Samuel Taylor Coleridge
About the Collection
Victoria University Library holds a research collection of international importance containing manuscripts, papers and printed books belonging to Samuel Taylor Coleridge and others of his circle, including Wordsworth, Southey and Lamb. It provides an especially rich resource for the study of Coleridge's private papers and informal conversation.
Extensive secondary materials are also held in the collection to support Coleridge studies.
Introduction to the Collection
by H.O. Dendurent
Most specialists know of the existence of the S. T. Coleridge Collection of manuscripts and rare books at Victoria University,
but probably few are familiar with the scope and depth of materials which place the collection, according to The New Cambridge
Bibliography of English Literature, second in importance for Coleridge studies only to that of the British Museum ....
Accessing the Collection
There are three ways to access parts of the collection:
1. Analytical description of the collection:
|Complete Analytical Description (Part I, Part II, and Part III)|
|Part I. Works by Coleridge|
|Writings in Book Form||HTML|
|Writings in Anthologies and Others' Works / Newspaper Contributions and Association Items||HTML|
|Writings in Manuscript or Transcript, including Poems, Collected Writings, Dramatic Pieces, Prose Works, and Sermons and Lectures||HTML|
|Letters / Groups of Letters (transcribed or printed)||HTML|
|Marginalia (primarily transcripts)||HTML|
|Miscellaneous Notes / Table Talk||HTML|
|Part II. Coleridge Association Items|
|Books in the Coleridge Library||HTML|
|Letters to S. T. Coleridge||HTML|
|Malta Documents / Documents Relating to Coleridge’s Writings / Other Bills and Documents||HTML|
|Contemporary Reviews and Assessments / Material Collected for Scholarship & Criticism & Coleridgeiana||HTML|
|Part III. The Coleridge Circle|
|Verse and Other Writings / Correspondence / Miscellaneous Writings / Documents / Miscellaneous||HTML|
|Guide to References and Abbreviations||HTML|
|Index of Names||HTML|
|Victoria University Library would like to thank “The Wordsworth Circle” for permission to publish the analytical description of the S. T. Coleridge Collection at Victoria University Library. Copyright © 1974 Marilyn Gaull.|
2. University of Toronto Catalogue for catalogued items written by Coleridge or supporting Coleridge studies. Some of these items also appear in the Analytical Description above.
You also may wish to consult the new acquisitions lists for the Coleridge Collection | see new acquisitions.
Please contact a reference librarian if you require any assistance using the above tools, or if you have any questions about the collection.
- NEW: Supplement to Marginalia. H.J. Jackson. 2017.
- Chronology of Coleridge’s life
- The Works of Robert Leighton (1819). With annotations by S.T. Coleridge
- Autograph manuscript of English, Greek & Latin student verse exercises.
- Coleridge letter, 1818
- Romanticism on the Net: an International Refereed Electronic Journal devoted to Romantic Studies
- See Koenig-Woodyard, Chris. “A Hypertext History of the Transmission of Coleridge’s ‘Christabel,’ 1800-1816.” Romanticism On the Net 10 (May 1998)
Electronic Texts, Microfilm Collections & Indexes
- Available at E.J. Pratt Library
- Available at Emmanuel Library
- UofT members only
The Collected Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The complete edition of Coleridge's letters, augmented by his early family letters and the letters of his son, Hartley, all from Oxford University Press. The database contains the following works:
- Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Coleridge - the early family letters. Edited with an introduction by James Engell. Oxford University Press, 1994.
- Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Collected Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Edited by Earl Leslie Griggs, 6 volumes. Oxford: Calrendon Press 1956-1971; rpt. Oxford University Press, 2000.
- Coleridge, Hartley. The Letters of Hartley Coleridge. Edited by Grace Evelyn Griggs and Earl Leslie Griggs. London: Oxford University Press, 1936.
Coleridge & Literary Society, 1790 - 1834: the Papers of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834) from the British Library, London. VUCO
A Listing and Guide to the Microform Collection, available in E J Pratt Library, Z8183 .C59 2001 Ref
Jackson Bibliography of Romantic Poetry by J.R. de J. Jacksonutcrest
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
A database of full-text books -- 150,000 English-language titles and editions -- published in the eighteenth century. Included in this collection are numerous works by S.T. Coleridge, miscellanies with contributions by Coleridge, translations by Coleridge, and works by Coleridge's contemporaries. Eighteenth Century Collections Online includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
Nineteenth Century Masterfile
The 19th Century Masterfile is an accumulation of various indexes to printed materials from the nineteenth century. It includes numerous citations to works written by and about S.T. Coleridge and his contemporaries, including monographs and articles published from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries, and Coleridge's work in different editions published under the editorship of various individuals. Full-text links provided to articles by and about Coleridge in publications such as Harpers New Montly Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and the North American Review Index..
Sample of E-Books published by Oxford University Press :
- North, Julian. The domestication of genius: biography and the romantic poet. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009 (Available Online or Pratt Library Stacks PR756 .B56 N67 2009)
- Halmi, Nicholas. The genealogy of the romantic symbol. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007 (Available Online or Pratt Library Stacks PR448 .S94 H35 2007)
- O'Neill, Michael. The all-sustaining air : romantic legacies and renewals in British, American, and Irish poetry since 1900. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007 (Available Online)
- Vickers, Neil. Coleridge and the doctors, 1795-1806. Oxford: Clarendon Press ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004 (Available Online or Pratt Library Stacks PR4487 .M4 V54 2004)
- Lockwood, Tom. Ben Jonson in the Romantic age. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005 (Available Online or Pratt Library Stacks PR2637.4 .G7 L63 2005)
From The Friends of Coleridge, an organization that aims to foster interest in the life and works of Coleridge and his circle:
- The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Corrections and Additions to the Poetical Works. / Ed. by J.C.C. Mays.
- The Notebooks of S. T. Coleridge: A slow accumulation of extracts and appreciations
Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture, published by the University of Maryland.
From the Romantic Circles' Electronic Editions Collection:
- The Collected Letters of Robert Southey / Ed. by Lynda Pratt, Tim Fulford and Ian Packer
- The Fall of Robespierre / Ed. by Daniel E. White, Sarah Copland and Stephen Osadetz
- Lyrical Ballads: an Electronic Edition / Ed. by Bruce Graver and Ron Tetreault
- The Wanderings of Cain by S.T. Coleridge / Ed. by N. Santilli
From Representative Poetry On-Line at the University of Toronto:
- Selected Poetry and Prose of Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
- Selected Poetry of Hartley Coleridge (1796-1849)
- Selected Poetry of Charles Lamb (1775-1834)
- Selected Poetry of Robert Southey (1774-1843)
- Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
From the Making of America Collection from the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service :
- The complete works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. With an introductory essay upon his philosophical and theological opinions. / Ed. by Professor Shedd.
- The poetical and dramatic works of S. T. Coleridge, with a memoir ...
From Iowa Digital Libraries from the University of Iowa Libraries:
- Leigh Hunt Online: The Letters
This collection will digitally present the surviving correspondence of Romantic poet, writer, and editor Leigh Hunt (1784-1859). The project has several phases.