Commonplace-book owned by the Lewis family, including transcribed poems by Pope, Gray, and Prior

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 109
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1700-1750
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (100 ff.), manuscript. Written in two hands, dating probably from the early and mid-18th century. Ff.70-100 are blank. On the front flyleaf there are two names of owners, namely: 'Kath: Lewis' and 'Johana Lewis'. Bound in dark brown leather which is gilt embossed with decorations and gilt tooling. There is marbling on both inside covers and endpapers. The back board is detached.

Scope and Content

Contains six poems, including items by Pope, Gray, and Prior; also, a large collection of moral aphorisms entitled 'Seneca unmasqued'.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compilers of this manuscript are unknown.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Heath's bookshop on 10 January 1996.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database

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