Letter to James Smetham, August 10, 1868

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: Letter to James Smetham, August 10, 1868
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1868 August 10
Type of Manuscript: letter
Person to Whom the Manuscript was Assigned: Smetham, James
Note: The letter comprises four pages.
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Victoria and Albert Museum Library

Scholarly Commentary


This letter contains the earliest fair copied text we have of the pair of “Newborn Death” sonnets. DGR offers three possible readings for line 11 of the second sonnet.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: dgr.ltr.0542.rad.xml