Collection of English verse

Scope and Content

Collection of loose sheets almost entirely of English verse, in many different hands, dating from the early 17th to the early 18th century; with a letter, 19 June 1622, from Thomas Gorstelow, and a bill of sale at the Royal Coffee-House at Charing Cross, 20 February 1679.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the collection is unknown

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Peter Murray Hill Ltd., December 1958


In English

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database

Additional Information

Apparently corresponds to many of the items in vol. A352 (as catalogued by Bloom ca.1903) of the papers of the Newdegate family, Arbury Hall, Nuneaton, Warwickshire. An annotated photocopy of the catalogue entry is enclosed with the manuscript.