Commonplace-book of English verse, drama, and prose by various authors, including Robert Southwell and Josuah Sylvester

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 91
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1601-1700
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (179 ff.), manuscript. Mainly written in a single hand, but with later additions in other hands. Worn and damaged. Bound with dark brown leather on boards with a light pink paper dust-jacket.

Scope and Content

Contains prose, dramatic pieces, and 142 poems, mostly anonymous, but including 10 by Robert Southwell and 17 by Josuah Sylvester.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of this miscellany is unknown.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased in Sotheby's sale, lot 13, on 15 December 1988.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database