CollectionBook of Poetry
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ReferenceTCD MS 11429

The first poems are signed E.C.T. and one, being addressed to a Mrs Trant, suggests the likely name of the author. The fly-leaf is inscribed, and the book subsequently used, by Anna Maria Campbell. These are fair copies of poems and are mostly light-hearted. A number of the poems are addressed to a male 'dear one' who may be called Willy. One poem is may be dedicated to one of the family of the Marquess of Donegal. Two are dedicated to South American hero Simón Bolivar. Two are admonitions to an idle young man; two are on a robin; one is on Maturin's novel The Milesian ( the date given i.e. 1808 cannot be correct); one pokes fun at surgeons named Chitchat and Colliflower in favour of one identified as Apollo; one to a rose drawn at Leopardstown; there are two valentines, one with a missing first page; 'To a person who was first a merchant taylor, afterwards a chemist'. An advertising label, for stationer George Carr of Westmoreland Street, is pasted inside the front cover.

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Repository NameTrinity College Dublin, Manuscripts and Archives Department
AddressOld Library Dublin 2
EircodeD02 PN40
Telephone(01) 896-1189
Telephone 2(01) 896-3384
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CommentThe information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by staff of Trinity College, Dublin Library and we are grateful for their assistance. Due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually. We are grateful to Felicity O'Mahony for providing information on items and collections added since 1999.