Research Databases

Literary Manuscripts (17th and 18th Century poetry)

Description 17th and 18th Century poetry from the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds. The focus of this collection is to provide direct access to facsimile images of verses as catalogued in the Brotherton Library’s BCMSV database. The search engine and browse lists provide easy access to research enquiries and the original images are just a click away in a variety of formats.This collection also allows access to the complete manuscripts and their searchable catalogue data, including the available lt and ltq literary manuscripts in the Brotherton Collection that are not indexed in the BCMSV database. Please note that Lt q 46 does not exist and Ltq 36, 67 and 68 are currently unavailable for filming. The manuscripts range from contemporary copies of poems by writers like Colvil, Dryden, Fairfax and Pope to popular tags and epitaphs. Many of the manuscripts are miscellanies and commonplace books which have never previously been indexed. One example is Lady Hester Pulter's Poems breathed forth by the nobel Hadassas - a collection of poetry, c.1645-1665, comprising a single volume and several loose sheets, predominantly in a scribal hand with insertions and revisions in two other hands, one perhaps autograph. It also includes part of a novel, The Unfortunate Florinda. Another example is a poetical commonplace book, in several hands, c.1740-1804, partly compiled by Eliza Marriott.
Subjects Literature, Primary Source
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Alumni Access Yes
Open Access No

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