The life and actions of W.S. written by himself during his confinement in the tower at Liverpool

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 101
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      1 vol. (15 ff.), manuscript. Written in a single neat eighteenth-century hand by Carter Draper. 'Carter Draper scripsit 3 June 1796' is at the foot of the title-page. Bound in boards with a leather gilt-embossed spine and marbling on the outside covers. On the inside front cover there is the armorial bookplate of Richard Ford, author of the Guide to Spain, and on the inside back cover there is the armorial bookplate of Albert Louis Cotton, both presumably denoting ownership. The text is paginated 1-30.

Scope and Content

Contains a long English autobiographical poem which was possibly copied from the printed Manchester 1750 edition noted in Foxon's English verse 1701-1750, L179. The 1772 (?) edition noted in ESTC names the author as William Shevington.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Shevington (fl. 1747) is not otherwise known.

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Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Heath's bookshop on 20 October 1993.


In English.

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The poem is indexed in the BCMSV database