Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Southey mss., II, 1834-1843, consist of poet Robert Southey's own annotated copy of his only published work of fiction The Doctor, &c (London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green and Longman, 1834- 1847). Volumes 1-5 were published anonymously between 1834 and 1838; volumes 6-7, edited by Southey's nephew, John Wood Warter, appeared posthumously in 1847. The first five volumes are marked by Southey, apparently with the intention of producing a second edition, and include a detailed note about type sizes, suggested word changes and insertions, and some quotations from other writers. Most of the notes are appended to pages of the book but some are on inserted slips of paper. A small photograph of an unidentified woman is loosely laid-in vol. 2, between pages 246-247. [Lilly PR5464 .D6 1834 copy 2]

Collection size: 7 items

Related manuscripts: Southey mss.

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