Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914

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English critic and poet.

From the description of Letter signed : Putney, to John Payne, 1909 June 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661256

From the description of Autograph letter signed : The Pines, to Lewis Melville, 1908 Oct. 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270661246

Theodore Watts-Dunton was an English poet, novelist, and literary critic.

From the description of Theodore Watts-Dunton collection of papers, 1872-1912. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122465636

From the guide to the Theodore Watts-Dunton collection of papers, 1871-1914, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Theodore Watts-Dunton was an author and critic, perhaps best known for his notable literary friendships. Born in Huntingdonshire and educated at Cambridge, he worked in the office of his solicitor father, and became a solicitor himself; he gave up the practice to devote his life to literature. He wrote literary criticism, poetry, and the popular novel Aylwin, and was a popular columnist noted for his critical acumen. He also formed close friendships with Dante Gabriel Rossetti and later Algernon Charles Swinburne; he acted as Swinburne's agent, and later had the poet move in with him to care for his poor health and alcoholism.

From the description of Theodore Watts-Dunton letters, 1892-1913. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 76756330

Theodore Watts-Dunton, novelist and critic, was educated at Cambridge and practiced as a solicitor in London. Watts-Dunton published contributions to The Athenaeum; wrote some Shakespearean criticism; wrote a volume of poetry and a novel, Aylwin (1898), which includes a thinly disguised portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti. He also maintained an interest in gypsy life and edited George Borrow's Lavengro (1893) and The Romany rye (1900).

From the description of Letters, 1905 Mar. 27. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122381261

Theodore Watts-Dunton was an English pre-Raphaelit critic and poet. He is best remembered as the friend and caregiver of poet Algernon Charles Swinburne, whom he rescued from alcoholism.

From the description of Theodore Watts-Dunton collection, 1878-1914. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 244787936

Theodore Watts-Dunton (1832-1914) was an English critic and poet. He was close friends with English poets Alfred Lord Tennyson, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Algernon Charles Swinburne.

William Michael Rossetti (1829-1919) was an English writer and critic, brother to poets Christina and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and a founding member of the group known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

