Clark MS 2019.032

Title Miscellaneous Articles, in Poetry and Prose
Archive Clark Library
Call Number Clark MS 2019.032
Complete Yes

Anonymous Irish officer, ca. 1810–1830.

28 poems.

Many local interest pieces and political satire.

Format Quarto
Book Size 28.7cm x 22.1cm
Filled Page Count 110 pages
Item Count 40
Poem Count 28
First Line Index No
Digitized No
Additional Genres Prose
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.


Clark MS 2019.032.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2020-03-25 10:57:22 AM
Updated 2023-07-20 4:03:50 PM
Feature Note
Author attributions



Pre-bound paperbook. Many blanks, only about a third of the pages have been used.

Red morocco, rubbed, with gilt edging.

Front board detached, and first few leaves loose.


No, but some multi-page items have “continued” written at the bottom of the page.


Single; possibly two hands given variations in size, but given the strong sense of one guiding creator, likely just variations of the same hand.

Indications of use

Later corrections, annotations, explanatory headers. 

Pages 77–78 have been deliberately excised. 

Item formatting

Large, decorative script for titles.

In some sections, use of red ink for short, double rules between items and under titles, but also for emphasis.


There is an interval which records several important political events, then the volume returns to political satire.

Original poetry

Yes; there seems to be a lot of local poetry, and headers suggest the recording of his own writings.

Page layout

Paginated (by the compiler; no unpaginated pages though many are blank). 

Pencilled lines to guide writing.

Title page

Yes: "Miscellaneous Articles, in Poetry and Prose."