Jan Van Hunks (Duke University Library)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Jan Van Hunks
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1846; 1881-2
Type of Manuscript: draft
Collation: 7 leaves
Note: The manuscript is in three distinct sections: an initial leaf (early draft page); two leaves (unfolded note paper); four leaves (disbound from one of DGR's typical ruled notebooks).
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Duke University Library
Catalog Number: Rossetti Writings XXIV. Jan Van Hunks

Scholarly Commentary


This interesting manuscript preserves an early draft state of the poem in a single initial leaf along with six other leaves carrying later versions and revisions. The last four leaves are the latest and exhibit DGR's work on the poem as it was executed in 1881-1882. The two central leaves seem to represent relatively early fair copy work.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 3-1846.dukems.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the Special Collections Library, Duke University