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Wordsworth, William 1770-1850: "Inscription for a Seat by a Road Side, Halfway Up a Steep Hill, Facing the South": clipping.

Clipping of poem "Inscription for a Seat by a Road Side, Half Way up a Steep Hill, Facing the South" Morning Post (?) no. 10, 021 (Oct. 21, 1800?) ("thou, who in youthful vigour rich, and light") initialed W.W. in Wordsworth's autograph. Possibly actually T.S. Coleridge's poem.

Davis, Bertram R.

Wordsworth, William : research and ephemera.

File consists of research information and ephemera created or accumulated by Bertram R. Davis on William Wordsworth. Includes a brochure advertising Alfoxton Park as a rental home, a holiday homes guide that features Alfoxton Park, a programme for the 1971 Rydal Mount Summer School, a diary of events for the 1950 Wordsworth Centenary Celebration, a brochure on the Dove Cottage Trust centenary celebration, lists of centenary lectures, a portrait of Wordsworth scholar William Knight, pages taken from Notes and Queries that discuss Wordsworth, an auction notice for works of Wordsworth, and an article titled "Men and Women of Today" by John Galsworthy which mentions Dove Cottage.

Davis, Bertram R.

Woof, Robert.

File consists of sixteen items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Robert Woof.

Davis, Bertram R.

Wilkinson, Norman B.

File consists of four items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Norman B. Wilkinson or the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

Davis, Bertram R.

Waller, Robert.

File consists of two items of correspondence from Robert Waller of the British Broadcasting Company.

Davis, Bertram R.

Visual Materials

Series is comprised of visual materials accumulated by Bertram Davis. Includes a print of James Sharple's pastel portrait of Robert Southey.

Davis, Bertram R.

Unknown list.

Autograph glossary of dialect terms (Scottish?; Lake District?) one sheet (2 pages) in an unknown hand.

Davis, Bertram R.

Unidentified correspondents.

File consists of nineteen items of correspondence where the correspondent can not be identified, due to a lack of name, or to illegible handwriting. Includes correspondence both to and from Bertram R. Davis.

Davis, Bertram R.

Times, The.

File consists of three items of correspondence from Bertram R. Davis to The Times.

Davis, Bertram R.

Three Bears

File consists of Bertram R. Davis' working files for his research on the story of the Three Bears. Includes notes, correspondence, six clippings, articles, and ephemera.
Correspondents include: Crook, Arthur Curry, Kenneth Davis, Bertram R. Early, Benjamin W. Early, Margaret Sue Flack, Ellis Kaderley, Nat Lewis Merritt, Theodore E. Mure, G.R.G. Ober, Warren U. Osborne, Edgar Rawnsley, E.F. Times Literary Supplement, The Times, The
*University of Toronto Quarterly

Davis, Bertram R.

Thompson, J.E.

File consists of one item of correspondence from J.E. Thompson of Keswick School House, Cumberland.

Davis, Bertram R.

Taylor, L. Acland.

File consists of one item of correspondence from L. Acland Taylor of City & Council of Bristol Municipal Public Libraries.

Davis, Bertram R.

Taylor, Donald.

File consists of thirty seven items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Donald Taylor.

Davis, Bertram R.

Sypher, Wylie.

File consists of forty seven items of correspondence from Wylie Sypher as well as one joke poem written by Wylie Sypher about E.H.W. Meyerstein.

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843: ALS, 1836 March 22, Keswick, to unknown correspondent.

Autograph letter. March 22, 1836. Hopes that the recipient obtains "the object of your petition." No Englishman had before him completed the expedition from Peru over the Andes and down the greatest river in South America. All merchants who trade with that part of the world have gained valuable information from his journal of the expedition.

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843: ALS, 1835 Dec. 21, Keswick, to the Rev. John Horseman, Heydon.

Autograph letter to the Rev. John Horseman. December 21, 1835. "Renewing the acquaintance of his correspondent and giving him an account of himself and his family, referring to the tragic state (insanity) of his wife" (Southey at his best as a letter-writer).
Published in Kenneth Curry's New Letters, v. 2 p. 433.

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert. Mary, the Maid of the Inn. London:

File consists of one illustrated short-story titled "Mary, the Maid of the Inn; An Affecting Narrative: Detailing, her Unfortunate and Ill-Requited Attachment; Her Singular Courage, and the Miraculous Manner in Which She Becomes an Instrument in the Discovery of a Murder, and Brining One of the Perpetrators to Condign Punishment. Describing, Also, the Wandering of the Unfortunate Mary, who Becomes a Wretched Maniac. From the Celebrated Poem, by Robert Southey, Which is Also Added Hereto." The book formerly belonged to Doris Davis.

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert 1774-1843: Southey's Commonplace Book, Second Series.

Autograph notes published in Southey's Common-Place book, Second Series. Ed. John Wood Warter, London, Longmans, 1849. (Titles and a few footnotes supplied in pencil by Warter). Notes are listed below and keyed to the pages in which they appear in the Common-Place book. The first number is the page; the second gives the note's place on the page; a partial note at the top of a page is counted as no. 1. 403-2,5 404-2,3,4 405-2,3 406-2,3,4,5 407-2 516-6 517-1,2,3 518-2 519-1,2 521-4 635-3,4,5,6,7,8 636-5,6 637-4,5,6,7 638-2,3,4,5,6 639-2,5,6 640-2,3,4,8 641-3,4,6 642-2,4,5 643-1,3 644-2,5,6,7 645-1,2,4 646-2,3,4,5,6,7 647-1,7,8 648-2,6 650-4 651-2,3,5,6 652-3,6, 653-2,4,5,6, 654-2,3,5 655-3,4,6,7 656-2,6,7 657-2,5,6 658-1,2,3,5 659-2 660-2 661-3,4,5 662-4 663-4,6 664-2,3,5 665-3 666-2,5,9 667-2,3,4,5,7
*668-1,2,3 and "the Old Tradesman's oath at Lucca"

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert 1774-1843: Pages from one of Southey's notebooks.

