Two English satirical poems relating to Sandwich in Kent, by Josiah Burchett and Bowman Samson

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 63
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1730
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 ff., separate folio manuscripts. Probably written in a single hand; the same watermark occurs in both folios.

Scope and Content

Comprises the following two poems: (1) To Mr B--man S--son [i.e. Bowman Samson] poet in Sandwich; (2) A reply to Mr Burchett's farewell to Sandwich.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the manuscript is unknown. Josiah Burchett (1666?-1746) was M.P. for Sandwich 1703-1713 and 1721-1741, secretary of the Admiralty, and the author of a naval history published in 1720; see the Dictionary of National Biography. Bowman Samson may have been a local amateur poet.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased at Heath's bookshop on 3 September 1996.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database