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Scrap-book of Mary, second wife of Spencer Madan

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MS. Eng. poet. c. 51

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Scrap-book of Mary, second wife of Spencer Madan, Bishop of Peterborough, begun in 1797 (p. 1), containing verse, riddles, epigrams, epitaphs, newspaper cuttings and a collection of amusing letters, bills and notices.

Poems by or attributed to William Cowper are at pp. 42a-d, 58, 61, 139b-c, 171-2, 192, 207-8, 238, 244b-c. Verse in Crum.

Dates

  • Begun in 1797

Extent

399 pages

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. poet. c. 51, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. poet. c. 51

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8770-2

Abstract

Scrap-book of Mary, second wife of Spencer Madan

Biographical / Historical

Mary Madan was the second wife of Spencer Madan (1729-1813), bishop of Peterborough. William Cowper (1731-1800) was a poet.

Custodial History

Bequeathed by Mary Madan to her step-sons, W. C. and Spencer Madan (p. 315); bought by Falconer Madan from Colbeck Radford, 1930.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by F. F. Madan, 1958.
Title
Scrap-book of Mary, second wife of Spencer Madan
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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