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Box 1

Boxed material

 

Manuscripts

Arrangement

Items arranged alphabetically by author, and then alphabetically by title. Unidentified authors are listed at the end.
 

 HM 14352. [Booker, Moore]. An Elegiac poem on ye Death of ye Rt honble Mary Ponsonby late Countess of Drogheda … [approximately 1736].

Physical Description: Ms. 5 p.

Poem in 120 lines. Endorsed: "By Mr. Booker."
 

 HM 14353. [Booker, Moore]. A Tale. [approximately 1736?].

Physical Description: Ms. 3 p.

Poem in 90 lines. Endorsed: "Verses by Mr. Booker. Various Hands" (last two words crossed out).
 

 HM 14354. [Boyle, John, 5th Earl of Orrery & of Cork]. To Mr. Pope [poem]. [1733].

Physical Description: Ms. 1 p.

Poem in 8 lines, complimenting Alexander Pope on his epitaph on John Gay. Endorsed by Jonathan Swift: "… on Mr. Pope's Epitaph on Gay."
 

 HM 14358. [Calder, John]. [Annotations relative to Jonathan Swift's Character of the Earl of Wharton. [1786].

Physical Description: Ms. 3 p.

Manuscript in an unidentified hand. John Calder's annotations for John Nichol's 1786 edition of the Tatler.
 

 HM 14359. Daniel, Richard. A Paraphrase on the Seven Penitential Psalms, by the Reverend Mr. R[ichar]d D[anie]l, D[ean] of A[rmagh], or Strephon to Belinda. [approximately 1727?].

Physical Description: Ms. 3 p.

Poem in 66 lines.
 

 HM 14360. [Davys, Catherine (Maccarty), Viscountess Mountcashell]. Docter Ratliff's prescripction for a noisse in the head & deffness proseeding from a cold moyst humor in the head. [1733 November 8].

Physical Description: Ms. 1 p.

Endorsed by Swift: "R. Novr 8th 1733. Dr. Ratcliffs Receit for Deafness, sent by my Lady Montcashel."
 

 HM 14361. Dawncy. A Farewell to the Audience written by Mas[te]r Dawncy. [approximately 1735?].

Physical Description: Ms. 2 p.

Poem in 36 lines.
 

 HM 14362. [Delany, Patrick?]. Peg Ratcliff the Hostess's Invitation to Dean Swift. Written with a design to be spoken by her on his arrival at Glasnevin, Doctor Delany having Cmoplimented him with a House there. [approximately 1735].

Physical Description: Ms. 1 p.

Poem in 24 lines.
 

 HM 14363. [Dunkin, William]. […] of the Furniture belonging to […]s Room in T[rinity] C[ollege] D[ublin]. In imitation of Dr. Swift's m[…] written in ye year 1725. [1733 October 30].

Physical Description: Ms. 2 p.

Poem in 38 lines. Endorsed by Swift: "Oct. 30th 1733. By Mr. D--n."
 

 HM 14364. [Dunkin, William ?]. A full and true Vindication of Sir Thom[as] P[redergast] from the many scandalous Libels lately written against him, with the Resolutions of the House. By a Member of the House of Commons. [1736.]

Physical Description: Ms. 7 p.

Poem in 166 lines. Endorsed by Swift: "Vindication of Sir T.P. sent me in an unknown hand. May 25 1736. By Dunkin I am sure."
 

 HM 14328. [Johnson, Esther?]. Stella to the Dean on his Birthday. 1722 November 30.

Physical Description: Ms. 3 p.

Poem in 58 lines.
 

 HM 14366. [Karl XII, King of Sweden]. Effigies Corporis & Animi Caroli XII Sueciae Regis, a Polono Nobili descripta. [approximately 1709].

Physical Description:

Account of the King of Sweden in Latin, with poem in 10 lines on the recto of the last leaf: "Supra Stragem Regis Sueciae ad Pultavam." Endorsed by Swift: "Account of the K. of Sweden about An. 1709."
 

 HM 14368. [Rochfort, George]. Musa Clonshoghiana. 1717 January 1.

