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Richard Monckton Milnes Letter

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 29 October 2009

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.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

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

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Subject Headings


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

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Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

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

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