Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of The Origin, Nature, and Object of the New System of Education written by Robert Southey (1774-1843), published in 1812. Southey was an English Lake Poet of the Romantic school and was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1813 until his death. Special Collections & Archives now holds all but three of Southey’s published works thanks to this new acquisition. The works are part of the Bertram R. Davis "Robert Southey" collection.
The Library is very grateful to Dr. Warren and Mrs. Mary Ober whose generosity made this acquisition possible.