The Wordsworth Trust Advanced Collections Search

New acquisitions are available to search as soon as they are catalogued. Please choose a collection to search from the following options:

Art Collections

Paintings, drawings and prints including portraits of Wordsworth, his family and contemporaries; landscape representations from c18th to the present day; illustrations of literature; illustrations from autograph collections. Inlcudes a special search for watercolours acquired from the W.W. Spooner Charitable Trust.

Manuscript Collection

The manuscript catalogue includes all the major collections relating to Wordsworth, his contemporaries and family. The writings of Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth, Coleridge and others are included here, but are available for a more detailed search in the 'verse and prose' section. There is also a detailed subject search option for a selected number of letters by women authors. Illustrations from autograph collections are included in the Fine art search. Included within the manuscript section, you can search the poetry archive and a database of transcriptions of unpublished letters. This is a growing resource, initially made possible by generous funding from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. It includes many hundreds of letters, a significant number of which are unpublished (including 100 by William's wife Mary), written by women of the Wordsworth and Coleridge families and their correspondents.

Printed books and pamphlets

The collection of books comprises lifetime editions of Wordsworth and the major Romantic and c19th authors; editions owned and annotated by Wordsworth, Coleridge and others, c19th and c20th textual and critical editions, plus a major collection of Lake District guides, directories and historical works. Illustrations are included in the Fine art file. In 2004, the Trust acquired the major collection of late eighteenth and early nineteenth century literary and political works from Sir Geoffrey Bindman.