Eighteenth Century Poems

Scope and Content

Poems, possibly in the hand of Haydock Morres, 339 folios. There are several corrections and additions in a second hand. There is an index of first lines at fo. i v, and a list of contents at fo. 1. The verso is blank throughout, apart from occasional notes and additions. The names George Stone, H.M. Morres, 'Honest Will. Burke', Hervey Morres, and Henrietta Percival appear in the MS., written in eighteenth-century hands. The name and stamp of Haydock Morres (fo. 309: of 'Derry Park') also appear regularly.

Administrative / Biographical History

H.M. Morres is possibly Hervey Montmorency Morres (1767-1839), United Irishman. No further information is available concerning the other names mentioned in the MS.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Sir Stephen Gaselee, 1940.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Custodial History

The volume belonged to George Stone, H.M. Morres, and Haydock Morres, during the eighteenth century. It was purchased by 'Ellis' from Salkeld, Clapham Road, London, in 1924, 'who obtained it from the North of Scotland'.