Commonplace book compiled by Jo. Tempest

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 9
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Latin
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (286 ff.); In a contemporary binding of sheepskin. The inside of the front board is inscribed "G. A. Farsyde Fylingdales nr Whitby Y[ks?] 1825 [altered to 1826]. These M.S. were found amongst the papers of my Uncle Watson Farsyde".

Scope and Content

Contains 36 pieces of English verse, five being signed or initialled by Tempest; a few pieces of Latin verse; London sermons etc. from various sources; three extracts from speeches before parliament from 1628; an extract from Francis Bacon, The advancement and proficience of learning, and one from Lewis Roberts, The merchants map of commerce, 1638; business and legal forms of oath and other documents, apparently drawn up or copied by an apprentice to Rowland and George Wynne or Winne of London; recipes and receipts, and tables. A loose leaf of recipes is pasted onto f."267" [280]. References in the text point to the Company of Merchant Adventurers. Some Yorkshire names and wool trade references.

Administrative / Biographical History

Nothing is known of the compiler of this commonplace book

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Peter Murray Hill, May 1960


In English and Latin

Other Finding Aids

The English poems are indexed in the BCMSV database

Custodial History

Formerly the property of Watson Farsyde and G. A. Farsyde

Personal Names