MS Hyde 49
Hartley, Leonard Lawrie, 1816-1883, compiler. Leonard Lawrie Hartley scrapbook, 1724-1807:
Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Location: Hyde Case 9
Call No.: MS Hyde 49
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hartley, Leonard Lawrie, 1816-1883, compiler.
Title: Leonard Lawrie Hartley scrapbook,
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume in 1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: A scrapbook of collected humor and epitaphs, including some original manuscript material
from the Hartley and Milbanke families.
2003JM-158. Bequest of Mary Hyde Eccles, Four Oaks Farm, Somerville, New Jersey; received: 2004.
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Leonard Lawrie Hartley Scrapbook, 1724-1807 (MS Hyde 49). Houghton Library, Harvard
The papers of the Hartley family of Middleton Tyas are at the North Yorkshire County
Leonard Lawrie Hartley (1816-1883) was an English genealogist and book collector of
Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire.
Rev. J.L. Saywell, compiler, Monumental Inscriptions in Parish Church of Middleton Tyas, in Yorkshire County Magazine I (1891), 114-123.
This commonplace book in scrapbook form bears the bookplate of Leonard L. Hartley,
contains at least one related Hartley family document (pages 49 and perhaps 28), and
contains other original material from the Milbanke family of North Yorkshire (pages
18-20 and 25). The material was probably collected and compiled by Hartley or an ancestor.
Most of the scrapbook consists of unattributed riddles, puzzles, parodies, charades,
and other humor dating from the 18th century. Some items are clipped from magazines,
and many are in a variety of unknown manuscript hands. Elegies and epitaphs comprise
most of the remainder. The inventory below describes only those items for which some
kind of authorship or individual subject can be attributed. Among the most interesting
original documents is a bill issued to puppet-master Harry Rowe (page 49).
- (p. 18). A riddle addressed to Mrs. John Milbanke : manuscript, [17--?]
Probably addressed to Cornelia Chambers Milbanke, d. 1795.
- (p. 18). Riddle by Lord Cranbourne : manuscript, [17--?]
- (p. 18-19). Charades written extempore, by a select party at Brocket Hall : manuscript, Brocket Hall [Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England] [17--?]
Brocket Hall was built for Sir Mathew Lamb (1705?-1768) in 1760.
- (p. 19-20). Charades written extempore after dinner at Halnaby : manuscript, Halnaby Hall [Croft, North Yorkshire, England] [17--?]
Halnaby Hall was the seat of the Milbanke family.
- (p. 21). Campbell, John, 1708-1775. Life : manuscript poem, [17--]
- (p. 21-22). Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784. An elegy, written by Dr. Johnson on the death of his valuable friend Mr. Levett : manuscript poem, 
Transcript of Johnson's poem commemorating Robert Levet.
- (p. 24). M., M. To the memory of Mr. Shenstone, by a lady : manuscript poem, [ca. 1763?]
In honor of the late William Shenstone.
- (p. 25). Chesterfield, [Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, 1694-1773?] Addressed to Miss Cornelia Chambers, afterwards Mrs. John Milbanke, on seeing her
dance : manuscript poem, [17--]
Addressed to Cornelia Chambers Milbanke, d. 1795.
- (p. 25). A song written by Capt. Morris for the Prince of Wales's ball : manuscript, [17--?]
- (p. 26). Epitaph on General Wolf : manuscript poem, [1759?]
Epitaph on James Wolfe (1727-1759).
- (p. 28). Finley, Patrick. Two manuscript letters, to Helen Tanner, [17--?]
Transcript in an unknown hand, possibly by Leonard Hartley. Headed Two letters from Patrick Finley to Nelly Tanner (house-maid to L[eonard?] H[artley?]
Esq. of Middleton Tyas.)
- (p. 31). Garrick, David, 1717-1779. The petition of David Garrick to his friend Edward Stanley Esqr. in behalf of his
afflicted wife : manuscript poem, [17--]
Transcript in an unknown hand.
Published in European Magazine XII (1787 Aug.), 107; and David M. Little and George M. Kahrl, eds., The Letters of David Garrick (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1963) III, 1011-1012.
- (p. 31). Garrick, David, 1717-1779. Manuscript letter, The Adelphi [London] to Sir Grey Cooper, 1775 June 2.
Transcript in an unknown hand.
Published in European Magazine XII (1787 Aug.), 107; David M. Little and George M. Kahrl, eds., The Letters of David Garrick (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1963) III, 1011-1012.
- (p. 32). Lowth, Robert, 1710-1787. Dr. Lowth's epitaph on his daughter : manuscript, 
- (p. 33). Nicholl Dixons elegy : manuscript, [17--]
- (p. 36). An elegant repository for preserving the virtues of departed friends : manuscript, [not before 1763]
A description of a monument to William Shenstone.
- (p. 43). Thompson, Christopher. A trow ancer [true answer] : autograph manuscript, signed, 1741 July 6.
Annual report by the constable of an unidentified town.
- (p. 47). Original anecdote of Lord Mansfield : manuscript, [not before 1776]
A short anecdote concerning William Murray, Earl of Mansfield, who took his title as the first Earl of Mansfield in 1776.
- (p. 49). Hill, Betty. Death lately took my friend away : autograph manuscript poem, signed, 1775 Jan. 22.
Apparently references the death of Leonard Hartley (1689-1774) and the birth of his first grandson Leonard William Hartley (1775-1815), preserving the family line.
- (p. 49). Perkins, Thomas. Receipt issued to Harry Rowe : autograph document, signed, [17--?]
Carpenter's bill for making and repairing puppets. Possibly a parody.
- (p. 50). On the death of Sir William Dawes, Archbishop of York : manuscript poem, [1724?]
Concerning Sir William Dawes.
- (p. 51, detached from volume). Epitaphs : manuscript, addressed to Mrs. Campbell Bedale, [not before 1807]
Epitaphs of Margaret Lowther Vane, Countess of Darlington (d. 1800); Katherine Margaret Paulet Vane, Countess of Darlington (1766-1807); Catherine Eden (ca. 1743-1766); and Dorothea Eden (ca. 1747-1792).