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Poems and letters of Robert Southwell

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MS. Eng. poet. e. 113
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Poems and (fols. 52-73) letters of Robert Southwell, copied early 17th cent.; described (as the Virtue and Cahill Library MS.) in The poems of Robert Southwell, ed. J. H. McDonald and Nancy P. Brown (Oxford, 1969), pp. xl-xliii. The volume also contains sigs. A-E of Saint Peters complaint, with other poems (London, 1595).

40 printed pages / 80 leaves.


  • Creation: Early 17th century


80 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. poet. e. 113, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. poet. e. 113

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 11018


Poems and letters of Robert Southwell.

Biographical / Historical

Robert Southwell (1561-1595) was a poet.

Custodial History

Owned by (fol. 79v) Thomas Champney, 1677, and (fol. 78v) Mary Hooge, 1678; referred to as 'The Woolhampton MS.' in 19th-cent. notes (fols. ii-vii); No. 8635 in the Virtue and Cahill Library, Portsmouth.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Christie's, 5 July 1967, lot 190.

Physical Facet

Vellum binding, stamped IHS in centre of each cover

Poems and letters of Robert Southwell
EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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