|Call Number||British Library Add. MS 28102|
Ashley Cowper, ca. 1757–1780.
Indications of retrospective copying into this collection, and perhaps even later annotation.
All occasional original poetry, often involving women or public affairs.
|Book Size||38 cm x 24.9 cm|
|Filled Page Count||18|
|First Line Index||Yes|
Major themes prominent among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.
Other themes of interest among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.
British Library Add. MS 28102. Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700-1820, 2021, ed. Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://dhil.lib.sfu.ca/mvm/manuscript/159.
Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.
|Created||2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM|
|Updated||2023-07-20 3:37:15 PM|
Never, although the heading on p. 196 implies all the poetry was by Ashley Cowper.
Created from a pre-bound paperbook (blank pages between headings in the commonplace section; handwriting goes near the gutter and outer edge of page on right hand sides, but never beyond; uniform watermarks throughout the book—could be a paperbook that was completed with the retrospective prose and poetry pages later in life).
On the final poetry pages (dated 1780) the hand has become very shaky.
|Indications of use||
Annotations indicate retrospective copying into this collection, and perhaps even later annotation (e.g. f. 202, Abu-Zelim to Selima–a Letter In Imitation of the Turkish Spy is annotated: "This, & the Four following Letters were first written above 40. Years ago & Transcribd, Anno 1767").
A flourish in the right-hand margin marking the end of each item (in prose/ poetry section).
Yes, heading implies all poetry/ prose section of the book by Ashley Cowper.
Paginated (in folios, including blanks).
|Table of Contents||
Not for the poetry section (which this database entry is concerned with), but yes for the commonplace section preceeding it.
Not for the book overall, but the section beginning f. 196 is titled: "Occasional Pieces, publish’d at different Times in the Newspapers etc."