|Call Number||British Library Add. MS 59656|
Tickell family, 1787–ca. 1828.
Poems about love, friendship, and artistic pursuits, as well as commemorative poems about deaths in the family.
|Format||Wove paper, quarto size|
|Book Size||22.7 cm x 18.1 cm|
|Filled Page Count||137 pages|
|First Line Index||No|
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 59656. Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700-1820, 2021, ed. Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://dhil.lib.sfu.ca/mvm/manuscript/349.
Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.
|Created||2020-02-13 1:56:53 PM|
|Updated||2023-07-20 3:42:36 PM|
|Elizabeth Ann Linley Sheridan||
|Richard Brinsley Sheridan||
|Sweet instrument of him for whom I mourn||
Local title: On a Violin.
Attributed author: E.A.S.
Other variants: n/a
Regular, but all indicated by initials alone.
Seemingly green calf with gilt trim.
Possibly Mary Tickell, since final epitaph is signed M. T.
|Indications of use||
Poems used to commemorate deaths in family, love, friendship, and artistic pursuits.
Same format for each poem, with initials at the end of each indicating author.
Entries only on recto sides until f. 60v, the compiler perhaps conscious of running out of space.
Yes, most of this poetry from comes from the coterie network of Tickells, Sheridans, Linleys. First poem, by E.A.S., has “Ms” [presumably "manuscript"] written beside the title.
Erased five-line inscription "(This book of family Poetry I bequeath to my dear Children . . .) From their mother" f. 1v.
Final epitaph is signed "M. T."
Paginated (by the compiler ff. 1-77 beginning with first page of poetry – these numbers correspond with Table of Contents; cataloguer has renumbered folios 1-64 beginning with Table of Contents; both include the final 2 endpapers, which have poetry written on them).
|Table of Contents||
Yes, at the beginning, written onto a heavier endpaper.