Commonplace Book

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Commonplace book containing many poems, proverbs, quotations from classical and modern authors etc. Items include a poem on the death of William Branthwaite (1563-1619), Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University; the King's speech in Parliament, 1 May 1641; and 'The Fairy Queen'.

Conditions Governing Access

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library from the bookseller J.E. Cornish in June 1926.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan, project archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1928 (English MS 410).