Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts by and about the poet, correspondence, and an undated notebook. The manuscripts include poems and portions of poems, some of which are copied in the hand of Frederick Locker-Lampson and Helen (Merrell) Lynd. The manuscripts also include poems, essays, and notes relating to Keats by Charles Causley, Randall Jarrell, Elizabeth Jennings, and Edward Thomas. The correspondence consists of letters from the poet, dating from 1816 to , to Fanny Brawne, Charles Cowden Clarke, Leigh Hunt, and others, as well as letters relating to Keats, dating from  to 1948, between various correspondents, including Sir Sidney Colvin, H. Buxton Forman, Maurice Buxton Forman, John D. Gordan, Leigh Hunt, Amy Lowell, William Sharp, W. Van R. Whitall, Thomas J. Wise, Henrietta Woodhouse, and others.
The John Keats collection of papers are arranged in two series: