Twelve Sonnets and Some Other Poems by Dante G. Rossetti (Library of Congress posthumous MS book)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Production Description

Document Title: 12 Sonnets by Dante G. Rossetti, all from “The House of Life”. and other sonnets by DGR.
Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Date of composition: 1848-1881
Type of Manuscript: miscellaneous collection
Collation: [1]-[28]
Note: The manuscript is paginated in an unknown hand in numbers given in brackets.


Current Location: Library of Congress
Catalog Number: MR 1390
Note: cover page and some content in various other hands

Physical Description

Paper: white lined pages torn from one of DGR's typical notebooks (most of the leaves)..
Dimensions of Document: 8 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. for the lined notebook leaves.
Other Physical Features: See notes for individual pages for other page types and sizes.

Scholarly Commentary


This is a posthumous collection of 28 manuscript leaves assembled and paginated by an unknown person. The title page is not by DGR and does not accurately describe the heterogeneous contents of the collection.

Textual History: Composition

The manuscripts gathered together come from various periods of DGR's life. Many are printer's copy manuscripts.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: sonnets.lcms.rad.xml
Copyright: Reproduced with permission from the Library of Congress