Inclusiveness (corrected holograph copy, Bancroft Collection)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: For Answer
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1869
Type of Manuscript: holograph pen and ink fair copy
Note: The date may be earlier, even as early as 1860.
Scribe: DGR
Corrector: DGR


Current Location: Delaware Art Museum, Bancroft Collection
Catalog Number: Box 22 no. 23
Note: Bought in 1894 from Dodd, Mead and Co.

Physical Description

Paper: writing paper with black edges, measurements: 18 x 11.5 cm
Watermark: watermarked

Scholarly Commentary


This is the earliest extant copy of the sonnet. The cancelled title suggests that it might have been written earlier than 1869, which is the date traditionally assigned to the work. WMR once speculated that the sonnet was written in 1860 (see WMR, DGR as Designer and Writer 293).

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 15-1869.delms.rad.xml
Copyright: Digital images courtesy of the Delaware Art Museum, Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection.