Collection of loose sheets containing predominantly English poems, much of it political, compiled by John Gibson

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises 85 English poems, many of them political or satirical, and a few in Latin. Some of the poems by Richard Graham, Viscount Preston, are possibly autograph.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Gibson (fl. 1711), apparently of Welburn, North Yorkshire, is not otherwise known.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Sotheby's on 31 July 1991.


Mainly in English, but with some Latin.

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database