Leeds Brotherton Lt 103

Title Untitled
Archive Brotherton Library
Call Number Leeds Brotherton Lt 103
Complete Yes

Eliza Marriott, ca. 1763–1803.

29 items.

Generally serious poems with an interest in local Yorkshire elites.

Book Size
Filled Page Count 198 pages
Item Count 29
Poem Count 28
First Line Index Yes
Digitized Yes
Additional Genres Prose letter
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.


Leeds Brotherton Lt 103.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://mvm.dhil.lib.sfu.ca/manuscript/306. Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:45 PM
Updated 2023-07-25 11:30:41 AM
First Line Context
While Night in solemn Shade invests the Pole

pp. 71–74.

Local title: n/a

Attributed author: Mrs Carter.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions

Occasional; often as part of the title. 


Bound in boards which have worn marbling on the outside and with a slightly damaged leather spine.


Two hands; Adam Matthews database entry implies one main hand, whereas BCMSV database implies a mix of hands; to me the second hand (if it is a new hand), beginning f. 71 with the Carter poem, seems to match that of the signature on the first leaf of the book. The second hand is a somewhat variable hand.

Indications of use

Possibly later use of the book by ambigraph copying of Gentleman’s Magazine items 1803-4.

Otherwise not marked up.

Item formatting

ff. 1-70 heavy bars separating titles/ headnotes from poems; freehand rising (oblique) line on the right-hand side of the page at the ends of poems.

From ff 71f, no lines between titles and poems, just a generous space; the end of the first poem marked “Finis” (f. 82), but not a regular practice.


Entries on rectos only, except "Mason’s epitaph for Abigal[sic] Drummond" on f. 86v inserted there to be opposite “On the death of Miss C. Drummond aged 11 Months ...” on 87r.

In some cases, annotations are also provided on the verso page for the opposite poem.

Ownership mark

Marriott bookplate pasted into inside front cover.

“Eliza Marriott Darfield 1763” on opposite flyleaf.

Page layout

Paginated (in folios).