Letter to William Holman Hunt, January 30, 1855

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Letter to William Holman Hunt, January 30, 1855
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1855 January 23
Type of Manuscript: letter
Person to Whom the Manuscript was Assigned: William Holman Hunt
Note: The letter comprises four pages.
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Collection of Mrs. William Joseph
Catalog Number: 23351

Scholarly Commentary


This letter contains one of the three manuscript copies of the sonnet “A Dark Day” that DGR sent to friends about the time he wrote the sonnet in January 1855. As eventually published by DGR, the sonnet is very different from this early manuscript text.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: dgr.ltr.0540.rad.xml
Copyright: From the collection of Mrs. Michael Joseph.