Physical Description: 1 p. Address on verso of second leaf.

Bellcampe [Ireland]. Poem in 15 lines, addressed to Swift. Endorsed twice by Swift: "G. Rochfort Verses."
 

 HM 14333 (a + b). Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Bart. [Note in preface to his 2d edition of the Works of J. Swift, acknowledging the use of certain papers of Swift then in the possession of James Smith]. 1824.

Physical Description: Ms. 2 p.

In the handwriting of James Smith; endorsed by Smith at Bideford, 1824 September 2. With a late 19th-century copy (4 pp.) of the same note with further quotations from the second edition in the hand of Frederick Locker-Lampson.
 

 HM 14371. [Sheridan, Thomas ?]. English Blunders. [approximately 1733?-approximately 1761].

Physical Description: Ms. 2 p.

Includes an item from 1761. Attributed to Thomas Sheridan as a response to Jonathan Swift’s “Irish Eloquences in Sir Walter Scott. Works of Jonathan Swift (1824), vol. VII, p. 154. George Mayhew identifies it as being in the hand of Deane Swift, ca. 1761 (Mayhew, Rage or Raillery, page 180).
 

 HM 14335. Sheridan, Thomas. The five Ladies Answer to the Beau With the Wig and Wings at his head. [1728?]

Physical Description: Ms. 2 p.

Poem in 7 stanzas of 4 lines each. Followed by Swift in 4 stanzas of 4 lines each, "The Beau's reply to the five Ladyes Answer" (A.Ms. 1 p.). Endorsed twice by Swift: "Sher[id]an. 5 Ladyes answer to the Beau" and "Sheridans answer to the Beau, and the Beau's reply."
 

 HM 14370. [Sheridan, Thomas ?]. Punch to the Ladies his Petition. [1724?].

Physical Description: Ms. 4 p.

Poem in 107 lines. Endorsed: "Punch's Petition to the Ladies." Attributed to Sheridan by Sir Walter Scott.
 

 HM 14336. Sheridan, Thomas. To [Jonathan Swift]. [approximately 1735?]

Physical Description: A.Ms.S. 1 p.

Letter written in verse in 13 lines, with a P.S. in 3 lines. Followed by a reply in 34 lines of verse by Swift to Sheridan, dated December 15th (A.Ms. 1 p.) Endorsed thrice by Swift: "Verses Sher[ida]n"; "Some times Sher[ida]n & I"; and "Sherid[a]n & I."
 

 HM 14369. Sheridan, Thomas. To the Dean of St. Patrick's [poem]. [1723/24 January].

Physical Description: Ms. 3 p.

Poem in 68 lines. Endorsed: "A new Year's Gift for the Dean of St. Patrick's given him at Quilcah, 1723/4."
 

 HM 14338. [Swift, Jonathan]. Anglo Angli [approximately 1734].

Physical Description: A.Mss. 27 p. (14 leaves, 16mo. & 1 leaf, 8vo.)

Anglo-Latin jottings probably intended for Thomas Sheridan. Written on random blank pages, the versos of letter-covers, etc. One is endorsed by Swift: "Memorial from my Lord Howth, July 6th, 1734"; another, "Angl. Angl. To Dr. Sh--n, 1734." Pg. 23 contains untitled verses on Swift's deafness beginning, "Verticosus, inops, surdus."
 

 HM 14339. [Swift, Jonathan]. An Answer To a late scandalous Poem, wherein the Author most audaciously presumes to compare a Cloud to a Woman. By Dennis Nephelee, chief Cap of Howth. [1732].

Physical Description: A.Ms. 10 p.

Poem (early draft) in 180 lines. Endorsed by Swift: "Answer to Clouds. Quy Shall it go. Lin 180 Mine but of no use"
 

 HM 14340. [Swift, Jonathan]. An Answer to the Ballyspellin Ballad. [1728].

Physical Description: Ms. 3 p.

Not autograph. In 15 Stanzas of 6 lines each.
 

 HM 14341. [Swift, Jonathan]. A Consult. and other Latin Angl. [A Consultation and other Lantin Angli]. [approximately 1734?].

