Finding aid created by: KM
Date: Dec 1996
|19 Mar 2009||converted to EAD (LDC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892.|
|Title:||Alfred Tennyson Collection|
|Quantity:||10 items (SC)|
|Abstract:||Papers of the British poet. Includes six outgoing items of correspondence, one of which is addressed to Tennyson's aunt by marriage, Lady Jane Franklin, while three others are to Sophie Cracroft, all concerning family matters.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) was a British poet who served as Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1850-1892. Notable works include In Memoriam (1850), The Charge of the Light Brigade (1854), and Idylls of the King (1859).
|1842 (ca.)||Break, Break, Break|
|1847||Tears, Idle Tears|
|1854||The Charge of the Light Brigade|
|1859||Idylls of the King|
|1889||Crossing the Bar|
The Alfred Tennyson Collection comprises 8 items of correspondence and two portraits of the English poet (1809-1892). The earliest letter, addressed to Lady Jane Franklin, wife of explorer John Franklin, invites Tennyson's aunt by marriage to the christening of his son. Three other letters addressed to Sophia Cracroft, companion of Lady Franklin, discuss the health of Tennyson's wife Emily, the couple's inability to accept Lady Franklin's offer of a house, and Sophy's kindness in sending the Tennysons two remembrances of Lady Franklin following her death. A letter (20 Apr 1867) to an unspecified correspondent grants permission to use extracts from some Tennyson poems, noting however that "In Memoriam is an anonymous work not to be meddled with."
The collection contains two series: Correspondence and Portraits. The correspondence is arranged chronologically.
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Cracroft, Sophia, 1816-1892.
Franklin, Jane, 1791-1875.
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892.
Tennyson, Emily Sellwood Tennyson, Baroness, 1813-1896.
Poets, English -- 19th century.
Poets, English -- Family relationships.
Genres and Forms
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Alfred Tennyson Collection
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|SC 65||20 Sep 1852 Jane Griffith Franklin ("Dear Lady Franklin")|
|SC 65||20 Apr 1867 "Madam"|
|SC 65||08 Jul 1874 "Sir"|
|SC 65||22 Oct 1874 Sophia Cracroft ("My dear Sophy")|
|SC 65||10 Nov 1874 Sophia Cracroft ("My dear Sophy")|
|SC 65||16 Dec 1875 Sophia Cracroft ("My dear Sophy")|
|SC 65||30 Apr 1876 "Dear Sir"|
|SC 65||11 Apr 1885 Leonard Hess - Tennyson's response through unnamed third party|
|SC 65||Photograph - Elliott & Fry|