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'Bp Kenns Poems wrote by his own Hand to Frances Dss of Somerset & Mary Ly Brooke when they were children'

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MS. Add. C. 219

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'Bp Kenns Poems wrote by his own Hand to Frances Dss of Somerset & Mary Ly Brooke when they were children', an 18th cent. title. These are seven simple letters in verse, signed 'T K' (conjoined), or 'Tho. B. & W.' or 'Tho. L. B. & W.', and written in a clear formal hand.

They appear to be genuine, and are printed in dr. E. H. Plumptre's Life of Ken, 2nd ed. (1890), ii. 174.

Dates

  • written about A.D. 1708 by bp. Ken

Extent

8 Leaves

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. C. 219, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. C. 219

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 19871

Overview

'Bp Kenns Poems wrote by his own Hand to Frances Dss of Somerset & Mary Ly Brooke when they were children', written about A.D. 1708 by bp. Ken.

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Ken (1637–1711) was bishop of Bath and Wells and a nonjuror.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 29429.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought at the Percy sale, April 29, 1884 (lot 75) for £4 5s.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

13 3/8 × 9 7/8 in.
Title
'Bp Kenns Poems wrote by his own Hand to Frances Dss of Somerset & Mary Ly Brooke when they were children'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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