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Tennyson, Alfred, 1809-1892 (1st Baron Tennyson, poet)



  • Existence: 1809 - 1892


Alfred, 1st Baron Tennyson (1809-1892), poet, was born at Somersby, Lincolnshire, on 6 August 1809, son of the Revd Dr George Clayton Tennyson, rector of Somersby. He was educated mainly by his father, before entering Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1828. His many published poetic works include The princess (1847). He was made poet laureate in 1850. Lord Tennyson died on 6 October 1892, and was buried in Westminster Abbey.

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Alexander William Kinglake: Letters and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7633
Scope and Contents The collection sheds light on the Kinglakes's family life, including the lavish amounts spent by William Kinglake on his children's education, and the support he gave his eldest son through his earliest and unsuccessful years as a barrister. They also show A.W. Kinglake developing a taste for the best society and its attendant expense (letters 1/38, 81 and 96) Kinglake's love of travel is seen in letters written on journeys in Wales, 1833 (1/76-9); France, 1834 (1/81-2); North Africa and...
Dates: 1819-1891
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

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