Beinecke Osborn c135

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c135
Complete Yes

Philip Yorke 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, ca. 1756. Principal figure in Yorke-Grey coterie.

12 items—11 original or local poems, 1 Latin paste-in.


Format Quarto
Book Size 24cm x 19cm
Filled Page Count 43 pages
Item Count 12
Poem Count 12
First Line Index Yes
Digitized No
Additional Genres
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 c135.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2023-07-19 4:15:46 PM
Contributor Role
Philip Yorke
  • Owner

    Name from bookplate. Possibly also the compiler of the manuscript, but there's no way to know until his hand can be compared to the hand in the book. 

Feature Note
Author attributions



Pre-bound paperbook.

Signs of slanted writing to avoid the gutter or adjusting to the edge of the page.

Full red morocco, gilt decoration.


Single (very large) hand, except for maybe the pasted-in item on p. 43.

Indications of use

A green silk bookmark has stained one of the later pages somewhat, but a blank page.

Pasted-in latin poem titled "On Holbein's picture of Lord Cromwell."

Item formatting

Titles and ends of poems marked by a horizontal line.

Original poetry

Yes, seemingly all original/local poems.

Ownership mark

On the inside front cover a bookplate of Philip Yorke, Second Earl of Hardwicke.

Page layout

Generous use of page.

Paginated (retrospective; up to p. 43).