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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

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

Overview

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

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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