English Commonplace Book

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[Library Title: [Commonplace book].]

Manuscript Location
UCLA Clark Library
Holding Library Call No.
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Place of Origin
Date of Composition
circa 1713-1740
This 18th century English commonplace book contains poems, cooking recipes, home remedies, and notes on natural history and physics. The compiler gathered many of the poems from contemporary periodicals; many are by prominent period poets. Many entries are made at least partially in short-hand. The 178-page volume was flipped and the last 82 pages were written upside down.