Literary Manuscripts: Leeds Collection

Also known as: Literary Manuscripts: 17th and 18th Century Poetry from University of Leeds

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Complete facsimile images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds.

The collection’s primary focus is poetry, but the manuscripts also include songs, riddles, recipes, musical scores, plays, miscellanies, commonplace books, political works, and religious texts. Poets represented include:

  • Mary Campbell
  • John Dryden
  • George Herbert
  • Mary Leapor
  • Andrew Marvell
  • Alexander Pope
  • Hester Pulter
  • Jonathan Swift

Each of the 6,600 poems includes extensive metadata, including first lines, last lines, attribution, author, title, date, length, verse form, content, bibliographic references, manuscript number, and record number.

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Date Coverage

  • 17th-18th century

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