Compiler of histories and biographer; friend and collaborator of Philip Yorke, 2nd earl of Hardwicke.
Poet and literary editor; friend of Thomas Birch, Isaac Hawkins Browne, Daniel Wray, and Samuel Richardson.
Church of England clergyman; Philip and Charles Yorke’s tutor at Cambridge.
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Antiquary; friend of Philip Yorke and contributor to the Athenian Letters under the signature “W.”
Lord Chancellor; brother of Philip Yorke, second earl of Hardwicke, with whom he initiated and contributed to the Athenian Letters.
Letter writer; wife of Philip Yorke, second earl of Hardwicke; centre of the Yorke-Grey coterie.
Philip Yorke’s sister (married name Heathcote); member of the Yorke-Grey coterie.
|Archive||Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
Philip Yorke 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, ca. 1756. Principal figure in Yorke-Grey coterie.
12 items—11 original or local poems, 1 Latin paste-in.
Mary Capell, ca. 1740–1751.
Verso pages are filled with explanatory notes identifying people and places from the poems.
Political satire, love poems; poems about poetry (writing, collection, gifts of poetry), the arts, and prologues and epilogues.
The final section of poems seems to be associated with the Yorke-Grey coterie.
Some or all of the miscellany's compilation period falls within this timespan