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Letters from Alfred Austin to Stephen Tobin
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MS-2-74, SF Box 18, Folder 24
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- Austin, Alfred
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16 pages (1 folder)
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Alfred Austin (30 May 1835 – 2 June 1913) was an English poet who served as Poet Laureate of England from 1896 to 1913. He succeeded Lord Tennyson after the position was turned down by English poet and textile designer William Morris (24 March 1834 – 3 October 1896).
Letters were accessioned by Dalhousie University Archives in 1970. The letters were discovered in a trunk in the attic at 34 St Louis Square, Montreal, in 1910 by S. Talpis. In 1921 he gave them to S.W. Jacobs in Montreal, who subsequently sent them to G. Fred Pearson, a Halifax lawyer at Covert, Pearson & McNutt, with instructions to read and return them. No further custodial information is known.
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File consists of four letters from Alfred Austin to Stephen Tobin. Austin was Tobin's schoolmate at Stonyhurst College from 1849-1852 and later served as Poet Laureate of England (1896-1913).
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File contains transcriptions of the manuscript letters.
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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.
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Public domain. Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room.
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