The volume contains poems and translations made by Francis Dukinfield Astley. In addition, a Notes and Addenda section can be found at the end of the volume, from folio 93 onwards. On folio 102 is written Lines written at Ravensthorp, in Northamptonshire, 22d April, 1821.
Poems and Translations of Francis Dukinfield Astley
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- ReferenceGB 133 Eng MS 471
- Dates of Creation1819-1821
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- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical DescriptionExtent of unit of description: 162 x 101 mm. 1 volume (102 folios);
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Administrative / Biographical History
Francis Dukinfield Astley (1781-1825) was the eldest son of John Astley, a landowner in Cheshire with lands centring around the township of Dukinfield. As well as being a racing and hunting enthusiast Francis was also a noted a poet during his day.
The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.
This manuscript came to the John Rylands Library as part of the bequest of Mrs F. Andrew in October 1928. This substantial bequest largely comprised printed books on local history.
Description compiled by Henry Sullivan, project archivist.
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Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1928 (English MS 471).
Former owner: Frank Andrew esq.