Commonplace-book containing original and transcribed eighteenth and early nineteenth-century English verse and prose, including references to several theatrical performances

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 100
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1775-1810
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (119 ff.), manuscript. Written in several different hands from both ends of the volume, meeting between f.47v and f.48r. Bound in vellum with some blind tooling, worn and somewhat discoloured.

Scope and Content

Contains 103 English poems from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries, together with some prose pieces and excerpts from dramatic works of the time.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compilers of this collection are unknown.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Heath's bookshop on 25 November 1993.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database