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Edward FitzGerald: Bird-Parliament and letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4505, 4507

Scope and Contents

Manuscript of Fitzgerald's translation of a Sufi poem and letters to Elizabeth and Edward Cowell.


  • Creation: 1857-1860


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

MS.Add.4505 was presented by the family of Professor E.B. Cowell, 1903; MS.Add.4507 was presented by W. Aldis Wright, 1905.

Related Materials

See MS.Add.4504 for another copy of Bird Parliament, owned by Edward Cowell.


MS.Add.4507 is printed in W. Aldis Wright's edition of the Letters and literary remains of Edward Fitzgerald, Vol. VII (London, 1903), pp. 257-312. The letters in MS.Add.4505 are printed in the Letters and literary remains of Edward Fitzgerald, Vol. II (London, 1903), as follows: no. 1, p. 51; 2, p. 54; 3, p. 62; 4, p. 68; 5, p. 91 (part only); 6, p. 113.
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