Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897

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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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referencedIn Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895. Frederick Locker-Lampson correspondence, circa 1780-1897. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Autograph letter signed : 15 Chester Terrace, Regents Park, to W.A. Knight, 1887 Nov. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897,. Autograph letter signed from Francis Turner Palgrave, London, to Robert Browning [manuscript], 1869 May 11. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. Autograph letter signed : Harrow, Middlesex, to [Francis Turner] Palgrave, [1872] May 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Browning, Robert, 1812-1889. Letter, 1885 Oct. 23, Venice, to F.T. Palgrave, Lyme Regis, Eng. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Japp, Alexander H. (Alexander Hay), 1839-1905. [Poems to Wordsworth] Indiana University
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Autograph letter signed : to J.B. Gilder, 1889 Jan. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, P, 1554-2005. Houghton Library.
referencedIn PALGRAVE PAPERS. Vol. VI. 'Travels at home for Mary Jacobson on her birthday, Feb. 28, 1848.' An account by F. T. Palgrave of his visit to the continent in 1847, written for his cousin (daughter of William Jacobson, Bishop of Chester 1865) as a ninth..., 1847 British Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897,. Autograph letter signed from Francis Turner Palgrave, London, to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1867 June 4. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf CHARNWOOD AUTOGRAPHS. Vol. II. English literary autographs; circa 16th-20th cent. Included are Edmund Waller, Andrew Marvell, John Evelyn, John Locke, John Dryden, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope, William Congreve, Sir Richard Steele, ..., approximately 16th century-20th century British Library
referencedIn PALGRAVE PAPERS. Vol. V. Copies, in one and the same hand (Lady Palgrave's?), of travel journals and letters of members of the Palgrave family. The first item gives no indication of its author, but an erased pencil list of contents is still discernib..., 1847-1849 British Library
creatorOf PALGRAVE JOURNALS. Vol. II. 'Journal of a Tour . . . by Lady Palgrave, to which are added the Letters written in the course of that Tour by herself and Sir Francis Palgrave K.H.' The Journal itself is in the form of a letter addressed to her children... British Library
creatorOf MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS AND PAPERS; 1619-1946. Paper; ff. 79. Folio. A. Receipt of Thomas Ford, composer, to Sir Adam Newton, 1st Bart., Treasurer to Charles, Prince of Wales, for his quarter's pension of £10; 10 Apr. 1619. Signed. Sotheby sale-cat., 9..., 1619-1946 British Library
referencedIn Vol. IX, 1814-1868.includes:f. 2 Henrietta Elizabeth Cholmondeley, wife of Thomas, 1st Baron Delamere 1821: Letter to Lady Glynne: 1814.: Imperf.ff. 4-34 passim Thomas Grenville, bibliophile and statesman: Letters to Mrs. W. E. Gladstone: 1839-18..., 1814-1868 British Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Autograph letter signed : London, to Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder, 1889 Jan. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Dickinson family library, 1810-1977. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. XXII (ff. 432). 1848-1878.includes:f. 1 Lewis Weston Dillwyn, MP; of Sketty Hall, county Glamorgan: Letter to A. R. Wallace: 1848. f. 2 James Motley, traveller in the E Indies: Letter to A. R. Wallace: 1858. f. 3 Thomas George Baring, 2nd Baro..., 1848-1878 British Library
referencedIn Vol. LXV (ff. 432). 1868.London, England: Correspondence rel. to erection of the Albert Memorial: 1866-1869.includes:ff. 1, 5, 81, 168, 174 Sir George Gilbert Scott, RA; architect: Correspondence with Sir A. H. Layard, etc.: 1866-1869. ff. 6, 111, 2..., 1868 British Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Francis Turner Palgrave letter to Thomas De Quincey, 1853 Dec. 5. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn English literature mss., 1851-1900 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn MISCELLANE0US LETTERS AND PAPERS, VIZ.:-A. Fragments taken from bindings in the Department of Printed Books:-(1) Parts of two consecutive leaves from a MS. of the Decretum of Gratian, written in Italy. XIV cent. Vellum. ff. 1-2;-(2) Two fragmentary..., 1200-1918 British Library
