Commonplace book containing literary extracts and notes on theological, political andother subjects, 1824

Scope and Content

The two volumes which comprise this collection provide a personal miscellany of manuscript notestranscribed from a variety of sources. These are not always identified. They include, for instance,'The Gentleman's Magazine'. The subject matter is varied. Literary items include poems and epigrams.Events are described, and opinions associated with writers, politicians and theologians. Placesmentioned range from the Moon and Mexico to Stratford-upon-Avon; occasional items include, forexample, the nutritional value of different foods. Longer passages include 'Outline of a rationalsystem of education'; 'Definition of the term [political] party'; a description of a number of townsin Switzerland and Germany; and observations on children and families.

There are no obvious clues as to the compiler of the extracts. The first volume was started inApril 1824 and the second is dated October 1824.

Administrative / Biographical History

The identity of the compiler of the scrapbooks in this collection is unknown.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.


Other Finding Aids

  • This description is the only finding aid available for the collection. Copyright on thedescription belongs to the University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of any material from this collection must be soughtin advance in writing from the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections(email TheDepartment will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but this can be difficult and theresponsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the person wishingto publish.

Custodial History

The collection was accessioned by the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts andSpecial Collections in February 1988.