Beinecke Osborn c343

Title Poetry
Archive Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Call Number Beinecke Osborn c343
Complete Yes

Anne Milbanke, ca. 1795.

33 items.

Mostly original poetry with multiple pseudonyms, some seemingly later published in Gentleman's Magazine. Interest in historical and contemporary tragic figures e.g. Marie Antoinette.

Format Quarto
Book Size 21cm x 17cm
Filled Page Count 102 pages
Item Count 33
Poem Count 33
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 c343.” Manuscript Verse Miscellanies, 1700–1820, edited by Betty A. Schellenberg, Simon Fraser University, Accessed .

Created 2019-09-04 1:13:44 PM
Updated 2023-07-19 4:39:28 PM
Contributor Role
Anne Milbanke
  • Primary compiler
  • Major author

    Various pen names attached to poems are either the inventions of Milbanke, or, perhaps more likely, represent a local coterie. 

Charlotte Turner Smith
First Line Context
Poor melancholy bird—that all night long

p. 96

Local title: To a nightingale.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Sweet instrument of him for whom I mourn

p. 93.

Local title: On her brother's violin.

Attributed author: n/a

Adaptation: n/a

Other variants: n/a

Other: n/a

Feature Note
Author attributions



Pre-bound. Marbled paper boards with very thin half-binding of calf or waxed paper to look brown. 



Indications of use

First Mary Queen of Scots poem has sections bracketed or circled, suggesting copying or use for some other purpose.

Some other poems with pencil underlining. 

Item formatting

Freehand horizontal lines under titles and at the ends of items.

Original poetry

Seems most of book is original, with various pen names attached to suggest multiple authors. 

Ownership mark

"Ann Milbanke" on the front and inside cover.