creatorOf J. Four letters from William Ewart Gladstone to Sir Francis Palgrave, and to his sons, Francis Turner Palgrave and Sir Reginald Palgrave; 1844-1893. Letters to Gladstone from members of the Palgrave family can be found in the Gladstone Papers passim..., 1844-1893 British Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn PALGRAVE PAPERS. Vol. I. 'The Golden Treasury, Second Series (Book V)', selected by F. T. Palgrave: the MS. from which the book was printed in 1897. The poems are either copied by amanuenses or cut from printed books, only the notes (ff. 416-421) bei..., 19th century British Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. The lost Eurydice : autograph manuscript of the poem, 1878 Mar. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Autograph letter signed : Regents Park, to W.A. Knight, 1887 Nov. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Letter, 1855 July 5, to Henry Hallam. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Autograph letter signed : Little Park, Lyme Regis, to W.A. Knight, 1887 Oct. 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. DCXCVIII (ff. 282). 1863-1869.includes:f. 20 Edward John Stanley, 2nd Baron Stanley: Letters to W. E. Gladstone: 1854-1869.f. 22 Lord George Henry Cavendish, MP: Letter to W. E. Gladstone: [1863].f.23 George Joachim Goschen, 1st Viscount ..., 1863-1869 British Library
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vol. III, ff. 353, P-Z.includes:f. 1 Frederick W. Pailthorpe, illustrator to C Dickens: Letter to W. Miller: 1903. f. 2 Francis Turner Palgrave, poet and anthologist: Letter to -: 1862. f. 3 Edward Henry Palmer, orientalist: Letter to S. 0. Grey: 187... British Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Memorial inscription : to the memory of Joseph Severn, London, undated. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf SUPPLEMENTARY LAYARD PAPERS. Vols. XX (ff. 67). 1. ff. 1-46v. Aug. 1893-1947, n.d. 2. ff. 47-67v. Copies of letters, private and official of Layard; 1853-1857.includes:f. 1 G. W. Leitner: Letter to Sir A. H. Layard from G. W. Leitner: 1893.f. 2 S..., 1853-1947 British Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Letter, 1892 Nov. 30, London, to John Percival. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf King, Henry John, ca. 1855-1934. Battle scene for mens voices and orchestra / poem by F.T. Palgrave ; [music] by Henry John King. Libraries Australia
creatorOf MACMILLAN ARCHIVE. Vol. CXCII. Correspondence with Francis T. Palgrave; 1862-1896, n.d.Francis Turner Palgrave, poet and anthologist: Correspondence with Macmillan and Co.: 1862-1896, n.d.Drama: Poetry ENGLISH: Correspondence of Macmillan and Co. wit..., 1862-1896 British Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Autograph letter signed : Isleworth, to an unidentified recipient, 1854 May 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn GLADSTONE PAPERS. Vol. CLXXXV (ff. 361). Correspondence with :-1. F[rancis] T[urner] Palgrave, Professor of Poetry at Oxford, 1846-1891. f. 1. 2. John Henry Parker, C.B., Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum, 1850-1883. f. 133. 3. Arthur W[ellesley] Peel,..., 1846-1895 British Library
referencedIn Vol. VII (ff. 300). 2 May 1904-20 Oct. 1909, n.d.includes:f. 1 Macmillan and Co; publishers: Letter to W. H. Griffin: 1904.: Typewritten. ff. 2, 112 Richard Garnett, LLD; Keeper of Printed Books, British Museum: Letters to W. H. Griffin: 1904. ff. 4,... British Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Autograph postal card signed : London, to F.M. Fenn, [1892] Nov. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Autograph note signed : London, to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to W.A. Knight, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn PALGRAVE PAPERS. Vol. IX. Letters and poems, for the most part extracted from printed books formerly in the collection of Francis Turner Palgrave and given to the British Museum. Contents:-(1) Letters (about 150), addressed mainly to F. T. Palgrave ..., 1831-1923 British Library
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Autograph letters signed : 5 York Gate, N.W., [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1870 Dec. 5 and 1870 Dec. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Autograph letter signed : Regents park, to W.A. Knight, 1888 Feb. 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. CCCXXXVIII (ff. 372). Nov.-Dec. 1869.includes:f. 1 William Atkins, Dean of Ferns: Letters, etc., to W. E. Gladstone: [1868]-1869.f. 3 Evelyn Stuart, wife of Charles, 12th Baron Blantyre: Letters to W. E. Gladstone: 1866-1869.f. 5 Samuel He... British Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897. Letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1876 December 23. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Vol. XXXIII, 1870-1898.includes:ff. 1-28, 66 George Robert Charles Herbert, 13th Earl of Pembroke: Letters to Mary Gladstone: 1870-1881.ff. 32-304 b passim Sir George Grove, musicologist: Letters to Mary Gladstone: 1873-1894.f. 42 Joseph Joachi..., 1870-1898 British Library
creatorOf WARREN DAWSON PAPERS. Vol. XLVII. Biographical material: 18th-20th cent. Partly copies. Some French. Partial contents list, ff. 1-2. W.D.63. Paper; ff. 451+(144*, 187*, 308*). Contents: 1. ff. 1-95. Papers of and relating to Sir Grafton Elliot Smith;..., 18th century-20th century British Library
