Drafts of two poems, attributed to John Hanson

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 43
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1630-1640
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 folio, manuscript. An autograph draft with revisions, probably unfinished, with another draft poem and a draft letter written at the request of 'Hancome'; headed '?John Hanson' in pencil in a modern hand. Verso contains only just over one line of text written upsidedown in relation to the main text on recto, probably in the same hand.

Scope and Content

Comprises a poem of 16 lines, principally on the indignity of living under the domination of another man.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Hanson, the poet, graduated B.A. from Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1604. He is best known as the author of Time is a Turn-coate, or England's Threefold Metamorphosis, written in 1604.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Sotheby's on 21 August 1981.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poem is indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/bcmvlink.htm#bcltq43

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