Item MS081 - Elizabeth Mary Copley manuscript

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Elizabeth Mary Copley manuscript

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  • 1814-1817 (Creation)

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Elizabeth Mary Copley was born on 11 April 1800, the daughter of Sir Joseph Copley Bart. and lived at Sprotbrough Hall in Yorkshire, England. Sprotbrough Hall stands on a limestone ridge overlooking the River Don, near Doncaster. It was built in the late seventeenth century by Sir Godfrey Copley and contained a large library and a valuable collection of paintings. The hall was auctioned for death duties in 1925 and demolished in 1926. Miss Copley died on 12 January 1887.

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Elizabeth Mary Copley was given a blank bound manuscript in 1814. In this book she copied out selected pieces from different authors in various languages. She titled the work "Miscellanies" There are 65 pages in the manuscript.

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Manuscript was originally owned by Elizabeth Mary Copley of Sprotbrough Hall. Date of acquisition and later provenance are not known.


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  • English
  • Italian

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