A Gallery of Manuscript Images

Compiled Spring 2012 by Nazenin Ozkan Carpenter

with assistance from Tracy McLawhorn and Danielle Lake

 

As Peter Beal notes, “probably more transcripts of Donne’s poems were made than of the verse of any other British poet of the 16th and 17th centuries” (Index 245), and the plenitude of scribal copies of particular poems (Beal cites 4,019) is paralleled by the number of individual manuscripts in which they appear. The current incarnation of the DV sigla list cites 248 such artifacts, which embody the handwriting of approximately that same number of copyists. Elsewhere on this site we present full digital facsimile editions not only of four printed volumes—the 1633 Poems (A), the 1635 Poems (B), the 1669 Poems (G), and the 1654 Letters—but also of the O’Flahertie (H6), Westmoreland (NY3), St. Paul’s (SP1), and Lady Carew holograph (O15) MSS; and a presentation copy of the Dublin I MS (DT1) is available as well. The gallery of images here presented is intended to further acquaint users with some of the material conditions under which Donne’s poems circulated among his earliest readers.

In accordance with fair-use practices, representation of each of the artifacts included in the gallery is limited to a thumbnail and a PDF file containing one to four full-page images. Each thumbnail is a hyperlink that brings up the associated PDF file with a click of the mouse, and the thumbnails are arranged in alphabetical order by DV siglum. In addition, each thumbnail is subscribed with the page or folio numbers of the included images and, where the materials exist, with a hyperlink to a bibliographical description (“bib. desc.”) of the artifact and to a first-line index (“FLI”) of it.

The microfilm images here employed are drawn primarily from a collection bequeathed to the Variorum project by the late John T. Shawcross, and the PDF scans were made by students working under the guidance of Mary Farrington at Texas A&M University and Tracy McLawhorn at East Carolina University over the past several years. HTML coding and image preparation for the gallery was carried out by Nazenin Ozkan Carpenter at East Carolina University in the spring and fall of 2012, with assistance from Tracy McLawhorn. Additional artifacts, bibliographical descriptions, and first-line-indexes will be added to the gallery as they become available.

 

