Thomas Walker's Book of Miscellanies

Scope and Content

The manuscript contains a selection of political and amatory pieces, many in verse, by Thomas Walker as well as by Cavalier poets and other seventeenth-century writers. There are also satires, anagrams and Select verses collected out of the Holy Scripture for the help of meditation and devotion.

Access Information

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library from the bookseller Bernard Halliday in February 1930.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan and Jo Humpleby, project archivists.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Hand-List of the Collection of English Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1928-35 (English MS 521).

Custodial History

Former owners: Charles Bradbury (sale catalogue, December 1864, lot 2819); Hayward, bookseller; Sir Thomas Baker.