Proof of 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' by Alfred Tennyson

Description

This proof of Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' is one of several drafts produced by the poet during the six week period between his hearing about the charge at the Battle of Balaklava to it being published in the Examiner on 9 December 1854. This version is the second draft, copied out in the hand of Emily Tennyson, the poet's wife, with the title, alterations and notes in Tennyson's hand. The note to the left of the title is in the publisher John Forster's hand. It contains a note at the end revealing that Tennyson was moved to write the poem after reading an account of the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Times newspaper, written by their war correspondent William Howard Russell.

Full title:
Proof of 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' in Emily, Lady Tennyson's hand, with corrections and alterations in Alfred Tennyson's hand
Created:
1854
Format:
Manuscript / Page proofs
Creator:
Alfred Lord Tennyson , Emily Tennyson
Held by:
Tennyson Research Centre (Lincolnshire County Council)
Copyright:
© Tennyson Research Centre (Lincolnshire County Council)
Shelfmark:
TRC/P/60

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