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MS Eng 808

Hicks, William, fl. 1671. William Hicks manuscript transcripts for drolleries, 1887: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Eng 808
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hicks, William, fl. 1671.
Title: William Hicks manuscript transcripts for drolleries,
Date(s): 1887.
Quantity: 1 collection (4 volumes (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Nineteenth-century manuscript transcriptions of four seventeenth-century drolleries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

50M-379-382. Gift of Professor Hyder Edward Rollins, 1 Waterhouse Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1951 May 1.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Hicks Manuscript Transcripts for Drolleries, 1887 (MS Eng 808). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Drolleries were popular collections of comic or bawdy poems and songs published in the seventeenth century.


Arranged chronologically according to original date of publication.

Scope and Contents

Contains nineteenth-century transcriptions of Hick's drolleries, as well as transcriptions of other drolleries.

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