AF1 AU1 B2 B2 B6
AF1, Title p., pp.406-07 AU1, p. 28 B2, ff. 48v-49 B3, f. 55v B6, ff. 157v-58
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
B7 B8 B11 B13 B14
B7, ff. 17v-18 B8, f. 10 B11, f. 132r-v B13, f. 12r-v B14, f. 125r-v
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
B15 B16 B17 B18 B19
B15, f. 368 B16, ff. 26v-28 B17, ff. 39v-40 B18, f. 316r-v B19, f. 47r-v
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
B20 B21 B22 B23 B24
B20, f. 38 B21, f. 20r-v B22, f. 13v B23, f. 17r-v B24, f. 25
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
B25 B26 B27 B28 B29
B25, ff. 104v-05 B26, ff. 47v-48 B27, f. 22r-v B28, ff. 113v-14 B29, f. 155r-v
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
B30 B31 B32 B33 B34
B30, ff. 262v-63 B31, ff. 253, 254 B32, ff. 107v-108 B33, f. 96r-v B34, ff.117v-18
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
B35 B36 B38 B40 B41
B35, ff. 33v-34 B36, ff. 41-42 B38, f. 13r-v B40, f. 106r-v B41, f. 68v
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
B42 B43 B44 B45 B46
B42, ff. 102-03 B43, ff. 53v-54 B44, ff. 11v-12 B45, ff. 33, 34 B46, f. 25r-v
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
B47 BD2 BD3 BR1 C1
B47, f. 121r-v BD2, pp. 26, 40 BD3, ff. 11v-12 BR1, pp. 48-49 C1, ff. 1-2
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
C3 C4 C5 C6
C2, f. 29r-v C3, pp. 62-63v [rev.]  C4, f. 7r-v  C5, f. 61r-v C6, pp. 1, 3
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
C8 C9 C10 C11 CE1
C8, ff. 74v-75 C9, Title p., f. 117v C10, pp, 16-19 C11, f. 1 CE1, ff. 3-4
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
CH1 CJ1 CJ2 CT1 DT1
CH1, f. 1  CJ1, ff. 37v-38 CJ2, pp. 112-113 CT1, pp. 32-33 DT1, ff. 35v-36
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
DT2 EE1 ES1 EU2 EU3
DT2, ff. 238v-39  EE1, ff. 1-2 ES1, pp. 157-58  EU2, pp. 6-7  EU3, f. 88r
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI
F1 F2 F3 F4 F5
F1, f. 1  F2, ff. 39v-40  F3, pp. 42-43  F4, ff. 31v-32 F5, ff. 24-25
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
F6 F7 F8 F9 F10
F6, ff. 32v-33  F7, f. 66r-v  F8, ff. 2v-3 F9, p. 20 F10, Title p., ff. [3-4]
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
F11 F12 F14 F15 F16
F11, ff. 12r-13v  F12, pp. 12-13 F14, ff. 44v-45v F15, pp. 149-50 F16, ff. 194v-95
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
F17 F18 F19 F20 F21
F17, pp. 80-81  F18, ff. 9v-10  F19, p. 43  F20, ff. 5v-6  F21, Title p., ff. 3v-4
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI
H1 H2 H3 H4 H5
H1, f. 67r-v  H2, f. 37r-v  H3, Title p., f. 20r-v  H4, f. 37r-v H5, ff. 203v-204
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
h6 H7 H8 HH1 HH1B
H6, ff. 17v-18  H7, Title p., pp. 130-31  H8, ff. 41v-42 HH1, Scribe A, f. 23r-v HH1, Scribe B, f. 106r-v
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
HH2 HH3 HH4 HH5 HH6
HH2, p. 50  HH3, ff. 25v-26 HH4, pp. 170-71 HH5, Title p., f. 27r-v HH6, f. 183v [rev.]
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
HH7 HR1 IU1 IU2 LA1
HH7, ff. 3v-4  HR1, f. 1v  IU1, pp. 22-23  IU2, f. 51r-v  LA1, ff. 12v-13
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI
LM1 LP1 LR1 LR2 MC1
LM1, f. 18r-v  LP1, f. 1  LR1, ff. 279v-280 LR2, pp. 15-16  MC1, pp. 101-02
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI
NP1 NP3 NT1 NY1 NY2
NP1, pp. 22-25  NP3, ff. 115-16v  NT1, ff. 19v-20  NY1, pp. 54-55 NY2, pp. 104-07
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
NY3 O1 O2 O2 O4
NY3, ff. 16v-17  O1, ff. 55v-60  O2, ff. 29v-30  O3, pp. 14, 63 O4, ff. 73r-v
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
O5 O6 O7 O8 O9
O5, f. 7 O6, ff. 20v-21  O7, ff. 95v-96 O8, ff. 55v-57 O9, ff. 7v-8
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
O10 O11 O12 O13 O13
O10, ff. 37v-38 O11, ff. 4v-5  O12, pp. 6-7  O13, f. 42v  O14, f. 9v
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI
O15 O16 O17 O18 O19
 O15, Single Leaf  O16, ff. 29v-30 O17, pp. 30-33  O18, ff. 45v-46  O19, pp. 100-03
 bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI
O20 O21 O22 O23 O24
 O20, f. 112r-v O21, Title p., pp. 72-73 O22, ff. 16v-18  O23, pp. 112-15  O24, Title p., pp. 30-31
 bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI
O25 O26 O27 O28 O29
O25, pp. 57-58 O26, pp. 220-21 O27, pp. 195-94 [rev.]  O28, ff. 8v-9 O29, ff. 91v-93
 bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI
O30 O31 O32 O33 O34
O30, f. 40r-v O31, ff. 59-58v [rev.] O32, ff. 107v-08  O33, ff. 51-52  O34, ff. 215-14v [rev.]
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI
O35 O36 O37 O38 O39
 O35, f. 16v  O36, f. 51 O37, ff. 74v-75  O38, pp. 14-15  O39, f. 152v
 bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI
O40 O41 O41 O43 O45
 O40, ff. 81v-82 [rev.] O41, pp. 58-59 O42, f. 95r O43, ff. 3v-5  O45, f. 44v
 bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI
O46 OJ1 OQ1 OX1
 O46, f. 1v OJ1, pp. 201-02 OQ1, f. 198 OX1, pp. 114-17 OX2a-c, ff. 21, 22
 bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
P2 PT1 pt2 RU1 SA1
 P2, single leaf PT1, f. 2 PT2, f. 1 RU1, f. 1r-v SA1, pp. 73-74
 bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
SN1 SN2 SN3 SN4 SN4
SN1, ff. 9v-10  SN2, f. 165  SN3, ff. 31v-32  SN4, ff. 47v-48 SN5, f. 30v
 bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
SP1 TM1 TT1 TT2 VA1
SP1, ff. [45v-46]  TM1, Title p., pp.36-37  TT1, f. 47  TT2, f. 24 VA1, ff. 6v-7
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
VA2 VA3 VA3 WB1 WC1
VA2, Title p., ff. 17v-18  VA3, ff. 77v-78  WA1, ff. 14-15, 30v-31  WB1, pp. 42-45 WC1, pp. 8-9
bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
WN1 WN2 WN3 WN4 WN5
WN1, pp. 6-7 WN2, pp. 20-21  WN3, ff. 4v-5 WN4, pp. 444-43 rev. WN5, pp. 66-67
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI
WN6 Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4
WN6, f. 150r-v Y1, pp. 2-3  Y2, pp. 305-06  Y3, pp. 52-53  Y4, pp. 194-97
bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI
Y6 Y6 Y7 Y8 Y8
 Y5, pp. 27-30  Y6, pp. 91-92 Y7, ff. 32v-33  Y8, f. 1 Y9, f. 120
 bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI  bib. desc. | FLI bib. desc. | FLI