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The Harvard Library Bulletin on Edward Lear is Now Online

You can reach it from Matthew Bevis’s Aspects of Edward Lear (Part I), we’re looking forward to Part II then, or directly from here. Advertisements

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September Readings

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has digitized its Edward Lear collection, which consists mostly of letters: 11 to William Holman Hunt, 2 to Luard and one to his sister Ellen from India, among others. … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Mucous Membrane (Another Unpublished Poem and a ‘Drama’)

Harvard University, Houghton Library MS Typ 55.14, item 93: Once I had a Mucous Membrane And I kept him in a box ― Which the lid I fastened down with 3 of Brahmah’s patent locks. So ― said I ― … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s The Little Mouse: An Unpublished Poem

This poem does not appear in The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense; Vivien Noakes mentioned it in a note to “The Uncareful Cow, who walked about” on p. 515, but obviously considered this sketch too rough to be published, and she was probably right, as … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Indian Trees

For sale from Donald A. Heald. Indian Trees, Palms and Bamboos [cover title of an album of 19 original watercolours mostly of Indian landscape by Edward Lear] San Remo, Italy: 1878-1882. Folio. (19 x 12 inches). 19 original watercolour drawings … Continue reading

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More Edward Lear Online from Houghton

A quick note on new Edward Lear materials which Houghton Library have placed online: Studies of palm trees. 1876. TypDr 805.L513.76p (1-8). Poems and songs by Alfred Tennyson / set to music, and inscribed to Mrs. Alfred Tennyson by Edward … Continue reading

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More Houghton Manuscripts

In his Course in Nonsense Tom Swifty comments on the feud between Learians and Carrollians: The nonsense of these two could not have been more different. We can make fun of rules by blithely ignoring them, like Lear, but also by … Continue reading

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