Patmore, Coventry, 1823-1896

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Birth 1823-07-23
Death 1896-11-26

Biographical notes:

Coventry Patmore was a British poet. He was appointed assistant in the printed book department of the British Museum in November 1846 and retired some time after 1865.

From the description of Coventry Patmore letters and photograph, 1842-1865. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38273331

English poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to William Makepeace Thackeray, 1863 Mar. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270851289

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : various places, to John Dennis, 1891 June 27 and [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872088

Patmore was a British poet born in Essex in 1823. His first volume of poems, published in 1844, caught the attention of the critics. Gabriel Rossetti introduced him to the artist Holman Hunt, and thus Patmore was drawn into the pre-Raphaelite movement. He also wrote essays of criticism and theory.

From the description of Letters to William Holman Hunt, 1852-1865. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 83030784

Coventry Patmore was an English novelist, poet, essayist, and literary critic.

From the description of Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore collection of papers, [1841]-1948 bulk ([1841]-1892). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430914

From the guide to the Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore collection of papers, 1841]-1948, 1841-1892, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Coventry Patmore, English poet and essayist.

From the guide to the Coventry Patmore manuscript material : 5 items, ca. 1850's-1870's, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English poet.

Patmore received little formal education yet in 1844 published his first book of poems. He worked in the British Museum from 1846-1864. Patmore made the acquaintance of the pre-Raphaelite group and converted to Catholicism in 1864. Much of his verse concerns religious subjects.

From the description of Coventry Patmore Collection, 1818-1945, bulk 1818-1896. (Boston College). WorldCat record id: 33953143


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