Commonplace book of English and Latin verse and prose

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 35
  • Dates of Creation
      ca.1713-1740
  • Language of Material
      English Latin
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. In a single hand. Pp.1-74, 81-179 have been used; 82 blank pp. follow, including end flyleaf; pp.75-80 are torn out, leaving some fragments. Bound in vellum on cardboard, with a double fillet in blind running along each edge near the edge.
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Scope and Content

Contents other than English verse (listed separately) include: p.1: Letter from Vice-Chancellor of Oxford to Sir Hans Sloane (Latin) on the gift of an owl; p.8: Walter Charl[e]ton M.D.: Latin self-epitaph; p.9: John Sheffield Duke of Buckingham's Latin epitaph followed by other Latin verses; p.25: list of British fleet 1713; p.41: book list.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of this commonplace book is unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Bought from Quaritch (Sotheby), December 1969

Note

In English and Latin

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/intro.html