Thomas Southerne (1660–1746)

Dramatic Works

The Fatal Marriage, or, the Innocent Adultery, Act III, scene ii, lines 46-61. Song (‘The danger is over, the Battle is past’)

First published in London, 1694. Jordan & Love, II, 10-84 (p. 49).

SuT 1

Copy, untitled.

In: A folio formal verse miscellany, comprising c.406 poems, many of them song lyrics, in various neat hands, compiled probably over a period, 8 blank leaves (pp. [i-xvi]) + 10 unnumbered pages of poems (pp. [xvii-xxvi]) + 9 numbered pages (pp. 1-9) + ff. [9v]-151v + 12 leaves at the end blank but for a poem on the penultimate page (f. [11v]), in contemporary calf gilt. Once erroneously associated with Thomas Killigrew (1612-83), whose hand does not appear in the volume. Mid-17th century-c.1702.

Inscribed (f. [ir]) ‘Sr Robert Killigrew / 1702’. Later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1792-1872), book and manuscript collector: Phillipps MS 9070. Sotheby's, 19 May 1897, lot 455.

Discussed, with a facsimile example, in Nancy Cutbirth, ‘Thomas Killigrew's Commonplace Book?’, Library Chronicle of the University of Texas at Austin, NS No. 13 (1980), 31-8.

University of Texas at Austin, Ms (Killigrew, T) Works B Commonplace book, f. 143r.

Money the Mistress

First published in London, 1726. Jordan & Love, II, 355-421.

SuT 2

A printed exemplum of the edition of 1726, marked up as a prompt-book in two hands, including additional dialogue, partly by the prompter John Stede, for the Lincoln's Inn Fields production 19 February 1726, in a composite volume of three promptbooks. 1726.

Facsimile of f. 72r in Jordan & Love, I, [356]. Annotations edited in Edward Langhans, ‘Three Eighteenth-Century Manuscript Promptbooks’, Modern Philology, 65 (1967), 114-29.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet 136, pp. 34-79.

Oroonoko

First published in London, 1696. Jordan & Love, II, 102-80.

SuT 3

A printed exemplum of the edition of 1696 marked up as a promptbook, including additional dialogue not in the printed text, by the prompter John Stede for Drury Lane productions c.1731-3, 10 April 1747 and 1 December 1759. 1731-59.

From the collection of promptbooks given by J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps to the Morrab Library, Penzance. Sotheby's, 27 May 1964.

University of Texas at Austin, Prompt Books Box 1, No, 200.

Letters

Letter(s)

SuT 4

Autograph letter signed, to Henry Watkins, 10 November 1710. 1710.

Edited in Jordan & Love, II, 441-2.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Ferdinand J. Dreer Autograph Collection, British Poets, [unspecified item].

SuT 5

Autograph letter signed, to Henry Watkins, 8 August 1712. 1712.

Edited in Jordan & Love, II, 442.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Ferdinand J. Dreer Autograph Collection, British Poets, [unspecified item].

SuT 6

Autograph letter signed, to Henry Watkins, from Westminster, 10 June 1713. 1713.

Edited in Jordan & Love, II, 442-3.

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Ferdinand J. Dreer Autograph Collection, British Poets, [unspecified item].

*SuT 7

Autograph note requesting E. Grigsby to pay Lancelot Keate the dividend on Southerne's South Sea Stock, 19 February 1713[/14?]. 1714.

Edited in Jordan & Love, I, p. xxxiii (n 90).

National Library of Scotland, MS 581, No. 437.

*SuT 8

Autograph letter signed, to William Duncombe, from ‘Shanville near Chelnsford’, 5 December 1734. 1734.

Edited in Jrdan & love, II, 449-50.

Pennsylvania State University, [no shelfmark].

*SuT 9

Autograph letter signed, to Richard Rawlinson, including a list of his own plays. from London, 17 November 1737.

Bodleian, MS Top. Oxon. b. 9.

Documents

Will

SuT 10

Thomas Southerne's last will and testament, 6 November 1731, proved 3 June 1746.

Edited in Jordan & Love, II, 432-3.

National Archives, Kew, PROB 1/literary wills.