|Creator:||Blaikie, John Arthur|
|Creator:||Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928|
|Title:||Edmund Gosse letter|
|Dates:||1916 August 17|
|Quantity:||0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; housed in 1 document box with minor collections MS 1330 to MS 1334)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of a three-page note dated 17 August 1916 to a literary friend of Gosse's is important because of the bibliographic information which it contains. Gosse's correspondent has left with him some books to be autographed, among them the Madrigals by Gosse and J. A. Blaikie published in 1870. Gosse elaborates, "That you should have got the "Madrigals" of 1870 amused me, for it is a very rare book indeed. Fewer than 12 copies were sold of it, and I very seldom hear of its turning up." This particular copy of Madrigals is now in Special Collections in the Gosse Author Collection.|
Sir Edmund Gosse was an English translator, literary historian, and critic who introduced the work of Henrik Ibsen and other continental European writers to English readers. Gosse was knighted in 1925.
Edmund Gosse letter, 1916. MS 1332. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.