|Archive||University of Chicago Special Collections and Research Center|
|Call Number||UChicago Library Codex Ms. 636|
William Tighe, ca. 1815.
Mainly light-hearted original poems on such subjects as love, theatre, and furniture.
|Book Size||19cm x 11.8cm|
|Filled Page Count||29 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.
UChicago Library Codex Ms. 636. Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700-1820, 2021, ed. Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://dhil.lib.sfu.ca/mvm/manuscript/399.Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.
|Created||2022-08-30 8:33:31 AM|
|Updated||2023-08-16 12:45:07 PM|
|George Gordon Byron|
|Charles James Fox|
|Caroline Tighe Hamilton|
|William Tighe (1766–1816)|
Frequent, though mainly by initials.
Created from a blank paperbook (more than half empty; no writing in the gutter).
Single, with the exception of one page (19).
|Indications of use||
Mainly a collection of original poems, though it’s worth noting that you get a sense of the community behind Tighe from the Answer to his chair poem (by C.H.), the numerous mentions of Amarantha, and the Epilogue spoken by his brother, Henry.
No answers to riddles, suggesting the collection was potentially assembled less for sociable than for preservation purposes.
Single lines between items.
The book begins with two poems by Lord Byron but shortly diverges into original poetry.
Yes, mainly original work by the compiler. The collection also features an answer to a Tighe poem by C.H. and a number of shorter unattributed poems, though these are presumably by Tighe as well.
No; multiple attempts by the cataloguers' to identify the compiler in pencil on the front-flyleaf but the only indication that the book was Tighe's are his self-attributions.
Not a decorative book; the filled pages are comfortably so with no margins or embellishments.