Manuscript Roles

Roles played by individuals in relation to manuscript miscellanies

Displaying 1–5 manuscript roles out of 5 total

Role Description Contributions
Dedicatee

An individual to whom the manuscript is dedicated.

5
Major author

A writer whose poetry comprises a substantial portion of the miscellany.

441
Owner

An individual other than the primary compiler who left a signature, bookplate, or some other mark of ownership in the book between 1701 and 1820.

26
Primary compiler

The primary creator of the miscellany; the copyist for all or most of the contents of the original compilation period. 

220
Recipient

An individual for whom the manuscript was compiled.

10