MsC 655

Iowa Author


Manuscript Register




.25 linear ft.


This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900


Posted to Internet: July 2002



Acquisition Note: This manuscript was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mr. Martin in 1988.


Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.


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Biographical Note


Robert Bernard Martin was born September 11, 1918, in La Harpe, Illinois, to Carl and Maggie Martin. He lived in Iowa from 1923 until he left for the Army in 1944. He graduated from high school in Davenport and received his A.B. summa cum laude from the University of Iowa in 1943. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Italy and France. After the war he received a Master's degree at Harvard and a B.Litt. in English at Oxford University, where he was a Fulbright scholar.


He taught in the English department at Princeton from 1951 to 1975. After his retirement he moved to Oxford, England, where he became a writer. He published ten books about the Victorian era, including biographies such as Tennyson, the Unquiet Heart in 1980 and A Very Private Life in 1991. He also published four mystery novels as Robert Bernard. He wrote more than 150 reviews and articles for such publications as the New York Times Review of Books, the London Review of Books, and TLS.


Robert Martin died in Madison, Wisconsin, on November 29, 1999.


Source: Press Citizen obituary, December 3, 1999.


Scope and Contents


This collection contains only the manuscript for With Friends Possessed: A Life of Edward Fitzgerald.


Box List


Box 1


With Friends Possessed: a Life of Edward FitzGerald

Typescript with corrections and revisions. (2 folders)




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