Anne Wharton (1659–1685)

Verse

The Complaint

Unpublished.

WhA 1

Copy of the title only.

In: A quarto volume of twenty-four poems by Anne Wharton and one by Edmund Waller, 100 pages (including 13 blank pages, plus 58 blank pages at the end), in contemporary red morocco gilt. In a single neat possibly female hand, including headings or incipits only to seven further poems whose texts were not entered. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Sotheby's, 28 November 1933, lot 557. Later owned by John R.B. Brett-Smith (1917-2003), publisher and bookseller. Sotheby's, 27 May 2004 (Brett-Smith sale), lot 608, to Freeman.

Facsimile of p. 55 in the 2004 sale catalogue.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 75.

The Despair. To D. Burnet by Mrs Wharton (‘The use of Knowledge is to find it poor’)

First published in Greer & Hastings (1997), No. 18, pp. 180-1.

WhA 2

Copy in: A folio volume principally of poems, the majority (at least 20) by Edmund Waller, some probably by members of his family, 73 unnumbered leaves, in calf gilt. Including copies of various drafts, fragments and extracts, as well as poems by other writers such as Anne Wharton, Sir Charles Berkeley, Sir Thomas Higgons (including part of a play by him), Elizabeth Taylor (Lady Wythens, afterwards Lady Colepeper), ‘Ephelia’, George Granville, the Duke of Buckingham, Sir George Etherege, the Earl of Rochester, James Shirley, and Thomas Rymer, also extracts from Dryden and Davenant; almost entirely in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, with considerable variation of style; an apparently second, unidentified, hand copying verse and prose (‘Memoire…par le Sieur Lycelot…Le 9me de Decembre 1687’ and ‘Instructions to the Judges of Assize &c Lent 1687/8’) on ff. [23r, 62r-7v, 70v]; two of these leaves ([65r and 70v]) docketed in a later hand (after 1713) ‘The Handwriting of Dr Atterbury’ and ‘Bishp Atterbury’ [meaning perhaps copied from Atterbury's writing (see WaE Δ 15)]; a draft letter addressed (as is clear from the content) to Catherine, Lady Ranelagh (1614-91), sister of the ‘noble and learned…Mr [Robert] Boyle’, on f. [16v], enclosing ‘ffathers last verses’ [not specified], noting his reluctance to write anything for the forthcoming marriage of Princess Anne and Prince George of Denmark [which took place on 28 July 1684], and observing that he has ‘now consecrated his remayning facullty in vers to devotion’; a poem ‘Of his voyage vp the river to vissett’ (beginning ‘In my breast Eternall flames’) on f. [71r] ascribed to ‘Mrs M Waller’ (presumably Waller's second wife, Mary Bresse or Breaux, d. 1677); some scribbling and calculations on ff. 3r, 71v, 72v, 73v, a label on the spine erroneously identifying the volume as a compilation by Brian Fairfax (1637-1711). c.1693-8.

Later owned by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt (1798-1872), manuscript and book collector: Phillipps MS 9096.

Cited in IELM, II.ii (1993) as the ‘Harvard MS’: WaE Δ 6.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [15r].

WhA 3

Copy of lines 1-33, headed ‘On Knowledge’.

In: A quarto volume of poems almost entirely by Anne Wharton (1659-85), 21 quarto leaves. Late 17th century.

Probably once owned by Lady Ann Coke. Among the manuscripts of the Coke family, Earls of Leicester, including collections of Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), lawyer and politician.

Recorded in HMC, 9th Report (1883), Appendix, p. 371.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, f. [5r].

WhA 4

Copy of all 55 lines, headed ‘The Despare’.

In: the MS described under WhA 3. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, f. [16r].

WhA 5

Copy, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘The Despair of Knowledge by Mrs Wharton’.

In: A sheaf of sixteen folio leaves of verse, in a single hand, disbound.

Among the papers of the Waller family.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], ff. [7r-8r].

WhA 6

Copy in: A folio booklet of four leaves. c.1700.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], [unspecified page numbers].

WhA 7

Copy, headed ‘The Dispaire’.

In: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 71-3.

Elegie on Charles Earle of Rochester (‘Insatiate graue yeild back thy mighty Treasure’)

First published in Greer & Hastings (1997), No. 11, pp. 163-4.

