Commonplace-book of poetry and prose in English and Latin, written amongst a collection of medical recipes

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 96
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1710-1750
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Latin Greek
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (169 ff.), manuscript. Apparently written in several different eighteenth-century hands. Bound in vellum on boards with some tooling, damaged. On the inside front cover there is a note, probably of ownership, which reads 'Georgius Devine/ Londinj Decembri/ 77(?)'.

Scope and Content

Contains 64 English poems, mainly eighteenth-century and satirical, or religious, together with Latin poetry and prose, some medical recipes, and a few stanzas of classical Greek poetry at the end.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compilers of this miscellany are unknown.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Figgis on 21 June 1993.


In English and Latin with a little classical Greek.

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database