Houghton MS Eng 926

Title Untitled
Archive Houghton Library
Call Number Houghton MS Eng 926
Complete Yes

Charlotte Burney Francis Broome, 1771–ca. 1806.

82 poems.

Mostly original poetry by members of the Burney family with themes of family, courtship/marriage, and death.

Format Quarto
Book Size 20cm x 16cm
Filled Page Count 181 pages
Item Count 82
Poem Count 82
First Line Index Yes
Digitized Yes
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.


Houghton MS Eng 926.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://mvm.dhil.lib.sfu.ca/manuscript/365. Accessed .

Created 2020-04-23 3:35:23 PM
Updated 2023-07-25 11:24:42 AM
First Line Context
Gentle breath of melting sorrow

f. 78

Local title: n/a

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions



Limp vellum.



Indications of use

Fair copy book with very few edits.

Old folds or repaired tears on pp. 27–30

Item formatting

Simple, single lines between items. Items begun one after another with no breaks. 

Frequent underlines, seemingly for emphasis. 

Original poetry

Yes, by members of the compiler's family, though seemingly nothing by herself.

Ownership mark

Charlotte Anne Hester Francis written on the inside front cover.

Percival and Elisabeth Merritt bookplate featuring an image of a ship and island. 

Page layout

Paginated (top-center of each page). 

The writing in the manuscript gets less condensed and straight-lined as the book progresses. 

Table of Contents

Yes, an index on pp. 179–181.