creatorOf Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. Autograph letter signed : [London?], to "My dear [Francis Turner] Palgrave", [1860 Jan. 27]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Vol. I. (ff. 493). HISTORY of the reign of Henry I. (see also vol. iv. f. 134). Included also are letters from F[rancis] T[urner] Palgrave to Sir E. M. Thompson, Principal Librarian of the British Museum, 22 May, 1 July, 1895, ff. 1, 7; and from J[oh... British Library
referencedIn PALGRAVE PAPERS. Vols. II-IV. Poems by F. T. Palgrave, mostly autograph, but including a few printed pieces. Many are unpublished, but vol. II consists entirely of the complete MS. of The Visions of England printed privately in two parts, Feb. 1880 a..., 19th century British Library
referencedIn 'THE GOLDEN TREASURY of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language', selected by Francis Turner Palgrave; Oct. 1860-May 1861 (see note, f. 1). The original MS. from which the book was printed under the above title in 1861. Most of the ... British Library
referencedIn Vol. VI (ff. 260). 25 Apr. 1866-1 May 1904.includes:f. 1 Robert Browning, poet: Letter to E. Dowden: 1866.: Copy.f. 2 Robert Browning, poet: Letter to B. P. Newman: 1876.: Copy.ff.3, 4 Robert Browning, poet: Letters to Charles D. Browning: 1882... British Library
creatorOf Palgrave, Francis Turner, 1824-1897,. Autograph letters signed from Francis Turner Palgrave, London, to Anne Burrows Gilchrist [manuscript], 1882 December 18-22. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn PALGRAVE PAPERS45734-45741. PALGRAVE PAPERS. Manuscripts from the library of Francis Turner Palgrave (d. 1897), compiler of the Golden Treasury, being part of the Palgrave gift to the Department of Printed Books. (The MS. of the original Golden Treas..., 1796-1923 British Library
creatorOf HISTOIRE du Mont Saint-Michel, by Guillaume de Saint-Paer, in French verse. See "Hist. Lit. de France," tom. xxiii. p. 385. On a flyleaf at the end is the date 1340. Vellum; xivth cent. Duodecimo. Presented by Francis Turner Palgrave, Esq.Guillaume d..., 14th century British Library
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associatedWith Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. person
associatedWith Blake, William, 1757-1827 person
correspondedWith Browning, Robert, 1812-1889 person
associatedWith Clough, Arthur Hugh, 1819-1861. person
associatedWith De Quincey, Thomas, 1785-1859, person
associatedWith Dickinson family, collector. family
associatedWith Fenn, F. M., person
correspondedWith Gilchrist, Anne Burrows, 1828-1885 person
associatedWith Gilder, Jeannette L. (Jeannette Leonard), 1849-1916, person
associatedWith Gilder, Joseph Benson, 1858-1936, person
associatedWith Hallam, Henry, 1777-1859. person
associatedWith Keats, John, 1795-1821. person
associatedWith King, Henry John, ca. 1855-1934. person
associatedWith Knight, William Angus, 1836-1916, person
associatedWith Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834. person
associatedWith Liebert, Herman W., person
associatedWith Liebert, Herman W., collector. person
associatedWith Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith McCrindle, Joseph F., person
associatedWith Millais, John Everett, Sir, 1829-1896 person
associatedWith Mulready, William, 1786-1863 person
associatedWith Palgrave, Cecil Grenville Milnes, 1834-1890, wife of Francis Turner Palgrave person
associatedWith Palgrave, Francis, Sir, 1788-1861, Knight, archivist and historian person
associatedWith Palgrave, Reginald Francis Douce, Sir, 1829-1904, Knight, clerk of the House of Commons person
associatedWith Palgrave, Robert Harry Inglis, Sir, 1827-1919, Knight, banker and economist person
associatedWith Palgrave, William Gifford, 1826-1888, diplomat and traveller person
associatedWith Percival, John, 1863-1949. person
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Knight Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Knight Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Knight Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Knight Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Pierpont Morgan Library. Knight Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. person
associatedWith Severn, Joseph, 1793-1879. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 person
associatedWith Sullivan, Arthur, Sir, 1842-1900, person
associatedWith Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892 person
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Siena, Italy
Pakaur, Bihor
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Bulgaria, Europe
Montgomeryshire, Wales
Ombersley, Worcestershire
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
London, England
Brenzett, Kent
Mont St Michel, France
London, England
Chester, Cheshire
Sudan, Africa
Australia, Australia
Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Abyssinia, Africa
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Birth 1824-09-28

Death 1897-10-24

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