends since returning, and an interest in "toy gardening."

1869 Sept 7
   

ALS, 56 Euston Square, London, N.W. Old England

4 p. Speaking for her mother, sister, and herself, expresses sympathy for her friend's "great disappointment and grief" [presumably for the loss of her mother]. Refers again to her pleasant stay in Scotland, where the grounds ". . . might have 'sat' for the Garden of Eden. . . ." Says they have not heard from Miss Stisted.

n.y. Aug 2
   

ALS, 56 Euston Square, London, N.W.

4 p. Contents: Responds at length to a question regarding a Mr. Baynes, whom she has never seen, but has occasionally corresponded with over the past few years. Says his letters are cordial and he has invited her to visit his house in Coventry; in return, he has a standing invitation to call on her when in London. She is not sure whether or not there is a Mrs. Baynes. Sends best wishes for Christmas and the new year.

n.y. Dec 16
   

ALS, 56 Euston Square, London, N.W.

2 p. Thursday afternoon. Thanks her for sending her book and says she admires some of the sonnets. Also thanks her for "such friendly acceptance of our little endeavour to please you...." Hopes that her country sojourn is improving her health.

n.d.
   

ALS, 56 Euston Square, London, N.W.

4 p. Friday. Contents: Expresses thanks for her kind trouble with regard to a Shelley manuscript, possibly to be published in October, about which she is glad her brother knows nothing. Mentions Shelley ought to be abridged, because of blasphemy rather than immorality, a belief she admits is based on hearsay. Promises that the copy of "the Song," with which she has been entrusted, will be kept safely. Asks if she has met a literary acquaintence of theirs, Miss Dora Greenwell, and claims uncertainty over whether her brother has seen Shelley's letter of July 4th or Lord Byron's letter about a yacht, but will mention them to him.

n.d. 12
   

ALS, 56 Euston Square, N.W.

1 p. Saturday. Contents: An invitation for Mrs. Eckley to spend Tuesday evening with Christina, her mother and sister, and a few friends, informally "accepting social cups of tea at 8 o'clock."

n.d. 3
    Gemmer, Caroline M. [4 folders]  
1 9

AL, 56 Euston Square, N.W., London

7 p., signature cut out. Thursday evening. Contents: Reply to a letter, assuring friendship and discussing Mrs. Gemmerís health, mentioning a treatment her aunt had. Also writes of "Nursery Rhymes" and her publisher, mentions William and describes books sheís recently read and visits sheís recently had/paid. With envelope.

[1870 Feb 3]
   

ALS, 56 Euston Square-London-N.W.

7 p. Contents: Thanks her for a copy of Animal World and talks of "the budding hippopotamus of our beloved Zoo." Discusses her preference in flowers, her cousin, and a visit taken with her mother to "Battle Abbey." Mentions the "walks and drives about Hastings" and her father's discussion of the sea. With envelope.

[1872] Dec 5
   

AL, 56 Euston Square-London-N.W.

4 p., incomplete. Thursday. Contents: Thanks her for the "pretty prelude to my volume of fairy tales. . . ." Speaks of Mrs. Gemmerís children and her own scarcity of young relatives. Speaks of a work of poems of Gabrielís edited by William. Comments on the "late Emperor."

[1873 Feb] 13
   

ALS, 56 Euston Square-London-N.W.

4 p. Contents: Quotes a letter she received from Mr. Macmillan rejecting Mrs. Gemmerís "MS." Mentions having tried to get information from Gabriel about Seeley & Jackson. Comments on the memory of Mother AdŤle and proceeds with a discussion about mothers in general. With envelope.

1875 Jan 26
   

ALS, 30 Torrington square, W.C.

4 p., on blue paper. Contents: Expresses her opinion of a poem by Mrs. Gemmer. Mentions her mother, the coming spring, and a "favorite hymn."

1879 Apr 28
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p. Contents: Thanks Mrs. Gemmer for "Fidelis." Inquires about the address of Dora Greenwall. Talks about her poem "Hope deferred" and mentions "V" and "anti-V" literature. Mentions the death of Mrs. Gemmerís friend and talks about children, referring to her brothers.

