NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS
Part 3: The Correspondence and Literary Manuscripts of Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) from the Bodleian Library, Oxford
This is a key source for all scholars of Victorian poetry and for those interested in the religious turmoil of the period and anticipations of modernism. It features:
- The correspondence (18 vols), poetical notebooks (33 vols) and literary manuscripts (7 vols) of Arthur Hugh Clough.
- Born in Liverpool, raised in South Carolina, and educated at Rugby and Balliol, the collection includes material on Clough’s schooling and spiritual development – there is much interest for these exploring masculinity, muscular Christianity and the Oxford Movement.
- There are important exchanges with Matthew Arnold, Florence Nightingale and Ralph Waldo Emerson.