On 23 February 1821, the Romantic poet John Keats (1795–1821) died in Rome from tuberculosis. Marking the two-hundredth anniversary of his death, this talk considers the Morgan’s Keats collection through the lens of the library’s first director, Belle da Costa Greene (1879–1950), a self-described “Keats lover" who built, catalogued, and interpreted the Morgan’s world-class Keats holdings. Join Philip Palmer, Robert H. Taylor Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts, for a virtual discussion of this untold tale of literary and institutional history.
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