Scope and arrangement
This is a synthetic collection consisting of manuscripts, a typescript, correspondence, and a pencil portrait. The manuscripts include holograph poems, stories, and essays in the author's hand, as well as manuscripts by Algernon Charles Swinburne and Humbert Wolfe relating to the author. The correspondence includes letters by the author, dating from 1843 to 1892, to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, James T. Fields, H. Buxton Forman, Sir George Grove, Richard Henry Horne, James T. Knowles, Edward Moxon, Algernon Charles Swinburne, William M. Thackeray, and others. Also present are letters relating to the author, dating from 1855 to 1907, between various correspondents including Gerald Blunt, Robert Seymour Bridges, Arthur Duke Coleridge, Hallam Tennyson, Sir Leslie Stephen, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Macmillan and Co., and others.
The Alfred Tennyson collection of papers are arranged in three series: