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Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet born in London in 1830. Her lyric poetry is often described as romantic or devotional in nature. Her most famous collection, Goblin Market and Other Poems, was published in 1862, and established her as the leading female poet of the time. Two of her poems, "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Love Came Down at Christmas," have been arranged as Christmas carols. Both Christina and her brother, the poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, were part of the Pre-Raphaelite literary and artistic movement.

The Christina Georgina Rossetti collection contains manuscripts and letters written by the English poet. Handwritten manuscripts for two works, "Letter and Spirit: Notes on the Commandments" and "A Pageant and Other Poems" are included. Her correspondents include Ford Madox Brown, Katharine Tynan Hinkson, Charles Augustus Howell, Kate Howell, Edmund McClure, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, Frederic James Shields, Richard St. John Tyrwhitt, and others.

This collection was digitized as part of Project REVEAL (Read and View English & American Literature).

 

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