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Blake, William, 1757-1827 (engraver, artist, and poet)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1757 - 1827

Biography

William Blake (1757-1827), poet and painter, was born at Broad Street, London, on 28 November 1757. He served an apprenticeship under the engraver James Basire, 1771-1778, before attending the Royal Academy of Arts. Blake developed a reputation as a painter and engraver through his contributions to works such as Inventions to book of Job, and exhibited his work at the Royal Academy, 1780-1808. He died at Broad Street on 12 August 1827.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

 Series

Hayley to William Blake, 17 Apr. 1800

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8532/1
Scope and Contents

Comments upon Blake's engraving of his son T.A. Hayley. Postmark Chichester.

Dates: 17 Apr. 1800
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Letters of William Hayley

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8532
Dates: 1800-1804
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Robert Brinsley Sheridan: Poetry

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8521
Scope and Contents

Two stanzas of ten lines each by Richard Sheridan, beginning 'When tis night and the midwatch is set', copied in the hand of William Blake on the back of part of the title-page of William Hayley's Ballads (1802). The lines are accompanied by a letter from P.J. Dobell to Geoffrey Keynes, 6 September 1938, and part of a letter to Keynes from an unknown correspondent, 28 January 1965. There is also an extract from a sale catalogue relating to the stanzas.

Dates: 1802 (Circa)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

William Blake: poem

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8522
Scope and Contents

'When Klopstock England defied', a poem transcribed by A.C. Swinburne during the nineteenth century from p. 5 of the Rossetti MS of William Blake.

Dates: 1850 (Circa)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

William Blake: two poems

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8457
Scope and Contents

Copies of 'The shepherd' and 'The echoing green' by Edward Johnston.

Dates: 1905 (Circa)
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 mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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