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TitleDaniel Defoe's Notebook
ShelfmarkHM 26613
Creation Date1681 - 1681
Contents NoteAn autograph notebook of Daniel Defoe, totalling 195 pages, signed with his name and initials and dated '1681' by him. The contents consist of Defoe's transcript of six sermons preached in 1681 by John Collins (1632?-1687) and seven verse meditations composed by Defoe himself.
Material FeaturesQuarto. Gold-tooled black calf. Marbled endpapers.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Defoe, Danielmanuscript owner - Duncan, John
ProvenanceOn p. 118, there is a signature: 'J. Duncan, Winbn Apl 5.87'.
AcquisitionThe manuscript was bought from Cannell and Chaffin of Los Angeles.
Source of DataGuide to Literary Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, CA: Huntington Library, 1979), p. 130; P. N. Furbank and W. R. Owens, A Critical Bibliography of Daniel Defoe (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1998), pp. 263-264; Hannah Yip.
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GEMMS record createdSeptember 26, 2019
GEMMS record last editedSeptember 26, 2019