Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Anonymous copybook of sermons, fables and letters, 1750-1760 MS 224



creator Unknown
Title: Anonymous copybook of sermons, fables and letters
Dates: 1750-1760
Abstract: This copybook contains handwritten sermons, fables, and letters. Included are: “A letter concerning a consumption,” “The Ambitious Man punished,” Useful and Amusing Conversations,” Useful and wholesome Reflections,” “Reflections on Voltaire’s Semiramis,” “Reflections on our dying Saviour’s Prayer upon the Cross,” and more.
Identification: MS 224
Quantity: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical / Historical

The left inside cover of this copybook contains a label which bears what appears to be a coat of arms with the words “Factis Dictis Que Merere” on a banner under the shield. The name “John Grubb” appears at the bottom of the label, suggesting that he was the original owner/creator of this copybook. Copybooks were often used in the 18th century to practice penmanship.The place where this copybook was produced is unknown.


Scope and Contents

This copybook contains handwritten sermons, fables, and letters. Included are: “A letter concerning a consumption,” “The Ambitious Man punished,” Useful and Amusing Conversations,” Useful and wholesome Reflections,” “Reflections on Voltaire’s Semiramis,” “Reflections on our dying Saviour’s Prayer upon the Cross,” and more. The copybook totals 523 pages.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Anonymous copybook, 1750-1760 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Anonymous copybook of sermons, fables and letters, 1750-1760, MS 224, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This copybook was a gift donated by Mrs. H. Armour Munson in March of 1952.


Detailed Description of the Collection

item
1 Series I: Copybook
Copybook 1750-1760