The Keepsake: Manuscript Stories and Poems

Scope and Content

The volume contains 7 stories, 2 poems and 1 essay. 8 of these are signed with initials or noms de plume. The volume is entitled 'M.S.S. to Keepsake. 1835', and has the bookplate of Thomas Bell, Newcastle antiquary.

[1] 'The monument, a tale', anon. 21pp (published 1833).

[2] 'The sister Theresa. A Peninsular adventure. By the author of The Rou' (i.e. Samuel Beazley, 1786-1851). Heavily revised and corrected. 78pp (1839).

[3] 'Mina', by 'T'. 23pp (1838).

[4] 'The silver lady', anon. Extensively corrected and revised by Reynolds. 50pp (1838).

[5] 'The misers of Antwerp', by Stephanie (deleted). 23pp (1833).

[6] 'The deserted chateau', by C.F.L., translated from French. 18pp (1835).

[7] 'The Bourbons. 1830. By the author of "Miserrimus"' (Reynolds). 2pp (1835).

[8] 'A Paris fte in 1827', by 'Ignota'. 14pp (1835).

[9] 'The well of beauty. By the author of "Miserrimus"' (Reynolds). 2pp (1835).

[10] 'The cataract of the Rhine at Schaffhausen. A fragment from the German'. By C.T.C. 8pp (1835).

Administrative / Biographical History

'Original manuscripts of the contents of The Keepsake. In the handwriting of the several authors'. The Keepsake, a 19th century literary annual, was edited by Frederic Mansel Reynolds (d.1850), 1828-35 and 1838-9. The compilation is presumably from his papers.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1993.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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