Marston, Philip Bourke, 1850-1887

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Philip Bourke Marston (1850-1887) was born in London, England, the son of John Westland Marston (1819-1890), a dramatic poet. When three years old, Philip lost most of his sight and by the end of his life he was totally blind. He published three volumes of poetry and wrote many short stories. The American poet and literary critic, Ellen Louise Chandler Moulton (1835-1908) was a close friend of Marston and she acted as his literary executor. After his death she published several collections of his poems.

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 207154636

English poet Philip Marston lived a life beset by personal tragedy, which colored his verse a dark, gloomy gray. Although the tone and themes of his work were consistently sombre, his talent was genuine, and his lyrics were enormously popular throughout his short life.

From the description of Philip Marston letter to E.C. Stedman, ca. 1885. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51262846

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referencedIn Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882. Letters and cards, 1871-1881, London, to H. Buxton Forman, London. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Marston, Philip Bourke, 1850-1887. Papers. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Lee, Vernon, 1856-1935. Papers. Colby College, Miller Library
referencedIn Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. Papers of Louise Chandler Moulton [manuscript] 1874-1908. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. Correspondence with Mr. Arlo Bates, Mr. White, John Lane, Mr. Gilder, Mr. Wingate , Vivian Burnett, Mr. [Thomas?] Niles of Roberts Brothers Pub. Co., Mr. Champlin, Mrs. Bush, Mrs. Nixon, Mr. Smith, Mr. Locker-Lampson, Miss Clarke, Mrs. Otto B. Cole, and others : and holograph poems ; and 29 inscriptions from books formerly owned by Moulton and one newspaper clipping; letters to Mrs. Moulton from F.W.H. Myers and Basil Wilberforce. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Marston, Philip Bourke, 1850-1887. Autograph letters signed (2) : London, to [Thomas] Purnell, 1882 Feb. 7 and 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Victorian poets, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. Papers of Louise Chandler Moulton, 1852-1908. Library of Congress
referencedIn Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900. Letter to an unnamed correspondent, 1880 November 6. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Marston, Philip Bourke, 1850-1887. Philip Marston letter to E.C. Stedman, ca. 1885. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Marston, Philip Bourke, 1850-1887. Letter : London, to John Henry Ingram, 1883 Dec. 3. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Louise Chandler Moulton Papers, 1852-1908 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Photographs of Ellen Terry, 1883-1906. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Algernon Charles Swinburne letters, 1884 and undated. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900. Letters of Richard Doddridge Blackmore [manuscript] 1885-1899. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brown, Ford Madox, 1821-1893. Correspondence of Ford Madox Brown, 1868-1890 (bulk 1874). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Lang, Margaret Ruthven. The lonely rose : set to music for soprano solo and chorus of women's voices with pianoforte accompaniment, op. 43 / by Margaret Ruthven Lang ; words by Philip Bourke Marston. Library of Congress
referencedIn Houghton Library. Houghton Library printed book provenance file, L-Q. 1942. Houghton Library
referencedIn Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. Letter [1880] Oct. 6, The Pines [London] to Abba [i.e. Isabel Swinburne, n.p.]. University of Michigan
referencedIn Preston, Margaret Junkin, 1820-1897. Margaret Junkin Preston papers, 1812-1892, 1938, 1997. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library
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Walt Whitman to Philip Bourke Marston, 7 September [1876] Walt Whitman Archive
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associatedWith Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900. person
associatedWith Brown, Ford Madox, 1821-1893. person
associatedWith Browning, Robert, 1812-1889. person
associatedWith Clarke, Herbert Edwin, b. 1852. person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
associatedWith Ingram, John Henry, 1842-1916. person
associatedWith Lang, Margaret Ruthven. person
associatedWith Lee, Vernon, 1856-1935. person
associatedWith Marston, Westland, 1819-1890. person
associatedWith Moulton, Louise Chandler, 1835-1908. person
associatedWith Preston, Margaret Junkin, 1820-1897. person
associatedWith Purnell, Thomas, person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Rossetti, Dante Gabriel, 1828-1882. person
associatedWith Sharp, William, 1855-1905. person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908, person
associatedWith Swinburne, Algernon Charles, 1837-1909. person
correspondedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 person
correspondedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 person
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Poets, English


Birth 1850-08-13

Death 1887-02-13



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