Clark MS 1983.002

Title Untitled
Archive Clark Library
Call Number Clark MS 1983.002
Complete Yes

Anonymous (with many references to the Cotton family of Eardley), ca. 1788.

Only the first section of the manuscript (by the first hand) is examined in this entry.

17 poems.

Themes of friendship. 

Format Quarto
Book Size 20.3 cm x 16cm
Filled Page Count 37 pages
Item Count 20
Poem Count 17
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 1983.002.” 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 3:54:46 PM
Feature Note
Author attributions



Full vellum.



[This entry is only concerned with the first hand, but, the manuscript as a whole is a series of four hands, seemingly quite close chronologically.]

Item formatting

[First] compiler uses double black rules for outer margins and ends of items, and uses running heads at the tops of the pages with double rules beneath. 


"On the Death of Mr. Cotton" ends the first compiler’s section, "Finis" written after this poem.

Original poetry

Yes. Some work (in the first section) makes reference to current events in the social life of the author. The headnotes indicate occasions of composition. Two refer to the author as "Jenny."

Ownership mark

Vellum covers have trace of what seems to be Mrs. Bennet, or some similar inscription.

Several poems (in the first section) written by "J.B." or "Jenny."