De Rerum Natura
Lucy Hutchinson's verse translation from Lucretius. First published in London, 1656. Lucy Hutchinson's Translation of Lucretius: De rerum natura, ed. Hugh de Quehen (London, 1996). The Works of Lucy Hutchinson. Volume 1: The Translation of Lucretius, ed. Reid Barbour and David Norbrook (Oxford, 2012).
A fair copy, in the hand of an amanuensis with Hutchinson's autograph verse ‘arguments’, corrections and marginal notes, with a dedicatory epistle to Arthur, Earl of Anglesey, Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal, 147 quarto leaves, in contemporary black morocco gilt. c.1675.
Inscribed (f. [iv] ‘Given me June 11. 1675 by the worthy author Mrs Lucy Hutchinson’. Acquired from Messrs boone, 8 January 1853 (Arley Castle sale, lot 1056).
Edited from this MS in De Quehen, with a facsimile of f. 5v on p. 28. Also described in the online Perdita Project.
Elegies (‘Leaue of yee pittying friends, leaue of in vaine’)
A series of 24 elegies, nearly all relating to the death of her husband Colonel Hutchinson, first published in full in David Norbrook, ‘Lucy Hutchinson's “Elegies” and the Situation of the Republican Woman Writer’, ELR, 27/3 (Autumn 1997), 468-521 (pp. 487-521).
A fair copy of 24 elegies by Lucy Hutchinson, in a rounded italic hand, one poem added (pp. vi-vii) in the hand of her nephew Julius Hutchinson (‘transcribed out of my other Book’), 49 quarto pages (some out of order), disbound. c.168-71.
Later owned by Julius Hutchinson (1678-1738).
Edited from this MS in Norbrook, ELR (1997), with a facsimile of MS pp. x-xi facing p. 288. Described in the online Perdita Project.
Order and Disorder (‘My Ravisht soule, A pious Ardour fires’)
An unfinished epic poem in twenty cantos. The first five cantos first published anonymously as Order and Disorder: or, the World Made and Undone. Being Meditations upon the Creation and the Fall (London, 1679). Attributed to Lucy Hutchinson in David Norbrook, ‘Lucy Hutchinson and Order and Disorder: The Manuscript Evidence’, EMS, 9 (2000), 257-91. The full twenty cantos first published in the edition by David Norbrook (Oxford, 2001). The attribution supported in John Burrows and Hugh Craig, ‘Lucy Hutchinson and the Authorship of Two Seventeenth-Century Poems: A Computational Approach’, The Seventeenth Century, 16/2 (Autumn 2001), 259-82.
Copy, in two or three hands, including revisions, untitled, beginning ‘Genesis Chap. 1st Canto 1s’, 318 folio pages, in 17th-century calf gilt. c.1664-79.
Endpapers inscribed ‘Anne Rochester her book’ and ‘Rochester 1664’ [i.e. by Anne (1614-96), Countess of Rochester, mother of the poet].
This MS discussed, with facsimile examples, and the first five cantos collated against the 1679 edition, in Norbrook, EMS, 9 (2000). Cantos 6-20 edited from this MS in Norbrook's edition (2001), with facsimile examples on pp. 10, 88 and 145.
A microfilm of the MS is in the British Library, RP 547.
To Mr: Waller vpon his Panegyrique to the Lord Protector (‘Whilst with a smooth but yet a servile Tongue’)
First published, and attributed to Lucy Hutchinson, in David Norbrook, ‘Lucy Hutchinson versus Edmund Waller: An Unpublished Reply to Waller's A Panegyrick to My Lord Protector’, The Seventeenth Century, 11/1 (Spring 1996), 61-86. The attribution supported in John Burrows and Hugh Craig, ‘Lucy Hutchinson and the Authorship of Two Seventeenth-Century Poems: A Computational Approach’, The Seventeenth Century, 16/2 (Autumn 2001), 259-82.
Copy, in an accomplished professional hand, with full title, on four large folio leaves, inscribed (by Rochester?, on blank f. 213) ‘Mrs Hutchinson's Answer to Mr Waller's Panegyrique to Cromwell’.
In: A tall folio composite volume of state papers and letters relating to affairs from 1675 to 1728, in various hands, 227 leaves, in 19th-century half-leather marbled boards. Volume I of the papers of Laurence Hyde (1642-1711), first Earl of Rochester, politician. .
Edited from this MS in Norbrook, Seventeenth Century (1996).
Verses written by Mrs. Hutchinson (‘All sorts of men though various labours presse’)
First published in Lucy Hutchinson, Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, ed. Julius Hutchinson (London, 1806), pp. 445-6.
In: An autograph ‘small Book’ by Lucy Hutchinson. Mid-late 17th century.
