Folger MS M.a.169

Title Collectanea quadam Nugalia
Archive Folger Shakespeare Library
Call Number Folger MS M.a.169
Complete Yes

J. Wright, ca. 1700–ca. 1715.

Apparently owned and used by William Bromley immediately after the composition of the book by J. Wright.

100 items, 65 poems.

Very mixed book, containing extracts, poems, epitaphs, anagrams, antiquarian notes, satiric poetry etc.; Lots of recorded info re: languages, mathematics, etc.; Jacobite-related material.

Format Quarto
Book Size 18cm x 13cm
Filled Page Count 124 leaves
Item Count 100
Poem Count 65
First Line Index No
Digitized No
Additional Genres Notes on wide-ranging topics
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.


Folger MS M.a.169.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-11-04 8:35:07 AM
Updated 2023-07-25 11:00:41 AM
Contributor Role
William Bromley
  • Owner

    Used the book as a source of poetry and information.

J. Wright
Feature Note
Author attributions

Occasional, including some newspaper sources.


Post-bound. Writing goes quite far into the gutter, though there are also many blank pages, perhaps intended for further entries.

Original half calf, rebacked.



Indications of use

Apparently owned/ used by William Bromley, d. 1732, so very early after production of the book by J. Wright.

Table of Contents in a hand other than the compiler’s, so perhaps that of Wright, indicating his use of the book as source of poetry and information.


Often filled only on recto side of the page.

Very mixed book thematically. 

Original poetry

Maybe; a lot of satirical stuff not in the First Line Index.

Ownership mark

J. Wright hand-drawn bookplate.

Sir William Bromley of Baignton in Warwickshire bookplate.

Table of Contents

Yes, labeled index, but in fact a table of contents; at the very end, goes to very last page.