Verses upon several occasions, English and Latin, by Sneyd Davies

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 19
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      1 vol. (42 ff.) The leaves are stitched into grey paper wrappers with Lion and Palisade (watermark) motif engraved in black on inside of wrappers. Author's initials are given on f.36.

Scope and Content

Collection of Davies's poems, dedicated to the Bishop of Lichfield (Frederick Cornwallis) and Lord Camden (Charles Pratt); written 1766 (by an amanuensis?), with an inserted autograph poem

Administrative / Biographical History

Sneyd Davies, poet, classical scolar and cleric, was the second son of Dr Davies, Rector of Kingsland, Herefordshire. He was born at Shrewsbury in 1709 and educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge. While at Cambridge he formed lasting friendships with Charles Pratt, later to become Lord Camden, the Lord Chancellor, and Frederick Cornwallis, who became Archbishop of Canterbury. Under the terms of his father's will he inherited the living at Kingsland at the age of just twenty-two, and afterwards became archdeacon of Derby in 1755. He was also a Canon Residentiary of Lichfield Cathedral. He died in January 1769.

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Purchased from Holland, November 1969


In English

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See Gísli Ragnarsson, "A transcription and description of an eightenth century manuscript of poems by Sneyd Davies: a research exercise", M.A. thesis, University of Leeds, School of English, Institute of Bibliography, 1984