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Winthrop Mackworth Praed, 'Elijah'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10395

Scope and Contents

Praed's Seatonian Prize poem for 1830, written in his hand on four bifolia and sewn into a cover-sheet. There are textual variations from the published version of the poem.


  • Creation: c. 1830



0.003 cubic metre(s) (1 folder) : Paper

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Custodial History

The manuscript bears the vendor's inventory number '93844' on the front cover. Losely inserted is a typed note (early twentieth century) reading: 'Manuscript of W. M. Praed's poem ELIJAH Awarded Seatonian Prize, 1830. Presented by Sir George Young, Bart.'

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased, 2022.

Related Materials

Eton College MS 656 02 01 02 17, ‘The Ascent of Elijah’ by Winthrop Mackworth Praed, includes an autograph manuscript of the original version of the poem and a printed edition of the second version.


Published, with textual variations, as 'The ascent of Elijah: a poem, to which was adjudged one of the Seatonian prizes for the year 1830', by Winthrop Mackworth Praed, Cambridge: printed by J. Smith, for J. and J. J. Deighton, 1831.
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