Poet who features in an anonymous manuscript centred around the compiler’s social circle.
Dramatic actor and author of “Sweet are the charms of her I love…”, a love song that appears in multiple manuscript verse miscellanies.
Poet and writer; member of The Botanical Society of Lichfield, a group whose poetry is represented in Nottingham MS 104.
Bluestocking letter-writer and literary hostess; compiler of Beinecke Osborn fc51 (with Julia Evelyn).
Lawyer and writer; author of a poem addressed to the Ladies of Llangollen that appears in Folger MS M.a.163.
Unidentified author of multiple poems in the anonymous Folger MS M.a. 181.
Playwright and poet.
Biographer; author of an occasional poem on the gift of a blank paperbook to Jonathan Swift.
Later owner of a manuscript verse miscellany compiled by her mother, Catherine Springett.
Quaker compiler of a manuscript verse miscellany of her own occasional and familial verse.
Member of unidentified three-person coterie represented in Beinecke Osborn d258; author of numerous poems about conduct/morality.
Church of England clergyman and antiquary; compiler of Folger MS M.a.160.
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Childhood acquaintance of Hannah More; sister of Honour Mary Blandford, and Anne Blandford, the compiler of two Bristol-based manuscript verse miscellanies reflective of the Hannah More circle.
London lawyer; owner of the anonymous manuscript verse miscellany Folger MS W.a.103.
Poet and lawyer.
Primary compiler of a manuscript verse miscellany of sentimental poetry and epistolary fiction; likely a contributing author to the same.
Speaker of the House of Commons (1710–1713); owner of Folger MS M.a. 169.
Daughter of Charles Burney (1726–1814) and sister of Frances Burney D’Arblay; compiler of a manuscript verse miscellany of original poetry by members of her family.
Stockjobber, pamphleteer, and satirical poet; major author in his wife Charlotte Burney Francis Broome’s manuscript verse miscellany.
Primary compiler of a manuscript verse miscellany of songs and epitaphs, many satirising women.
Wife of Alexander Falconer, then Anthony Joseph Browne; compiler of a moral and cynical manuscript verse miscellany centred around public affairs.
Poet whose parodies of other authors were popular with miscellany compilers.