Autograph pages from one of Southey's notebooks. Includes lists of Mexican, Greek, Oriental, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish names for possible use in his poetry. Includes ideas for subjects for poems. One or two of the names may have a genuine connection with the poetry of Coleridge. One leaf in Spanish, headed "Papel publico em Madrid..." Nine leaves. Also included is the original auction advertisement for the group.

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert 1774-1843: Note, sentence in Robert Southey's hand on the verso of a frank of John Rickman.

Autograph sentence on the back of a frank of John Rickman, Clerk of the House of Commons. "If anything can be more detestable...it is the manner in which there have been attempts to gloss over actions which public opinion..." The small paper fragment has been set into a larger sheet of paper showing an explanation of the item.

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert 1774-1843: ALS, 1809 March 14-15, Keswick, to Thomas Southey, Plymouth.

Autograph letter to Thomas Southey (Robert's brother and an officer in the Royal Navy.) March 14-15, 1809. Discusses progress on poem "Curse of Kehama." Reports that the Quarterly Review has been published, mentions his and Walter Scott's contributions, editorial deletions, his payment. Discusses development in the war, "Thalaba" has been finished. His Brazil reviewed by Sharon Turner, to be reviewed by Bedford and, possibly, S.T. Coleridge.
Published in Kenneth Curry's New Letters v.1 p. 502.

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert : research and ephemera.

File consists of research information and ephemera created or accumulated by Bertram R. Davis on Robert Southey. Includes photocopies of articles and letters, a list of works of Robert Southey, copies of Southey poems, biographical information on Southey, notes on Southey, notes on the Quarterly Review, a catalogue of a Southey exhibit at Great Hall, an account of Southey's funeral, and programmes for memoriam sermons preached in honour of Southey by Canon Maurice Fitzgerald.

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert : letters.

File consists of copies of Robert Southey's letters, as well as one from Caroline Southey, Davis' notes on the letters, a list of letters published, a list of omissions from published letters, and a list of ms. letters of Robert Southey and Hannah More at Bristol Public Libraries.

Davis, Bertram R.

Southey, Robert : diary.

File consists of a ts. transcription of Robert Southey's diary from his trip through mainland Europe, including France, Italy and Switzerland. Ts. has ms. corrections and additions. Continued in 233b.

Davis, Bertram R.

Smith, H.G.

File consists of fourteen items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and H.G. Smith.

Davis, Bertram R.

Ross, James.

File consists of three items of correspondence from James Ross of City and Council of Bristol Public Libraries.

Davis, Bertram R.

Rich, Norman.

File consists of one item of correspondence from Norman Rich of The Western Daily Press & Bristol Mirror.

Davis, Bertram R.

Reeves, Florence S.

File consists of nine items of correspondence between Bertram R. Davis and Florence S. Reeves of The Charles Lame Society.

Davis, Bertram R.

Raymond D. Havens, reviews of The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Poems Written in Youth, Poems Referring to the Period of Childhood, ed. by E. de Selincourt, and Wordsworth and the Seventeenth Century, by J. Crofts, and The White Doe of Rylstone, ed. by Alice P. Comparetti, and Some Letters of the Wordsworth Family, ed. by Leslie Nathan Broughton, and The Wordsworth Collection, compiled by Leslie Nathan Broughton, and The One Wordsworth, by Mary E. Burton, and Wordsworth's Pocket Notebook, ed. by George Harris Healey, Modern Languages Notes (1943): 559-63.

File consists of Raymond D. Havens', reviews of "The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Poems Written in Youth, Poems Referring to the Period of Childhood", ed. by E. de Selincourt, and "Wordsworth and the Seventeenth Century", by J. Crofts, and "The White Doe of Rylstone", ed. by Alice P. Comparetti, and "Some Letters of the Wordsworth Family", ed. by Leslie Nathan Broughton, and "The Wordsworth Collection", compiled by Leslie Nathan Broughton, and "The One Wordsworth", by Mary E. Burton, and "Wordsworth's Pocket Notebook", ed. by George Harris Healey.

Davis, Bertram R.

Raymond D. Havens, reviews of The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years, ed, by Ernest de Selincourt and "Coleridge's Dejection: an Ode", by Ernest de Selincourt in Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association, collected by Helen Darbshire, Modern Languages Notes (1938): 395-6.

File consists of Raymond D. Havens' review of both Ernest de Selincourt's "The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middles Years" and Ernest de Selincourt's "Coleridege's Dejection: an Ode" in "Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association" collected by Helen Darbshire. A presentation copy, the recto inscription reads "There's a new Southey item in Review of English Studies for April 1938 R.D.H."

Davis, Bertram R.

Raymond D. Havens, reviews of The Early Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth, ed. by Ernest de Selincourt and Wordsworth's Anticlimax, by Willard L. Sperry and "Wordsworth's Aesthetic Development, 1795-1802", by O.J. Campbell and P. Mueschke in Essays and Studies in English and Comparative Literature, Modern Languages Notes (1936): 389-93.

File consists of Raymond D. Havens' reviews of Ernest de Silencourt's "The Early Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth", William L. Sperry's "Wordsworth's Anticlimax", and O.J. Campbell and P. Mueschke's "Wordsworth's Aesthetic Development, 1795-1802" in "Essay and Studies in English and Comparative Literature." A presentation copy, the recto inscription reads "B.R. Davis and Mrs. Davis and Paul with happy memories. R.D. Havens."

Davis, Bertram R.

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