Beinecke Osborn d447

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn d447
Complete Yes

Anonymous, ca. 1810–1820.

50 poems. 

Many poems with naval themes, accompanied by illustrations and watercolours of ships and harbours; also includes comic epitaphs, and songs with manuscript music voice settings.

Book Size 19.5cm x 11.9cm
Filled Page Count 144 pages
Item Count 81
Poem Count 78
First Line Index No
Digitized No
Additional Genres Manuscript music voice settings, 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 d447.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2024-03-07 5:37:17 PM
First Line Context Print Source
The rose had been wash'd, just wash'd in a shower

Page: 35-36

Local title: The Rose

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions



Final page is numbered 144, and back cover is numbered 155. One gathering likely lost. 

Original grey boards. Calf spine repaired.

Decorations - hand-drawn

Twenty-four watercolours and pen and ink sketches, mostly of ships under sail or approaching harbours. Subjects also include the Eddystone Lighthouse; a midshipman; a sailor with a wooden leg; Dandies; an English cottage; and an incomplete copy of Samuel Elmer's Snared Hare.



Indications of use

Annotations on front and back pastedowns. 

Front and back endpapers, as well as occasional pages throughout, contain accounts and records of financial transactions. 

Some childish drawings.

Item formatting

A very rough pen stroke divides items sharing a page.