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.
Thomas Walker's Book of Miscellanies
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Scope and Content
The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.
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).
Former owners: Charles Bradbury (sale catalogue, December 1864, lot 2819); Hayward, bookseller; Sir Thomas Baker.