Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900

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Birth 1825-06-09
Death 1900-01-20
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English

Biographical notes:

Richard Doddridge Blackmore was an English novelist and poet, Blackmore wrote several novels and many volumes of poetry, but is chiefly known for the historical romance Lorna Doone (1869) set on Exmoor.

From the description of Richard Doddridge Blackmore letter, 26 Jan. 1895. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 429679657

Richard Doddridge Blackmore, British novelist and fruit farmer, best known for his Lorna Doone.

From the description of R. D. Blackmore manuscript material : 2 items, 1884-1896 (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 76805918

From the guide to the R. D. Blackmore manuscript material : 2 items, 1884-1896, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

English novelist.

From the description of Letter to Carrie Alger [manuscript], 1882 October 18. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807882

From the description of Letter to Harrison Weir Kent [manuscript], 1896 January 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647804780

From the description of Letter, 1889 Oct. 28. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14881595

British author.

From the description of Papers of Richard Doddridge Blackmore [manuscript], 1869-1896. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805938

From the description of Papers, 1869-1896. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958300

British novelist.

From the description of Letters of R.D. Blackmore [manuscript] 1884-86. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647940342

From the description of Letter of R.D. Blackmore, Teddington, to H. Glaisher, London [manuscript] 1895 September 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647940340

From the description of Letter and lettercard, 1885 and 1898. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32135351

English author of Lorna Doone.

From the description of Letter to Mr. Heath [manuscript], 1886 April 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647844529

English novelist and poet.

From the description of Letter : to an unidentified professor, [18--]. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122617109

English author of "Lorna Doone."

From the description of Letter to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647842023

English author.

From the description of Letter to Mrs. Owen [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647875434

From the description of Letter, 1881 August 31, Teddington, to his sister "Ellen" [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647832555

From the description of Papers of R.D. Blackmore, 1884, 1890, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647825670

From the description of Letter : Teddington, to Mr. Heath, 1886 April 5. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32671813

From the description of Letter : Teddington, to Mr. Holberton, 1881 May 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31084414

From the description of Letter to "Master Stoughton" [manuscript], 1896 April 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806291

From the description of Letter of R.D. Blackmore [manuscript], 1894 May 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807619

From the description of Letter to Mrs. Doubleday [manuscript], 1894 May 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807603

From the description of Letter to Joseph Knight [manuscript], 1894 March 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807893

From the description of Letters of R.D. Blackmore, 1890 July. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959261

From the description of Letter to Joseph Knight, 1894 March 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959393

From the description of Letter to Mrs. Doubleday, 1894 May 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959233

From the description of Letters, 1894 and 1897. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959278

From the description of Letter to Professor Richard Owen, 1885 May 30. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959177

From the description of Letter to G.B. Smith [manuscript], 1895 December 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807597

From the description of Letter and receipt to Sampson, Low, Marston & Company [manuscript], 1879 July 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647845512

From the description of Letter to an unknown recipient [manuscript], 1895 March 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833940

From the description of Letter and receipt : Teddington, to Sampson, Low, Marston & Company, 1879 July 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32671823

From the description of Letter to Mr. Holberton [manuscript], 1881 May 16. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647839221

From the description of Letter to G.B. Smith, 1895 December 2. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959208

From the description of Letter to Mrs. Kroeker [manuscript], n.y. March 27. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647875723

From the description of Letter of R.D. Blackmore, 1894 May 17. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959266

From the description of Letter to "Master Stoughton", 1896 April 23. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32958498

From the description of Letter to the Rev. Charles John Down, [manuscript], 1889 January 4. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823054

From the description of Letter of R.D. Blackmore, Teddington, to Mr. Whiten [manuscript] 1897 August 14. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647940334

Richard Doddridge Blackmore (1825-1900) was an English poet, novelist and translator. Though he initially trained as a lawyer, Blackmore retired due to poor health and worked instead as an educator, a gardener and a writer. His best known works include Lorna Doone: a romance of Exmoor and The Maid of Sker. A large portion of his work was written under the pseudonym "Melanter."

From the guide to the Richard Doddridge Blackmore Letters, 1890, 1896, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

British author R. D. Blackmore wrote novels of romance and adventure, including Lorna Doone.

From the description of Letters, Teddington, London, to Kate Freilingrath-Kroeker, 1877 May 14 and 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 34969083

English poet and novelist.

From the description of Letters of R.D. Blackmore [manuscript], 1871-1891. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647807080

From the description of Letters of R.D. Blackmore, 1871-1891. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32959190

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