1882 [Jan/Feb] 14
   

ALS, Westcliff Bungalow Bischington-on-sea Kent

7 p. Contents: Apologizes for not writing for a long time and says she and her mother donít know how long they will be visiting her brother. Thanks Mrs. Gemmer for "the anti-V. prayer" and for telling her about "Mrs. Banner and yourself and faithful Mr. Woodgate." Mentions Canon Burrows and the Brownings.

[1882] March 21
1 10

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p., on black-bordered paper. Friday evening. Contents: Mentions Canon Burrows, "the truest and best of friends." Talks about the death of Michael, the youngest child of her brother and sister [in law]. Refers to Gabrielís pictures, including Lilith, Sea Shell, and Danteís Dream. With envelope.

[1883 Jan 26]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Talks about poetry of Mrs. Gemmer's son. Expresses pleasure that her friend has seen "our dear pictures once more," saying, "What a brother I have lost." Also mentions her book Letter and Spirit: notes on the Commandments. Refers to Canon Burrows and Ruth.

[1883] Mar 6
   

30 Torrington Square-W.C.

3 p., on black-bordered paper. Wednesday evening. Contents: Talks about her brother's "estimate of beauty "as compared to hers and Mrs. Gemmer's. Mentions the closing of "the Academy" and "the Club." Mentions a sale of sketches next May and lending "3 little pictures given me by friends" to the Whitechapel Fine Arts Exhibition. With envelope.

[1883 Mar 14]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

7 p., on black-bordered paper. Saturday evening. Contents: Expresses her concern for Mrs. Gemmer regarding her daughter. Talks about a sermon, the Civil War, her anti-slavery feelings, and judging others. Reminisces about a visit she and her mother paid to Gabriel. With envelope.

[1883 May 5]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p. Contents: Comments on a poem of Mrs. Gemmer's. Again refers to "the frightful 'V.' subject," mentioning a "Church Magazine" and a book, The Satan of Scripture. Talks of a musical score written for "Goblin Market." Discusses the needs of the poor.

[1884] Dec 9
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Expresses concern for Mrs. Gemmer's musical grandson, asks about her "Church Times correspondent." With envelope.

1885 [Jan] 24
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

6 p. Contents: Says she "Warm[s] toward Mr. Ruskin and Mr. Rendell Harris," and mentions talking to Lewis Carroll. Says that her Time Flies has come out but she hasn't seen any reviews of it yet. With envelope.

1885 May 16
1 11

ALS, 2 Beechwood, Abbey Road-Torquay

4 p., on black-bordered paper. Thursday. Contents: Talks about how, at the direction of her doctor, she is spending time alone at Torquay. Mentions Nathaniel Hawthorne and an acquaintance, Charles Wood, with whom she has lost contact. With envelope.

[1887 Mar 3]
   

AL, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p., incomplete, on black-bordered paper. Friday morning. Contents: Asks Mrs. Gemmer to accept her donation for her "Mission of Mercy." Talks about their similarities in musical taste and an anti-V petition. With envelope.

[1887 May 20]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

8 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Wishes a happy new year; talks about the trials of life. Mentions the importance to her of her brother and his family. Says that allowances should be made for the young, especially men. Comments on what is presumably a written work of Mrs. Gemmer's. With envelope.

1888 [Jan] 3
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p., on black-bordered paper. Monday. Contents: Mentions a petition she signed. Is concerned for Mrs. Gemmer's Walter and his going to "the colonies." Asks if Mrs. Gemmer thinks "worse of men than of women" and says that she doesn't. Responds to Mrs. Gemmer's speaking of money. With envelope.

[1888 Jan 23]
   

AL, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p., on black-bordered paper, appears incomplete. Contents: Thanks her for "transmitting [Ruth's] nice note." Talks about her nieces and nephews; mentions her brother. Talks about a "choice Tennyson" she would bid on if rich and alludes to the shortness of life. Hopes there aren't "'religious' people who pet and starve dumb animals." [Here letter breaks off.]