WhA 8

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 3. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Greer & Hastings.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, ff. [8r-9v].

WhA 9

Copy, headed ‘On the Earle of Rochester son to ye former’.

In: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 59.

Elegie on John Earle of Rochester (‘Deep Waters silent roul, so greifs like mine’)

First published in Poems by Several Hands (London, 1685). Greer & Hastings, No. 7, pp. 140-2.

WhA 10

Copy of a 33-line version.

In: A large quarto miscellany of poems chiefly on affairs of state, entitled Collection of Choice Poemes, in a single neat hand, with a ‘Catalogue’ of contents (ff. 382v-6v), 387 leaves, in half brown morocco gilt. c.1703.

Note of purchase (f. 1r) ‘pd - 6 - 9 -/ April 24 1703’.

This MS collated in Greer and Hastings.

British Library, Harley MS 7319, f. 57r.

WhA 11

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 3. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Greer & Hastings.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, f. [6r].

WhA 12

Copy of a 33-line version, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters.

In: the MS described under WhA 5.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], [unspecified page numbers].

WhA 13

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 55-8.

From Mrs. Wharton (‘Small are the poor Returns which you receive’)

First published (in a 33-line version) in The Idea of Christian Love (1688). Greer & Hastings, No. 22, p. 188.

WhA 14

Copy, in a neat hand, untitled, on the fourth page of two pairs of conjugate quarto leaves (the second pair unopened), once folded as a letter. Late 17th century.

In: A collection of unbound verse manuscripts, in various hands and paper sizes (chiefly folio), 142 leaves. Partly compiled by Sir Richard Browne and his father Christopher Browne (1577-1646), of Saye's Court, Deptford.

Volume LXVII of the Evelyn Papers, of John Evelyn (1620-1706), diarist and writer, of Wootton House, Surrey, and his family, also incorporating papers of his father-in-law, Sir Richard Browne, Bt (1605-83), diplomat, and his family. Formerly preserved at Christ Church, Oxford. Acquired March 1995.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, f. 122v.

His Majesties Lamentation over King Charles ye Second In Allusion To Davids over Jonathan 2 Sam: chap: 1st: Verse ye 19th (‘The beauty of the blessed land is fled’)

Unpublished.

WhA 15

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 53-4.

The inconstancy of Woman kind (‘Whilst on the shore Aminta Lay’)

Unpublished.

WhA 16

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 77.

The Lamentations of Jeremiah (‘How doth the Mournfull Widow'd City bow?’)

First published in A Collection of Poems by Several Hands (London, 1693), pp. 224-33. Greer & Hastings, No. 10, pp. 145-62.

WhA 17

Copy, headed ‘The Lamentations of Jeremiah. By Ms: Wharton’.

In: A small quarto miscellany, in a single neat hand, 34 pages, in marbled stiff paper wrapper. c.1720.

In the collection of Robert H. Taylor (1908-85), American book and manuscript collector. Formerly cited as the ‘Addison Miscellany’.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Princeton, RTC01 No. 178, pp. 22-5.

WhA 18

Copy in: A quarto verse miscellany, in a stylish professional hand, with some rubricated headings, 58 pages, in contemporary calf, now disbound. c.1690s.

Formerly ‘Chest II, No. 36’.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Yale, Osborn MS b 218, pp. 53-5.

WhA 19

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 1-19.

My Fate (‘Raising my drooping Head, o'er charg'd with Thought’)

First published in A Collection of Poems by Several Hands (London, 1693), pp. 251-2. Greer & Hastings, No. 4, p. 131.

WhA 20

Copy of the title only, altered from ‘My Fall’.

In: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 63.

On the Storm between Gravesend and Dieppe; Made at that Time (‘When the Tempestuous Sea did foam and roar’)

First published in A Collection of Poems by Several Hands (London, 1693), pp. 240-1. Greer & Hastings, No. 9, p. 144.

WhA 21

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 3. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, f. [11r].

WhA 22

Copy, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘Mrs Wharton’.

In: the MS described under WhA 6. c.1700.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], f. [3r].

WhA 23

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 74.

A Paraphrase on ye 47th Chapter of Isaiah (‘Downe haughty Virgin down even to the earth’)

WhA 24

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 21-3.

A Paraphrase on the 53 of Isaiah (‘Who hath beleived on Earth what we report’)

First published in Greer & Hastings (1997), No. 14, pp. 169-71.

