Commonplace book

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Diary of important public and private events, 1 August 1714 to May 1728; single satirical verse item, "The British ambassadress's speech to the French king"; notes of account and payment, 3 January 1728 to summer 1736.

Administrative / Biographical History

The writer of the diary is a London wife and mother of a son (who may have contributed one note on a visit to Jersey) and daughter (with whom she visited Oxford and Blenheim, giving descriptive notes).

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Peter Murray Hill Ltd, June 1960

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

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