[1891] Feb 18
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

4 p. Monday. Contents: Says she hasn't read the books Mrs. Gemmer mentioned. Talks about old age and "trust[s] all I have vainly wished for here will be more than made up to me hereafter if . . . I endure to the end." With envelope.

[1891 Aug 17]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

3 p. Friday morning. Contents: Thanks her for leaflets and says she will sign a form. Talks about ends not justifying means, evil in a general sense, and sin as "the solitary impediment to progress toward perfection. . . ." With envelope.

[1891 Aug 28]
1 12

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p. Contents: Mentions a point in Mrs. Gemmer's last letter, "difficult to answer," related to obeying the Bible in faith and not knowledge. Refers to a "sad function which is to take place this afternoon. . . ." Talks about her feelings with regard to her "literary success." With envelope.

1892 [Jan] 20
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p. Saturday. Contents: Writes in regard to the death of Mrs. Gemmer's daughter. Thanks her for thinking of her, mentions her own health, and says "I wish to wish only for God's Will." With envelope.

[1892 Nov 12]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Mentions the coincidence of their being at West Brighton at the same time but never meeting and says the trip "did her good." Talks about possibly moving to a cottage near her brother's place sometime. Expresses sadness over Miss Ada Tryon's death. Mentions outliving loved ones. With envelope.

[1893] Nov 20
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square W.C.

4 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Comments on the deaths of Michael and Gabriel. Talks about "the burden of responsibility," her books, some of her brother's paintings and a memory of a visit to him. Talks about Mrs. Gemmer's son and daughter-in-law.

Feb 27
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square W.C.

4 p., on personalized stationery. Contents: Informs Mrs. Gemmer that her Babyland "is registered, as it well deserves to be." Says, "No book" of [hers] need be looked for just now. . . ." Talks of the coming spring.

Mar 31
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square W.C.

4 p., on personalized stationery. Contents: Compares her own and Mrs. Gemmer's well-being. Says "So you think I once trembled on 'the Convent Threshold,'" claiming that she never truly did and that it was her sister instead. Ends with "We are hoping for Birchington again this year, but I will not count on anything."

Jun 27

   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square W.C. London

4p., on personalized stationery. Contents: Expresses good wishes for Mrs. Gemmer in her problems. Discusses her regard for people "who are fit for the monastic life," but says she is not one of them; mentions Maria.

Jul 4



   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p., on black-bordered paper. Tuesday morning. Contents: Mentions that she
was pleased to be invited to Mr. And Mrs. Woodward's house though she was unable to go. Talks about her health and how she will probably stay at home for a long time. Claims Time Flies as one of her favorites of her own books. Talks about spring and ends with some opinions on Mr. and Mrs. Wood and beauty.


[subsequent to 1886 April 5 possibly 1887 May ]

   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

3 p., on black-bordered paper. Wednesday. Contents: Wishes Mrs. Gemmer's grandson well; mentions her own nephew. Sends regards to Mrs. Woodward "in return for her expression of sympathy." Says she is not going to "the Colinderies," though she gathers from friends it would be good. Proclaims, "It is an awful thought, that all the millions of all time have had or still have to live and die."

n.d.
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p., on black-bordered paper. Wednesday. Contents: Explaining a misunderstanding between herself and Mrs. Gemmer, she claims, "I was not dreaming of satire!" Ends with, "Please don't think so ill of my meaning another time!"

n.d.
   

ALS, 12 Bloomsbury Square-London-N.W.

8 p. Saturday evening. Contents: Talks about her relationship with Lucy and describes how she likes her current style of living. Expresses her pleasure "at the scraps of pleasant news you tell me about my works." Mentions several publishers with regard to Mrs. Gemmer's work and asks about Mr. George and Mr. Basil Woodward.

n.d.
    Gillum, Mrs.  
1 13

ALS, 30 Torrington Square W.C.

2 p. Contents: Expresses her pleasure at returning to Mrs. Gillum "the perfectly correct proof" just received from Lucy. With envelope.

[1884] Apr 28
    Gurney, Alfred  
1 14

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p., on black-bordered paper. Tuesday. Contents: Sends a copy of "the 'Octave' of St. Barnabas at the time of its consecration."

