The Laird of Waristoun (corrected draft manuscript)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Production Description

Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Author: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Date of composition: 1861
Type of Manuscript: corrected draft
Collation: 2 leaves
Note: The text is written on the recto of each leaf, with the verso of the first leaf (in DGR's hand) carrying the last two stanzas of the ballad (in Swinburne's hand). The second leaf is a composite of both hands.
Scribe: DGR and Swinburne


Current Location: Princeton University Library
Catalog Number: 23286
Note: T. J. Wise had this volume of materials bound together.

Physical Description

Cover: Brown morocco
Paper: 8 x 12 7/10 in. blue laid
Watermark: TH Busbridge
Other Physical Features: The paper is the kind that Swinburne often used. DGR is never known to have used it. Also bound up with this manuscript are Swinburne's manuscript “Notes on Rossetti's Works, 2 Vols 1886”; a printed proof text of DGR's “After the French Liberation of Italy”; and the privately printed (1910) text of Swinburne's “A Record of a Friendship”.

Scholarly Commentary


The manuscript is in two hands, DGR's and Swinburne's. DGR has written out the first 80 lines of the ballad, Swinburne has written out the rest. Most of the corrections are Swinburne's, except for a few textual changes in lines 1-80 that DGR made as he was composing the verse. The actual revisions in lines 1-80 are all by Swinburne.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 4-1861.troxms.rad.xml
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