Samuel Rogers Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Clayden, P. W. The Early Life of Samuel Rogers. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1887, 461 p.

Details the first forty years of Rogers's life, from his wealthy ancestral origins to his move to St. James's Place.

Firebaugh, Joseph J. "Samuel Rogers and American Men of Letters." American Literature 13, No. 4 (January 1942): 331-45.

Describes Rogers's American sympathies and his friendships with American literary figures, including Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and William Cullen Bryant.

Hall, Elizabeth. "Samuel Rogers and an Unpublished Coleridge Letter." Notes and Queries 37, No. 1 (March 1990): 20-22.

Contains a letter from Coleridge requesting Rogers's help.

Roberts, Richard Ellis. Samuel Rogers and His Circle. New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1910, 304 p.

Biographical information on Rogers's life, works, and friendships.

Weeks, Donald. "Samuel Rogers: Man of Taste." PMLA 62, No. 2 (June 1947): 472-86.

Describes the art collections and furnishings at Rogers's famously tasteful St. James's Place home.


Giddey, Ernest. "Byron and Samuel Rogers." The Byron Journal No. 7 (1979): 4-19.

Discusses Byron's relationship with Rogers and his admiration of Rogers's work.

Hale, J. R. "Samuel Rogers the Perfectionist." Huntington Library Quarterly 25, No. 1 (November 1961): 61-7.

Attributes Rogers's renewed success after 1830 to the illustrations of Turner and Stothard.

Holcomb, Adele M. "Turner and Rogers' Italy Revisited." Studies in Romanticism 27, No. 1 (Spring 1988): 63-95.

Describes Turner's collaboration on the illustrations in Italy.

Knieger, Bernard. "Samuel Rogers, Forgotten Maecenas." CLA Journal 3, No. 3 (March 1960): 187-92.

Asserts that Rogers should not be remembered for his poetry, but his patronage of the arts.

Latané, David E., Jr. "Samuel Rogers' The Voyage of Columbus and Turner's Illustrations to the Edition of 1834." The Wordsworth Circle 14, No. 2 (Spring 1983): 108-12.

Considers Turner's illustrative contribution to Rogers's Columbus.

McClary, Ben Harris. "Alaric Watts on Samuel Rogers: An Unpublished Personal Remembrance." Bulletin of Research in the Humanities 84, No. 1 (Spring 1981): 121-25.

Contains the notes Watts wrote on the inside cover of The Voyage of Columbus, including a brief biography and several unfavorable comments.

——. "An Exchange of Verse Epistles: Richard Sharp and Samuel Rogers." Notes and Queries 30, No. 3 (June 1983): 212-13.

Briefly examines the relationship and mutual poetic influences of Rogers and Richard Sharp.

Additional coverage of Rogers's life and career is contained in the following source published by Gale Research: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 93.