Sonnets and Fragments (Princeton/Troxell bound manuscript volume)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: D. G. ROSSETTI


Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1848-1881
Collation: [i-iii], 1-20
Note: The manuscripts were posthumously gathered and bound in this volume; they date from various periods.
Scribe: DGR


Current Location: Princeton University Library
Catalog Number: 23291, 23292
Note: The book was bound by Charles Fairfax Murray and passed to the library through the Troxell collection bequest.

Scholarly Commentary


This volume is a heterogeneous collection of poetical and prose materials bound together by Charles Fairfax Murray after DGR's death. The collection is especially interesting for the set of notebook pages gathered here. Comparing these disbound pages with other notebook materials, one can see clearly that DGR (a) used his notebooks as sites for scripting poetical ideas and fragments, and (b) drafted in the notebooks parts of poems that were in a process of continuous development during the 1870s.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: sonnets.prinms.rad.xml
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