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John Donne: Poems, elegies and meditations

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.29

Scope and Contents

In 5 hands (not autograph).


  • Creation: 1640 (Circa)

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1 volume(s) (1 volume paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Belonged to Henry Smyth, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge (d. 1642). Belonged subsequently to Samuel Knight DD, prebend of Ely and rector of Bluntisham, Hunts. After Knight's death in 1746, the MS. descended to John Percy Baumgartner of Milton, Cambs., who presented it to the Library in 1861.

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available


The MS. is item 'C' in H. J. C. Grierson's edition of Donne's poetical works, Oxford, 1912, vol. 2 p. cviii.
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