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William Lisle Bowles letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS 0167
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of two letters to John Houlton of Farley Castle, Bath. The first letter (January 15, 1827, Bramhill) tells of his impending visit to Houlton in company with Thomas Moore and Lord Lansdowne (the third Marquis) to attend a musical evening. He outlines a suggested programme of songs. In the second letter (January 23, 1827, Bath), he apologizes for his presumption in sending the suggestions; he was unaware that there was a committee for this purpose. Also included is a letter (April 12, 1850) from Arthur Houlton about Bowles, who had just died.

Dates

  • 1827
  • 1850

Creator

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the William Lisle Bowles letters must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Biographical Note

William Lisle Bowles, an English poet and critic, was born September 24, 1762, King’s Sutton, Northamptonshire, England, and died April 7, 1850, Salisbury, Wiltshire. He was educated at Trinity College, Oxford, and became an Anglican priest in 1792. Bowles is noted principally for his Fourteen Sonnets, published in 1789 an later expanded to 27 sonnets and 27 other poems. He also published verse on political and religious topics.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet ( (3 letters))

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The collection consists of two letters to John Houlton of Farley Castle, Bath. Also included is a letter (April 12, 1850) from Arthur Houlton.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Brick Row Book Shop, July 1966.
Title
Guide to the William Lisle Bowles letters, 1827, 1850
Status
Completed
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA