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Robert Southey, Poet Laureate

Queen Victoria appointed three poets laureate during her reign: William Wordsworth in 1843, Alfred, Lord Tennyson in 1850, and Alfred Austin in 1896. But the first poet laureate of Victoria’s reign, Robert Southey, was appointed by her grandfather, George III. Southey received the laureateship 200 years ago this month, in September of 1813. He held …

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English Romantic literature in L. Tom Perry Special Collections

Although the collection of Victorian and Edwardian literature is the premier literary collection at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, we also have a significant number of first editions by Romantic authors in our holdings. This is in part because of the Edward M. Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth, but other Romantic poets like Samuel Taylor …

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