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   Alfred Austin Letters 1892-1911.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Alfred Austin Letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Call No.:MS#0054 (X825Au7S6)
Bib ID:4078742 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Austin, Alfred, 1835-1913.
Title:Alfred Austin Letters 1892-1911.
Physical description:0.5 linear ft (33 items in 1 volume).
Language(s):In English
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Scope and Content

Letters written by command of members of the British Royal famly to Alfred Austin both before and during his service as Poet Laureate of England. The greatest number of letters is from Sir Arthur John Bigge, Equerry and briefly secretary to Queen Victoria, but there are also letters on behalf of Edward VII, Queen Alexandra, and George V written by members of their staffs. All but 5 of the 33 letters are of the period following the appointment of Austin as Poet Laureate, January 1896. Although it is almost entirely made up of brief notes thanking the poet for gifts of printings of his poems, the correspondence as a whole is interesting as a vignette of life within the royal household.

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Using the Collection


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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Alfred Austin Letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

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Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Alexandra, Queen, consort of Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1844-1925.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bigge, Arthur John,--Sir.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Edward VII, King of Great Britain, 1841-1910.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Poets laureate--England.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Royal households--Great Britain.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Poet Laureate of England.

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