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SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE “was born on October 20 . 1772, at Ottery St. Mary in Devonshire, and died on July 25 1834. As a poet and a brilliant critic he influenced Scott Shelley’ and Byron. He translated Schiller and made German philosophy known amongst his fellow-countrymen. The death mask came into the possession of the Princeton University library from the Hutton Collection, and Mr. Ernest Hartley Coleridge, a grandson of the poet, personally vouched to Laurence Hutton for its genuineness. (L. Hutton:’.4 Collection of Death Masks, Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, 1892, p. 783)”
Black & White Photos and quotations from: Benkard, Ernst, & Green, Margaret (1927). Undying Faces, A Collection of Death Masks. New York, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.