[after 1876]
    Heimann, Golde
1 15

AL in third person, 30 Torrington Sq. W.C.

1 p. Contents: Sends her love to "dear Golde and best wishes to her and hers for 1886...."

n.y. Dec 28
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square W.C.

2 p. Monday evening. Contents: Writing to break an engagement for the following day.

n.d.
    Heimann, Mrs. [2 folders]
1 16

Typed transcript, 111 Pevensey Road, Eastbourne

2 p. Contents: Thanks her for a letter. Speaks of Mrs. Heimann's health as well as her own, wishing to be younger and lighter, but then claiming that in truth she would not change these points, as she is "not at all afraid of being forgotten or mis-provided for." Also discusses the "terrible Indian news," writing that "our Indian crown is in great measure the trapping of spendid misery. . . ." Remarks that when such an empire is based on "so much injustice and bloodshed," it "would be a world well lost."

1880 July 29
1 17

ALS, Fromefield Frome

8 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Refers to the difficulty of raising boys. Mentions present and pending visits from various family members. Says that her father is quite feeble and feels that Mr. De [Gea?] might possibly make "an agreeable aquaintance" for him. Says that the school "remains in status quo" and if it "is meant to succeed, I should think very likely we might have an accession of pupils in July." With envelope.

1853 June 6
   

ALS

3 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Regrets missing her call and expresses thanks for the "valuable information" in her letter. Sends four French stamps for Golde and compliments to Miss Charles. With envelope.

[1862 Feb 23]
   

ALS, 166 Albany St. N.W.

3 p. Wednesday morning. Contents: Invites all of the Heimanns for tea next Monday, saying it will be just "ourselves and no ceremony; though it is possible we may ask one other lady to meet you, a Mrs. Gemmer, a new acquaintance." Sends thanks to Golde for the valuable stamps, and asks the name of the "Professorial admirer" of William's Dante. With envelope.

[1865 Oct 25]
   

ALS, 166 Albany Street, N.W.

3 p. Saturday morning. Contents: Says she has been ill, but is now better and ready to get underway with her "enterprise," for which she has selected the colored wools and is sending Mrs. Heimann the pattern. Mentions the pleasant Monday evening they all spent together, and now that she is homebound, looks forward to more such visits. With envelope.

[1865 Nov 11]
   

ALS, 166 Albany St. N.W.

3 p. Tuesday morning. Contents: Includes thank yous for an "elegant bodice," a nice little lozenge box, stamps from Golde, and a "previous batch of stamps and crests hitherto unacknowledged." Hopes to visit soon, but claims that the weather and her health are not cooperating. With envelope.

[1865 Dec 5]
   

ALS, At Mr. Kemp's-Glottenham Robertsbridge Hawkshurst Sussex

5 p. Monday. Contents: Pleased that their "old-world custom of writing to each other has not died out." Writing from a farmhouse in Sussex, she expresses delight in "the greenness and flowers to refresh our London eyes, and a small population of beasts and birds around us." But says they are contemplating moving on to Brighton if they can find lodgings with "every convenience on the ground floor." Hopes that they may run into the Heimanns in Brighton. Mentions Cathy Brown's wedding, and says Henrietta has returned from America and is not worse than expected. With envelope.

[1872 Aug 26]
   

ALS, 17 Robertson Terrace-Hastings

4 p. Tuesday afternoon. Contents: Again extols the "friendly old custom" of letter writing, as having advantages especially "when breath fails or legs fail." Says the family is staying at the seaside, but she and Henrietta are confined to wheelchairs. Speaks highly of the place and their lodgings. With envelope.

[1873 May 6]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

3 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Encloses a little book on "a most painful and shameful subject." She is trying to get signatures for the "Protection" petition to both Houses of Parliament. Would like to visit, but her mother's advanced age and her own and her mother's deteriorating health make it difficult. With envelope.

[1883] May 11
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Sq. W.C.

