MS Eng 1279
Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770. Thomas Chatterton Bristol forgeries, 1768-1915: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: MS Eng 1279
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Title: Thomas Chatterton Bristol forgeries,
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: The "Bristol forgeries" of English poet Thomas Chatterton.
68M-62. Gift of Arthur A. Houghton, Jr.; received: 1968 November 26.
There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open
Thomas Chatterton Bristol Forgeries, 1768-1915 (MS Eng 1279). Houghton Library, Harvard
Chatterton was an English poet.
Includes autograph manuscripts of Chatterton's forgeries of a fifteenth-century treatise
and a fifteenth-century poem. Also includes published poems by Sir Ernest Clarke as
well as two letters from Thomas Percy concerning Chatterton's forgeries.
- (2). Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770 Songe to Aella A.MS. on vellum; [Bristol, ca. 1768] 1s. (2p.)
Forgery by Chatterton of a 15th cent. poem allegedly by Thomas Rowley. Also contains "To John Lydgate" and "John Lydgate's answer." Verso contains fictitious Roman inscriptions by Chatterton.
Poems publ. "New lights on Chatterton" by Sir Ernest Clarke in Transactions of the Bibliographical Society XIII (1913-1915)
With A.D.s. by Frances Chambers concerning the provenance of the forgery; [n.p., n.d.] 1s. (1p.)
- Percy, Thomas, bp. of Dromore, 1729-1811. 2 A.L.s. to [Robert Chambers ]:
- (3). Alnwick Castle, 15 Oct 1773. 1s. (4p.)
- (4). Northhamptonshire, 28  1773. 1s. (2p.)
Concern Chatterton's forgeries and Dr. Johnson's visit to the Isle of Sky.
- (5). Brooke of Warwick Castle; George Greville, 2nd earl, 1746-1816. A.L.s. to ; Warwick Castle, 1 Jun 1777. 1s. (1p.)
Concerns Chatterton's forgeries.