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Vol. II. (ff. 233). The 'Iliad'. Contains the following books: XVI (ff. 1-35b), including (ff. 19-23) further copy from Poetical Miscellanies, 1709 (see 4707), XVII (ff. 37-55b), XVIII (ff. 57-73b), XIX (ff....

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    Vol. II. (ff. 233). The 'Iliad'. Contains the following books: XVI (ff. 1-35b), including (ff. 19-23) further copy from Poetical Miscellanies, 1709 (see 4707), XVII (ff. 37-55b), XVIII (ff. 57-73b), XIX (ff. 75-85b), XX (ff. 87-97b), XXI (ff. 99-121b
  • Collection Area: Western Manuscripts
  • Reference: Add MS 4808
  • Creation Date: 1712-1724
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    Vol. II. (ff. 233). The 'Iliad'. Contains the following books: XVI (ff. 1-35b), including (ff. 19-23) further copy from Poetical Miscellanies, 1709 (see 4707), XVII (ff. 37-55b), XVIII (ff. 57-73b), XIX (ff. 75-85b), XX (ff. 87-97b), XXI (ff. 99-121b), XXII (ff. 123-144b), XXIII (ff. 146-177), XXIV (ff. 179-205). Followed by drafts of (a) the Poetical Index. ff. 207-214b;- (b) Index of Arts and Sciences. ff.215-222;-

    (c) an index of antiquities, not published. ff. 223-232. Also included are (a) Plans for a house, perhaps one that Pope proposed to build in London, circ. 1717-1718. f. 30b;- (b) Plans for Pope's garden at Twickenham; circ. 1719-1720. ff. 116b, 186b;-(c) Fragment of verse by Pope beginning 'Then he went to the side board … .', circa 1717. Printed in Warton's Supplement, pp. 186-187. f. 117b.

    includes:

    • f. 3b John Barber, Alderman, of London: Letter to A. Pope: 1717.
    • f. 5b [-] [?Mace]: Letter to (?) A. Pope: bef. 1717.
    • f. 7b Frances Bourne, domestic servant: Letter to Lady -: circ. 1717.: Draft in the autogr. of A. Pope.
    • ff. 11b, 205b John Craggs, junior; Secretary of State., etc: Letters to A. Pope: circ. 1717, 1719.
    • f. 14b Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester: Signature: circ. 1717.
    • ff.15b, 20-b, 27b, 147b, 158 Abel Evans, DD; poet: Letters to A. Pope: circ. 1717-1719.
    • ff.16b, 124b Elizabeth Hamilton, wife of James, 4th Duke of Hamilton: Letters to A. Pope: circ. 1717.
    • f. 17b Newsletters From Belgrade: Belgrade: 1717.: Imperf.
    • f. 18b Theresa Blount, sister of Martha Blount: Letter to A. Pope: circ. 1717.
    • f. 25b Martha Blount: Letter to A. Pope: circ. 1717.
    • ff. 30b, 116b, 186b Alexander Pope: Plans for house, gardens, etc., of: circ. 1717-1720.
    • f. 34b Richard Steele, d 1729 Knight 1715; essayist: Signature: circ. 1717.
    • f. 37b M. Vyner, wife of Robert Vyner: Letter to A. Pope: 1718.
    • f. 39 Robert Vyner, of Swakeley: Letter to A. Pope: 1718.
    • f. 69b Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst: Signatures: circ. 1718-1725.
    • f. 82b Hon Simon Harcourt, son of Simon Harcourt: Letter to Mrs. E. Pope: 1718.
    • f. 102b Alexander Urquhart: Signature: circ. 1718.
    • f. 106b Charles Chevallier, of the Foreign Office: Signature: 1718.
    • f. 106b Francis Waters, servant to C Jervas: Letter to A. Pope: 1718.
    • ff. 106b, 110b Elijah Fenton, poet: Letters to A. Pope.
    • f. 111b Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington and 4th Earl of Cork: Signature: 1718.
    • f. 113b Lionel Cranfield Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset: Signature: circ. 1718.
    • f. 115b Salter: Signature: circ. 1718.
    • f. 117b Alexander Pope: Verses: circ. 1715-1725, n.d.: Partly autogr.
    • f. 117b Poetry ENGLISH: A. Pope; verses: circ. 1715-1725.: Autogr.
    • ff. 124b, 233 (copy) G. Maddison, (?) Secretary to the Duchess of Hamilton: Letter to A. Pope: circ. 1718.
    • ff. 128-129 (rev.), 165b,170b,190b Sir Godfrey Kneller, Baronet artist: Letters to A. Pope: 1719, circ. 1720.
    • f. 133b Edward Blount, of Blagden House, county Devon: Letters to A. Pope: 1716, circ. 1720.
    • f. 136b Magdalen Rackett: Letter to her step-mother, Mrs E. Pope: circ. 1720.
    • f. 140b Jacob Tonson, the younger; bookseller and publisher, of London; nephew of Jacob Tonson: Letters to A. Pope: 1719-1724.
    • f. 142b Magdalen Rackett: Letter on behalf of, to her brother, A. Pope: 1720.
    • f. 143b Barnaby Bernard Lintot, bookseller and publisher, of London: Letters to A. Pope: 1715-1719.
    • f. 154b Tennant: Signature: 1719.
    • f. 160b Thomas Dancastle, of Binfield: Letters to A. Pope: 1717.
    • f. 163b Edward Wortley Montagu, MP; father of Edward Wortley Montagu: Letter to A. Pope: circ. 1719.
    • f. 167b Simon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt: Signatures: circ. 1717-1722.
    • f. 169b Thomas Vernon, of Twickenham Park: Letter to A. Pope: circ. 1719.
    • f. 171b Elijah Fenton, poet: Letter to B. Lintot: 1719.
    • f. 172b Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon: Letter to A. Pope: circ. 1719.
    • ff. 191b, 192b William Congreve, dramatist: Letter to A. Pope: circ. 1719.
    • f. 194b Edith Pope: Letter to her son, A. Pope: circ. 1720.
    • f. 196b John Hughes, poet: Letter to A. Pope: 1720.
    • f. 203b James Gibbs, architect: Letters to A. Pope: circ. 1718, circ. 1725.
    • f. 204b James Eckersall, formerly Gentleman Usher to Queen Anne: Letter to A. Pope: [1720?].: Fragm.


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