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Drafts for the 'Liber veritatis' (Beckford's title, fol. 5), c.1829-39, n.d.

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MS. Beckford d. 22

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A scurrilous account of the antecedents of certain noble families. The more finished drafts were edited by Guy Chapman in The vision [and] Liber veritatis (London & New York, 1930), pp. 89-138 (with a reproduction of fol. 28 at p. 142). The manuscript contains:

(fols. 1-4) a draft in French, c.1828, printed op. cit., pp. 143-5

(fols. 7-24) a fair copy of 'Female nobility', with a few alterations, paper watermarked 1828, wrapper watermarked 1832, with (fols. 25-8) drafts of various passages, 1834, 1839, n.d.

(fols. 29-54) 'Original sketches for female nobility &c', drafts, Mar.-Apr. 1829, Mar. 1832, n.d.

(fols. 55-99) six folders containing drafts, 1829-34, containing:
  1. (fols. 55-69) 'Somerset', 1829-32
  2. (fols. 70-2) 'The Grenvilles alias Greenfields...', 1829
  3. (fols. 73-80) 'Beresfords...', 1829, with notes of readings, 1832 and 1840
  4. (fols. 81-5) 'Lascelles...', 1829
  5. (fols. 86-9) 'Ld. Radnor', 1829
  6. (fols. 90-9) 'Ld. Abercorn...', 1829-34, with notes of readings, 1833-41

Dates

  • c.1829-39, n.d.

Extent

99 Leaves

Shelfmark

MS. Beckford d. 22

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