Guide to the F. L. Swayne autograph collection, [ca. 1820-1922]

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Guide to the F. L. Swayne Autograph Collection, [ca. 1820-1922]

Collection number: BANC MSS 71/196 z

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, California

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Processed by:
The Bancroft Library staff
Date Completed:
ca. 1971
Encoded by:
James Lake
© 1997 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Collection Summary

Collection Title: F. L. Swayne Autograph Collection,
Date (inclusive): [ca. 1820-1922]
Collection Number: BANC MSS 71/196 z
Compiler: Swayne, F. L.
Extent: Number of containers: 1 box
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Primarily letters from famous English authors and clergymen; some autographs and portions of letters also included.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], F. L. Swayne autograph collection, BANC MSS 71/196 z, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Material Cataloged Separately

  • Portraits have transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library
    Identifier/Call Number: (BANC PIC 1971.002)

Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of letters written by famous English authors and English clergymen, with a few other nationalities represented also. In some instances there are autographs only, or portions of letters. The collection, originally mounted in two volumes, was transferred to The Bancroft Library from the Rare Books and Special Collections Department in 1970.
Most of the portraits were removed and cataloged separately as BANC PIC 1971.002
A list of the more important people represented in the Collection follows.

Partial List of Autographs


Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882


Portion of an envelope addressed by him


Arnold, Sir Edwin, 1832-1904


Letter to Edward Walford, n.d.


Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888


Letter to unidentified correspondent, n.d.


Bennett, William James Early, 1804-1886


Letter to Mr. Randall, July 6, 1870


Browning, Robert, 1812-1889


Letter to Mrs. Plumptre, June 21, 1880


Church, Richard William, 1815-1890


Letter to Mr. Cone [?], May 14, n.y.


Campbell, T[homas?]


Letter to Mrs. Miller and the Misses Percivals, n.d.


Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834


Sample of his handwriting


Denison, George Anthony, 1805-1896


Letter to Mr. Swayne, Jan. 25, 1893


Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870




Edgeworth, Maria, 1767-1849


Portion of a letter with signature


Edwards, Amelia


Letter to Dr. Swayne, Oct. 18, n.y.


Ferrero, Guglielmo [?] 1871-1942


Letter to unidentified correspondent, Feb. 10, 1909


Freeman, Edward Augustus, 1823-1892


Letter to unidentified correspondent, Aug. 15, 1879


Froude, James Anthony, 1818-1894


Letter to unidentified correspondent, Apr. 24, n.y.


Goulburn, Edward Meyrick, 1818-1897


Letter to Dr. Copeman, June 16, 1874


Hammer-Purgstall, Joseph, Freiherr von, 1774-1856


Untitled poem


Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923


Letter to Miss Gould, Dec. 15, n.y.


Keble, John, 1792-1866




Kinglake, Alexander William, 1809-1891


Letter to Mrs. Burke, Jan. 30, 1867


Kingsley, Charles, 1819-1875


2 letters, 1857 & 1867


Knowles, Sir James Thomas, 1831-1908


Letter to R. A. Swayne, Mar. 13, 1890


Lamartine, Alphonse de, 1790-1869


À Angelica [poem]


Lang, Andrew, 1844-1912


Letter to unidentified correspondent, Oct. 6, n.y.


Liddell, Henry George, 1811-1898


Letter to Dr. Copeman, July 25, 1874


Liddon, Henry Parry, 1829-1890


Letter to unidentified correspondent, Apr. 29, 1885


Lockhart, John Gibson, 1794-1854


Portion of a letter


Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882


Letter to Mrs. Middleton, Oct. 15, 1869


Manning, Henry Edward, 1808-1892


Letter to P. W. Randall, Aug. 13, 1851


Marryat, Florence, 1838-1899


Letter to unidentified correspondent, Apr. 25, n.y.


Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848


Letter to his wife, Catherine, Nov. 29, n.y.


Matthew, Frederic David


Letter to Charles Kingsley, incomplete


Max-Müller, Friedrich, 1823-1900


Letter to Mr. Swayne, Feb. 6, 1890


Maxwell, Mary


Letter to E. Scott, Feb. 27, 1875


Mistral, Frédéric, 1830-1914


Facsimile signature [?] on postcard


Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852


Portion of a letter with signature


Newman, Francis William, 1805-1897


Letter to Mr. Swayne, May 20, 1869


Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890




Norton, Caroline


Letter to unidentified correspondent, Feb. 27, n.y.


Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant (Wilson), 1828-1897


Letter to Mrs. Swayne, Apr. 12, n.y.


Payn, James, 1830-1898


Letter to unidentified correspondent


Pusey, Edward Bouverie, 1800-1882


Letter to Mr. Dunn [?], n.d.


Rogers, Samuel, 1763-1855


Letter to Lady Harriet Herbert, n.d.


Ruskin, John, 1819-1900


Letter to unidentified correspondent, Feb. 15, 1873


Sayce, Archibald Henry, 1845-1933


Letter to Miss Edwards, Feb. 21, 1880


Sewell, Elizabeth Missing, 1815-1906


Letter to Mr. Core, June 20, 1871


Shorthouse, Joseph Henry, 1834-1903


Letter to Mr. Swayne, May 23, 1882


Smith, Goldwin, 1823-1910


Letter to Mr. Coxe, n.d.


Southey, Robert, 1774-1843


Letter to Robert H. Inglis, Apr. 15, 1820. Also included: poem, The Paupers Funeral.


Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn, 1815-1881


Letter to Mr. Cone [?], 1871


Strickland, Agnes, 1796-1874


Letter to unidentified correspondent, Sept. 6, 1866


Tauchnitz, Christian Bernhard von, 1816-1895


Letter to Mrs. Mongiardi, Mar. 18, 1891


Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892




West, Rebecca, pseud., 1892-


Letter to Mr. Haas, June 18, 1922


Williams, Isaac, 1802-1865


Letter to unidentified correspondent


Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850




Weyman, Stanley John, 1855-1928


Letter to Mrs. Swayne, Jan. 2, 1901 [?]


Yonge, Charlotte Mary, 1823-1901


Letter to Mr. Freeman, Jan. 24, 1873


Zangwill, Israel, 1864-1926


Letter to Sir Thomas Holdrich, Jan. 19, 1918