Houghton MS Am 1013

Title Revolutionary lyrics manuscript
Archive Houghton Library
Call Number Houghton MS Am 1013
Complete Yes

Joshua Francis Fisher, ca. 1779.

3 poems.

Poems satirizing the organizers of the American Revolution.

Format Quarto size, wove paper
Book Size 19cm x 16.4cm
Filled Page Count 19 leaves
Item Count 3
Poem Count 3
First Line Index No
Digitized Yes
Additional Genres
Print Sources
Major Themes

Major themes prominent among the manuscript contents in alphabetical order.

Minor Themes

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Houghton MS Am 1013.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://mvm.dhil.lib.sfu.ca/manuscript/377. Accessed .

Created 2020-04-23 6:01:41 PM
Updated 2023-07-25 11:13:07 AM
First Line Context
Like a Newton sublimely he soar'd

pp. 11–12

Local title: n/a

Attributed author: B.F.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions

Regular, but incorrect for 2/3 items.


Post-bound. No blanks. 

Bound pamphlet style. 

"Revolutionary Lyrics" written on the back-cover.

Decorations - printed

The front cover features a picture of (and verses on) a harp; the back cover features a picture of a group of soldiers and a stanza on the same. Both have a striped border.



Indications of use


Corrections (of punctuation and letters) written beside the text (like an annotation would be) instead of next to or on-top of the text. A very neat manuscript, like an editor's copy. 

Ownership mark

"J. Francis Fisher" written on the front page, and signed on p. 1.