To Mary in Summer


Production Description

Document Title: To Mary, in summer
Author: DGR
Date of composition: 1847
Type of Manuscript: fair copy holograph
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Duke University Library
Catalog Number: Rossetti Writings XVII

Physical Description

Paper: ruled white laid paper
Watermark: none
Dimensions of Document: 6 x 8.25 in.
Other Physical Features: The paper is from a notebook.


  • Baum, Manuscripts in the Duke University Library, 11, 54-55.

Scholarly Commentary


This holograph fair copy, the earliest of the extant manuscripts, differs in significant ways from the later versions revised by DGR. It is oddly paginated in another hand, with the page numbered “2” carrying the last two stanzas of DGR's juvenile poem on Napoleon, “The End of It”. The two pages are torn from a notebook where their sequence would have been (using the handwritten numeration on the manuscript) 2, 1, 3, 4.

Printing History

The text of this manuscript was first printed by Baum in 1931 (see bibliography below). It is here first gathered into DGR's collected works.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 10-1847.dukems.rad.xml
Copyright: Special Collection Library, Duke University