Folger MS M.a.183

Title Untitled
Archive Folger Shakespeare Library
Call Number Folger MS M.a.183
Complete Yes

Caroline Kilderbee, 1812–1863.

245 poems.

Mostly satirical items; great interest in celebrities.

Format Quarto size but wove paper
Book Size 24cm x 19cm
Filled Page Count 123 leaves
Item Count 281
Poem Count 245
First Line Index No
Digitized No
Additional Genres Prose anecdotes
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.183.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-11-04 10:10:51 AM
Updated 2023-07-25 11:04:37 AM
First Line Context
If this fair rose offend thy sight

f. 21v.

Local title: n/a

Attributed author: Duke of Clarence. 

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions



Original black roan.

Subsequently rebacked. 

Marbled paper on insides of covers.

Gilt edges of pages.


Single; the first 116 leaves are in Kilderbee's hand, and the few remaining entries are in several other hands (this database entry concerns the Kilderbee section only).

Indications of use

Small slip of paper used as bookmark.

Item formatting

Short, double horizontal lines between items.


Many dates attached to the entries, apparently not those of copying, and not in chronological order, though they still demonstrate a progression towards 1824, near the end of the first hand.

Original poetry

Unlikely given the focus on fashionable people.