UChicago Library Codex Ms. 515

Title Untitled
Archive University of Chicago Special Collections and Research Center
Call Number UChicago Library Codex Ms. 515
Complete Yes

Anonymous, ca. 1750. 

15 poems. 

Themes of love and desire, sociability, and contemporary politics; items in French and Italian. 

Format Folio
Book Size 31cm x 19.3cm
Filled Page Count 20
Item Count 15
Poem Count 15
First Line Index No
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.


UChicago Library Codex Ms. 515.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, https://mvm.dhil.lib.sfu.ca/manuscript/416. Accessed .

Created 2023-08-21 4:22:37 PM
Updated 2023-09-07 11:19:54 AM
First Line Context Print Source
Thee, Mary, with this Ring I wed

Folio 20

Local title: A Gentleman on the late anniversary of his Wedding day, presented his Wife with a Ring and the following lines

Attributed author: unattributed.

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions

Rare. Two attributions in titles. 


Post-Bound. Seems to be 3 gatherings; one of 8 leaves, then a bifolium of 2 leaves, then one set of 10 leaves. Marbled cover suggest a binding date several decades later than the manuscript's creation.

May have been a collection of unbound gatherings for a period of time. 

Quarter vellum with marbled brown paper over thin boards.



Item formatting

Generous use of white space between poems.

Verso sides occasionally left entirely blank. 

Item formatting

Pagination not by compiler. Foliated by a curator beginning with the 2nd leaf. 

Original poetry

Possibly, though unclear. Revisions to a pastoral poem and a unique verse epistle invitation suggest they are original works. 

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