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Patmore, Coventry Kersey Dighton, 1823-1896



  • Existence: 1823 July 23 - 1896 November 26

Biographical Note

Coventry Patmore received little formal education yet in 1844 published his first book of poems. He worked in the British Museum from 1846-1864. Patmore made the acquaintance of the pre-Raphaelite group and converted to Catholicism in 1864. Much of his verse concerns religious subjects.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Ian Anstruther papers


Ian Anstruther was a British diplomat and writer, who focused on 19th-century social and literary history. These papers consist of typescripts for his book about English poet Coventry Patmore, Coventry Patmore's Angel: A Study of Coventry Patmore, His Wife Emily and "The Angel in the House" (1992), and limited correspondence with literary scholars concerning Patmore.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: circa 1991-1993

Coventry Patmore collection

Abstract The collection contains manuscripts by British poet Coventry Patmore. It also contains letters by and to Coventry Patmore from major 19th Century British literary figures including Alfred Tennyson, Robert and Elizabeth Browning, Thomas Carlyle and John Ruskin as well as a number of letters from members of Patmore's family including Harriet Patmore, Tennyson Patmore and Peter Patmore. Finally, the collection includes visual materials: a drawing of Emily Augusta Patmore, photographs of...
Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1818 - 1945; Majority of material found within 1818 - 1896