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Ms. Codex 632 - Hompesch, Ferdinand, Baroness - Poems
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Author:
Hompesch, Ferdinand, Baroness.
Title:
Poems [manuscript] / by the late Baroness Ferdinand Hompesch.
Origin:
[England], 1788-1803.
Physical description:
140 leaves : paper ; 237 x 182 (212 x 171) mm. bound to 245 x 195 mm.
Summary:
Comprises poems to family members (her brother Hugh, her sister Joanna Christian, Louise de Hompesch, Baron William Hompesch, and to Baron Ferdinand Hompesch); on places (Netley Abbey, Carisbrooke Castle, Winchester Cathedral, the Isle of Wight), on the death of Robert Burns, and to Napoleon. There are also translations from German and French, but mostly a number of translations from Metastasio. Collection appears to have been compiled and annotated by Clementina Elphinstone, whose name appears on the title page, and who is the subject of one of the poems "To Clem: Elphinstone" on folio numbered 124. This collection was completed after the death of the Baroness Ferdinand Hompesch in 1803, and probably after 1805 (after the death of Sir Richard Worsley, 1751-1805, see note on f. 6v).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title and attribution from title page (f. i recto).
Foliation: Paper, ii (contemporary paper) + 140 + ii (contemporary paper); [i], 1-56, 97-165, [166-179]; contemporary or near contemporary foliation in ink, modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto. Contemporary pagination beginning on the verso of f. 165 with p. 167-192, [ii].
Script: Written in a cursive script by a single hand.
Binding: 19th-century marbled boards.
Origin: Written in England after 1805.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 632
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 632
 
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