Owned in 1806 by Julius Hutchinson.
Edited from this MS as an appendix in Lucy Hutchinson, Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, ed. Julius Hutchinson (London, 1806), pp. 445-6.
A fragment, first published as preface to Lucy Hutchinson, Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, ed. Julius Hutchinson (London, 1806), pp. 1-18. Lucy Hutchinson, Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson with the fragment of an autobiography of Mrs. Hutchinson, ed. James Sutherland (London, New York & Toronto, 1973), pp. 278-89.
Autograph fragment of an autobiography by Lucy Hutchinson.
In: the MS described under HuL 5. Mid-late 17th century.
Edited from this MS in the edition of 1806.
Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson
First published, edited by Julius Hutchinson, London, 1806. Edited by James Sutherland (London, New York & Toronto, 1973). See also David Norbrook, ‘“But a Copie”: Textual Authority and Gender in Editions of “The Life of John Hutchinson”’, in New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, III, ed. W. Speed Hill (Tempe, AZ, 2004). pp. 109-30.
Autograph MS, comprising her biography of Colonel Hutchinson on pp. 1-419, headed ‘To my Children’, followed (p. 421) by an address to the reader and then (pp. 423-79) by a series of biblical quotations and references, 479 quarto pages, in contemporary vellum. boards. c.1671.
Inscriptions possibly by Lucy Hutchinson's nephew Julius Hutchinson (1678-1738).
Edited from this MS, with a facsimile example facing p. 130, in Sutherland's edition. Facsimile, with transcription, of p. 55 in Reading Early Modern Women, ed. Helen Ostovich and Elizabeth Sauer (New York & London, 2004), pp. 284-5. The MS also described in the online Perdita Project.
Autograph MS of an early version, written from both ends, including copies of Colonel Hutchinson's correspondence at Newark in 1642-3, imperfect, 96 small pages, in modern brown morocco gilt. c.1645.
Scribbling (ff. 1r-2r) sincluding ‘Fenner a bookseller at Canterbury’. Acquired from Mr Proctor, 12 November 1864.
Six quarto leaves detached from an autograph manuscript of the Memoirs, here beginning ‘The first service mr John Hutchinson vndertooke...’, a heading deleted.
In: A large guardbook of miscellaneous papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 146 leaves.
An accompanying letter (ff. 40r-1v) by Charlotte Jones, from Halloway, 26 June 1824, sending this MS to Mrs [Anne. D.B.] Montagu.
Four quarto leaves detached from an autograph manuscript of the Memoirs, here beginning ‘hour he told him he came to take possession of the house...’.
In: A large guardbook of miscellaneous letters and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 195 leaves.
Given by Mrs Anne. D.B. Montagu, in 1854, to Dinah Maria Mulock (later Craik) (1826-87), novelist. Afterwards in the collection of Alan Park Paton (d.1905). Formerly National Library of Scotland, MS 3218, ff. 78-81).
Editorial papers on the Memoirs, 1906-55.
On the principles of the Christian religion
First published in London, 1817.
MS of a theological work, in a single italic hand, including a letter to Hutchinson's daughter and devotional meditations on the scriptures and principles of religion, 79 octavo leaves, in contemporary calf gilt. A postscript to the letter from ‘Your truly affectionate Mother’ declaring ‘I haue not time to poynt yr book correct many errors of the pen and insert many scripture proofes in the margin which I desire you yourselfe to doe if you thinke it worth keeping by you’, and with a comment at the end (f. [79r], possibly in a different hand, ‘Having read over your booke I find but short mention made of the resurrection of the body...’.
Inscribed on a flyleaf ‘Mem: this Book was writ by Lucy ye wid; or Relict of Coll: John Hutchinson of owthorp & sent to her daughter Mrs orgill. J: H: 1: ap: 1731’.
Edited from this MS in 1817.
An autograph miscellany of religious prose and verse, closely written in Lucy Hutchinson's italic hand, from both ends, 278 octavo pages, in later calf. Mid-late 17th century.
Later probably owned by Lucy Hutchinson's nephew Julius Hutchinson (1678-1738).
Commonplace book, compiled principally by Lucy Hutchinson (née Apsley, 1620-81), whose name is inscribed on page 1 and whose cursive italic hand is responsible for pp. 5-110, 147-91, 206 rev., 207bis-235 rev., 251-258 rev.
In: A quarto verse miscellany, in possibly several hands, written from both ends, paginated 1-205, then from the reverse end 206-58 (plus blanks to 271), in old reversed calf (rebacked). Mid-17th century.
Later owned by Lucy Hutchinson's nephew Julius Hutchinson (1678-1738).
This MS is described in the online Perdita Project.