William Wordsworth (1770-1850) relics
Breakfast cup, saucer, and plate
White porcelain, decorated with coloured flowers and birds. Each piece is marked on the bottom 'No 12672 %'. Measurements as follows.
- Tea cup 75mm H, 102mm W at top, 57mm W at bottom.
- Saucer 28mm H, 170mm W.
- Plate 22mm H, 200mm W.
Given to Wordsworth by Sir George Howland Beaumont (1753-1827) and used by him 1816-1850. Given to the Library by Mrs J.M.E. Brownlow, 1924. Wordsworth collection.
Marble base, 111 x 90 x 13mm, on which is mounted a model of a slipper in black stone (the end of the toe broken off), 60 x 18mm. Pasted onto the bottom is a piece of paper bearing an inscription in Wordsworth's hand: 'Brought from Tivoli | by | William Wordsworth | for | his valued Friend | Mrs Moxon | 8th Augst 1837.' This is presumably Emma Isola Moxon (1809-91), wife of Edward Moxon, who became Wordsworth's publisher in 1836 and accompanied him on a trip to Paris in 1837.
Given by George Udny Yule, 1935. Wordsworth collection.
Bronze medal by Benjamin Wyon (1802-1858), 45mm. Obv. Bust of Wordsworth, facing left. Leg. WILLIAM WORDSWORTH. Rev. Blank.
Purchased from David, Cambridge, Oct. 1959. Wordsworth collection.