University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Baron John Duke Coleridge:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, Baron, 1820-1894
Title: Baron John Duke Coleridge Collection
Dates: 1835-1914, undated
Abstract: Includes manuscripts and letters written by John Duke Coleridge, the great-nephew of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The bulk of the collection is made up of letters to and from John Duke Coleridge, including a large number of letters to Derwent Coleridge and Ernest Hartley Coleridge, as well as other Coleridge family members.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-0861
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Language: English
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center



Open for research

Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Jamie Hawkins-Kirkham, 2011

Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

Container List


1.1 Case at Hants Lent Assizes (1864), handwritten manuscript, 7 pages, undated; copied from the Hampshire Chronicle of 5 March 1896? in an unknown hand.
Legal decision in the case of Mr. Rourke and Mrs. Thompson, signed handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, 24 May 1894. Signed by John C. Day.


1.2 ALS to unidentified recipient Cimi, 30 September 1891.
ALS to unidentified Dean of Winchester, 9 March 1891.
ALS to unidentified recipient, 18 January 1894; written by Ernest Hartley Coleridge as secretary.
40 ALS, 2 ALI, 3 AL to Coleridge, Derwent, 1851-1880:
1.3 1851-1869.
1.4 1869-1875.
1.5 1875-1876.
1.6 1876-1879.
1.7 1879-1880.
1.2 2 ALS, 1 ALI to Coleridge, Edith, 1884-1894.
91 ALS, 7 ALI to Coleridge, Ernest Hartley, 1872-1894:
1.8 1872-1890.
1.9 1891-1894.
1.2 4 ALS to Coleridge, Mary Pridham, 1878-1887.
ALS to Coleridge, Sara, 5 March 1840.
ALS to Patteson, Frances Sophia (Fan), 24 June 1884.
ALS to Patteson, Joan, 10 June 1884.
AL to the Vicar of Henly, undated.
ALS to Whorlon, W. H., 30 April 1891.


1.10 Unidentified author. AL / incomplete to Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, 29 July 1882.
Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. 1 ALS, 16 TccL to Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, 1863-1888.
Bell (G.) and Sons. 2 ALS to Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge re Hartley Coleridge's works, 1891-1892.
Coleridge, Emma Duke. ALS to Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, 18 October 1883.
Coleridge, Ernest Hartley. 2 ALS to Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, 1893.
Gladstone, William Ewart, 1809-1898. 23 TccL / copies to Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, 1849-1892.
Gore, Millicent F. ALS to Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, 21 April 1878.
London, England, Lord Mayor. Invitation to Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, 23 April 1894.
St. Albans, William Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk, 1840-1898. ALS to Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, 24 March no year.
Smith, Alexander. ALS to Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge, 10 July 1893.
Ward, Charles Augustus. 2 ALS to Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge 17 and 19 December 1892.


1.11 Coleridge, Amy Augusta Jackson Lawford, 1852-1933. 8 ALS to Coleridge, Ernest Hartley, 1894-1914.
Coleridge, Amy Augusta Jackson Lawford, 1852-1933. 2 ALS to Coleridge, Sarah Mary Bradford, 1887-1914.
Coleridge, Ernest Hartley, 1846-1920. ALS, ALI to Coleridge, Amy Augusta Jackson Lawford, 1894.
Coleridge, John Duke Coleridge:
1.11 Note about photographs of Ottery St. Mary published by John Duke Coleridge, handwritten manuscript, 1 page, undated; note by Ernest Hartley Coleridge.
Note on an owner of John Duke Coleridge letters, handwritten manuscript in unknown hand, 1 page, undated.
Two anecdotes of the late Lord Coleridge, handwritten manuscript, 3 pages, undated.
Coleridge, Stephen William Buchanan, 1854-1936. 3 ALS to Coleridge, Ernest Hartley, 1880-1910.
Cornish, Sarah Kestell. 2 AL / copies / extracts to Shore, Charlotte Mary Cornish re John Duke Coleridge, 1835, undated; in an unidentified hand.
Thornycroft, William Hamo, Sir, 1850-1925. AL to Coleridge, Amy Augusta Jackson Lawford, 7 April 1897.
Warne, John. ALS to Coleridge, Amy Augusta Jackson Lawford, 16 January 1905.
Westminster, Dean. ALI by his secretary to Coleridge, Ernest Hartley, 19 June 1894.

Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author’s outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author’s incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date