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TitleMiscellany in Lady Boswell's hand
ShelfmarkGEN MSS 89, Box 105, Folder 1925
Creation Dateca. 1700 - 1710
Contents NoteA collection of detached pieces in the hand of Lady Elizabeth Booth Boswell, bound together with a blue paper cover. These include: 1. A poem by a young lady to her brother, 2. A Poem by a friend to a religious lady, 3. A Copy of a letter by the Bishop of Dumblanc to George Bruce 1631, 4. Observations upon effectual calling, 5. A call to come to Christ in a poem by the Lady Culross, 6. Copy of a Devout Letter, 7. Copy of a part of a letter to a Widow, 8. Some of the articles of the Church of England concerning free will, 9. Copy of a devout letter, 10. Canticles de Monsr. Poiret, 11. Copy of the same, 12/ Moral reflections upon the mysteries of Jesus Christ, 13. An Excess of Love, 14. A consolatory letter, 15. Confessions of Christian faith made at Constantinople 1585, 16. Verses made by Sir Thomas Moore in prison, 17. Devout resolutions, 18. Lady Betty's own resolutions, 19. Account of the manner of Miss Mary Cochranes death, 20. Verses on the death of Miss Mary Cochrane by Dr Cuthbert 21. Notes on some of Mr George Mairs sermons, 22. A poem by a Christian under desecration, 23. A letter by James Nisbet to a young Lady
Material FeaturesA series of loose items in Lady Betty's hand, bound together in a blue paper cover. ff. 107.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Bruce Boswell, Elizabeth (Betty)
ProvenancePart of the Boswell Collection, which spans 1428-1935, with the bulk of the material from the 18th century. These papers come from Series XV, James Boswell (1672-1749), who married Lady Betty Bruce. There is a series of three boxes dedicated to Lady Betty Bruce's papers.
AcquisitionThe foundation of the collection was the 1949 purchase of Lt. Col. Ralph Hayward Isham's Boswell collection, which was itself a combination of Isham's original Malahide Castle purchase and the papers found at Fettercairn. Later additions to the Yale collection include major acquisitions from the sixth Lady Talbot and the seventh Lord Talbot de Malahide, known as "Abbeylea," "McHarg," and "Talbot"; three lots of estate papers acquired from John Douglas Boswell, "Auchinleck I, II, III"; purchases of letters and papers of Robert Boswell, W.S.; a gift of Boswell charter material from H. W. Liebert; and sixteen items from the collection of Chauncey Brewster Tinker.
Source of DataCatherine Evans; Yale Archives Catalogue
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GEMMS record createdFebruary 22, 2023
GEMMS record last editedFebruary 28, 2023