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Frederick William Rolfe ('Baron Corvo'): Letters from him to Grant Richards

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7475

Scope and Contents

The letters mostly discuss Rolfe's literary plans, and the possibility that Richards might wish to publish a volume of his reviews, his translation of the poetry of Meleager, and two novels. They are imbued with Rolfe's firm belief in the merit and significance of his work.


  • Creation: 1905-1906


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The circumstances under which Cambridge University Library acquired the letters, and the date of their acquisition, are unknown.


The Library also holds a short letter from Rolfe (signing himself 'Frederick Baron Corvo') to the University Librarian, 26 June 1902 (MS Add.2588/127), enclosing an authorial statement to be kept with the Library's copy of his Chronicles of the house of Borgia, which was subsequently removed from that volume and catalogued separately as a manuscript (MS Add.2768/12).
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