On her majesty's birth day : a poem on Queen Caroline's birthday, by Stephen Duck

Archive Collection
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 111
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1735
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      2 ff. conjoined, manuscript, together with an engraving of Stephen Duck on a separate sheet of paper. Written in a single eighteenth-century hand, and endorsed in another hand on f.2v, thus: 'Duck's poem on Queen's birth-day'.

Scope and Content

Comprises a contemporary English poem in praise of the virtues of Queen Caroline.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stephen Duck (1705-1756) was a poet who was made yeoman of the guard by Queen Caroline in 1733. For fuller details of his life and writings see the Dictionary of National Biography.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Heath's bookshop on 18 June 1996.

Note

In English.

Other Finding Aids

The poem is indexed in the BCMSV database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/bcmsv/bcmvlink.htm#bclt111