Landor, Walter Savage, 1775-1864

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1775-01-30
Death 1864-09-17
Britons
Italian, English, Latin

Biographical notes:

British poet.

From the description of Kisses in former times : autograph mansucript copy of the poem signed : [Siena], 1860 July 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598966

Epithet: of Add MS 36513

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001298.0x000290

Walter Savage Landor was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and translator.

From the description of Walter Savage Landor collection of papers, 1778-1929 bulk (1808-[1864]). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164231

English author and poet.

From the description of Letter, 1843 Nov. 17, to the Countess of Blessington. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500058

Epithet: of Add MS 38794

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001298.0x000291

Landor, an English poet and prose writer, is best remembered for his work IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS.

From the description of Walter Savage Landor correspondence, 1797-1887. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 609870444

British poet and writer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Bath], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1858 June 30]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663112033

From the description of Collection of autograph letters signed (49) : Bath, Florence, etc., to Eliza Lynn Linton, 1854 March 13-1864 Jan. and undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598482

From the description of Autograph note : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1860 Oct.?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663579518

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1864 Jan.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663572919

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1862 Mar.?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663469662

From the description of Autograph statement signed : [Florence], [1860?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663503601

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1860 July]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663477304

From the description of Autograph letter : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1859 May 24]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663488253

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [late 1860?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663476249

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1860 June?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663568243

From the description of Autograph letter : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1859] May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663474150

From the description of Autograph note : [Siena], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1859 Sept.?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663590951

From the description of Autograph letter : Florence, to Eliza Lynn Linton, 1858 Oct. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663597666

From the description of Autograph note : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1860 Oct.?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663576017

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Bath], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1858 June]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663605565

From the description of Collection of manuscipts and autograph letters signed : Bath, Florence, etc., [1824-1864]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270599156

From the description of Autograph note : place not specified, to Eliza Lynn Linton, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663624851

From the description of Autograph letter signed with initials : [Bath], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1858 May 29]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663648794

From the description of Autograph letter : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [ca. 1860]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663619274

From the description of Autograph note : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [ca. 1860?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663631407

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1860 Feb.?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663112274

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Bath], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1854 Mar. 13]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663101368

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1860] June 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663115979

From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1857 Nov.?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663101430

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Bath], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1858 Feb. 2]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663101659

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1862] Dec. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663101491

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Fiesole], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1858 Oct. 2]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663114750

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1860 Nov.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663098851

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Fiesole, to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1858 Aug.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663112089

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Bath], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1858 Mar. 18?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663103465

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1863 Dec.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663099343

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Bath], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1858 Apr. 15]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663103493

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Bath], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [ca. 1858]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663110575

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Bath], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1858 June 22]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663110612

From the description of Autograph letter : [Bath], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1857 Dec. 31]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663103318

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1863] Dec. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662728188

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1860 June 2]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662737527

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Florence, to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1860] Mar. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663145528

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1862 May 12]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663140806

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1860] Apr. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663158227

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Bath], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [ca. 1857 Nov.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663145629

From the description of Autograph letter : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1862 May 25]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663143506

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [ca. 1859-1860]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662705226

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1863?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662708243

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1861 Apr.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662715816

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1862 Jan.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662692618

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Florence, to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1859 Dec.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662708650

From the description of Autograph letter : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1860] Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662630008

From the description of Autograph letter : [Florence], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1858] Oct. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662637560

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Bath], to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1858 Apr. 11]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663609889

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Florence, to Eliza Lynn Linton, [1860] Nov. 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 663478549

English author Walter Savage Landor was born into privileged and wealthy circumstances. Proud and quarrelsome as a youth, he was unable to finish his formal education. He travelled instead, and began writing; his poetry was often intentionally obscure, much of it written in Latin, and used traditional forms to espouse his political and social views. He also wrote epigrams, drama, and prose, but is best remembered for his Imaginary Conversations, dialogues by famous or invented characters. Contentious and unruly in his personal, life, Landor was a gifted and inventive writer who influenced many contemporary writers and impacted modernists such as Ezra Pound.

