Item NLW MS 23981E, f. 79. - Anna Seward: Sonnet

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NLW MS 23981E, f. 79.


Anna Seward: Sonnet


  • 1799 (Creation)

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The manuscript was previously owned by Edward Spencer.

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Bonhams (auction of Roy Davids Collection, Part III); London; Purchased at auction, lot 424; 8 May 2013; 006604690.

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Autograph manuscript, dated 11 September 1799 (watermark 1794), of Anna Seward's 'Sonnet for the drawer in the thatched shed by the brook at Plas Newydd'. It was published, with a very few minor alterations, in The Poetical Works of Anna Seward, ed. by Walter Scott, 3 vols (Edinburgh, 1810), III, 314.
Seward stayed with Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, The Ladies of Llangollen, at their Plas Newydd home for four days in September 1799 (see Letters of Anna Seward: Written between the years 1784 and 1807, ed. by A. Constable, 6 vols (Edinburgh, 1811), V, 248-53).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23981E, f. 79.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 23981E, f. 79.