John Daniel Cotton: Poems

Scope and Content

Poems transcribed in two 18th century hands, 16 folios. The works are 'Poverty', 'A pastoral essay', 'Locus apud inferos Virginibus vetulis secretos', 'Templum Hymenaei' and 'Fancy bright and winged Maid'. Outside the front cover: 'Dr Grainger', in an 18th century hand, possibly referring to James Grainger.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Daniel Cotton, poet. One of the poems was written while Cotton was attending Winchester School in 1748.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Revd W.G. Searle, 1912.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.


J.D. Cotton published his Poems on several occasions at Winchester in c. 1750.