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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Hyde 49

Leonard Lawrie Hartley scrapbook,

A scrapbook of collected humor and epitaphs, including some original manuscript material from the Hartley and Milbanke families.


  • 1724-1807.

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 volume in 1 box))

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).

Biographical / Historical

Leonard Lawrie Hartley (1816-1883) was an English genealogist and book collector of Middleton Tyas, North Yorkshire.

Physical Location

Hyde Case 9

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2003JM-158. Bequest of Mary Hyde Eccles, Four Oaks Farm, Somerville, New Jersey; received: 2004.

Related Materials

The papers of the Hartley family of Middleton Tyas are at the North Yorkshire County Record Office.

Rev. J.L. Saywell, compiler, Monumental Inscriptions in Parish Church of Middleton Tyas, in Yorkshire County Magazine I (1891), 114-123.

Processing Information

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Link to catalog
Hartley, Leonard Lawrie, 1816-1883, compiler. Leonard Lawrie Hartley scrapbook, 1724-1807: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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