2 p. Contents: Writes to cancel their upcoming engagement.

n.y. Dec 15
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p., on black-bordered paper. Thursday morning. Contents: Again requests her friend's signature and influence to "help the poor kindly beasts" [referring to fallen women]. Notes receiving a letter of sympathy from their old friends the Harrisons.

n.d.
   

ALS, 45 Upper Albany St. N.W.

2 p. Saturday evening. Contents: Expresses her pleasure at forwarding a "Shanghai introduction" for Charles, as well as the letter that accompanied it. Says this letter mentions Mr. Dulcken and Mr. Clayton of the firm Clayton and Bell. Wishes to arrange an evening next week for them all to get together.

n.d.
    Henderson, Miss
1 18

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

2 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Thanks her, Miss Janet and Miss Margaret Henderson for the kind letter and beautiful photographs, which give an idea "of the grand desolate coast where you live...." Sends a small volume of her prose, which she thinks may be unknown to Miss Henderson.

1883 Mar 28
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

3 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Thanks her for another letter and photograph, as well as a promised book. Hopes Miss Margaret Henderson is "able to enjoy the great pleasure of a literary success such as an exhausted edition indicates." Empathizes with being ill as well as recovering. Gratified that she likes "Seek and Find." With envelope.

1883 Apr 16
    Hunt, Alfred William, Mrs.
1 19

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

1 p. Contents: "Thank you warmly for permitting 2 "V." forms to be sent you…." With envelope.

[1878] Jan 23
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p. Saturday. Contents: Expresses concern for the preservation of "common lands" and the natural country landscape. "Parks are admirable, but they are no complete substitute for delightful free-&-easy fields & heaths...." With envelope.

[1878 Feb] 26
    Ingram, John Henry [2 folders]
2 1

AL in third person, 166 Albany St. N.W.

1 p. Wednesday. Contents: A terse reminder that the copy of Goblin Market borrowed by Mr. Ingram last winter has not yet been returned.

 

[1865 Jul] 19
2 2

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

3 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: "I will try and form a fair estimate of Mrs. Radcliffe's powers from her voluminous works...." Says he need not send "The Italian" as she can borrow it from her brother, but requests a page of the edition he edits, so she can determine how much of her own manuscript "will go to the 180 or 200 . . . pages of print required." With envelope.

[1883] Apr 28
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square W.C.

1 p. Contents: She will try to get the "needful books of reference" from Mudie's, as she can't get to the Museum. With envelope.

1883 May 23
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square W.C.

2 p. Contents: Says she can get "the 4 books in question at Mudie's," but is too weak to work under time pressures. She will see if there is enough information for "the Memoir," and knows of an acquaintance of her brother's, Mr. Jeaffreson, who may be able to help. With envelope.

[1883] May 26
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square W.C.

1 p. Contents: Thanks him for his "concession to [her] weak point." And suggests fifty pounds as payment for her work. With envelope.

[1883] May 28
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p., on black-bordered paper. Tuesday night. Contents: she has heard nothing from her potential contact for information. Suggests another possibility. Says that the books she has found so far have had "few biographical facts, alas!" With envelope.

[1883 Jun 26]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Asks for Mr. Jeaffreson's address, unless Mr. Ingram would rather write to him himself. Agrees that a "review of Mrs. R.'s works and...estimate of their calibre is quite in place in her Memoir" but is concerned about the lack of biographical information. With envelope.

[1883] Jun 28
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Today she heard from her brother that Mr. Jeaffreson cannot remember any sources that would be of help. "So now all fails us except Mr. Garnett and possibilities contingent on our making our wants public." With envelope.

[1883] Jun 29
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

3 p., on black-bordered paper. Thursday morning. Contents: Says her "proof of 'Athenaeum' letter has just come." She writes to tell him that she is leaving town soon and going to Birchington, and sends the books she's borrowed back to him. With envelope.

[1883 Jul 5]
    Jenner, Lady  
2 3

ALS, 30 Torrington Square W.C.

1 p. Contents: Expresses obligation for Lady Jenner's vote for her "Incurable."

1889 Jan
    Leifchild, Miss  
2 4

ALS, 56 Euston Square, N.W.