WhA 25

Copy of lines 1-8.

In: the MS described under WhA 2. c.1693-8.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, f. [16r].

WhA 26

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 3. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Greer & Hastings.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, f. [1r].

WhA 27

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 25-6.

A Paraphrase on the last speech of Dido in Virgil's Æneas (‘Now Dido trembles with amaze and rage’)

First published in Greer & Hastings (1997), No. 6, pp. 138-9.

WhA 28

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 3. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Greer & Hastings.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, f. [12v].

WhA 29

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 89-91.

A Paraphrase on the Lords prayer (‘Father of Men, and Angels, Heaven, and Earth’)

Unpublished. Referred to in Greer & Hastings (p. 120) as ‘one known lost poem...which was imitated by Waller and possibly by Aphra Behn as well’.

WhA 30

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 33-5.

A Paraphrase on ye 4 Psalm (‘To thee my prayers as heretofore ascend’)

Unpublished.

WhA 31

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 36.

A Paraphrase on ye 36 Psalm (‘My boding heart discouers to my sight’)

Unpublished.

WhA 32

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 37-8.

A Paraphrase on ye 37 Psalm (‘Wrach not thy peacfull heart with envious pain’)

Unpublished.

WhA 33

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 39-42.

A Paraphrase on ye 45th Psalm (‘With pregnant Thought my labouring breast is fyr'd’)

Unpublished.

WhA 34

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 43-5.

Mrs. Wharton's Paraphrase Upon the 103d Psalm (‘Advance my Soul, and all thy Pow'rs incline’)

First published in The Idea of Christian Love (London, 1688), pp. xix-xxiii. Greer & Hastings, No. 15, pp. 172-4.

WhA 35

Copy, in a neat italic hand, headed ‘A Paraphrase upon the 103 Psalme’, on three pages of two pairs of conjugate quarto leaves (the second pair unopened), once folded as a letter. Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under WhA 14.

British Library, Add. MS 78233, ff. 121r-2r.

WhA 36

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 3. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, f. [14r].

WhA 37

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 46-8.

A Paraphrase on the 145 Psalme (‘Thy Glory Lord I would for ever raise’)

First published in Greer & Hastings (1997), No. 16, pp. 175-6.

WhA 38

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 3. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Greer & Hastings.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, f. [15r].

Part of ye 4th Chapter of Solomons Song (‘My Sister, ah! my Spouse my hearts 'ore come’)

Unpublished.

WhA 39

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 49.

Part of the 5th Chapter of Solomon Song (‘My sister and my Spouse, I'm in ye grove’)

Unpublished.

WhA 40

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 49-50.

Penelope to Ulysses (‘Penelope this slow Epistle sends’)

First published in Ovid's Epistles translated by Several Hands (London, 1712), pp. 160-9. Greer & Hastings, No. 5, pp. 132-7.

WhA 41

Copy, headed ‘A Paraphrase on Ovids ist Epistle Penelope to Ulises’.

In: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 93-100.

Sapho to Phaon Englished out of Boileau (‘Happy, who near you, sigh for you alone’)

Unpublished.

WhA 42

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 92.

A Song (‘How hardly I conceal'd my Tears?’)

First published in A Collection of Poems by Several Hands (London, 1693), pp. 238-9. Greer & Hastings, p. 127.

WhA 43

Copy, as ‘By Mrs Wharton’.

In: A quarto verse miscellany, largely in one hand, with additions by others, written from both ends, material at the reverse end dated 1708-9, ii + 114 leaves, in 19th-century half-calf. Inscribed (f. [iir]), probably by the compiler, ‘Ex Libris Georgij Wright [b.1685/6] Sti Johannis Collegis Cantabrigiensis Alumni, Decimo quarto Junij. Annoq. Domini 1703’. c.1703-9.

Also inscribed (f.[iir]) ‘Mrs Frances Wright 1708’. A postal address on f. 95r (rev.) reads: ‘Direct to Margtt Borrett att Mrs. Borretts In Kirkby=stephen Westmoorland p brough bag _ These’.

Recorded in IELM, II.ii, as the Wright MS: WaE Δ 12.

Edinburgh University Library, MS Dc. 3. 76, f. 54v.

Thoughts Occasioned by Solitude

Unpublished.

