Commonplace book (poetry)

Scope and Content

Commonplace book, written in the early 19th century, containing copies of poems by various authors, including Mrs. R. Wilmot, the Reverend John Chetwood, and Eward Wilmot. The poems include 'To Miss Wilmot, now Mrs. Bradford, on her arrival from Russia' by F.S.I. (p.135), and 'Prologue written for the opening of the Lyceum at Madras 1782, spoken by Major Maule, by Eyles Irwin, Esq.' (p.245). A few poems are dated, 1782, 1788, 1802-1816.

Administrative / Biographical History

No information available at present.


Single item.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought from C. Hardy by Dr. J.H.P. Pafford in 1966.

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

7¾" x 6½". The paper is watermarked 1810. The volume is bound in leather.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.