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Edward Nudelman Pre-Raphaelite collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1815
  • Collection
  • 1858-[1897]

Collection consists of materials pertaining to Pre-Raphaelite artists Christina Rosetti, her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Alice Boyd, and others associated with them, and include poetry broadsides, correspondence, photographs, personal papers (such as a notebook, an address book, and other textual records), and a framed silk embroidered panel. The contents of this collection were purchased from bookseller Edward Nudelman.

Last Will and Testament of William Losh, with codicil

Item is the Last Will and Testament of William Losh (1771-1861) as well as a codicil. Losh was a renowed industrialist, patriarch of the Boyd family, and grandfather to Alice Boyd. In these materials, Losh bequeaths his properties to his future generations. The codocil bears a note by Alice stating "Copied from my grandfather's will 2 Oct 1871." Documents are contained in an envelope labeled "Miss Boyd, Penkill Castle". The envelope is marked "From the Kelmscott Press, Upper Mall, Hammersmith."

Poetry notebook

Item is a red leather bound notebook containing handwritten copies of poem, some attributed to their authors but others not. The notebook's owner/writer is not documented, however, Nudelman suggests the handwriting resembles that of Alice Boyd. There are 170 pages. Tucked into the end paper at the front of the book is what appears to be a note, written on handmade paper in black/brown ink. The text has faded to the point of being completely illegible.

Alice Boyd address book

Item is a red leather bound address book with the phrase "Where is it?" embossed in gold lettering on its front cover. Tucked inside the book are two calling cards, one from Mr. Robert Inglis the other from Rev. W. R. Gallacher.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his mother, Frances Mary Lavinia Rossetti [3 of 3]

Item is a calling card belonging to Frances Mary Lavinia Rossetti. "Mrs. Rossetti" is printed in the centre of the card with former address (166 Albany Street, N.W.) printed at the bottom, however, this address has been crossed out and replaced with "56 Euston Square." Included with this item is an 1863 photograph of Rossetti and her son, as well as one of his calling cards.

"The Painter" by Thomas Gordon Hake

File consists of two copies of the same poem, "The Painter," by Thomas Gordon Hake. The poem has 9 stanzas and 72 lines. It was published in "New Symbols" (1876) and a volume of poetry collected by Alice Meynell in 1894. One copy of this poem is handwritten while the other is typed. Hake was a longtime friend and collaborator of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

"The Bit o' Garden" by Robert Buchanan

File consists of a single poem called "The Bit o' Garden" by Robert Buchanan, which appeared in his 1867 book, Wayside Posies. In this handwritten copy, there are two corrections in the second stanza which appear in the published version. In this poem there are four stanzas and 24 lines.

"Roses and Roses" by Christina G. Rossetti [4 of 4]

Item is an empty envelope with "If undelivered please return to:— Norman Colbeck, 42, Ophir Road, Bournemouth" printed in the upper left corner. Handwritten annotation indicate the envelope was used to hold an original copy of the "Roses and Roses" broadside by Christina Rossetti. Included with this item is an original copy of the broadside poem, a reproduction of a the poem held at the British Library, and a reproduction of a handwritten version of the poem held at the University of Kentucky.

Rossetti, Christina Georgina

"Roses and Roses" by Christina G. Rossetti [3 of 4]

Item is a reproduction of a handwritten version of Christina Rossetti's poem "Roses and Roses" held at the University of Kentucky. Stamped in red ink on the page is the message: "Original in Special Collections University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, Ky. Not to be reproduced or published without written permission." Included with this item is an original copy of the broadside poem, a reproduction of a the poem held at the British Library, and an envelope from Norman Colbeck.

Rossetti, Christina Georgina

"Roses and Roses" by Christina G. Rossetti [2 of 4]

Item is a reproduction of a broadside poem by Christina Rossetti titled "Roses and Roses" held at the British Library and containing some handwritten text attributed to William Michael Rossetti. This reproduction includes annotations in blue ink that read: "The above two lines in pencil in WM Rosetti's autograph read: — Printed for Bazaar, June/84, for Boys' Home at Barnett (Gillam)." Also included with this item is an original copy of the broadside poem, a reproduction of a handwritten version of the poem held at the University of Kentucky, and an envelope from Norman Colbeck.

