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Richard Monckton Milnes Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Milnes, Richard Monckton, Baron Houghton, 1809-1885
Title: Richard Monckton Milnes Letter
Inclusive Dates: undated
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Undated letter signed by Richard Monckton Milnes.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Richard Monckton Milnes, first Baron Houghton (1809-1885) was a British politician, poet, and patron of the arts. He was an MP for Pontefract from 1837 until 1863, when he was made a peer. He wrote a number of books of poetry, including Palm Leaves, but was better known for his patronage of promising young writers than for his own literary talents. He championed poets such as Alfred Tennyson, Algernon Swinburne, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Richard Monckton Milnes Letter consists of an undated letter sent by Milnes to an unknown correspondent.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Subject Headings


Milnes, Richard Monckton, Baron Houghton, 1809-1885.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Richard Monckton Milnes Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: LMD
Date: 29 October 2009
Revision history:

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