Commonplace Book of Poetry and Watercolours

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript poetry, composed between 1846 and 1851 and connected with a member of the Bryce family of Sparkbrook, Birmingham, with seven watercolour drawings.

Administrative / Biographical History

Little biographical information is known about the poet. Several of the poems refer to Janet Bryce, and many were written at Sparkbrook, and at Balsall Heath, Birmingham. The poet claims to be 75 years old in one poem dated 1848.

Reference: University of Birmingham, Special Collections Department, Online Archive Catalogue (http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/). Accessed May 2002.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.

Other Finding Aids

A paper catalogue is available in the Special Collections Department.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

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