Crabbe, George, 1754-1832

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English poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hampstead, to an unnamed correspondent, [1817] May 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270520174

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Parham, to Mr. Robinson, 1791 May 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526777

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Trowbridge, to his son, the Reverend George Crabbe, 1828 Mar. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530510

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Muston, Grantham, to the Dean of Lincoln, 1814 Jan. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270525229

From the description of Verses written on revisiting a place after many years absence : n.p.] : autograph manuscript unsigned of the poem, written on the verso of autograph notes for a sermon, [1814]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270539903

George Crabbe was born in Suffolk, apprenticed as an apothecary, and planned to be a doctor, but decided to move to London to become a writer. Destitute and depressed, he wrote a letter of appeal to Edmund Burke, who found promise in Crabbe's poetry and helped him to publish and become ordained as a chaplain. Crabbe wrote in various genres, but was most successful as a poet, writing satire, social commentary, and narrative poems, generally in heroic couplets; his most famous poem was The Village. At the height of his fame, he stopped publishing poetry for twenty-two years, instead regularly burning what he did write and concentrating on his parish duties and his study of botany. After the hiatus, his work was well-received, but considered to be uninspired and workmanlike.

From the description of George Crabbe letter to Dear Madam, 18--? Nov. 23. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63664517

George Crabbe, English poet, doctor, and minister. Lord Byron called him "nature's sternest painter.".

From the guide to the George Crabbe manuscript material : 12 items, ca. 1809-1829, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.)

Purchase; The Scriptorium; 1991.

From the guide to the Letter, 1829 April 23, Trowbridge [to] The Revd. Geo. Crabbe, Bristol., 1849 April 23, (Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections)

Crabbe was an English poet and rector.

From the description of Poems, 1813-1817. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 84940031

From the guide to the Poems, 1813-1817., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

The English poet, doctor, and minister George Crabbe was a native of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the subject of much of his verse.

He is noted for his unsentimental depictions of rural life -- Byron called him "nature's sternest painter." His last book published in his lifetime was Tales of the Hall, a series of narrative poems, in 1819, after which he enjoyed a life of retirement and literary celebrity.

From the description of Manuscript poem and five letters, 1816 Feb. 23 - 1829 July 24. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122607128

The English poet, doctor and minister George Crabbe was a native of Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the subject of much of his verse.

He was an established writer by 1814 when he began his work on Tales of the Hall, a series of narrative poems constructed as an exchange of anecdotes between two estranged brothers. Completed in 1819, Tales of the Hall was the last volume of poems by Crabbe published in his lifetime.

From the description of Tales of the hall : holograph manuscript, 1814-1819. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122639817

