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Robert Southey (1774-1843), poet, was born at Bristol on 12 August 1774. He attended schools in Corston and Bristol before entering Westminster School in 1788, from which he was expelled in 1792 for protesting against excessive flogging. He was admitted to Balliol College, Oxford, in 1792, where he carried out private studies and did not take a degree. Southey visited Spain in 1795, and Portugal in 1800, before settling at Keswick, where he engaged in compiling and translating Spanish and Portuguese works. He contributed pieces to the Quarterly review from 1808. His poems include 'The Inchcape Rock' and 'After Blenheim'. He died at Greta Hall, Keswick, on 21 March 1843.

From the guide to the Robert Southey: Letters to Neville White and Simon Wilkin, 1824-1837, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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Dr Andrew Bell (1753-1832), Church of England clergyman, was a pioneer of educational reform through the Madras system and the National Society for the Education of the Poor, and the founder of Madras College, St Andrews.

Robert Southey (1774-1843) was a Romantic poet, biographer and reviewer.

From the guide to the Robert Southey, The life of Andrew Bell, 1843., 1843, 1888, (University of St Andrews)

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referencedIn Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843 Houghton Library
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn ORIGINAL. letters, etc., chiefly of, or relating to, composers, musicians, and singers; 1578-1860 1. Writ of precipe to the Sheriff of Norfolk for the observance by Sir Thomas Gresham and Anne, his wife, of an agreement with John Weld relative to a m..., 1578-1860 British Library
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referencedIn Vol. I. (ff. 389). 1. POEMS, etc., mostly holograph, of S. T. Coleridge, viz.:-(a) Two drafts (the first incomplete) of "Lewti or the Circassian's Love-chant." In the first draft the title was originally "The wild Indian's Love-chaunt," and the name ..., 1795-1835 British Library
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referencedIn JOAN of Arc: a poem in ten books, by Robert Southey. Autograph; with notes and corrections for the first edition by the author and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Imperfect at the beginning. Prefixed is the autograh preface to R. Southey's "Letters written ..., approximately 1797 British Library
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creatorOf Robert Southey, The life of Andrew Bell, 1843., 1843, 1888 University of St Andrews
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referencedIn FORTY-FIVE, Original letters from Robert Southey to Colonel, afterwards General, [William] Peachy; 15 May 1808-7 Apr. 1837. Paper. Small Folio. British Library
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associatedWith Wilkin Simon 1790-1862 person
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