Manuscripts of several poems by and an article concerning John Eagles. Edit


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Level of Description


  • 1835-1855, 1858. (Creation)


  • 46 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Arrangement

    46 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows.

    (i) Manuscripts of fourteen apparently unpublished poems by John Eagles, 1835-1855, copied and mostly dated by Miss Zoe King. The titles are: 'Garland to Blackwood on publishing no. cccc', 'Ten unpublished sonnets', "Inscription for Chatterton's Monument", 'Reconciliation', and 'Woods'. (Folios 1-19 recto, 21-32.)

    (ii) Manuscripts of three poems by Eagles entitled 'The earth bears fruit in life and fruit in death', 'Hail! Sacredness of hoar antiquitie', and 'The reconciling beauty', published in “Blackwood's Magazine”, June and July 1855, and June 1852. (Folios 19 verso-20 verso.)

    (iii) Manuscript, 1843, in Eagles's hand, of an apparently unpublished poem, 'For the dinner and the dean'. (Folio 34.)

    (iv) Manuscript, undated, of an apparently unpublished article, 'Sonnets by the sketcher', perhaps a review of Eagles's 'Sonnets'. (Folio 38.)

  • Bibliography

    Eagles, John. 'Sonnets' (Edinburgh, 1858).