Ten manuscript poems by Edmund Waller written into a copy of the 1686 edition of his Poems, etc.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 94
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1690
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. ([viii], 301, [5]pp.), printed book, with 4pp. of manuscript poetry at the beginning and 5pp. at the end written on both sets of endpapers. The manuscript poetry is written in a single hand, probably ca. 1690. Bound in leather with some gilt tooling on the spine and also the words WALLERS POEMS embossed on it. On the outside front cover there is an armorial bookplate in the shape of a diamond with the names Elianore Mary printed on it, presumably a note of ownership.

Scope and Content

Comprises the fifth edition of Waller's poetry with 10 English poems by him added at the beginning and end.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edmund Waller (1606-1687), the poet. For a fuller account of his life and writings see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Christie's on 11 November 1992.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/bcmvlink.htm#bclt94