Manuscript copies of 'Memoirs of Cowper. By Himself' and William Smyth's Memoir of Mr Sheridan

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Manuscript copies of 'Memoirs of Cowper. By Himself' and William Smyth's Memoir of Mr Sheridan:

  • exercise book containing a copy, in an unidentified hand, of 'Memoirs of Cowper. By Himself', early 19th century, with minor variants from the text as first published, Memoir of the early life of William Cowper esq., written by himself (London: 1816)
  • notebook containing copy by M.F. Babington of William Smyth's Memoir of Mr Sheridan (Leeds: 1840); inscribed 'From M.F. Babington to her beloved Mother, Nov. 7th 1842'
  • notebook containing another copy by M.F. Babington (?) of Memoir of Mr Sheridan.

Administrative / Biographical History

Unknown hand; M.F. Babington (fl 19th century).

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library from Tom Lloyd-Roberts in 1977.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.