Verses by John Watson

Scope and Content

A single sheet containing lines of verse by 'J.W.' [John Watson (1725-1783), rector of Stockport and antiquary]. The first lines are: Mar a church-yard to mend a street, | Preposterous & absurd conceit.

Acquisition Information

Donated to the John Rylands Library by Professor Hugh Hale Bellot in May 1934.

Related Material

English MSS 745-746, Bellot Papers relating to the Bradshaw Family, include further manuscripts of John Watson.