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Elizabeth Mary Copley manuscript

  • MS081
  • Item
  • 1814-1817

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.

Copley, Elizabeth Mary

Sarah Dixon poems

  • RC0666
  • Item
  • 1800?-1820?

Additions to Poems on Several Occasions Canterbury: printed by J. Abree, 1740. The early nineteenth century owner of the book (which has been catalogued as a rare book (C2584), apparently had access to the papers of Mrs. Dixon's niece, Mrs. Eliza Bunce. It seems Mrs. Bunce saw this volume through the press and kept the original manuscripts; from these the owner copied a number of unpublished poems, and added some which were printed in the newspaper at later dates, and lines which were found in a copy of the book in the British Museum. Two leaves are bound in the book and do not form part of the page count above.

Dixon, Sarah

Archivo General de Centro America fonds

  • RC0831
  • Fonds
  • 1544-1821

The microfilmed documents are arranged and were filmed by province (later country): Chiapas, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Within each geographical location, arrangement is by type of document: A1, Superior Gobierno (Central Government); A2, Capitania Generale (Judicial, Economic, and Military); A3 Real Hacienda (Exchequer, Court Documents, Accounts, and Taxation).

Archivo General de Centro América (Guatemala)

Musica Italiana

  • MS043
  • Item
  • 1823

Manuscript contains the following musical scores in several different hands:
Gluck, Christoph Willibald Ritter von,1714-1787; Rossini, Gioacchino, 1792-1868; Carafa de Colobrano, Michele Enrico, 1787-1872; Cherubini, Luigi, 1760-1842; Fioravanti, Valentino, 1764-1837.
Nella capricciosa pentita; La prima notte del matrimonio; aria del sig. Vincenzo Martini, 47 p.
Orfeo; chi mai dell'erebo e cori del Sig. Cristofaro Gluck, 45 p.
Achille; dunque andiam, più non si tardi; terzetto; con accompagnamento di pianoforte del sig. Ferdinando Paër, 49 p.
La Biondina; canzoncina veneziana; concertata con forte piano, 5 p.
Buona notte amato bene; canzoncina veneziana; concertata con forte piano, 5 p.
Nel tancredi finale; ciel che feci & musica; del Sig. Gioacchino Rossini, 27 p.
Berenice in Siria; perché'mio cor' perché? duetto con accompagnamento di piano forte; musica del cavaliere Michele Carafa, 27 p.
Che ascoltai! terzetto; del sig. L. Cherubini, 35 p.
Nell'adelaide, e comingie pittore; versa il mio sangue; scena, e duetto; con accompagnamento di piano forte; del sig. Valentino Fioravanti, 45 p.
Scena ed' aria; nella'semiramide del celebre Rossini; eseguita dal S. Galli; con forte piano, 27 p.
Bella immago degli dei; duetto; nella semiramide del sig. maestro Gioacchino Rossini, 47 p.
Terzetto nella semiramide del celebre Rossini con forte piano, 7 p.

William Cowper collection

  • RC0707
  • Collection
  • 1773-1824

The collection contains manuscripts and letters written by Cowper and Newton.

Cowper, William

British legal instuments collection (Late Medival to Post-Regency)

  • RC0495
  • Collection
  • 1336-1825

This artificial collection of documents consists of 81 manuscripts, including deeds, charters, instruments of sasine, obligations, letters patent, wills, probate certificates, and manorial court proceedings, placed into 76 separate groupings. Most of the documents are English, concerning Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Devon, Essex, Hampshire (including Isle of Wight), Kent, London, Middlesex, Norfolk, Rutland, Somerset, Suffolk, Surrey, Wiltshire, and Yorkshire. Some are Scottish, from Aberdeenshire, Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire, Edinburgh, Peeblesshire, Perthshire, and West Lothian. One was drawn up in Louth, Ireland while under British rule. Among the notable names occurring in these documents are North of Kirtling, Addington of Harlow, Cotton of Leswade, Primrose of Chester, Paston of Paston, and Shelley of Horsham. Also included, in envelope A, are several pieces of seals which have broken.

Recueill de divers pieces

  • MS100
  • Item
  • ca. 1725-1825

This item consists of three manuscripts bound into one volume. Stamped on spine: Recueil de diver pieces.

