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Sillery, Charles Doyne (03/02/1807-05/16/1837), 1829-12-06

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 12

Content Description

From the Collection:

Collection of manuscript poems by 56 minor British poets. Includes prose and 3 photographs. Poets include: Alfred Austin, Mary Elizabeth Braden, "Alfred Crowquill," Francis Jeffrey, J. Sheridan Knowles, Lord John Russell, Charles Augustus Sala, and Martin F. Tupper.


  • Other: 1829-12-06

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Biographical / Historical

Sillery, born in Athlone, Ireland, and after a short naval career, settled in Edinburgh to study surgery at the University of Edinburgh. He did not graduate, and died 8 years later in 1837.Sillery published 7 volumes of verse in his short life, 3 of which were of a deeply religious disposition.


From the Collection: 0.5 Cubic Feet (1 Hollinger document case.)

Language of Materials



Title: “Stanzas by Charles Doyne Sillery”, Edinburgh, 6th December 1829; on back, “For the Scots Mag” – folded, taped

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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