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creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. A sermon on Matthew, 3 chapter, 7 verse, [ca. 1823], [Trowbridge?], England. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter to [George Crabbe, Jr.] Great Malvern, Eng. 1827 Sept. 28. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. George Crabbe letter to Dear Madam, 18--? Nov. 23. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, 1826 January 19 : Trowbridge, to John Cooper Jr. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Conway, Charles,. A century of original drawings / by the late Thos. Stothard Esq. R.A. / collected and arranged by Charles Conway : manuscript with drawings, 1848. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Portion of an autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to the Rev. W. Warner, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Autograph document signed : [n.p., n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857. Autograph letter signed : Molesey, to John Murray, [probably 1834]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. George Crabbe collection, 1776-1932. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Autograph letter signed : Godmersham, to Cassandra Austen, 1813 Nov. 6-7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Autograph letter signed : Trowbridge, to his son, the Reverend George Crabbe, 1828 Mar. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., collected and edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1413-1900 (inclusive), 1775-1839 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, 1801 October 8 : Glenham, in the third person, returning a book. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, 1821 June 22 : Trowbridge, concerning burial record of Joseph Hinton. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Title information for Poems of Places by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [manuscript], ca. 1876. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, n.d. : to Dr. Knight, a letter of recommendation. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, 1819, March 3, Bath, England, to Mrs. Houlton. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, 1829 February 24 : Trowbridge, to J. Murray concerning a manuscript. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Evidence of christianity : manuscript, [18--?]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935. Letters, 1922-1929, to Philip D. Sherman. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf George Crabbe manuscript material : 12 items, ca. 1809-1829 The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.
creatorOf Cohan, John Alan. World of dreams : for soprano and piano / John Alan Cohan ; adapted from a poem by George Crabbe. Dwight Anderson Memorial Music Library, University of Louisville
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, [no year] December 10 : to H. Crewfoot requesting a statement of his debt. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Manuscript poem and five letters, 1816 Feb. 23 - 1829 July 24. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Sermons : manuscript, [1782-1827]. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn George Crabbe: Scientific Notebooks, 1788-1817 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, 1781 November 8 : Beaconsfield, England. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn The Tomkinson-Dauglish Album, [1760s]-[1890s] University of Birmingham Information Services, Special Collections Department
referencedIn Drake, Joseph Rodman, 1795-1820. Notes of Joseph Rodman Drake [manuscript] 1813. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. The romance of an elderly poet : George Crabbe's ten years' correspondence with Elizabeth Charter / by A.M. Broadley and Walter Jerrold, extra-illustrated with the original letters, other correspondence, and related material. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
referencedIn Ashbrook, William, 1922-. Typewritten letter signed, dated : Terre Haute, Ind., 2 May 1995, to Joseph Chouinard, 1995 May 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Fulford, Francis, 1803-1868. Letters, 1828-1841, to his mother. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Tales of the hall : holograph manuscript, 1814-1819. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Letter, 1829 April 23, Trowbridge [to] The Revd. Geo. Crabbe, Bristol., 1849 April 23 Washington State University Libraries: Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Poems, 1813-1817. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, 1818 [Sep. 8?] Cromer, Norfolk, to Lady Malet [n.p.]. University of Michigan
referencedIn George Frisbie Hoar autograph collection, 1598-1945. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Autograph letter signed : Hampstead, to an unnamed correspondent, [1817] May 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. How lovely is this silent scene : manuscript, undated. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, 1829 April 23, Trowbridge [to] The Revd. Geo. Crabbe, Bristol. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter fragment, n.d. : to Mrs. Mary Kemp, Framington, Suffolk. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, 1824 March 19 : Trowbridge, to his physician [Dr. Kerrison?]. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn Donald Hyde and Mary Hyde Eccles Autograph Collection, 1505-1957 (inclusive), 1702-1854 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, 1825 April 7 : Trowbridge, England, to Revd. George Crabbe, Bristol. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
