Cornelius Patton (AC 1883) William Wordsworth Manuscript Collection
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.
- Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 (Person)
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.
2.25 Linear feet (1 half archival box, 7 scrapbooks )
Language of Materials
Collection of manuscript poems, outgoing correspondence, and scrapbooks about English Romantic poet William Wordsworth.
The papers are organized into 4 series: 1. Correspondence 2. Manuscript Poems 3. Patton Addenda 4. Images
The papers are organized into 4 series:
- Series 1: Correspondence
- Series 2: Manuscript Poems
- Series 3: Patton Addenda
- 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.
- Manuscripts (Documents) Subject Source: Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Poetry Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850
- Patton, Cornelius H. (Cornelius Howard), 1860-1939 (AC 1883) (Donor, Person)
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Amherst College Archives and Special Collections Repository
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