Physical Description: A.Mss. 8 p.

Part of Polite Conversation (1738). Also contains a portion of "A Consult of Four Physicians about a Lord that was dying" and Anglo-Latin jottings for Thomas Sheridan.
 

 HM 14342. [Swift, Jonathan]. A Dialogue in Hyberian Stile between A and B. [1733?].

Physical Description: A.Ms. 2 p.

A specimen of Irishisms, intended for Thomas Sheridan
 

 HM 14343. [Swift, Jonathan]. Irish Eloquence [1733].

Physical Description: A.Ms. 2 p.

A specimen of the provincial dialect of Ireland, intended for Thomas Sheridan.
 

 HM 51865. [Swift, Jonathan]. Leavin bread: [recipe for making bread]. 1730 March 26.

Physical Description: A.Ms. 2 p.

Endorsed: "Mar: 26 1730. Mons. Ponchart's receit to make leaven Bread."
Removed from A Tale of a Tub (RB 106600) in 1986.
 

 HM 14344. [Swift, Jonathan]. Men Famous for Their Learning, Wit, or great Employments or Quality of My Acquaintance Who are Dead, [and] Men of Distinction and My Friends Who are yet Alive. 1728/29 February 19.

Physical Description: A.Ms. 3 p.

Endorsed by Swift: "Amis Vivants et morts Feb. 19 1728/9."
 

 HM 14380. [Swift, Jonathan?]. [Notes referring to the History of the Four Last Years of the Queen?]. [approximately 1712].

Physical Description: A.Ms. 1 p.

Notes for vol. IV of History of the Four Last Years of the Queen.
 

 HM 14345. [Swift, Jonathan]. On Bishop Rundle. [1734/35 February ?].

Physical Description: Ms. 2 leaves 8vo.

Poem in 66 lines, in the handwriting of Deane Swift.
 

 HM 27943. [Swift, Jonathan]. Prefermnts of Ireland. [1713, December].

Physical Description: A.Ms. 1 p.

A list of Swift's suggested appointments to bishoprics, etc.
 

 HM 14346. [Swift, Jonathan]. Proposal for Virtue. [approximately 1727].

Physical Description: A.Ms. 3 p.

The headings for a pamphlet which was apparently never written, with, on the verso, a draft of proposals for establishing a fellowship at Trinity College, Dublin, part of Swift's will.
 

 HM 14347. Swift, Jonathan. To Mrs. Martha Whiteway [directions to Martha [(Swift) Harrison] Whiteway in the event of Swift's death.] 1737 April 22.

Physical Description: A.Ms.S. 3 p.

Directions to be followed in the event of Swift's death. With seal. Witnessed by Anne (Brent) Ridgeway and Alexander Broncers (?). Endorsed by Swift: "For Mrs. Whiteway to read and keep when finished. Codicill. Apr. 16, 1737."
 

 HM 27942. Swift, Jonathan. "Your mouldring walls are mending still" [with other verse]. 1724-1725

Physical Description: Ms. 8 p.

Swift is the attributed author of an untitled poem on the last page beginning "Written by Dean Swift in Chester 1725 / Your mouldering walls are mending still..." Also contains eight other ballads and poems associated with Swift, dated 1724 ("A Dialogue between the old Gent that looks over Lincoln and the old Gent on ye new Church in Bloomsbury"; "An Epistle from Jack Sheppard to the E--l of M-----d"; "When York to Heave lifts one solemn Eye..."; "A New Ballad occasioned by a late Edict of the Pope for taxing & limiting the publick stews at Rome, Tune, You fair Ladies."; "Upon the Death of Mrs. Bowes who dyed in ten weeks after she was married." ; "By the Lord Harvey"; "Upon the sign of the Drapier: with him on one side is his book: on the other the Jewish Harp"; Writt on ye Castle window by D--n S---t").
Item removed from volume containing items RB 356326 and 356327 in 1965.
 

 HM 14348. Vanhomrigh, Esther. Last will and testament. 1723 May 1.

