St John's College W.3 (part)

John Newcome, Verses addressed to Matthew Prior. English, 1719

John Newcome, Master of St John’s College (c. 1684-1765): verses addressed to his fellow Johnian Matthew Prior ‘at Wimpole [Hall, Cambridgeshire] from St John’s College Cambridge 14 November 1719’. A printed version of the verses, with certain alterations is found in Prior’s Miscellaneous works of His late Excellency Matthew Prior Esq. (London, 1740), pp. xl.

Manuscript extra information

300x210mm. One sheet. Verses totaling 22 lines, signed ‘J. N.’, written on the verso to title page of a copy of Prior’s Poems on several occasions (London, 1718). This volume was received by the College on approval from a dealer in Devon, but was returned as the hand, though contemporary, belonged neither to the author nor to Prior. See a note on the verso by Guy Lee, Librarian of the College, 25 July 1963.

Photocopy made in 1963. Paper.