referencedIn FitzGerald, Edward, 1809-1883. Papers of Edward FitzGerald, 1838-1846. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. George Crabbe collection, 1776-1932. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Liebert, Herman W.,. Herman W. Liebert manuscript collection, 1604-1987. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852. Letters, 1823-1840, England. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Autograph letter signed : Parham, to Mr. Robinson, 1791 May 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Autograph letter signed : Muston, Grantham, to the Dean of Lincoln, 1814 Jan. 8. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1767-1791. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832,. Autograph letters signed from George Crabbe to various recipients [manuscript], 1814-1830. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. George Crabbe : priest, poet and philosopher (1754-1832) : his life / written by his son, the Rev. George Crabbe, M.A. ; extra-illustrated by A.M. Broadley with correspondence, portraits and verse. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Autograph letter signed : Trowbridge, [Wiltshire], to Henchman Crowfoot, 1831 Jan. 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Autograph letter from George Crabbe to Elizabeth Charter, dated November 1816, with related material. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
creatorOf Poems, 1813-1817. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1782-1944. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Sermons : manuscript, [1782-1827]. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. Peter Grimes [microform] : op. 33 : an opera in three acts and a prologue / Benjamin Britten. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter to Mr Colburn. Wiltshire, Eng. 1815 Dec. 29. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf George Crabbe collection, 1776-1932 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers of George Crabbe, 1799-1914 Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Verses written on revisiting a place after many years absence : n.p.] : autograph manuscript unsigned of the poem, written on the verso of autograph notes for a sermon, [1814]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to an unidentified recipient, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Locker-Lampson, Warburg, Grimson autograph album, 1552-1890. Houghton Library.
referencedIn George Crabbe: Notebooks and Library Catalogue, 1812-1826 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Autograph letter signed Geo Crabbe to: Richard Sainthill, Esq. May 13, 1817. Wellesley College
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, 1829 December 5 : Trowbridge, England, to his son, Revd. George Crabbe. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Deputy[?] Nichols, 1794 June 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf FitzGerald, Edward, 1809-1883. Papers of Edward Fitzgerald, 1849-1899. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Taylor, Alice Bemis,. Alice Bemis Taylor collections of autographs of the British poets. Colorado College, Tutt Library
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Autobiographical statement : manuscript, [ca. 1821]. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
creatorOf Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. Letter, 1819 April 13 : Trowbridge, England, concerning a letter of introduction. Washington State University, Holland and Terrell Libraries
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associatedWith Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. person
associatedWith Barton, Bernard, 1784-1849. person
associatedWith Borgman, Albert Stephens, 1890-1954 person
associatedWith Britten, Benjamin, 1913-1976. person
associatedWith Broadley, Alexander Meyrick, 1847-1916. person
associatedWith Bullock, Hugh, Mrs, person
associatedWith Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797. person
associatedWith Charter, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Cohan, John Alan. person
associatedWith Colburn, Henry, d. 1855, person
associatedWith Conway, Charles, person
correspondedWith Cooper, John person
associatedWith Crabbe, George person
associatedWith Crabbe, George, 1785-1857. person
associatedWith Crabbe, George, fl. 1858-1883. person
associatedWith Crabbe, George, Jr., person
correspondedWith Crewfoot, H. person
associatedWith Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857. person
associatedWith Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. person
associatedWith Crowfoot, Henchman, fl. 1831, person
associatedWith Drake, Joseph Rodman, 1795-1820. person
associatedWith FitzGerald, Edward, 1809-1883. person
associatedWith Fulford, Francis, 1803-1868. person
correspondedWith Gordon, George, 1763-1845 person
associatedWith Hinton, Joseph. person
associatedWith Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904 person
associatedWith Houlton, Mrs., person
associatedWith Jerrold, Walter, 1865-1929. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784 person
associatedWith Jovanovich, William, person
correspondedWith Kemp, Mary person
associatedWith Lewis, Alethea, 1749-1827. person
associatedWith Liebert, Herman W., person
associatedWith Liebert, Herman W., collector. person
associatedWith Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895 person
associatedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. person
associatedWith Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852. person
associatedWith Murray, John, 1778-1843, person
associatedWith Nichols, Deputy, person
associatedWith Opie, Amelia Alderson, 1769-1853 person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
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associatedWith Robinson, Edwin Arlington, 1869-1935. person
associatedWith Robinson, Mr, person
associatedWith Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855, person
associatedWith Sainthill, Richard. person
associatedWith Taylor, Alice Bemis, person
associatedWith Taylor, Robert H., person
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associatedWith University of Chicago. Library. Special Collections Research Center. corporateBody
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English poetry--19th century
Manuscripts--English
Crabbe, George, 1785-1857--Correspondence
Letters--18th century
Poets, English--18th century--Correspondence
Crabbe, George, 1754-1832--Correspondence
Letters--19th century
Sermons, English--18th century
Diaries
Letters--20th century
Publishers and publishing--19th century
Poets, English--19th century--Biography
English poetry--19th century--Manuscripts--Specimens
Sermons, English - 19th century
Portraits, British
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Booksellers and bookselling--19th century
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Birth 1754-12-24

Death 1832-02-03

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