Sister Helen (corrected copy of lines 204-231, Princeton/Troxell collection): Rossetti Archive Document

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Sister Helen, lines 204-231
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1879 (circa)
Type of Manuscript: draft manuscript
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Troxell Collection, Princeton U. Library
Catalog Number: 23281
Note: Library location, CO189 box 4

Physical Description

Other Physical Features: The photcopy measures 5 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches.

Scholarly Commentary


This text is taken from a photocopy in the Troxell Collection at the Princeton University Library. The copy displays the recto and verso of a single leaf of a small notebook bearing DGR's corrected copy of received stanzas 30-33. Like stanzas 35 and 39, these were added to the poem in 1879 as DGR was getting his works ready for the publication that eventually became the two volumes of 1881. The augmented Sister Helen appeared in Poems. A New Edition .

Textual History: Composition

In this manuscript stanzas 30-31, 33 were written first in fair copies; these are on the recto, and 31, 33 are written on a small leaf pasted down over a previous text. Stanza 32 was written later and appears on the verso; there is a heavily corrected draft of this stanza as well as a fair copy.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 2-1851.troxms1.rad.xml
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