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Frederick Locker Letters

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Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 28 Jun 2010

Biographical History

Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-1895) was an English bibliophile and poet. Born Frederick Locker, he merged his surname with that of his second wife, Hannah Jane Lampson, in 1885. He was active in literary circles, a popular host, and acquainted with many noted authors of the time including Thomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens, Leigh Hunt, and others, as well as the illustrators Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Frederick Locker Letters consists of eleven letters from the British poet. Most are to the Irish statesman and author, John Wilson Croker. Among other things Locker-Lampson mentions some edits which he made to one of Croker's manuscripts.

Arrangement of the Collection



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Use Restrictions:

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Related Material

The Algernon Swinburne Collection and Richard Le Gallienne Collection each contain one letter to Locker-Lampson. The Sir John Simeon Correspondence contains four letters from Locker-Lampson.

Subject Headings


Croker, John Wilson, 1780-1857.
Locker-Lampson, Frederick, 1821-1895.


Book collectors -- England.
Poets, English -- 19th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Frederick Locker Letters,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unspecified, 1970.

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