Beinecke Osborn d512

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn d512
Complete Yes

Mary Allcard, ca. 1805–ca. 1810. 

2 volumes, 12 poems.

Probably kept during Allcard's education at Ackworth School, a Quaker establishment. Most of the poetry is on moral or religious themes. Also includes several prose entries concerning Quakers in Pennsylvania. 

Book Size 20cm
Filled Page Count 60 pages
Item Count 18
Poem Count 12
First Line Index No
Digitized No
Additional Genres Prose - miscellaneous
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 d512.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2023-07-20 1:45:25 PM
Feature Note
Author attributions

Rare; only one author attribution (in volume two). 


Pre-bound paperbook. Volume two is more than half blank. 

Original marbled paper wrappers.



Indications of use

Catalogue suggests the manuscript was probably compiled during Allcard's education at Ackworth school, a Quaker establishment.

Annotations to “On War” and “A sorrowful account” give historical context.

Vol. 2 is more than half blank.

Some minor cross-outs (no more than a few words); a fair copy book.

In Vol. 2 on p. 2 she accidentally skipped a stanza, then added it in at the bottom of the page.

Ownership mark

Ownership inscription in each volume on the verso of the front flyleaf: "Mary Allcard."

Page layout


Table of Contents

No, but a typed list of the contents is laid-in to volume one.