Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1809-08-06
Death 1892-10-06
Britons
English, German

Biographical notes:

The recipient was Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, daughter of Queen Victoria, with whom Tennyson had an extensive correspondence.

From the description of Alfred Tennyson letter to Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, 1867 Oct. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754865322

British poet.

From the description of Papers, 1831-1909. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20188602

Tennyson was Poet Laureate of England during much of the latter part of the 19th century. Hayne was a 19th-century American Southern poet and critic who is sometimes referred to as the poet laureate of the South.

From the description of [Letter] 1884 Apr. 15, Farringford [to] Paul H. Hayne / Tennyson. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 464251401

Poet, father of Governor-General, 2nd Baron.

From the description of Poem [manuscript]. 1889. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225829438

Alfred Tennyson, English poet.

From the description of Alfred Tennyson collection, 1775-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81870216

From the description of Alfred Tennyson collection, 1775-1929. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152221

Tennyson was a British poet. H. D. Rawnsley was a British author who wrote about Tennyson.

From the description of Papers, 1823-1892. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122505843

From the guide to the Papers, 1823-1892., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Alfred Tennyson is generally regarded as the leading poet of Victorian England. The fourth of twelve children born to a Lincolnshire rector, Tennyson's family circumstances were often turbulent. He published a book of poems in his teens, and attended Trinity College; although he made lasting friendships and furthered his reputation as a poet, financial issues prevented his taking a degree. He gradually earned his reputation as England's most gifted poet, beginning with the 1842 publication of Poems, and firmly established with the 1855 publication of Maud and Other Poems. Poet Laureate from 1850 until his death, Tennyson's poems rely on traditional forms, and are renowned for their remarkable imagery, cadence, and Tennyson's poetic ear. He was the most famous English author of his era, and became Baron Tennyson in 1884, the first English writer raised to the peerage.

From the description of Alfred Tennyson letters, 1856-1888. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 65223188

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892) was poet laureate in succession to Wordsworth from 1850. For a full account of his life and work see the Dictionary of National Biography .

From the guide to the Correspondence and literary works relating to Alfred Lord Tennyson and his family, 1827-1906, (Leeds University Library)

English poet laureate.

From the description of Letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1876 February 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647808539

Tennyson was poet laureate of England, 1850-1892.

From the description of Alfred Tennyson papers, 1860; 1868 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 26507097

From the guide to the Alfred Tennyson Papers, ;, 1860, 1868, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Rare Book Literary and Historical Papers.)

Alfred Tennyson was born on 6 August 1809 at Somersby, Lincolnshire. At the age of seven he was sent to live with his grandmother at Louth where he attended Louth Grammar School. He returned home in 1820 to be educated by his father. In 1827 he entered Trinity College Cambridge, where he won the Chancellor's Gold Medal in 1828 for his poem Timbuctoo . Tennyson published Poems Chiefly Lyrical in 1830 and Poems in 1832, which were given a mixed reception by several periodicals. In 1842 he published another volume of poems which established his popularity. Tennyson received a Civil List pension of £200 per year in 1845 and he was appointed Poet Laureate in 1850. In June 1855 Tennyson received the degree of DCL from Oxford University. Tennyson continued writing poetry until the last year of his life. He died on 5 October 1892 at the age of 83.

From the guide to the Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, 1880-1884, (Senate House Library, University of London)

English poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "My dear Grove" [George (later Sir George) Grove, editor of Macmillans Magazine], [1872 Dec. 2]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872343

From the description of Papers, 1865 and n.d. [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647830627

From the description of Letter to Alexander Strahan [manuscript], 1875 February 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647845077

From the description of Letter and photograph of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1867, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31084221

From the description of The Throstle : autograph manuscript signed of a poem of four stanzas : Freshwater, Isle of Wight, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270858375

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Maidstone, Kent, to William Macready, [no year] Aug. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855019

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Haslemere, Surrey, to Sir John, 1879 Oct. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855023

From the description of Autograph note signed : [n.p.], to Jane, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855037

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to R[ichard] H[enry] Horne, [1846] Dec. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270854992

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : London and Haslemere, to Messrs. Kegan Paul, 1882 Jan. 31 and 1883 Oct. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855028

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to William Henry Brookfield, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855007

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, [no year] Aug. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855027

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "Job", [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855018

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Freshwater, I.O.W., to Charles Esmarck, 1888 Apr. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855015

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Freshwater, Isle of Wight, to an unidentified recipient, 1871 Apr. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855025

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Isle of Wight, to John Forster, [1852 Sept. 4]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855020

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : [Cheltenham] and Freshwater, I.O.W., to W.R. Dempster, [1846] Nov. 14, 1856 Oct. 15 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855035

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270854985

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Emma, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855011

From the description of Autograph letter signed (2) : Farringford, I.O.W. and [n.p.], to James Knowles, 1866 Jan. 31 and 1873 Dec. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855032

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Haslemere, Surrey, to Madam, 1884 Nov. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270854978

From the description of Letter to Sophy Cracroft [manuscript], 1875 November 29. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647877414

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Somersby, to Mr. W. Metcalfe at his Printing-Office in Cambridge, [ca. 1831] Watermark: J. Whatman/1830. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571454

From the description of Crossing the Bar : facsimile, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980585

From the description of Letter : Farringford, to [Alexander Strahan?], 1875 February 19. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32671816

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Aldworth, Blackdown, Haslemere, to Alexander Strahan, 1870 Nov. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270126269

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Harringford, Freshwater, Isle of Wight ; and Aldworth, Blackdown, Haslemere, to Arthur Sullivan, 1868 Oct. 12 to 1870 Nov. 6, with 1 undated letter. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125294

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Freshwater, I.O.W. and Haslemere, to Mr. Farrar, 1872 Feb. 6 and 1884 Dec. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855030

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Twickenham, to Elizabeth Barrett, [1852 Aug. 11]. Browning. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855008

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Owen, 1865 Oct. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270855014

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Mr. A. Wigan, [1845 Oct. 8]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270854995

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Freshwater, I. O. W., to " The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge", [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270854989

From the description of Letter signed : Haslemere, Surrey, to F.O. White, 1886 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857717

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to "My dear Professor", 1867 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571447

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Aldworth, Haslemere, Surrey, to Sir James Thomas Knowles, 1887 Nov. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270571442

From the description of Album, 1853-1898. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541902

From the description of Papers of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1788-1878. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34931268

The original manuscript was given by Tennyson to Tuckerman, 20 Jan. 1855. It is now at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

From the description of Locksley hall : stats, undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612873387

Alfred Tennyson was a British poet and playwright.

From the description of Alfred Tennyson collection of papers, 1823-1907. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122570619

From the guide to the Alfred Tennyson collection of papers, 1823-1907, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Edgar F. Shannon, Jr. was the fourth President of the University of Virginia and a noted Tennyson scholar.

From the description of Break; break; break, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50061344

Poet.

Born on August 6, 1809, in Somersby, Lincolnshire, Tennyson's early poetic influences included Lord Byron and Percy Shelley. In 1827 he began attending Trinity College at Cambridge University. He published his first work, "Poems, chiefly lyrical," in 1830. In 1831, following the death of his father, Tennyson left the university without finishing his degree. He published a second work in 1832 which was poorly reviewed, and he ceased to publish again for ten years.

During this time Tennyson attempted to work in the woodcarving business, but without success. In 1842 his luck changed and his published works were again successful. In 1850 he married Emily Sellwood, and in November of that year he was appointed poet laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth. His family settled in Farringford on the Isle of Wight, and it was at this time that he published his famous, The charge of the light brigade. In 1883 he received a peerage from Queen Victoria.

Tennyson died on October 6, 1892, and is buried in Westminister Abbey.

From the description of Tennyson letter, 1865. (Florida State University). WorldCat record id: 50654961

Poet Laureate, 1850-1892.

Epithet: poet

Title: 1st Baron Tennyson

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000623.0x000356

Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) was a British poet who served as Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1850-1892. Notable works include In Memoriam (1850), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854), and Idylls of the King (1859).

  • 1830: "The Kraken"
  • 1833: Ulysses
  • 1842 (ca.): Break, Break, Break
  • 1847: Tears, Idle Tears
  • 1850: In Memoriam
  • 1851: "The Eagle"
  • 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade
  • 1859: Idylls of the King
  • 1889: Crossing the Bar

From the guide to the Alfred Tennyson Collection, 1852-1875, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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