Rossetti, Christina Georgina

"Roses and Roses" by Christina G. Rossetti [1 of 4]

Item is an original broadside poem by Christina Rossetti titled "Roses and Roses." Its first and only printing was in 1884. The poem was included in Rossetti's 1893 collection "Verses." Included with this item is a reproduction with annotations, a reproduction of a handwritten version of the poem held at the University of Kentucky, and an envelope from Norman Colbeck.

Rossetti, Christina Georgina

"To My Mother" by Christina Rossetti

File consists of one broadside poem titled "To My Mother" with the subtitle "On The Anniversary Of Her Birth" by Christina Rossetti. Poem was printed by Rossetti's maternal grandfather, Gaetano Polidori. This poem is considered the first verses written by Rossetti.

Rossetti, Christina Georgina

Letter from Christina Rossetti to Alice Boyd

File consists of a letter from Christina Rossetti to Alice Boyd, inviting her to come for a visit to meet some friends. The letter was sent on December 21 (no year specified) with the gathering slated for January 7. Boyd was an artist and longtime companion of William Bell Scott.

Rossetti, Christina Georgina

Letter from Christina Rossetti to Charles Bagot Cayley

File consists of a single letter from Christina Rossetti to the linguist and translator Charles Bagot Cayley, a lifelong friend whose offer of marriage she turned down. In this letter, Rossetti discusses life matters such as health, finances, an article she is writing, some translations from Cayley, and other matters. Cayley died in December 1883, and, according to Nudelman, this letter is the last known piece of correspondence between them that is still available.

Rossetti, Christina Georgina

Letter from Christina Rossetti to Mrs. Mrs. Adolf Heimann

File consists of a single letter from Christina Rossetti to family friend, the wife of Adolf Heimann, who was a professor of German at the University College in London and a colleague of Christina's father, Gabriele Rossetti. In the letter, Rossetti send pleasantries, describes recent travels and the Clifton area, and shares comforting sentiments about loss and changes.

Rossetti, Christina Georgina

Letter from Christina Rossetti to Alice Boyd (1868)

File consists of a single letter from Christina Rossetti to Alice Boyd, inviting her to dinner the following Thursday, also asking that she extend the invitation to her and Mr. Courtenay. Rossetti closes the letter by noting: "A twin letter goes with this to Mrs. Scott."

Rossetti, Christina Georgina

Letter from Dante Gabriel Rosetti to Lucy Madox Brown Rossetti

File consists of a single letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Lucy Madox Brown Rossetti (daughter of Ford Madox Brown and wife of William Michael Rossetti), regarding a recent poem he sent her called "The White Ship." Dante asks Lucy to tell her father not to share the poem with anyone else, since parts of it might be considered plagiarism. It was published a year later in his book "Ballads and Sonnets."

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Unpublished letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to wife of William Alfred Turner

File consists of a single unpublished letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to "Mrs. Turner," the wife of William Alfred Turner, a noted art patron and confidant of Rossetti. While these two men exchanged much correspondence, there is only documented instance of a letter passing directly from Rossetti to Mrs. Turner, which was in 1881.

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Fanny Cornforth

FIle consists of a single a letter from Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Fanny Cornforth, one of his models and companions. According to notes from Nudelman, the term "Poor old Elephant," as he addresses Cornforth in this letter, and "Old Rhinoceros" (as he sometimes signed letters, though not this one) were pet names the pair had for each other as they gained weight. The letter discusses financial transactions and Rossetti's intention to send her some paintings.

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel

Jane Morris

Item is a photograph of Jane Morris, wife of William Morris and a chief model and inspiration early on for Dante Gabriel Rossetti and other pre-Raphaelite painters. The original silver bromide print is from the original colloid negative posed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and photographed by John R. Parsons.

Gradients of Detail - Performance with Asasello Quartet CD

File consists of one audio CD and one 19 page (front and back) booklet of Gradients of Detail performed by Asasello Quartet in 2005-2006. The score is the third track on this album and runs for 21:22 minutes. The booklet contains several line drawings by Szlavnics from 2005-2013 and writing by Szlavnics about this visual element to Gradients of Detail.

Dr. William J. Knox fonds

  • CA OSC-ARC-16
  • Fonds
  • [1958-1961]

The fonds consists of 11 reel-to-reel tapes holding audio. Content includes capture of speeches and ambient audio of various events including dedications, conferences, and interviews.

Knox, William J.

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