Occasional Verses and Related Papers

Scope and Content

Occasional verses and related papers written in various hands, loose in a paper file, 33 folios. The papers include the following: (fo. 2) 'Verses made on Miss Harvey when a Day old in Imitation of Mr. Phillips on Miss Cartreet'. These are printed on a broadside kept at the British Library, 839 m 23, no. 108, where they are attributed to [Edward] Young, although they are not printed among Young's Works. They are also referred to by Jonathan Swift in a letter to Alexander Pope of 26 November 1725; (fo. 27) 'The Snobiad or The Town&Gown Row in Cambridge 5 Nov. 1835', c. 1874, transcribed by Alfred Rogers for Henry Bradshaw from a manuscript lent to Bradshaw by R. Potts.

Administrative / Biographical History


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Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Fos 1-29 were bequeathed by Henry Bradshaw, 1886; fos 30 and 31 were acquired, 1872; fos 32-33 were presented by Professor J.E.B. Mayor, 1905.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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