Manuscript Copy of 'Memoirs of Cowper. By Himself' and M.F. Babington's Copies of William Smyth's Memoir of Mr. Sheridan
Manuscript copies of 'Memoirs of Cowper. By Himself' and William Smyth's Memoir of Mr Sheridan:
- exercise book containing a copy, in an unidentified hand, of 'Memoirs of Cowper. By Himself', early 19th century, with minor variants from the text as first published, Memoir of the early life of William Cowper esq., written by himself (London: 1816)
- notebook containing copy by M.F. Babington of William Smyth's Memoir of Mr Sheridan (Leeds: 1840);inscribed 'From M.F. Babington to her beloved Mother, Nov. 7th 1842'
- notebook containing another copy by M.F. Babington (?) of Memoir of Mr Sheridan.
- 19th century
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1346].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. e. 1346-7, f. 798
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12770
Biographical / Historical
Unknown hand; M.F. Babington (fl. 19th century).
Other Finding Aids
A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought by the Library from Tom Lloyd-Roberts in 1977.
- Manuscript Copy of 'Memoirs of Cowper. By Himself' and M.F. Babington's Copies of William Smyth's Memoir of Mr. Sheridan
- Susan Thomas