Letter to William Bell Scott, July 1869, manuscript

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Letter to William Bell Scott, July 1869
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1869 (circa July)
Person to Whom the Manuscript was Assigned: Scott, William Bell
Note: Only the last two pages of the letter are extant, and the date (ca. July 1869) is determined from the context. The letter cannot be later than July and is unlikely to be earlier than June.
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Princeton University Library
Catalog Number: 23352
Note: The letter is in Box 9 folder 7 of the Troxell Collections.

Physical Description

Other Physical Features: 4 pages, 22 x 18cm. The leaf is folded to make four sides; the poem is copied on the last folded page.

Scholarly Commentary


The letter contains a fair copy of DGR's sonnet “ Love's Lovers.” Of it DGR writes in the letter: “I have not been in much of a poeticizing mood lately, & hardly know how many of my doings remain unseen by you. I copy the last. I am about to have all the poetry I can get together of mine printed roughly for my own use in slips, & keep it by me as stock for selection ultimately with a view to a possible vol. This will induce me to write more & to get advice from the few friends one cares to show the things to. I shall only print a few copies.”

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: dgr.ltr.0534.rad.xml