Commonplace-book of eighteenth century prose and verse, chiefly with Jacobite sympathies

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 106
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1745-1780
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Latin Greek
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (191 ff.), chiefly manuscript, but with press-cuttings and printed poems pasted on to many of the pages. Mainly written in a single hand, but with some pieces added in another hand. Ff.69v, 90v-123v, 146v, and 148v-191 are blank. Bound in plain vellum which is somewhat worn and discoloured.

Scope and Content

Contains a miscellany of prose and 34 pieces of English poetry, many with evident Jacobite sympathies and dated in the mid and later years of the eighteenth century, including speeches of Jacobites prior to execution, pieces in Latin, English written in Greek characters, an acrostic on the name 'Duke of Cumberland', epitaphs, transcribed letters of some of the nobility, and a few recipes and epigrams. The press-cuttings are likewise miscellaneous in subject matter and include both prose and poetry.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compilers of this miscellany are unknown.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased on 29 March 1995.


Mainly in English, but with some Latin and Greek.

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database