Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00124 2B Annex - Charles Stuart Calverley Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00124 2B Annex


Charles Stuart Calverley Papers


  • 1866-1895 (Creation)

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2 boxes

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Charles Stuart Calverley, born 1831 at Martley, Worcestershire, was educated at Marlborough College, Harrow, Oxford, and Cambridge, and was elected a fellow of Christ's College and appointed a lecturer in Classics in 1857. His Verses and Translations (1862), and later translations of Theocritus and Virgil, stem from his academic research. In 1863 he married his cousin Ellen and began to study law at the Inner Temple. Shortly after being called to the Bar in 1865, Calverley had a skating accident that was to put an end to his career. He continued to write light verse, publishing poems in journals, and then collecting them in Fly Leaves in 1872. He lived on, sickly, until his death from Bright's disease in 1884.

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The collection consists of Calverley's miscellaneous correspondence, poems, drawings and translations.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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