Commonplace Book of Religious Poetry

Scope and Content

Commonplace collection containing religious poetry, copies of letters, cuttings, etc., including material relating to Byron and Napoleon, written in several hands, 269 folios. There is an index of contents on pp. iv-xi.

Administrative / Biographical History

The volume was possibly compiled by the Clayton family of Sandybrook Hall, Ashbourne.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Stephen Gaselee, 1932.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Custodial History

The volume belonged to J. Clayton, 1834-1841.