WhA 44

Copy of the title only.

In: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 67.

Thoughts occasion'd by her retirement into the Countrey (‘All fly the vnhappy & all would fly’)

First published in A New Miscellany of Original Poems (London, 1701). Greer & Hastings, No. 13, pp. 166-8.

WhA 45

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 3. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Greer & Hastings.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, f. [2r].

WhA 46

Copy, in one or more cursive hands, headed ‘Madam Whartons verses / Thoughts occasioned by her Solitude’, on three pages of a group of partly unopened sheets folded as nine quarto leaves, in a folder of unbound verse (at the top of the box). Late 17th century.

In: A box of papers and commonplace books of the Cary family, including the Rev. Francis Henry Cary (1642-1712), rector of Brinkworth, Wiltshire.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

National Archives, Kew, C 104/63, [unnumbered item].

To Doc: Burnett upon his retirement (‘If darkest Shades could cloud so bright a Mind’)

First published, as ‘Upon the D. of Buckingham's Retirement: By Madame Wharton, Jan. 1683’, in Miscellany Poems upon Several Occasions (London, 1692), pp. Greer & Hastings, No. 17, pp. 177-9.

WhA 47

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 2. c.1693-8.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, ff. [12v-13v].

WhA 48

Copy of lines 47-53, untitled and here beginning ‘But now alas he rules a giddy crowd’.

In: An octavo miscellany, in English and Latin, in a single hand, 141 leaves (ff. 124v-41v blank), in contemporary calf. c.1690s.

Bought from P.J. and A.E. Dobell, in 1922, by Reginald L. Hine (1883-1949), solicitor, of Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Leeds University Library, Brotherton Collection, MS Lt. 71, f. 56r.

WhA 49

Copy, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters.

In: the MS described under WhA 5.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], [unspecified page numbers].

WhA 50

Copy, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters.

In: the MS described under WhA 6. c.1700.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], [unspecified page numbers].

WhA 51

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 81-3.

To Lady Anne Cooke

Unpublished.

WhA 52

Copy of the title only.

In: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 84.

To Melpomene against Complaint (‘In soft Complaints no longer ease I find’)

First published in A Collection of Poems by Several Hands (London, 1693), pp. 245-7. Greer & Hastings, No. 3, pp. 129-30.

WhA 53

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 65-6.

To Mr. Waller (‘Now I shall live indeed, not by my skill’)

First published, in a 52-line version, in Poems by Several Hands (London, 1685), pp. 222-5. A 62-line version in The Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. 85, pt. i (June 1815), p. 493, and in Greer & Hastings, No. 19, pp. 182-3.

WhA 54

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 2. c.1693-8.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Harvard, fMS Eng 602, ff. [14r-15r].

WhA 55

Copy of a 58-line version.

In: the MS described under WhA 3. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, [unspecified page numbers].

WhA 56

Copy, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters, headed ‘To my ffather by Mrs Wharton’.

In: the MS described under WhA 5.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], ff. [6v-7r].

WhA 57

Copy, in the hand of one of Waller's daughters.

In: the MS described under WhA 6. c.1700.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Mr Richard Waller, [no shelfmark], [unspecified page numbers].

WhA 58

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, pp. 31-2.

To Mr. Wolesly (‘To you, this Generous Task belongs alone’)

First published in Lycidus (London, 1688), pp. 95-6. Greer & Hastings, No. 23, p. 189.

WhA 59

Copy, dated 1685.

In: A quarto composite volume chiefly of poems on affairs of state, largely in professional hands, iii + 242 leaves, in vellum boards.

Edited from this MS in Greer & Hastings.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. poet. 159, f. 192v.

WhA 60

Copy, in a professional hand, headed ‘To Mr Wolseley: On his Preface to Valentinian’, on pages 2-3 of two unbound conjugate folio leaves. Late 17th century.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

Folger, MS X.d.383.

WhA 61

Copy of the title only, here ‘To Mr Woolsey on his Præface To Valentinian’.

In: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 85.

To Mrs. A. Behn, On what she Writ of The Earl of Rochester (‘In pleasing Transport rap't, my Thoughts aspire’)

First published in A Collection of Poems by Several Hands (London, 1693), pp. 242-4. Greer & Hastings, No. 8, p. 143.

WhA 62

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 80.

