Elizabeth Lyttelton: Commonplace book
Scope and Contents
A manuscript commonplace book, 87 leaves, containing poetical extracts, prose fragments and religious aphorisms and verse, written from both ends of the volume. The book was kept for the benefit of the daughters of Sir Thomas Browne, and was principally the property of his daughter Elizabeth. It contains pieces by and relating to Sir Thomas Browne, including a poem and piece of prose by him, although none of the writing is in Browne's hand. The name of his daughter Mary (d. 1676) is written on the flyleaf at both ends of the volume.
- Creation: 1680 (Circa)
- Lyttelton, Elizabeth, b c 1648 (Person)
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1 volume(s) (1 volume)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
An inscription on the last leaf of the book records that is was presented by Elizabeth Lyttelton to her first cousin, Edward Tension (1673-1735), in March 1714. On the first leaf of the volume is the name James Dodsley, who may also have owned the book. Received by the University Library from the library of Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1982.
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