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Collection Level Description: Papers of Robert Seymour Bridges, Poet Laureate, 1865-1969

Reference: Dep. Bridges 1-125
Title: Papers of Robert Seymour Bridges, Poet Laureate, 1865-1969
Dates of Creation: 1865-1969
Extent: 125 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English and French

Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930) was Poet Laureate 1913-30. Edward, 1st Baron Bridges (1892-1969), a civil servant, was his son. Details are given in G.L. McKay, A bibliography of Robert Bridges (1933) and the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

The papers of Bridges include drafts and fair copies of his poetical, dramatic, and prose works, anthologies and editions, and church music; personal and miscellaneous papers; correspondence; correspondence of Mrs. M. Monica Bridges; and correspondence and papers of Edward, 1st Baron Bridges.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited in the Library in 1976.

Access Conditions

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Written permission must be obtained before access can be granted to Dep. Bridges 61 and 91-3.

Further Information

Finding Aids

A full catalogue is available in the Library.

Related Units of Description

See also Letters of Robert Bridges and Robert Bridges Collection Made by Lionel Muirhead.

Access Points


Poets laureate

Bridges | Edward Ettingdene | 1892-1969 | 1st Baron Bridges | civil servant

Bridges | Robert Seymour | 1844-1930 | Poet Laureate

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