Physical Description: Contemporary copy. 3 p.

Copy from the Registry of H.M. Court of Prerogative in Ireland. Probated: 1723 June 6. Copy attested by John Hawkins; made for Sir Walter Scott and presented by him to James Smith.
 

 HM 14374. [Unknown author] The Faithfull Few. An Ode Inscribed to all Lovers of their Country. 1734

Physical Description: Ms. 7 p.

Poem of 12 stanzas in a contemporary hand. Endorsed by Swift: "Scotch [?]".
 

 HM 14375. [Unknown author] From W: T: to C: W: the Second Part to ye same tune. [approximately 1735?]

Physical Description: Ms. 4 p.

Poem in 12 stanzas.
 

 HM 14376. [Unknown author] "In vain d[ea]r Chloe you suggest…" [approximately 1735?]

Physical Description: Ms. 1 p.

Song in 5 stanzas in an unidentified hand.
 

 HM 14367. [Unknown author] [Inscription and two verses on Lady Rochford's birthday]. [approximately 1745?].

Physical Description:

Inscription to Lucy, Countess of Rochford in Latin, and 2 verses in English.
 

 HM 14377. [Unknown author] "Not half so Charming seem'd the Queen of Love…" [approximately 1735?]

Physical Description: Ms. 2 p.

Song in 7 stanzas in an unidentified hand.
 

 HM 14378. [Unknown author] On seeing some Verses of Lord Landsowne's subscribed John Hind. [1735 June].

Physical Description:

Contains Swift's endorsement: "Verses every one good but the last best. R Jun-1735"
 

 HM 14379. [Unknown author] Sir *** Speech upon the Sea […] To the Tune of the Abbot of Canterbury. 1739

Physical Description: Ms. 3 p.

Ballad in 10 stanzas of 4 lines each. In the handwriting of Deane Swift.
 

Correspondence

Arrangement

Items arranged alphabetically by author and then by recipient and date.
 

 HM 14351. Barber, John. Letter to [Martha (Swift) Harrison Whiteway]. 1740 June 26.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 1 p.

London.
 

 HM 14326. [Boyle, John, 5th Earl of Orrery & of Cork.], and Pope, Alexander. Letter to [Jonathan Swift]. 1740/41 March 22.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 4 p.

Duke Street, Westminster, [London] The first portion of the letter, occupying 1 1/2 p., is in the hand of Orrery; the remainder in the hand of Pope. Each portion is signed by the writer.
 

 HM 14355. [Boyle, John, 5th Earl of Orrery & of Cork.] Letter to [Martha (Swift) Harrison Whiteway]. 1740/41 [January] 2.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 3 p.

[Caledon] [Ireland].
 

 HM 14356. Boyle, Margaret (Hamilton), Countess of Orrery & of Cork. Letter to [Martha (Swift) Harrison Whiteway]. 1740 December 24.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.

Caledon [Ireland].
 

 HM 14357. [Boyle, Margaret (Hamilton), Countess of Orrery & of Cork]. Letter to [Martha (Swift) Harrison Whiteway]. 1744 March 26.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.

Marson [Ireland].
 

 HM 14327. Craik, Sir Henry, 1st Bart. Letter to [Frederick Locker-Lampson]. 1881 June 8.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.

Hill Side, Notting Hill Square [London]. Concerning the use of the Theophilus Swift Papers
 

 HM 14365. Garbet, -----. Note to Mr. & Mrs. Swift. [approximately 1775?].

Physical Description: A.N.S. 1 p.

Note presenting his compliments, particularly to Miss Swift, to him he returns the latter part of her "ingenious MS."
 

 HM 14329. King, William, 1685-1763. Letter to Martha (Swift) Harrison Whiteway. 1736 September 14.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 1 p.

Edinburgh [Scotland].
 

 HM 14330. "Sacharisa." Letter to [Jonathan Swift]. [approximately 1730?]

Physical Description: A.L.S. 1 p.

Passionate letter from a female admirer, using a fictitious name, begging Swift to publish a reply in Faulkner's Journal.
 

