MS.Add.4504: Edward Fitzgerald, 'Bird-Parliament', 1859, 67 folios.
(Fo. ii) 'Professor Cowell, Bishop's Palace, Calcutta'; (fo. v) title; (fo. 10): text, on the rectos only, with occasional notes on the versos in the hand of E.B. Cowell, who has also touched up the illegible portions of the text.
Fo. i: 'This copy of the 'Bird Parliament' was sent to me by Fitzgerald, when I was in Calcutta. It was wrecked in the Steamer from Aden and was for some weeks under the sea; when it was recovered much of the MS was almost illegible. E.B.C.'
Fo. ii: 'N.B. This volume was sent out to me in 1859 or 1860, when we were staying in the Bishop of Calcutta's palace, during Bishop Cotton's absence on visitation. The steamer was wrecked in the Red Sea, but the letters etc., which were part of its cargo, were ultimately recovered from the sea. The writing was only occasionally illegible. The MS was originally intended for publication in the Bengal Asiatic's Society's Journal, and I corrected some of the obliterated portions and added some notes; but it was eventually published in London as 'the Bird-Parliament'. Cambridge Nov. 18 1897. E. B. Cowell.'
MS.Add.4505: Letters by Edward Fitzgerald, 1857-1870.
1. To E.B. Cowell, 22 January 1857; 2. To the same, 23 January 1857; 3. To the same, 29 March and 21 April ; 4. To Mrs E. Cowell, 21 and 22 April ; 5. To E.B. Cowell, 3 September 1858; 6. To Mrs E. Cowell, 21 August 1860; 7. Envelope addressed by E. Fitzgerald to Edward B. Cowell, 3 December 1870; 8. E. Fitzgerald, draft of a poem.
MS.Add.4507: Edward Fitzgerald, Bird-Parliament, c. 1860, 63 folios.
(Fo. i) Note by E.B. Cowell; (fo. 1) text, on the rectos only. There are occasional notes on the versos in the author's hand; (fo. 62v) notes. Inside the front cover: 'Edward Fitzgerald Gelderstone Hall, Beccles'.