J. Fenton fonds

  • MS095
  • Fonds
  • 1819-1826

Fenton kept a journal of the voyage. In additon, letters to friends that he wrote after his arrival in Quebec, and then from York in 1822 and 1826 are contained in the journal as well as an untitled poem and the musical score for "The Indian Hymn". Two leaves of the journal are badly torn. Many leaves are left blank. The inscription on the inside front cover is: "Transaction book of the Druids-in-deed".

Fenton, J.

W.G. Meredith journal, 1828

  • MS066
  • Item
  • 1828

This journal covers the period June 1828 to 29 August 1828. It concerns the author's journey, by sailing yacht, from England to other countries, including Sweden, Denmark and Germany. The manuscript is bound, illustrated by drawings, 68 pages in length, with some leaves left blank.

Meredith, William George

Georgian Songs collection

  • RC0054
  • Collection
  • 1700-1830

There have been two accruals. The first accrual consists of 923 songs from 1714-1830. The second accrual consists of approximately 1,000 songs from 1700-1830. Both accruals of songs are mainly from the Georgian Era, that is during the reigns of the four Georges. The majority of the songs were published in London, England.

W.G. Meredith journal, 1829-30

  • MS067
  • Item
  • 1829-1830

This journal covers the period 5 June 1829 to 9 March 1830. It contains descriptions of the author's attendance at concerts, operas, and lectures at the Royal Institution, as well as his first viewing of a steam carriage, and reflections on his reading. The manuscript is bound and 80 pages in length.

Meredith, William George

Journal begun at Government House, Montreal, 1 January 1829

  • MS090
  • Item
  • 1829-1830

The writer of this journal was a woman. In the spring of 1829 she travelled to Cornwall and Kingston. Later on she went to the United States. She arrived in Liverpool on 22 Sept. 1830 and returned to her home, near to Glasgow, Scotland.

G.T. Darling manuscript

  • MS024
  • Item
  • 1832

Bound manuscript of Lyra juventus; or youthful poems by G.T. Darling. Manuscript also contains the following titles: "Fragments", "Translations", "Ocean Shells", "Notes". Manuscript was dated from watermark which reads: J&J Town, Turkey Mill, 1832. Two loose pages are enclosed in the book, one of which gives the author's name as T. G. Darling.

Hannah More - Letter to Robert Hill

  • RC0741
  • Item
  • 1827-1833

Contains a letter written to Robert Hill, a school master. This letter is sewn to page xliii of James Plumptre's A Popular Commentary on the Bible (1827). In the letter More asks Hill to make use of the book himself as she is not sure how suitable it may be for use in school.

More, Hannah

Steuarta Cosgrove collection

  • MS052
  • Item
  • 1836

A collection of hymns and psalms carefully selected from the best composers arranged for public worship compiled by Steuarta King. Contains musical scores.

Jane Elliott collection

  • RC0644
  • Collection
  • 1830-1837

The collection consists of a diary kept from 1 November [1835?] to 14 March [1837?] when the Elliotts were living in Quebec City, Canada. The diarist is presumed to be Jane Elliott. Also in the collection is a play, "My Niece!!--In One Act"; a diary titled "Diary or Young Night Thoughts", 2 May 1830 to 10 September 1830; an undated essay about chalk; and 2 undated letters, written in Italian, possibly from R. Ferry, with one addressed to Luigia. The pencil drawing is presumably of the St. Lawrence River.

Elliott, Jane

The Queen vs. William Rogers, Bill of Treason

  • RC0837
  • Item
  • 1838

The item is a Bill of Treason written on parchment against William Rogers. He is described as “not having the fear of God in his heart but being moved and seduced by the instigation of the Devil”. It is stated he wished to “depose our said Lady the Queen … and to bring and put our said Lady the Queen to death.” He was specifically charged with offences that took place before, after and on 4 December [1837] in the Township of York. They included plotting an insurrection against the Queen, persuading others to join this insurrection, and assembling, with around fifty others, armed with guns, muskets, rifles, bullets, bayonets, swords, pikes and other weapons. The document is signed by the jury foreman, J. W. Gamble, and witnesses.

Rogers, William

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