Cultural Quarter, City of Lincoln
Tennyson Research Centre


Tennyson Research Centre
01522 782040
[email protected]
https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/history-heritage/lincolnshire-archives
Lincolnshire Archives
St Rumbold Street
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 5AB

The most significant collection on Alfred Lord Tennyson in the world, found in the the Lincolnshire Archives in Lincoln.

Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892), who was born and raised in Lincolnshire, was the most famous poet of the Victorian age. He was the first ever poet to become a Lord and the first to amass considerable wealth from his writing.

For primary material related to Tennyson, this Research Centre has no equal. Alfred Tennyson’s library and those of many family members line the room while manuscripts, proofs, letters, photographs and personal belongings are stored nearby.

Highlights include: 

  • The letter of sympathy from Queen Victoria to Tennyson on the death of his son
  • The copy of Through the Looking Glass that Lewis Carroll gave to Tennyson
  • Prince Albert’s letter to Tennyson asking for his autograph
  • The altered drafts of The Charge of The Light Brigade
  • Cameron’s photographs of ‘King Arthur’
  • Hand-illustrated editions by enthusiastic amateurs

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Access to the resources held within the Tennyson Research Centre is via the public searchroom in Lincolnshire Archives.
Please telephone 01522 782040 or email [email protected] for further information.

Free entry.

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01522 782040
[email protected]
https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/history-heritage/lincolnshire-archives
Lincolnshire Archives
St Rumbold Street
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 5AB
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