Worldwide interest expected as Samuel Taylor Coleridge items to go under the hammer

PUBLISHED: 17:51 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:57 06 March 2018

A collection of Samuel Taylor Coleridge manuscripts and belongings are going to auction in Exeter

A collection of Samuel Taylor Coleridge manuscripts and belongings are going to auction in Exeter

Archant

A collection of manuscripts and family memorabilia belonging to Ottery’s most famous son is set to attract global attention when it heads to auction.

Items belonging to poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge will be going under the hammer on March 14 in Exeter after being put up for sale by his great-great-great granddaughter.

Coleridge was born in 1772 in the School House, Ottery. His father, John, was the vicar of the parish and master of the King’s grammar school.

Auctioneers Bearnes, Hampton and Littlewood say there are 56 lots on offer including a mixture of ceramics, works of art, furniture and manuscripts.

The items are already generating attention from across the world.

The lots include a two page signed letter from Coleridge to his niece Fanny Patteson which is undated but believed to have been delivered by a messenger in 1825 - nine years before his death.

He signed the letter writing ‘God bless you - your affectionate uncle’.

Also going under the hammer is a creamware wine cooler which is reputed to have a gift to Coleridge by a member of the Wedgwood family, and an early 19th century gold and hair plait brooch initialled STC, given to his granddaughter Christabel Rose Coleridge.

Bidders will have the chance to get their hands on an early 19th mahogany and inlaid secretaire chest.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 20:00

Highway bosses have submitted fresh opposition to a new proposed business park at Sidford as ‘nothing has changed since the last time’.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:27

For one Sidmouth woman, the historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had a particular poignancy.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30

Residents across the Ottery and West Hill parishes are being encouraged to head to the polls next week to vote 
in a referendum about the area’s proposed Neighbourhood Plan.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:30

A successful weekend, including three sell out talks, means Sidmouth Literary Festival has now firmly set its deckchair on the front esplanade of literary events across the country.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:22

An Ottery district councillor has left his post after breaching legislation for not attending any meetings in six months.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:20

Clinton Devon Farms Partnership has appeared in court charged with corporate manslaughter in relation to the death of a Sidmouth man four years ago.

Read more
Tue, 17:30

Music lovers have helped to 
raise £600 for Force Cancer Charity.

Read more
Tue, 12:28

Local artist Jacqueline Steel hosts a solo exhibition at Kennaway House, including paintings which led to her being invited to compete in Sky Arts TV show.

Read more
Tue, 06:55

A new £3,000 bench has been unveiled at Ottery Library to create a poet’s corner.

Read more
Mon, 17:30

A massive old telescope has come home to Sidmouth’s own observatory after many years away.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sidmouth Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications