The Trees of the Garden (British Library fair copy)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: The Trees of the Garden
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1875?
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Collation: 1 page
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: British Library
Catalog Number: Ashley 1408

Physical Description

Paper: Unruled white laid paper
Watermark: 18[ ]
Dimensions of Document: 11.5 x 18 cm

Scholarly Commentary


This text of the sonnet differs (in lines 13-14) from the received text deriving from the sonnet's first publication in the 1881 Ballads and Sonnets . The composition date is a surmise. The manuscript in the British Library is gathered with a letter from DGR to Watts Dunton that dates from mid-August 1881, subsequent to the publication of the Ballads and Sonnets volume.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 2-1875.blms.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the British Library