Beinecke Osborn c169

Title Untitled
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c169
Complete Yes

Anonymous graduate of King's School, Canterbury and student at Cambridge University, ca. 1760s.

7 items.

Most items related to King's School and Cambridge, seemingly all original.

Format Quarto
Book Size 24cm x 18cm
Filled Page Count 13 pages
Item Count 7
Poem Count 7
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 c169.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-11-19 8:47:38 AM
Updated 2023-07-19 4:28:07 PM
Feature Note
Author attributions



Post-Bound (stitched).

Not a gathering, rather a set of bifolia stitched together with paper covers.



Poem written into the back cover seemingly in another hand or an older version of the same hand.

Indications of use

Perhaps copies of poems presented to a schoolmaster and written for other memorable occasions.

One poem added later in reference to a ten-year-old daughter. Seemingly not the writer’s child, because of praise for the two parental minds traced in child’s face,  though copyist could be the parent, if poem presented to her/him.

Item formatting

Quite plain.

Double horizontal rules at end of poems.

Original poetry

Yes, seemingly all original.

Page layout

Pencilled rules to keep lines of poetry straight.