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Cowper, William (1731-1800), poet

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Biography: ODNB link for Cowper, William (1731-1800), poet
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P136154 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P6778 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for William Cowper
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1782: translations (26) and poems (2)
Yale University Libraries: Beinecke Library
NRA 18661 Osborn coll
2
1757-99: corresp and poems
Princeton University Library
NRA 175
3
corresp and verses
Cowper Memorial Library
NRA 10540 Cowper Museum
4
corresp and verses
Huntington Library
See Guide to literary MSS, 1979
5
letters and verses
Lambeth Palace Library
See SCONUL newsletter no 17 December 1988
6
corresp and verses
McMaster University Library
See Union list of MSS in Canadian repositories, suppl 1977-78
7
corresp and papers
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 3507 Herts RO misc
8
1790s: verse translations of Milton's Latin poems and Italian sonnets
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Location Register of English Literary MSS 18-19th cent 1995
9
corresp and papers
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
See Annual Return 1996
10
literary papers, incl MSS and annotated drafts of verse translation of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey
Cambridge University: Trinity College Library
See Location Register of English Literary MSS 18-19th cent 1995
11
misc collection of minor works
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Location Register of English Literary MSS 18-19th cent 1995
12
1799: autograph drafts of final poems
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Annual return 2000
13
1786-89: letters (3) and a MS volume belonging to him
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
NRA 38887 Forster
14
1813: manuscript copy of memoirs entitled "A Narrative of Cowper's Experience written by himself"
Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service
NRA 29847 Birming Ref L misc
15
1797-99: record of dreams by John Johnson
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
16
1793-1804: letters of John Johnson rel to Cowper
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
17
papers rel to his conversations and effects
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 14275 Madan
18
corresp with Walter Bagot etc (c100 items)
The Morgan Library
See NUC MS 84-2144
19
1780s: letters (20) to William Bull
Lambeth Palace Library
See Catalogue MSS 3534-3598
20
1792-93: corresp with William Hayley (1 vol)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
21
1787: letters to Lady Hesketh
Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service
NRA 669 Higgins
22
1755-93: album of autograph letters (176) to Joseph Hill
Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies
See Annual Return 2006
23
1767-81: letters (6) from Rev John Newton
British Library, Manuscript Collections
24
1788-95: letters to Mrs Throckmorton with verses
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 741 Throckmorton

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [103a]
25
1770-93: letters to William and John Unwin with poems
British Library, Manuscript Collections
26
1765-95: letters (c100)
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 26283 Cowper
27
letters (1 vol)
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
28
letters
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 10167 Hog