Autograph poems, verse epigrams and verse translations, by Sir Philip Wodehouse and Sir Edmund Wodehouse

Scope and Content

Notebook of autograph poems, verse epigrams and verse translations by Sir Philip Wodehouse, in sections interspersed with verse by his son Sir Edmund, mainly in the latter's hand. F.1v-55v, 57v, 58v-59r: Sir Philip, "Noctes sylvaticae"; ff.68r-85r: Sir Edmund, transcript from 6 July 1715 of his own verse variously dated 1713-1714; ff.86r-108v, 109v-114r: Sir Philip, "Sylvula, pars 2a, sive Florilegium epigrammaticorum"; ff.115r-176v: Sir Edmund, transcripts dated 29 April 1683 to 26 November 1715; ff.177v-181v: Sir Philip, long neo-Latin poem headed, possibly by Sir Philip, "Patris mei", with his English version; ff.182r-188v: Sir Edmund, final section, dated 28 November to 26 December 1715; ff.189v-190r: Sir Philip, final epigrams and anagrams

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Philip Wodehouse, 3rd bart., M.P. for Norfolk 1654-1658, and for Thetford from 1660.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought at Sotheby's sale, 20 November 1973, Lot 160


In English and Latin

Custodial History

Sold at Sotheby's as the property of the Earl of Kimberley

Additional Information

The volume was purchased as a blank book in 1664