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Manuscript poems of Thomas Rawson Taylor

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MS. 16088
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One manuscript volume of poems (bound in black morrocco, gilt-edged) by Thomas Rawson Taylor, 1820-1830. Pencil inscription at front of volume suggests that the volume belonged to 'Jane Dunn, Nottingham'. Includes an engraving and silhouette of the author.


  • Creation: 1820-1830


1 box

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 16088

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CMD ID 16088


One bound volume of manuscript poetry by Thomas Rawson Taylor, 1820-1830.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Rawson Taylor (1807-1835), minister and hymnodist, was born in Ossettt near Wakefield to the Rev. Thomas Taylor. After working at a merchant's and printer's in his teenage years, Rawson Taylor enrolled for the ministry at Airedale Independent College aged 18. His charge was the Howard Street Chapel in Sheffield, but he was forced to leave after six months due to illness. He died of tuberculosis in March 1835. His collection of poetry and hymns entitled Memoirs and Selected Remains was published posthumously in 1836, the most famous hymn being 'I'm but a stranger here'. The volume of poetry in this collection was never published.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by the Bodleian Library, with the support of the Roy Davids bequest, Apr 2019.

Catalogue of manuscript poems of Thomas Rawson Taylor
Finding aid prepared by Tilly Guthrie
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom