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Notebook of Lord North, c.1600-1612

MS. North adds. e. 1
Held at the Weston Library

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Notebook of Lord North, containing:

  1. (fols. 3-8) 'Heroical epistle. Leander to Hero';
  2. (fols. 10v-24) lists of names connected with domestic and foreign affairs;
  3. (fols. 72v-71 rev.) dissertation, 'Ignis est elementum callidissimum';
  4. (fols. 70v-69v rev.) five poems, probably on the death of a friend;
  5. (fols. 68v-9) list of expenses on a ceremonial occasion;
  6. (fols. 57v-26 rev.) thirty-five poems, composed c.1612, all except three printed in A forest of varieties (London, 1645).


  • Creation: c.1600-1612


73 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. North adds. e. 1

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought with the aid of a grant from the fund administered by the Victoria and Albert Museum, Sotheby's, 29 Oct. 1975, lot 149.

Related Materials

See Margaret Crum, 'Poetical manuscripts of Dudley, 3rd Baron North', BLR, 10 (1978-81), 98-108.

Physical Facet

Limp vellum wrappers

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom