Poetical commonplace book

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  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 45
  • Dates of Creation
      ca.1743-1767
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (412 pp.) Index to pp.1-"245" sideways, from the back, on 4 further pages; between text and index come the roughly torn-off stubs of 18 ff. (36 pp.), the first having remains of writing on verso. Paginated by the compiler up to "398" (actually 399, the page number 161 being given to both recto and verso of the same leaf). The pastedowns and remains of the flyleaf conjugate with the second pastedown, are not included in any of the above paginations. Signature, blue ink, inside front cover on pastedown: McClenaghan. Bound in vellum (?) on boards, front piece partly torn away, black cloth (?) spine of later date
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Scope and Content

Contains 307 items of English verse

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the commonplace book is unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Hofmann, November 1973

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Custodial History

Apparently once in the possession of a "McClenaghan"