To Mrs Frances Beaviunt

Unpublished.

WhA 63

Copy of the title only.

In: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 86.

To the Earle of Danby att Winchinden After his coming out of the Tower (‘So rose the morning drest with Joyfull light’)

Unpublished.

WhA 64

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 79.

To the Lady Ann Cooke (‘Nine times the Spring return'd & with it brought’)

First published in Greer & Hastings (1997), No. 12, p. 165.

WhA 65

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 3. Late 17th century.

Edited from this MS in Greer & Hastings.

The Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, MS 691, f. [4r].

Vnchangeable (‘Preists preach & Poets teach us yt all harmes’)

Unpublished.

WhA 66

Copy in: the MS described under WhA 1. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Yale, Osborn MS b 408, p. 76.

Verses on the Snuff of a Candle made in Sickness (‘See there the Taper's dim, and doleful Light’)

First published in The Gentleman's Journal (London, 1692), p. 2. Greer & Hastings, No. 24, p. 190.

WhA 67

Copy, as ‘by Mrs Wharton’, in a quarto verse miscellany (occupying ff. 84r-117v). Early 18th century.

In: A tall folio composite volume of verse and some prose, chiefly translations from Latin, in various hands and paper sizes, 133 leaves, mounted on guards, in half red morocco. Volume XVIII of papers of the families of Browne, Mariett and West, of the manor of Alscot, in Preston-on-Stour, Gloucestershire.

Portions once owned by Henry Jackson (1586-1662), Hooker's first editor; by Anthony Wood (1632-95), Oxford antiquary; by Thomas Coxeter (1689-1747); and probably by James West, FRS, FSA, MP (1703-72), politician and antiquary.

This MS collated in Greer & Hastings.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, ff. 102v-3r.

Dramatic Works

Love's Martyr or Witt above Crowns A Tragedy

First published in Greer & Hastings (1997), pp. 193-282.

WhA 68

Copy, in an accomplished hand, with (f. 3r) a title-page ‘Loves Martyr / or / Witt above Crowns / A Tragedy’, ‘by Mrs Anne Wharton...’ added in a later hand, 51 quarto leaves, in contemporary red morocco gilt. Inscribed (f. 1v) ‘Mary Howe’, to whom the play is dedicated, the MS therefore evidently the author's presentation copy to her. Late 17th century.

Bookplate of Horace Walpole (1717-97), fourth Earl of Orford, author, politician and patron. Strawberry Hill sale. Thomas Thorpe's sale catalogue, 1842, item 576. Afterwards owned by Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe (1781-1851), antiquary and collector. Purchased from W.H. Logan, 15 April 1871.

Edited from this MS in Greer & Hastings.

British Library, Add. MS 28693.

Letters

Letter(s)

*WhA 69

Autograph letter signed by Anne Wharton, to her husband Thomas Wharton, 22 March/1 April 1681. 1681.

In: A large quarto volume of letters etc., in various hands, 280 leaves.

Volume III of the collection of state letters etc. by Thomas Birch (1705-66), biographer and historian.

Edited in Greer & Hastings, pp. 67-8. Published earlier in A General Dictionary, Historical and Critical, ed. John Peter Bernard, et al., Volume X (London, 1741).

British Library, Add. MS 4162, f. 232r-v.

*WhA 70

Autograph letter signed by Anne Wharton, to her husband Thomas Wharton, 29 March 1681.

In: the MS described under WhA 69.

Edited in Greer & Hastings, p. 68. Published earlier in A General Dictionary, Historical and Critical, ed. John Peter Bernard, et al., Volume X (London, 1741).

British Library, Add. MS 4162, f. 234r.

*WhA 71

Five autograph letters signed, to her husband Thomas Wharton, 4 and 20 April, 1 and 14 May, 1 July 1681. 1681.

Cumbria Archives, Carlisle, DLons/L1/5/stray letters/Box 133.

*WhA 72

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Ralph Verney, 21 August 1683.

Edited in Greer & Hastings, p. 86.

Sir Ralph Verney, Bt., Claydon House, [no shelfmark].

*WhA 73

Autograph letter signed, to Sir Ralph Verney, 22 March 1684/5. 1685.

Edited in Greer & Hastings, p. 92.

Sir Ralph Verney, Bt., Claydon House, [no shelfmark].