Poetical commonplace book, partly in the hand of George Scott

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 12
  • Dates of Creation
      ca.1728-1779
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  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (94 ff.) Pp.78-81 blank. P.82: note initialled G.S., i.e. by owner George Scott, ca.1766, referring to a poem on p.83. Most of the subsequent poems are in Scott's hand. Blank pp.: 84, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96, 100, all after p.140 (15 ff. plus one verso and one recto). Notes by Scott: pp.86, 98. Ff.91-92r: index in 2 columns. Bookplate of George Scott. Quarter leather and cloth boards (front board loose), 4 leather ties.
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Scope and Content

Mainly poetical miscellany or commonplace book, in two hands, one c.1728-1750, the other seemingly that of George Scott, c.1766-1779. Fols 89v-90r: "Latin Proverbs with English Ones that answer to them".

Administrative / Biographical History

George Scott was of Woolston Hall, Essex

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Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Sotheby's sale, 28 July 1964, Lot 451

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In English

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