Department of Special Collections
Washington University in St. Louis
Finding-Aid for the Gosse Collection (WTU00213)Finding aid prepared by:
Special Collections Staff
Gosse , Sir Edmund William , 1849-1928 , British
[Accession: 1228, 1249]
Access and Use:
Collection is open to research.
Processed: November, 1970.
Edmund William Gosse to Dr. William Showell Rogers
(28 items: ALS)
Scope: Autograph letters signed, from Sir Edmund William Gosse, to Dr. William
Showell Rogers. Thanks him for various gifts - primarily books - sending
annual holiday greetings and arranging meetings. Subjects mentioned include
Robert Louis Stevenson, Austin Dobson, [Arthur Christopher] Benson, and
various books by Gosse, including The secret of Narcisse, Questions at
issue, Gossip in a library and Life and letters of Dr. Donne, apparently
unpublished. Black ink.
1903: Jan. 8. Sir
Edmund William Gosse to Mrs. Rogers
Scope: Autograph letter signed from Sir Edmund William Gosse to Mrs. Rogers, wife of
Dr. William Showell Rogers, thanking her for the Christmas gift of a
collections of her husbands posthumously published Christmas poems, 1 p.
Black ink. 1 ALS
Scope: Autograph page of notes on Shakespeare in black and red ink. Pencil note in
[Roger's] hand reads Original notes of speech used by Mr. Edmund William
Gosse in responding to [toaste] of "literature" at Banquet of Birmingham
Shakespeasre and Dramatic Club at Grand Hotel Birmingham on Sat. Apr. 23, 1898. Minor revision,
1912: Mar. 23. Sir
Edmund William Gosse to Seumas O'Sullivan
(1 item (2pp.): ALS Envelope enclosed.)
Scope: Autograph letter signed, Sir Edmund William Gosse to Seumas O'Sullivan
[pseud.]. Congratulates him on a new book of poems [unidentified] Makes
suggestions and conveys best wishes. For information on O'Sullivan, Seumas
[pseud] SEE Starkey, James Sullivan, 1879-1958. Envelope enclosed.