From the guide to the Theodore Watts-Dunton Letters, 1884-1912, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Algernon Charles Swinburne collection of papers, [1856]-1945 bulk (1866-1909). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Algernon Swinburne collection, 1854-1908. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson, Baron, 1852-1928. Hallam Tennyson letter to Theodore Watts, 1889 Sept. 13. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letter to [Richard] Le Gallienne. [s.l.] [18]97 Oct. 23. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letter, 1916 Aug. 2, Hampstead [London] to [Edmund] Gosse [London] University of Michigan
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letter, 1913 Mar. 26, The Pines [London] to Henry [Thomas Mackenzie Bell, n.p.]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889,. Autograph letter signed from James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps to Theodore Watts [manuscript], 1882 September 5. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Theodore Watts-Dunton collection of papers, 1871-1914 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Algernon Swinburne collection, 1854-1908 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Fred Holland Day papers concerning John Keats, 1849-1906. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Autograph letter signed A.C. Swinburne to "My dear Watts" April 6, [1876]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909,. Autograph letters signed from A.C. Swinburne, Henley-on-Thames and London, to various recipients [manuscript], 1876-1892. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Lee, Sidney, Sir, 1859-1926. Autograph manuscripts in the hand of various authors of introductions, general and individual, to the Renaissance edition of Shakespeare (1907-1908) [manuscript], 1903-1906. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn William Archer Collection, 1868-1990 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Lambe, John Lawrence. Letters to Theodore Watts-Dunton, 1911 October - November. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Robertson, W. Graham (Walford Graham), 1866-1948. Papers of W. Graham Robertson, 1875-1948. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Theodore Watts-Dunton collection of papers, 1872-1912. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Felicia Firmin and Roy Lorraine Collection, c. 1900s - 1930s V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
creatorOf Theodore Watts-Dunton Letters, 1884-1912 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Procter, Anne (Skepper), Mrs., 1799-1888. Letters, 1814-1887. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Dante Gabriel Rossetti collection of papers, 1855]-1941, 1863-1882 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn A Collection of autographs in the Goucher College Library. Goucher College, Goucher College Library
creatorOf Corelli, Marie, 1855-1924,. Autograph letters signed from Marie Corelli to various recipients [manuscript], 1885-1922. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Autograph drafts of an essay on Thomas Heywood (fragments) by A.C. Swinburne [manuscript], ca. 1908. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Hobbes, John Oliver, 1867-1906. Pearl Mary Teresa Richards Craigie collection of papers, 1877-1933 bulk (1890-1911). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Berg, Aaron W., 1903-1978. Papers, 1848-1977. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Theodore Watts-Dunton letters, 1892-1913. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Aaron W. Berg Papers, 1848-1977. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Allen, Grant, 1848-1899. Grant Allen letters, 1896-1899, n.d. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letter signed : Putney, to John Payne, 1909 June 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letter : London, to "My dear Sir," 1874 Jan. 13. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Bell, Mackenzie, 1856-1930. Letter : London, to Edgar Fawcett, 1899 Mar. 17. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928,. Autograph letter signed from Sir Edmund Gosse to Theodore Watts-Dunton [manuscript], 1881 March 13. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909,. Autograph letter signed from A.C. Swinburne to Theodore Watts-Dunton [manuscript], 1878 or 9 August 20. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Theodore Watts-Dunton collection, 1878-1914. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Le Gallienne, Richard, 1866-1947. An afternoon with Mr. Swinburne [1889] University of Michigan
referencedIn Oscar Wilde collection of papers, 1880]-1932 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Thomas James Wise collection of papers, 1876-1937 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1869-1942. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Victorian poets, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Autograph essay on Christopher Marlowe (fragment) by A.C. Swinburne [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Morris, William, 1834-1896. William Morris letters, 1866-1897. New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Letter [1875] Jan. 30, Holmwood [London] to [Theodore] Watts [Dunton, n.p.] University of Michigan
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Algernon Charles Swinburne collection, 1839-1971 (bulk 1860-1930). University of Michigan
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Autograph letter signed : The Pines, to Lewis Melville, 1908 Oct. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Autograph notes by Algernon Charles Swinburne [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letter, 1876 Jun. 19, 3 Putney Hill [London] to [A.C.] Swinburne [Holmwood]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Sharp, William, 1855-1905,. Autograph letter signed from William Sharp, London, to W. Theodore Watts-Dunton, London [manuscript], 1903 July 3. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Bell, Mackenzie, 1856-1930. Letter, 1913 Mar. 25 [n.p.] to Walter [Theodore Watts-Dunton, n.p.] University of Michigan
creatorOf Brown, Ford Madox, 1821-1893,. Autograph letter signed from Ford Madox Brown, Fitzroy Square, London, to [Theodore] Watts [manuscript], 1881 March 20. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Jerome Klapka Jerome collection of papers, 1892-1926 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Sir William Rothenstein correspondence and other papers, 1887-1957. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Autograph notes on poets and jealousy by Algernon Charles Swinburne [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Letter [1876] Mar. 24, Holmwood [London] to [A. Chatto, London] University of Michigan
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909,. Autograph letters signed from Algernon Charles Swinburne to Watts [manuscript], 1876-1896. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letters, 1905 Mar. 27. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn Sypher, F. J. Frank Sypher papers, 1831-1989. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892. Papers, 1831-1909. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Autograph letter signed : [Putney], to Mrs. Lynn Linton, [1883 Aug. 30]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wise, Thomas James, 1859-1937. Thomas James Wise collection of papers, 1876-1937. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Letter [1876] Apr. 3, Holmwood [London] to [Theodore] Watts,London. University of Michigan
referencedIn Sympathy letters for victims of the Messina and Reggio earthquakes, 1908-1911. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letter, [18]92 Apr. 5, The Pines [London] to Mrs. [Oscar] Wilde [n.p.]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914,. Autograph letter signed from Theodore Watts-Dunton, London, to George F. Rapkin [manuscript], 1894 November 20. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letter, 1876 Jan. 21, Danes Inn [London] to [A.C.] Swinburne [Holmwood]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882,. Autograph letters signed and initialled from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to various people [manuscript], 1864-[1881?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914,. Autograph letter signed from Theodore Watts-Dunton, London, to Lady Colin [manuscript], 1903 April 19. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Algernon Charles Swinburne collection of papers, 1856]-1945, 1866-1909 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Corrected copy of essay on Beaumont and Fletcher [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909,. Autograph letters signed from A.C. Swinburne, Henley-on-Thames and West Malvern, to Theodore Watts-Dunton, London [manuscript], 1875-1879. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn John Lane Company Records TXRC00-A11., 1856-1933, bulk 1894-1930 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909,. Autograph letters signed from A.C. Swinburne, Holmwood, Henley-on-Thames, to various recipients [manuscript], 1875-1879. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Algernon Swinburne collection, 1854-1908. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Jerome, Jerome K.q(Jerome Klapka),d1859-1927. Jerome Klapka Jerome collection of papers,f1892-1926. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Armstrong, William, fl. 1901,. Autograph letter signed from William Armstrong to Theodore Watts-Dunton [manuscript], 1901 May 7. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letter, 1876 Feb. 6, Putney Hill [London] to [A.C.] Swinburne [London]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letters, to Maurice Browne, 1909. University of Michigan
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. John Day [manuscript], ca. 1897. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Furnivall, Frederick James, 1825-1910,. Autograph letters initialled from Frederick James Furnivall to Mr. Watts [manuscript], 1886-1887. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909,. Autograph letter signed from Algernon Charles Swinburne, Putney S.W., to John Nichol at The College, Glasgow [manuscript], [1879] September 20. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn William Morris Letters, Bulk, 1866-1897, 1840-1897 Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf John Lane Company. Records of the John Lane Company, 1856-1933 (bulk, 1894-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Incomplete copy of Wordsworth and Byron, 1884 [manuscript], ca. 1884. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Autograph essay on Ben Jonson by A.C. Swinburne [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Autograph essay on Othello (fragment) by A.C. Swinburne [manuscript], 19th or 20th century. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882. Dante Gabriel Rossetti collection of papers, [1855]-1941 bulk (1863-1882). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Under the microscope : manuscript, 1872. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Marino Faliero, a tragedy : the original manuscript, 1885 Apr. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letter to George A. B. Dewar. London, Eng. 1914 Feb. 12. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Watts-Dunton, Theodore, 1832-1914. Letter, [18]83 Jan. 23, The Pines, Putney Hill [London] to [A.H.] Japp [n.p.]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Pearl Mary Teresa Richards Craigie collection of papers, 1877-1933, 1890-1911 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
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Literature--British
Publishers and publishing--19th century--Correspondence
Authors, English--19th century
English poetry--19th century
Critics--19th century--Correspondence
Pre--Raphaelitism--History--Sources
Poetry
Male authors, English--Correspondence
Poets, English--19th century
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Death 1914-06-06

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