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Ms. Codex 1626 Select pieces &c.
TitleSelect pieces &c.
- Smith, Frederick, 1773-1830 Smith, Frederick, 1773-1830
Call numberMs. Codex 1626
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5810567
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageEnglish, with 2 sections in German (f. 41r-49r, 78r-81r) and a few words of Latin (f. 12r)
- ca. 1792-1818
Excerpts from orations, sermons, and other prose works of the 18th century and early 19th century, with a focus on political rhetoric. The first item is an oration, On the rise and progress of American independence, which has an explanatory note about intended use at commencement at the University of Pennsylvania. Other authors represented include William Pitt, Charles James Fox, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, all members of the British Parliament; and ministers John Daniel Gros and Samuel Stanhope Smith. A statement by Governor John Jordan Crittenden of Kentucky in 1850 (f. 52r-53r) and the last words of President Zachary Taylor (f. 81r), who died in 1850, may have been added by another hand.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from title page (front flyleaf).
Extent84 leaves : 160 x 100 mm. bound to 164 x 104 mm
FoliationPaper, i + 84; [i, 1-84] (f. 4r-10v, 54v-75r blank), modern foliation in pencil, lower right recto. Multiple leaves cut out after f. 76.
BindingQuarter leather over very worn marbled paper; Frederick Smith and a circle in wedges in ink on lower cover.
- Possible former ownership inscriptions: Frederick L. Smith (f. 84v), Henry A. Smith (inside lower cover).
- Purchased, 1968.
- Speeches, addresses, etc., English
- Commonplace books
- Manuscripts, American--18th century
- Manuscripts, American--19th century
- Manuscripts, English--18th century
- Manuscripts, English--19th century
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