Clark MS 1983.001

Title Untitled
Archive Clark Library
Call Number Clark MS 1983.001
Complete Yes

J. Andrew, ca. 1778–1789.

691 items, 576 poems.

All epigrams.

Format Quarto
Book Size 23.8 cm x 18.7 cm
Filled Page Count 163 pages
Item Count 691
Poem Count 576
First Line Index No
Digitized Yes
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.


Clark MS 1983.001.” 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 3:54:15 PM
Feature Note
Author attributions



Half calf with marbled paper boards.



Indications of use

Children’s drawings and scribbles in first two openings, and in some margins of text. 

Item formatting

Horizontal rules between items except for last items in the column on the page. 


Pages filled only on recto side (about half a dozen pages have items written on verso – seemingly later additions, perhaps related to the item(s) opposite), which is necessary for readability, because the paper is very thin and there is a lot of show-through.

Original poetry

Yes, but less than the catalogue description suggests. 

The compiler occasionally used “I” or otherwise indicated that this anecdote happened to him and/or an epigram is of his composition.

Ownership mark

Front paste-down endpaper: J. Andrew, Ashford Kent.

Also pencilled note on inside back cover re: his grandsons being born in 1787.

Page layout

Paginated (pp. 1 and 3 numbered, but poetry begins on p. 5; paginated up to p. 159, entries continue up to p. 167, including on what seem to be two endpapers).

Every page divided into two columns. No items go beyond the end of a column or page – carefully fitted to the available space.