Collection of transcribed and autograph poems, gathered together with other papers, largely poetical

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Ff.1r-68v: transcriptions of poems, taken largely from the published Divine Hymns and Poems on Several Occasions, 1704 (Case 231), gathered in leaf endorsed "Divine poems &c by sundry hands"; ff.69r-74v: transcriptions of French poems; ff.75r-96v: further transcriptions of poems, mostly from Aaron Hill's The plain dealer and other periodicals; ff.97r-121v: autograph satires and epigrams in a single hand, with extensive revisions and deletions; ff.122-123: bifolium endorsed "Runick verses" with part of poem in Danish with autograph translation; ff.124-125: bifolium endorsed "Brother's", a fair copy of epilogue for unnamed comedy; ff.126r-130v: extracts from Baxter's "The whole duty of man" and from the Bible, with commentary.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the collection is unknown

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Sotheby's sale, 20 March 1984, lot 645

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

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

Custodial History

Evidently once in the possession of the Irvine family