Poems and letters of Robert Southwell
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
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. poet. e. 113, fols. 1-2].
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.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991). Vol. 2, no. 46491.
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.
Vellum binding, stamped IHS in centre of each cover
- Poems and letters of Robert Southwell
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