Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Coleridge mss., 1812-1871, consist of primarily correspondence from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834. Coleridge was born on October 22, 1772 in Ottery St Mary, Devon, England. He attended Jesus College in Cambridge. In 1798, he and William Wordsworth published Lyrical Ballads, which began the Romantic Age of English Literature. He is best known for the long poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Christabel, and the short poem Kubla Khan.

In addition to S.T. Coleridge, correspondents include: Hartley Coleridge, 1796-1849, author; Sir John Taylor Coleridge, 1790-1870, judge; and Sir John Duke Coleridge, 1st baron Coleridge, lord chief justice of England. Also in the collection are a couple of poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and a couple of sonnets by Hartley Coleridge.

An inventory is available.

Acquired: 1961

Collection size: 15 items

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