Autumn Song (Ashley Library fair copy, three stanza version)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Autumn Song
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1848
Type of Manuscript: fair copy
Collation: 1 small leaf


Current Location: British Library, Ashley Collection
Catalog Number: Ashley B1417

Physical Description

Paper: one of ruled cream laid paper
Dimensions of Document: 22 x 17.2 cm

Scholarly Commentary


This is an early holograph manuscript copy of the sonnet, with only accidental variants from the received print text—though one of these, in line 10, is important. This mansucript, like the one in the Getty manuscript book, represents the three stanza version of the poem.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 7-1848.blms.rad.xml
Copyright: By permission of the British Library