Original holograph manuscripts of poems by Florence Peacock

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS 19c Peacock
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1895-1896
  • Name of Creator
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  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (34 ff.), manuscript with typescript title-page Finely bound with dark blue boards and leather spine embossed with gilt lettering, as follows: FLORENCE PEACOCK ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT. The paper on which the manuscripts are mounted has a watermark in the form of an owl.

Scope and Content

Comprises the following poems: (1) "The charm of the rue"; (2) "Living though the date be old"; (3) "A stony way"; (4) "Though your sins be as scarlet...", Isaiah 1.18; (5) "A northern sailor"; (6) "The Drummond Castle lost off Ushant with 250 souls, 16 June 1896"; (7) "To a Ushabti figure found in a tomb with a mummy, now standing on a shelf, 600 B.C."; (8) "New Year wishes"; (9) "A birthday greeting, 22 August 1895"; (10) "At Bedford, E.H., 25 February 1896"; (11) "Nothing is lost"; (12) "Silence in Valhalla"; (13) "Brought back from the sea"; (14) "Not in vain"; (15) "Many waters cannot quench love, Solomon's Song 8.7". The names "Bottesford Manor, Brigg" and "Dunstan House, Kirton in Lindsey" appear several times at the heads of the poems in association with the name of Florence Peacock.

Administrative / Biographical History

Florence Mary Woodruffe Peacock had a book of poems published in Hull in 1893

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Acquisition Information

From the library of Lord Brotherton


In English