Beinecke Osborn d226

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn d226
Complete Yes

Anonymous, early nineteenth-century.

19 poems.

Primarily sentimental poems, many written by Edward Venn and C.A. Venn on such subjects as passions, nature, friendship, and solitude.

Book Size 13.1cm x 8.5cm
Filled Page Count 64 pages
Item Count 21
Poem Count 19
First Line Index No
Digitized No
Additional Genres Prose
Print Sources
Major Themes

Major themes prominent among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.

Minor Themes

Other themes of interest among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.


Beinecke Osborn d226.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2024-01-13 2:46:59 PM
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Pre-bound paperbook. Includes some blank pages and different text orientations.

Marbled endpapers.

Full calf with gilt decoration.


Two, but one primary hand which copies all but two of the poems.

Indications of use

Fair copy (no corrections) but not decorative

Primarily a collection of poems by Edward Venn and C.A. Venn, so potentially a family book.

The second and third poems (the ones that are definitely in a different hand) might be copied by a child for practice.

Item formatting

No lines under titles or between items; new items are noticeable because of spacing around the title. Some blank pages between items.


The text on pp. 12–13, 21–28, 31–42, and 44–64 are written in a different page orientation.

Original poetry

Yes; about half of the poems are original to the collection: two light hearted poems by Edward Venn about women; at least five poems by C.A. Venn mostly on subjects such as storms, passions, solitude.

Page layout


Fairly generous use of space including some blank pages between items.