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The Isaac Newell Coleridge Collection
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Queen Elizabeth II Library

Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his circle.

Donated to Memorial University by Jean Nast-Newell, widow of Isaac Newell, who collected the material.

161 published works by and about Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his circle. Among its nineteenth century editions of Coleridge's poetic and/or dramatic works are an early volume of his juvenilia entitled simply Poems 1803, as well as the very rare first collected edition of his poems Sibylline Leaves published in 1817. The collection also holds many collected editions of Coleridge's verse, including the second (1829) and third (1834) editions of the Poetical Works, issued by William Pickering. Other posthumous collected editions include the 1852 edition published by the poet's son Derwent and daughter Sara, containing previously unpublished material, and the revised editions of it, published in 1867 and 1870. The collection also holds R. H. Shepherd's four-volume Poetical and Dramatic Works of 1877.Samuel Taylor Coleridge prose works are also well represented by early editions. Foremost among these is a set of early editions of The Friend, Coleridge's first major prose work, including an exceedingly rare first edition (1809-10). The collection also contains two copies of the important 1818 edition, volume three of which is composed of almost entirely new material. There is also a posthumous edition edited by Henry Nelson Coleridge.

All works in the collection are in English.

161 monographs and periodicals.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued and searchable via Memorial University Libraries catalogue:

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit

Interlibrary Loan: No

Reprography: Yes

Reference Assistance: Yes

Publications Describing Collection
Information about Isaac Newell may be found here