Sandra Donaldson Papers, 1826-1862, 1980-2012
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Brief Description:

The Sandra Donaldson Papers include Dr. Donaldson’s working photocopies of various editions of poems published by Elizabeth Barrett Browning during her lifetime and used by Dr. Sandra Donaldson for The Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 5 Volumes, London, Pickering & Chatto, 2010.

The photocopies consist of An Essay on Mind, with Other Poems, 1826: 1 vol., Prometheus Bound, and Miscellaneous Poems, 1838: 1 vol., The Seraphim and Other Poems, 1838, editions of Poems, 1844: 2 vols., 1850: 2 vols., 1853: 2 vols., 1856: 3 vols., two editions of Aurora Leigh, 1857, 1859, Poems Before Congress, 1860: 1 vol., Last Poems, posthumous, 1862: 1 vol..

Also included are journals in which articles and reviews by Sandra Donaldson are published: “’Motherhood’s Advent in Power’: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Poems about Motherhood” Victorian Poetry, Spring 1980, pgs. 51-60; “‘Ophelia’ in Elizabeth Siddal’s Poem ‘A Year and a Day’”, The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies, November 1981, pgs. 127-33; “Elizabeth Barrett Browning by Angela Leighton reviewed by Sandra Donaldson” Studies in Browning and His Circle, Vol. 15 1987, pgs. 77-80; “Christina Rossetti: The Poetry of Endurance by Dolores Rosenblum reviewed by Sandra Donaldson” Studies in Browning and His Circle, Vol. 16 1988.

Also included are several newspaper articles from The Grand Forks Herald as well as articles from UND publications on Donaldson’s EBB anthology and scholarly achievements. Also enclosed is a speech given by Janet Rex on May 2014 in honor of Sandra Donaldson’s retirement and influence on the Women’s Studies Program at the University of North Dakota. Photographs of the retirement tea party accompany the transcription of the speech.

The arrangement of all pieces retains the original order of the creator.

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at]
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1618
Created by: Donaldson, Sandra, Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861)
Volume: 2.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 10/31/2012. Donaldson donated additional material in October 2014; 2014-3261
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the Rules and Regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
Literary - Poetry
University of North Dakota - Faculty
University of North Dakota - Writers Conference
Women's History
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Sandra Donaldson, Grand Forks, North Dakota  Donation; 2013-3213.  A signed Certificate of Gift was received from Sandra Donaldson on April 7, 2014, after which the collection was formally opened for research.
Related Publications:

Publications written by Sandra Donaldson:

Critical essays on Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  New York: G.K. Hall, 1999.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: an annotated bibliography of the commentary and criticism, 1826-1990.  New York: G.K. Hall, 1993.

Publications edited by Sandra Donaldson:

Florentine friends: the letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning to Isa Blagden, 1850-1861.  Winfield, Kan.: Wedgestone Press, 2009.

The works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010.

PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Sandra Donaldson Papers.  OGLMC 1618, Box #, Folder #.  Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.