Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897

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Birth 1824-09-28
Death 1897-10-24

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Epithet: poet and anthologist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000976.0x0001d4

Francis Turner Palgrave was raised in London and educated at Oxford; he worked for the Privy Council's Education Office from 1849-1884. In his day, he was known as a poet, critic, and editor, publishing several books of verse and numerous critical essays on art and literature. He is probably best known for the well-considered anthology, Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language, which has been inordinately popular and has never been out of print. Palgrave also had many famous friendships, notably with Lord Tennyson and Matthew Arnold. After his retirement from civil service, he held the poetry chair at Oxford for two successive terms.

From the description of Francis Turner Palgrave letter to Thomas De Quincey, 1853 Dec. 5. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 69934743

English anthologist and art critic.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 1889 Jan. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 669970603

English poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : to J.B. Gilder, 1889 Jan. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133771

English poet and critic.

From the description of Autograph letters signed : 5 York Gate, N.W., [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1870 Dec. 5 and 1870 Dec. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125469


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