19th Century Women Poets Collection

This growing collection consists of poetry written by women in English and published from 1800 to 1900.  The collection includes a few titles published in the early 20th century (1901-1919), in instances where the same poet published works in the 19th century. While the emphasis is on poetry published in Britain, works published in the United States are also included.

Embracing a wide range of styles, written by women whose station in life ranged from dairymaid to grand lady, the collection includes topics such as religion, ancient Greek and Roman myth, daily life, romance, nature, motherhood, and local and national history. Each digitized volume is searchable by keyword and is linked to a bibliographical record in Baylor’s online catalog. The full list of records can be viewed here, and sorted by author, title, or date of publication.


Gallery of Poets' Portraits






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Activity Note


This collection is considered an active collection. Items will be added periodically as they are acquired by Baylor University and processed through the Digitization and Digital Collection Preservation Services group.