Collection of miscellaneous prose and verse

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 44
  • Dates of Creation
      ca.1730-1735
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      34 ff. As pencilled on the last page of p.["183-5"] at foot, these papers are the pencilled pages from Phillipps MS 10922, lying loose within their detached front and back blue Middle Hill boards with their detached spine bearing this MS number on a label, and lettered "METHOD to ENRICH the PUBLIC &c."
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Scope and Content

Remains of a formerly bound and consecutively paginated collection of miscellaneous prose and verse, now reduced to a number of loose sheets and gatherings, in various different hands. As recto-paged in (19th-century?) pencil, the prose contents include: [51-2] letter from Lyons 24 August 1730 describing Geneva visit, faintly endorsed; [95-113] letter (2 pp.) introducing, and conjugate with the separate first leaf of "A Dialogue concerning Frequent Communion", which was paged 1-18 (prose) (pp. 3-18 sewn); [115-116] prose piece endorsed "A Letter to a Friend on a certain Modern Dress"; [117-118] letter endorsed "...to Mr Gr--e, on his returning my watch..."; [163-78] "An incident Discourse on ye Dignity of Man", first page inscribed "P.1720.A1", remainder paged 2-16, all sewn together; [227-9] letter dated 27 July from Tours, endorsed on otherwise blank leaf "To Mr Hanmer" and "A Lre to a friend in France, in french English".

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of this collection is unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Quaritch (Sotheby), July 1974

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/intro.html

Custodial History

Formerly Phillipps MS 10922