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Ref No IE TCD MS 1050
Former Shelf Marks As a composite I. 4. 7; also Box E. 2. 19; E. 2. 29; TCD MS 543
Title Jonathan Swift, autobiography, letter and sermon on brotherly love
Creation Dates 1717
Extent And Medium 1 vol.
Level Of Description Collection
Author Swift, Jonathan (1667-1754)
Admin Biographical History Jonathan Swift (1667-1754) satirist, pamphleteer and dean of St Patrick's Cathederal Dublin
Scope And Content Contents list, at front by [JH Todd]:
MS 1050/1: fols. 1-10 Jonathan Swift's autograph account of his family, and of his own life (to the age of 30). 20 pp.
MS 1050/2: fols.11-22 Sermon on brotherly love, dated 24 Nov. 1717 and finished 29 Nov. 1717, preached 1 Dec 1717, based on Hebrews 13.1.20 pp.
MS 1050/3: fols. 26, 27 Letter to Mrs. Swanton, 12 July 1733
MS 1050/4: fols. 28-35v 'Doctor Sw- TS circular letter to the clergy of the diocese of Dublin exhorting them not to regulate themselves always according to the present humour of the times'. This is written against Swift, not by him and has been printed.
MS 1050/5: fol. 36 Letter of Sir Walter Scott, relating to the preceding document.
MS 1050/6: fols. 38-44 The Legion Club: a poem. Not in Swift's handwriting

The foliation of this manuscript is written on the interleavings not on the manuscript itself. The catalogue here assumes that the number applies to the manuscript folio following the interleaving.
Arrangement This item consists of 6 discrete items bound together subsequent to their arrival in the Library


Custodial History MS 1050/1 was presented by Deane Swift Esq 23 July 1753. He got it from Mrs Whiteway, Swift's nurse, whose daughter by her first husband he had remarried (see John Forster, Life of Swift, i).
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Language English
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Public Note For MS 1050/1 see Deane Swift's Essay on the life and character of Dr. Jonathan Swift, 1755; also Sir Walter Scott in his edition of Swift's works, vol. i; also Herbert Davis in Jonathan Swift, Miscellaneous and autobiographical pieces (1962), p 187.
For MS 1050/2 see Scott's Swift, vol. vii. p 461; and Herbert Davis, 'The MS of Swift's sermon on brotherly love', a pamphlet.
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