Manuscripts and proofs probably at one time in the possession of Andrew Shortrede, printer. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1819-1842, undated. (Creation)


  • 50 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows: (i) Manuscript, 1824-1825, entitled 'Notes and anecdotes, Border worthies' (folio 1); (ii) Manuscript, circa 1827, of a poem by James Hogg, 'The wyffe of Ezdelmore' (folio 11); (iii) Manuscript, circa 1829, by John Wilson ('Christopher North'), of a part of ‘Noctes ambrosianae’ (folio 23); (iv) Manuscript, undated of a poem by Sir William Hamilton, 'La vase antique' (folio 28); (v) Manuscript, 1829, of a poem 'Oh maid unloving but beloved' (folio 29); (vi) Manuscript of the beginning of chapter 10 of a history of music, entitied 'The music of Africa'; written on the reverse of a letter, 1819, of Michael Thomas Sadler (folio 31); (vii) Proof, 1825, of pages 1-16 of William Tennant, ‘John Baliol’ (Edinburgh, 1825), with corrections in the author's hand (folio 32); (viii) Proof, circa 1825, of part of Act IV, scene 3, of ‘Alls well that ends well’, being pages 359-362 of volume iv of the projected edition of Shakespeare by Sir Walter Scott and J G Lockhart, with corrections in Lockhart's hand. The unique copy of this volume is in Boston Public Library (folio 40); (ix) Signatures of Byron, Thomas Campbell, Henry Mackenzie and others (folio 42); (x) Playbills, 1842, undated (folio 49).

  • Arrangement

    50 folios.