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About this collection

This collection consists of a selection of scanned original documents and photographs from the Gerard M. Hopkins Collection.  These items were collected by Anthony Bischoff, S. J. for his dissertation and biography on Hopkins beginning in the 1950s.

The information written in the description of some items largely comes from Father Bischoff and the labels created for the exhibit "Gerard Manley Hopkins: A Life Recollected" held at Gonzaga in 2010.  The exhibition labels were written by Lesley Higgins, York University, Toronto, Canada.

Gerard M. Hopkins (1844-1889) was an English poet, celebrated for his exceptional verse and prose.  He was also a sketch artist and self-taught musician.  Before his ordination he burned all his early work, though his friend and fellow poet, Robert Bridges , had copies of the poems.  Ordinated in 1877, Hopkins served in several parishes before settling in Dublin.  He served as a professor of classics at University College and was a Fellow at Royal University of Ireland.  He died of typhoid in June, 1889.  His poetry was not published until 1918.

The original items are preserved in Foley Center Library in the University Archives and Special Collections Department.  For information about this collection, to see the originals or to find out about possible sources for your research, please contact uasc@gonzaga.edu or Stephanie Plowman at (509) 313-8347

 
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