Autograph letter to Ralph Palmer from B. Buckeridge enclosing a manuscript copy of his poem "On Her Majesty's grant of Woodstock to His Grace the Duke of Marlborough" addressed to Antonio Verrio.

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 64
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      3 ff., manuscript. Autograph manuscript written in a single early eighteenth-century hand, in the form of a bifolium letter with a leaf containing the poem pasted inside. Endorsed with postal directions: 'These to Mr Ralph Palmer, Jnr. at Little Cheltsea, Middlesex'. The paper used for the manuscript has a watermark, probably the Royal Arms.

Scope and Content

Comprises a letter by Buckeridge to Ralph Palmer dated 14 July 1705 enclosing a poem addressed to Antonio Verrio anticipating his decoration of Blenheim Palace following Queen Anne's gift of Woodstock royal hunting park to John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his military achievements in 1704. It corresponds to Foxon, English Verse, 1701-1750, B555.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bainbrigg Buckeridge is not otherwise known. Antonio Verrio was a painter who helped to decorate Blenheim Palace.

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Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Heath's bookshop on 13 January 1997.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poem is indexed in the BCMSV database