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MS Eng 1354

Penwarne, John, 1758-. Commonplace book: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 1354
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Penwarne, John, 1758-.
Title: Commonplace book,
Date(s): 1811-1869.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 v. (.16 linear ft.)
Abstract: Commonplace book belonging to Cornish poet John Penwarne.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Purchased with the Duplicates fund; received: 1981 July.

Biographical / Historical

Penwarne was a Cornish poet.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Commonplace book includes receipts, observations, inventions, notes and illustrations. Also includes notes on printing, fireworks, and other subjects, as well as copies of letters written to John Penwarne from various correspondents, including Sir Humphry Davy.

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