From the description of Walter Savage Landor letter to My dear sir, [1852?] Feb. 28. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60678040

Walter Savage Landor, English poet and author best-known for Imaginary Conversations (1824-29) and Pericles and Aspasia (1836), faced financial difficulties and family problems for most of his adult life. After living in Italy from 1821 to 1835, a quarrel with his wife Julia Thuillier Landor resulted in his return to Bath until 1858, when a libel suit drove him to Florence for the remainder of his life.

From the description of Landor papers, 1838-ca. 1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82602039

From the description of Landor papers, 1838-ca. 1880. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702147442

Walter Savage Landor, English poet and author.

From the description of Walter Savage Landor manuscript material : 207 items, 1825-1860 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 706952368

Epithet: of Add MS 18204

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001298.0x00028d

Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864) was an English author.

From the description of Correspondence of Walter Savage Landor, ca. 1828-ca. 1870. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122593852

English author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bath, to an unidentified recipient, [no year] June 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871249

English poet and prose writer.

From the description of Letter, 1856 Feb. 17, to I. Crookes, with envelope. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510753

British poet and author.

From the description of Ad Garibaldum and Epitaphium : autograph manuscript signed of two poems : place not specified, [1857 Oct. 9]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662517886

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Florence, to R. Vogue, Esq., [1864] Aug. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662523124

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Florence, to an unidentified recipient, [no year] Apr. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662520573

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bath, to an unidentified recipient, [1851 or later] July 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270598476

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [Bath], to Mrs. Crosse, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662517935

From the description of Imaginary conversation : Garibaldi and Bosco : [Florence?] : autograph manuscript signed, [ca. 1824?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662509118

From the description of Autograph letter signed : place not specified, to an unidentified recipient, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662514316

From the description of To the Princess Belgiojoso : autograph manuscript signed of the poem : place not specified, 1857 Oct. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662517542

From the description of Palinodia : autograph manuscript signed of the poem : place not specified, [1857 Oct. 9]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 662517903

Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), the English poet and prose writer, was a classical enthusiast who had a turbulent career in several European countries and died in Florence. For fuller details see the Dictionary of National Biography

From the guide to the Literary fragments and three letters by Walter Savage Landor, ca. 1800-1928, (Leeds University Library)

Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864) was an English author.

John Forster (1812-1876) was an English historian and biographer.

From the description of Landor-Forster papers, 1838-1870. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122510300

Walter Savage Landor was educated at Rugby School and Trinity College, Oxford, from which he was sent down in 1794 after firing a gun at the windows of a fellow-student. In the course of a long and frequently unsettled life, Landor published poetry, criticism, travel works and memoirs, and is now principally remembered for the prose dialogues Imaginary Conversations (1824-1853).

Landor was acquainted with some of the notable literary figures of his time, including Charles Lamb, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Charles Dickens, Robert Southey, and John Forster, but both his literary and his personal relationships were often marked by quarrels and difficulties. He married Julia Thuillier in 1811; the Landors and their growing family lived in Florence until 1835, when Landor separated from his wife and returned to England. In 1857, after a series of legal and financial entanglements culminated in a costly libel judgement against him, Landor fled back to Florence, where he made several unsuccessful attempts at residing with his family before he was eventually settled in an apartment by Robert Browning and given an allowance by his brothers at Browning's request. In the last year of his life, he was visited by Algernon Charles Swinburne, who dedicated his "Atalanta in Calydon" to him. Landor died in Florence on September 17, 1864, survived by his four children.

From the guide to the Landor papers, 1838-ca. 1880, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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  • Latin poetry, Medieval and modern
  • Letters--19th century
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  • Manuscripts--English
  • Play
  • Poets, English--19th century--Manuscripts
  • Family--England--Domestic relations
  • English literature--19th century
  • Inheritance and succession
  • Family--Domestic relations
  • Poetry
  • Authors, English--19th century--Family
  • Poets, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Authors, English--19th century
  • Authors, English--Archives
  • Letters 19th century
  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Italian literature 19th century

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