A Discription of London by a Lady

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 47
  • Dates of Creation
      ca.1750
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      Single folded leaf Pro Patria watermark. One couplet is divided between 1st and 2nd page. Some mis-spellings, e.g. "Palaceses", uncorrected; hastily written, probably a copy. Second page has letters cut into, and the first has the fold touching some initial letters of lines. Some minor tears across this fold.

Scope and Content

Impressionistic description of 18th-century London, its greatly varying urban buildings, people, and street and social life

Administrative / Biographical History

The author of the poem is unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Falkner Greirson, October 1975

Note

In English

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