Notebook of Christina Rossetti (three of six), 29 June 1858-15 February 1859

Description

This manuscript is one of Christina Rossetti’s poetry notebooks: small, bound and lined booklets used to transcribe, in neat and carefully pencilled or inked handwriting, fair copies of her poetry after initial drafting. This is the third notebook in the British Library's collections, containing poems dating from 29 June 1858 to 15 February 1859. These include 'From the Convent Threshold'.

Full title:
Six Notebooks used by Christina Rossetti for the inscription of fair copies of her poems
Created:
29 June 1858-15 February 1859
Format:
Manuscript / Notebook / Fair copy
Creator:
Christina Rossetti
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Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Ashley MS 1364 (3)

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