1 p. Tuesday evening. Contents: Thank you note for her "kind hospitality."

n.d.
    Louisa, Lady  
2 5

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

2 p., on black-bordered paper. Saturday morning. Contents: Thanks her and Lady Bath for their kind sympathy regarding the death of Aunt Charlotte. Gives details of the funeral plans.

[1890]
    Marzials, Theophilus  
2 6

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p. Tuesday. Contents: "You and Mrs. Moncrieff give me pleasure by making use of my words as you propose." She didn't know writers were paid for such things and requests that he settle the matter with the publisher. She is glad he is pleased with "the Pageant," and claims, "It was very pleasant to write, but that by no means guarantees its being at all pleasant to read."

n.d.
    McClure, Edmund  
2 7

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Returns her "revised" and hopes, with minor corrections, it is ready for press. [Probably a hand-copied version of Verses.] Says she is the "executrix" of the estate of her late aunt Eliza Harriet Polidori, who has left fivehundred pounds to the S.P.C.K. (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge).

1893 Jun 16
    Neven, Mlle.  
2 8

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Invites her friend to an exhibition [of the works of brother Dante Gabriel, who has just died] to be held at the Burlington Club. Writes, "I need not tell you how deeply interested we are both in this exhibition . . . , and in the simultaneous exhibition of the R[oyal] A[cademy] at Burlington House.

[1883] Jan 25
    Niles, Thomas
2 9

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

1 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Thankfully acknowledges receipt of a royalty payment, which she claims is better than that of the previous year. Says that in England her sister's "Shadow of Dante" is in its 5th edition, which she feels it certainly merits.

1890 Feb 3
   

ALS, 56 Euston Square, N.W.

Friday. Inscribed in: A Pageant and Other
Poems
by Christina Georgina
Rossetti, PR5237 .P3 1881b

[ca. 1890]
    Preston, Margaret Junkin  
2 10

ALS, 56 Euston Square-London-N.W. England

3 p. Contents: Expresses thanks for her letter and "a volume in which I find form for admiration, & spirit for sympathy" and is pleased to find such "distinct Christianity in combination with intellect." She is unsure if she is addressing "Mrs." Preston by the correct title, but guesses from the tone of her poems that she has at least one child.

[1872] Dec 27
    Proctor, Ellen A.  
2 11

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

3 p. Saturday evening. Contents: Refers to a petition for which she has been soliciting signatures and says she will keep it pending further instructions. Discusses several upcoming "bazaars," one for "anti-Vivisection" and another for "a certain ragged school," but states, "I do not like the bazaar system: there must, I fancy, be better ways of attaining the same result."

[ca. 1880-1885]
    Rossetti, Dante Gabriel [2 folders]
2 12

ALS, 56 Euston Square-N.W.

2 p. Thursday morning. Contents: Announces that she and mother will not be able to visit him at his studio that afternoon, but hope to do so soon. Says that the beauty of the "large modern clematis" is quite different to that of the old-fashioned garden variety, and feels that "it must be a flower adapted to pictorial purposes."

n.d.
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

3 p. Tuesday evening. Contents: Says that their mother "is delighted at the lovingness of [his] thought for her and for us all" but feels they should go home the same night. Asks for an address to which she might send acknowledgment of an etching by William Davies sent to her at his suggestion.

n.d.
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p. Thursday morning. Contents: Expresses concern for his health. Arranges plans for having Christmas dinner with him, but says they have promised to have lunch at William's first. Says that mother "is delighted with the Maenza letter, & . . . means herself to preserve it." Mentions having seen Isabella Rossetti, Mr. Graham, and Mrs. John Marshall.

n.d.
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p. Monday evening. Contents: Thanks him for two letters. Discusses upcoming plans for Christmas day. Thanks him for "unfailing brotherliness, negociating [sic] between Mr. Watts & me." Mentions her hope of doing more writing soon.

n.d.
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p. Monday. Contents: Talks about a misunderstanding with the postal service regarding a parcel--"the grouse." Says that Aunt Charlotte "did ask about the strong young woman." Mentions a mix-up in getting a copy of "Pageant" to the Saturday Review office, and refers to reviews in the Tablet and St. James Gazette, the latter being more favorable.

n.d.
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Sq. W.C.

