Verse and Prose
Rhapsodical Meditations and Visions [Volume I]
MS, in at least two small cursive hands, entitled ‘Rhapsodical meditations and visions by Mrs Ann Bathurst, from 17 March, 1679 to 29 June, 1693’, 607 large quarto pages, in quarter-vellum marbled boards. c.1693-1704.
Inscribed on the first page ‘This Book belong's to Dr Heath's Library at Mrs Brackley's in Tufton Street Westminster’.
Copy, in several hands, with corrections or revisions, covering only the period from 11 June to 19 September 1679, untitled, 68 quarto leaves, in a recycled vellum deed dated 1673 within modern brown morocco. c.1673-1704.
Among MSS of John Byrom (1792-1763), poet and shorthand system inventor.
Rhapsodical Meditations and Visions [Volume II]
Copy, in at least three cursive hands, covering the period from 31 June 1693 to 21 October 1696, untitled, 99 quarto leaves, in boards. Inscribed on the front paste-down ‘Mrs Ann Bathurst's Writings. vol. 2. from Ann. 1693. to 1696. wch with vol. 1 contains all that she wrote’. c.1696-1704.
Roach's copies of three letters by Ann Bathurst, to an aged aristocratic lady (1693); to Roach and Francis Lee (9 July 1695); and to an unidentified person (undated). c.1693-1704.
In: A folio composite volume of correspondence of the Rev. Richard Roach (fl.1697-1727), Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, and Rector of Hackney, in various hands, 321 leaves. c.1700.