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Literary papers of various members of the Edgeworth family, 1787-1868

MS. Eng. misc. c. 898
Held at the Weston Library

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(fols. 1-2) an untitled story, said to have been composed by Honora Edgeworth (1774-90) in 1787 and copied by Mrs. Elizabeth Edgeworth

(fols. 3-24) notes relating to 'Transmigration of Indur', c.1806, (fols. 5-8) by Sneyd Edgeworth, (fols. 9-23) by Maria Edgeworth, and (fol. 24) 'Corrections for Indur' in the hand of Honora Edgeworth (1791-1858). Note: See also MSS. Eng. poet. c. 83; d. 255.

(fols. 25-6) copy of a poem, 'Lines inspired by the Lord Chancellor's Speech on the second reading of the Libel prevention Bill', 1819

(fols. 27-35) poems and a story by Michael Pakenham Edgeworth, including:

  1. (fols. 29-30) a Charterhouse prize poem entitled 'Jacob', 1825
  2. (fols. 31-35) five poems sent from India, 1831-1832

(fol. 36) poem by Harriet Edgeworth, 'To Maria on her birthday', 1821, and (fols. 37-44) a story by her, entitled 'The History of the Palace in the Forest', n.d.

(fols. 45-95) verses by Francis Beaufort Edgeworth, comprising:

  1. (fol. 45) verses in the hand of Harriet Edgeworth, 1818-1819
  2. (fols. 46-55) a printed copy of Poems recited in Charter-House school (, 1825), containing verses entitled 'Saul' by Francis Beaufort Edgeworth
  3. (fols. 56-64) two printed copies of a poem, Napoleon's invasion of Russia (Cambridge, [1828]), with (fol. 56) a holograph fair copy of the last stanza
  4. (fols. 65-77, 80) poems sent to William Rowan Hamilton, 1829-31, with 20th-cent. transcripts
  5. (fols. 78-79) an untitled poem, copied by Frances Maria Wilson (formerly Edgeworth), annotated by Maria Edgeworth, 1845
  6. (fols. 81-95) verses originally enclosed in Francis Beaufort Edgeworth's correspondence, not necessarily by him, and including (fols. 89-95) a typed transcript of a poem entitled 'Cain', 20th cent.

(fol. 96) copy of a poem, 'Lines written by Mrs. Barbauld in her 80th year', in an unidentified hand, 1825

(fol. 97) amended copy of a poem, c.1829, 'Epilogue spoken by D[aniel] A[ugustus] B[eaufort]', in the hand of Francis Beaufort

(fols. 98-99) fair copy of verses by Mary Beddoes, addressed to her sister, in the hand of Francis Beaufort Edgeworth, 1830

(fols. 100-101) fair copy of verses entitled 'The Groves of Blarney', sent by Elizabeth Fitzherbert to her cousin Michael Pakenham Edgeworth, 1833

(fol. 102) poem entitled 'Old Irish Prophecy', 1838, signed T[homas] R[omney] R[obinson], but copied in the hand of Lucy Edgeworth (later Robinson)

(fols. 103-105) two poems by Emmeline King (formerly Edgeworth), 1838, 1845, with (fol. 103) a verse by Maria Edgeworth

(fols. 106-175) verses by Richard Lestock Edgeworth, comprising:

  1. (fols. 106-132) an amended copy of 'Onora', annotated 'written out in Styria and sent to England', 1868
  2. (fols. 133-159) 'Unfinished Cantos of a New poem' joined with part of 'Onora', c.1868
  3. (fols. 160-171) verses related to 'Onora', entitled 'Boat Song', with (fols. 164-167) drafts of several stanzas from the poem, n.d., and (fols. 169-171) a typed transcript of ten additional stanzas, 20th cent.
  4. (fols. 172-175) three verses not related to 'Onora', in an unidentified hand, n.d.


  • Creation: 1787-1868


176 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

Use microfilm X. Films 13/3.


MS. Eng. misc. c. 898

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