4 p. Thursday. Contents: Thanks him for his help, but rather than going to the seaside, they hope to secure a place at Tunbridge Wells, as "the green refreshing country promises to suit us all." Talks about a letter of Signor Gambearale that Gabriel must have sent her, and whether to honor his request for books. Says mother and she hope he "will carry out [his] Cumberland plan." Talks about when their books will be out.

n.d.
   

ALS, Fayremead-Sevenoaks

4 p., in blue ink. Friday evening. Contents: Says that everyone but her went to look at a house they might rent in a nearby village. She describes the house and its surroundings and gives the agent's address, in case Gabriel has any questions.

n.d.
   

ALS, 3 Oxford St. Gloucester

1 p. Friday morning. Contents: Says she has found an American owl for sale that she would like to give him, if he likes.

n.d.
2 13

ALS, 30 Torrington Sq. London-W.C.

4 p. Contents: Talks of the good weather and hopes that it helps to restore his health at least a little. Remarks on his new volume, which she and their mother are reading, noting the force and pathos of the "King's Tragedy," as well as marvellous "Cloud Limits." Says both William and Lucy have been ill, but not seriously. Mentions that her "Called to be Saints" is out and supposedly selling well, and her first American review was "fairly favorable."

1881 Oct 12
    Rossetti, Lucy Madox Brown
2 14

ALS, Aldarick Lodge-near Bognor

3 p. Tuesday. Contents: Mentions sending an "at home" back to London for her. Says to tell William that Dr. [Hake?] "appears gratified at the prospect of an Academy review from his pen," although none was guaranteed. Sends kisses to Olivia and hopes that her "poor little arm has recovered from its vaccination," and sends her remembrances to Mrs. Bromley.

[1875 Dec] 28
   

ALS

2 p., on scrap paper. Contents: Eagerly announces that mother's health is much better and "the present danger is quite over." Hopes Lucy's recent attack is over and that Olive's throat gets better soon.

[1884?]
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Sq. London-W.C.

4 p. Wednesday. Contents: Sends love, saying mother liked Olive's letter and Mary's composition. Mentions looking at portraits of Gabriel when Mr. Brown and William visited, and Dr. Littledale dropped in as well. Speaks of several acquaintences, including Mr. Scott, Louisa Parke, Miss Everitt Green, and Mlle. Cambrisson, and reports fairly of both Aunt Charlotte and Aunt Eliza.

[1885]
   

AL, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

4 p. Saturday night. Signature cut out. Contents: Inquires about her knowledge of suitable lodgings at Brighton, describing what their party of four is looking for. Asks to be remembered to Mr. and Mrs. Brown, and wishes Lucy, Olive and Helen well.

n.d.
    Rossetti, William Michael
2 15

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p. Friday. Contents: Thanks him and Lucy from Miss Wilson and herself "for all their details." Refers to Arthur's accident and hopes that he is "continuing to convalesce." Asks if he is interested in this month's Macmillan, which contains Mme. Darmesteter's historical article, "Capt. Antonio Rincon." Mentions a Mr. Shields.

[1889 Sep]
   

ALS, (initials)

3 p. Contents: Asks if he can show her how to get to the "Probate Office," assuming he is going to Somerset House on Monday. She witnessed Sarah Catchpole's will and is needed to "give evidence on account of an inaccuracy."

n.d.
    Russell, Mrs.  
2 16

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

1 p. Contents: Thanks her for the introduction to Mrs. Plowright, who has now completed her trial month and joined them permanently. Sends remembrances to Mrs Bunting. With envelope.

[1892] Nov 23
    Stephens, Frederick George  
2 17

ALS, 81 High St. Hastings

3 p. Tuesday night. Contents: Thanks him for a gift and wishes him great literary and artistic success, "exceeding . . . Jean Ingelow's." Looks forward to his Normandy.

[1865 or 1866]
    Symons, Arthur  
2 18

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p. Contents: Encloses a proof and describes some changes to be made with regard to Time Flies, Sing Song and Seek and Find. Clarifies a point about her mother in "the prose article." She's glad the S.P.C.K. "proved propitious." With envelope with date discrepancy.

1891 Nov 27
    Tebbs, Virtue  
2 19

ALS, 30 Torrington Square W.C.

3 p. Contents: Refers to Time Flies and the "fine collection" [Mrs. Tebb's antique glass collection] dominating the entries of July 13 and 14, of which she "retain[s] a faithful memory." Mentions her friend's daughter and how beautiful it is to be nineteen. With envelope.

1886 [Jan] 4
    Tynan, Katharine  
2 20

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

3 p. Contents: Says she is at the old address because her aunt cannot be moved and she herself has been "invalided" since last summer. Thanks her for the favorable review of her last book and asks which volume she would like for her charity bazaar. With envelope.

[1892] Nov 16
    Wynne Jones, Miss
2 21

ALS, 56 Euston Square-N.W.

3 p. Contents: Encloses a few autographs and says that if any are of particular interest she can attempt further explanation, but admits her knowledge of them is limited.

n.y. Jul 6
   

ALS, 56 Euston Square-London-N.W.

4 p. Tuesday. Contents: Describes a "one volume edition of [her] verse," soon to be released. Talks about a recent trip to Clifton and a Dora Greenwell autograph she would like to give Miss Jones' cousin.

n.d. 19
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

4 p. Tuesday morning. Contents: Thanks her for books lent. Gives the name and address of a former neighbor whom she thinks might "fit into [her] attractive niche." Mentions pleasure at having seen Mr. Christie.

n.d.
    Unidentified  
2 22

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

Acknowledges that it is her lot in life "to dissent from people [she] like[s]." Claims that if she were a man, and therefore "a born teacher & preacher," she could work for him in a position of "protest & of fellowship," but feels he would need more than her to influence those he refers to as "publicans & sinners."

1878 Jun 21
2 23

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

1 p. Contents: "Happy you should avail yourself of the 7 sonnets you name."

1880 Apr 22
2 24

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

1 p., on black-bordered paper. Contents: Expresses pleasure that "Twilight Calm" and "Sparrows" could be of use to him.

1882 Oct 6
2 25

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

2 p. Contents: Sends thanks for the volume "in which [her] brother's name is so sympathetically memorialized." Discusses his tombstone being prepared and her mother's plans for a stained-glass window overlooking his grave.

1883 Dec 13
2 26

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-London-W.C.

2 p. Contents: Asks him not to include the "November" song from the "Pageant" is his volume, as she thinks "extracts far less advisable than whole compositions." But does not object to his use of the stanza from "Windfalls," since it is not a favorite. Asks that he first obtain consent from Messrs. Roberts Brothers of Boston.

1885 Sep 14
2 27

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

1 p. Contents: Thanks him for making an opening for her article, but says she doesn't think she can take advantage of it at present.

n.y. Sep 19
2 28

ALS, 56 Euston Square-N.W.

3 p. Tuesday morning. Contents: Invites him to call on her, as she is "so much at home," although less of an invalid than when she saw Mrs. Dodge. Says she would like to be included in the "attractively beautiful" pages of St. Nicholas, but fears she will not find a piece that is suitable.

n.d.
2 29

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

1 p. Saturday. Contents: Sends a postal order and "[h]earty congratulations on . . . [his] permanently improved prospects."

n.d.
   

ALS, 30 Torrington Square-W.C.

3 p., on black-bordered paper. Saturday. Contents: Sends "L'Arpa Evangelica" for his acceptance and sends back his extract, pointing out that a certain poem is her father's and not Dante's. Talks about the history of this poem, called "Minaccioso l'Arcangel di guerra," claiming she knows nothing of Sr. Zambelli setting its words to music.

n.d.
2 30

ALS

1 p. Contents: Asks the person not to respond, as it is "most imprudent policy to bore . . . those of whom one asks favours!"

n.d.
   

ALS fragment

1 p. Contents: Refers to an Italian prince, whom she claims has done well, and hopes "will never repent of having foregone a kingdom."

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