Alexander Pope collection, 1713-1855.


Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Alexander Pope collection, 1713-1855.

Alexander Pope collection, 1713-1855.

Contains letters from Pope to various people, including John Conduitt, Robert Craggs Nugent, and Jonathan Richardson; a holograph draft of Pope's translation of the first 48 lines of Book 8 of Homer's "Iliad"; a holograph inscription for Jonathan Swift's grandfather's tomb (with holograph notes by Swift); and an album (formerly owned by John Murray) that contains material by and about Pope.

1.20 linear ft. (2 boxes)

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Nugent, Robert Nugent, Earl, 1702-1788 (person)

Richardson, Jonathan, 1665-1745 (person)

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Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745 (person)

The attribution of this otherwise unknown poem to 'D. Swift' may indicate D[ean Jonathan] Swift, the poet and satirist. For fuller details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography. From the guide to the A gentle echo on woman, attributed to D. Swift, ca. 1710-1720, (Leeds University Library) Epithet: Dean of St Patrick's Dublin, author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000...

Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744 (person)

A general outline of the life and works of the poet Alexander Pope, 1688-1744, can be found in the Dictionary of National Biography, but there are numerous biographical and critical evaluations if more detailed information is required From the guide to the Verse translation of Book III, metre 9 of Boethius's, De consolatione philosophiae, by Alexander Pope, ca.1703-1704, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) A general outline of the life and works of the poet Alexander Pope can ...

Conduitt, John, 1688-1737 (person)

Murray, John, 1808-1892 (person)

John Murray, English publisher. The son of the John Murray who published Byron, he began working at his family's firm in 1828. From the guide to the John Murray III manuscript material : 2 items, 1829-1845, (The New York Public Library. Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle.) English publisher. From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to Sir Henry Rawlinson, 1872 Dec. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270612883 John M...