Skip to Search



A Guide to the John Dryden Letter to Elizabeth Steward

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
June 2007


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dryden, John, 1631-1700
Title: John Dryden Letter to Elizabeth Steward
Dates: 1698-1699
Abstract: Manuscript copy, possibly written in the late 18th or early 19th century, of an original letter written February 2, 1698 or 1699, by John Dryden to Elizabeth Steward.
Extent: 0.01 Linear feet. 1 letter, 3 pages.
Identification: MS Group 112 2/12
Language(s): English
Online Content Items from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Dryden, 1631-1700, was an influential English poet, literary critic, and playwright, who dominated the literary life of Restoration England.


Scope and Content

Manuscript copy, possibly written in the late 18th or early 19th century, of an original letter written February 2, 1698 or 1699, by John Dryden to Elizabeth Steward, his cousin and one of his most frequent correspondents. In the letter, he refers to his last publication, Fables, Ancient and Modern (1700). This letter has been digitized and is available online.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Alternative Format Available

The Dryden letter to Elizabeth Steward has been reproduced digitally and is available as part of the University of Florida Digital Collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Dryden Letter to Elizabeth Steward, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Dryden, John, 1631-1700 -- Correspondence.



For further information, please contact: Special Collections Access Services.

University of Florida Home Page