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Cornelius Patton (AC 1883) William Wordsworth Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MA.00247

Scope and Contents

The Wordsworth Manuscript Collection is a small assortment of original letters, manuscript poems, images, and scrapbooks. The collection can be navigated using the printed bibliography The Amherst Wordsworth Collection: A Descriptive Bibliography by Cornelius Patton.

Dates

  • 1815-1850

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There is no restriction on access to the Cornelius Patton (AC 1883) William Wordsworth Manuscript Collection for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Conditions Governing Use

Requests for permission to publish material from the Cornelius Patton (AC 1883) William Wordsworth Manuscript Collection should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was an English Romantic poet.

Cornelius H. Patton (1860-1939), Amherst class of 1883 and Trustee of the College from 1905-1939, was a clergyman, author, and collector of Wordsworthiana. Patton published The Rediscovery of Wordsworth in 1935 and The Amherst Wordsworth Collection: A Descriptive Bibliography in 1936.

Extent

2.25 Linear feet (1 half archival box, 7 scrapbooks )

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Collection of manuscript poems, outgoing correspondence, and scrapbooks about English Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

Arrangement

The papers are organized into 4 series: 1. Correspondence 2. Manuscript Poems 3. Patton Addenda 4. Images
The papers are organized into 4 series:
  1. Series 1: Correspondence
  2. Series 2: Manuscript Poems
  3. Series 3: Patton Addenda
  4. Series 4: Images

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection contains the manuscripts of 14 sonnets, which were donated by Mrs. Marie H. Clemens as a memorial to her husband, Dr. James Brentano Clemens.

Cornelius Howard Patton, Class of 1883, presented additional Wordsworth manuscripts and a large collection of books by and about Wordsworth to Amherst College in 1930.

Related Materials

In addition to the Cornelius Patton (AC 1883) William Wordsworth Manuscript Collection, Amherst College holds a major collection of books by and about William Wordsworth, published between 1793 and circa 1935. This collection of books was presented to the Amherst College Library by Cornelius H. Patton, Class of 1883. Patton donated this collection in incremental parts from 1929 until his death in 1939. These books can be navigated through the printed bibliography:

Patton, Cornelius Howard. The Amherst Wordsworth Collection: A Descriptive Bibliography. Hartford: Lockwood and Brainard Company, 1936.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2299