Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: William Clayfield of Bristol, autograph verses attributed to him with one by Thomas Beddoes

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Title: William Clayfield of Bristol, autograph verses attributed to him with one by Thomas Beddoes

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 19c Clayfield

Creator(s): Clayfield, William

Date: 1820s

Main language: English

Size and medium: 1 vol. (15 ff.; text on 23 pp.), 4to, manuscript in ink and pencil on paper.

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8675 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

Comprises autograph verses by William Clayfield, including 'On a young lady's stooping at a window to examine the Arabis-Stricta recently transplanted from St Vincent's rocks' (dated 1822); 'On the Nymphica Alba or White Waterlily found in Staffordshire, written at Ashbourne near Dovedale' (dated 1824), and 'Lines suggested by young Mr Knight's being accidentally shot by his friend Mr Barnaby' (dated 1828). There is also a poem by Dr Thomas Beddoes 'Lines written in the early part of the French Revolution by Dr Beddoes on a young lady placing the National Cockade in her hair'.

In marbled wrappers.

Administrative or biographical history

William Clayfied (1772-1837) was a businessman, wine merchant and amateur botanist based in Bristol. He travelled widely, had extensive literary and scientific interests, and was associated with the circle of Thomas Beddoes and Sir Humphry Davy. He was also a founder member of the Pneumatic Institution of Bristol, started by Beddoes in 1798.

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