 HM 14331. Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Bart. Letter to James Smith. [1820] April 5.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 1 p.

96 Piccadilly [London]. Concerning the use of the Theophilus Swift Papers
 

 HM 14332. Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Bart. Letter to James Smith. [1824] September 13.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 1 p.

Abbotsford Melrose [Scotland]. Concerning the use of the Theophilus Swift Papers
 

 HM 14334. Scott, Sir Walter, 1st Bart. Letter to James Smith. 1825 February 8.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 1 p.

Edin[burgh] [Scotland]. Concerning the use of the Theophilus Swift Papers
 

 HM 14337. Smith, James. Note to Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bart. 1820 April 5.

Physical Description: A.N.S. 1 p.

Note accompanying a parcel of papers of Jonathan Swift, being lent to Scott for use in his 2nd edition of Swift's works.
 

 HM 24018. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to [unknown recipient]. 1697/98 March 7.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 1 p.

Moor Park [Surrey, England]. A forgery. Related to previous criticism of Swift's book.
 

 HM 14381. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to John Barber. 1732 August 10.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.

Dublin [Ireland].
 

 HM 14382. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to John Barber. 1732 December 14.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.

Dublin [Ireland].
 

 HM 14383. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to [John Barber]. [1733 July].

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.
 

 HM 14384. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to John Barber. 1735 July 12.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 1 p.

Dublin [Ireland].
 

 HM 14385. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to John Barber. 1735 September 3.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 3 p.
 

 HM 24017. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to [John Barber]. 1737 March 30.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.

Dublin [Ireland].
 

 HM 14386. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to John Barber. 1737/38 January 17.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 3 p.

Dublin [Ireland]. With a P.S. dated Jan. [2]8
 

 HM 14387. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to John Barber. 1737/38 March 9.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 3 p.

Dublin [Ireland].
 

 HM 14388. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to [John Barber]. 1738 March 31.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.

Dublin [Ireland].
 

 HM 14389. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to [John Barber]. 1738/39 February 16.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.

Dublin [Ireland].
 

 HM 14390. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to John Barber. 1739 April 19.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.

Dublin [Ireland].
 

 HM 24016. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to [Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford]. 1725 October 26.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.

Dublin [Ireland].
 

 HM 22660. [Swift, Jonathan]. Letter to [Thomas Sheridan]. [1735 June 15].

Physical Description: A.L. (incomplete) 2 p. (mutilated)

The missing portion of this letter is preserved in the Forster Collection, Victorian & Albert Museum, London.
 

 HM 14372. Swift, Jonathan. Letter to Deane Swift. 1735 October 10.

Physical Description: A.L.S. (?) 1 p. fol.

Dublin [Ireland]. Not in Swift's hand. The authorship of this letter is not certain, although it has been universally attributed to Swift. See also HM 31303, another version of the same letter, dated January 18, 1793.
 

 HM 31303. [Swift, Jonathan, attributed author]. Letter to [Deane Swift, attributed addressee]. 1739 January 18.

Physical Description: L. 2 p.

Dublin [Ireland]. Another version of mssHM 14372 dated October 10, 1735; neither version is in Swift's hand.
 

 HM 14373. [Whiteway, Martha (Swift) Harrison]. Letter to [John Boyle, 5th Earl of Orrery & of Cork]. 1740 December 30.

Physical Description: Contemporary copy. 3 p.
 

 HM 14349. Whiteway, Martha (Swift) Harrison. Letter to [Alexander Pope]. 1739 [May?].

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.
 

 HM 14350. Whiteway, Martha (Swift) Harrison. To [one of the executors of Jonathan Swift]. 1745 October 22.

Physical Description: A.L.S. 2 p.
 

Volumes

Loose volume

 HM 1599. Swift, Jonathan. [A Letter to a Young Lady on Her Marriage]. 1722/3, February 11.

Physical Description: A.Ms. S. 18 p. Mounted in a volume.

Deanry House, [Dublin, Ireland]. The addressee was probably Mrs. John Rochfort (Deborah Staunton Rochfort).