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Frances Cornford letters and poems

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0810

Scope and Content Note

Four autograph letters signed from Frances Cornford to Alan Clodd. Cornford thanks Clodd for his praise of her work and answers questions about her poems. She also mentions her ill health. The collections also includes four undated manuscript poems in Cornfeld's hand.


  • Creation: 1959-1960, undated


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Frances Cornford (1886-1960)

British poet Frances Cornford (1886-1960) was descended from a number of Cambridge intellectuals, including Charles Darwin and William Wordsworth. Her work was influenced by both the Georgian and modernist forms of poetry. She experimented with a variety of forms including the triolet and the villanelle and also translated a number of works from Russian and French.

"Frances Cornford." Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 240: Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century British Women Poets(reproduced in Literature Resource Center). (accessed August 17, 2007).


8 item (13 pages)


Autograph letters and manuscript poems written by English poet Frances Cornford.


Purchase, July 2007.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

Shelving Summary

Box 53, F0810: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

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Processed and encoded by Jaime Margalotti, August 2007. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.


Finding aid for Frances Cornford letters and poems
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 August 15
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