Poem on the Campaign of 1712 (French)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 103 MS PHILL 78
  • Dates of Creation
      18th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume containing 34 leaves

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume, 18th century: Pome Hroique sur la Campagne de 1712.

Administrative / Biographical History

The poem may refer to the Second Villmergen War (1712), which arose from the long-running territorial dispute over the Toggenburg succession, relating to a valley in north-eastern Switzerland.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

The Phillipps Manuscripts at University College London were given to the College by the German government in 1912.

Other Finding Aids

Dorothy K Coveney, 'A Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of University College London' (London, 1935); handlist at University College London Special Collections.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper manuscript bound in grey boards. One hand. 18cm.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Custodial History

The manuscript belonged to Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872), baronet, an antiquary and bibliophile whose collection included c60,000 manuscripts of various kinds, some relating to the administration of Swiss towns. Various manuscripts were sold after Sir Thomas's death, some to the German government, and were dispersed to several libraries. Formerly Phillipps MS 3488 and Engel MS.

Related Material

University College London Special Collections holds various other manuscripts relating to Swiss history among its Phillipps manuscripts (Ref: MS PHILL).