Document ReferencePw V 255
TitleAutograph MS poem, entitled 'To the Lady H H on her Birthday, Feb: 11: 1719/20', by Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford; 11 Feb. 1719/20
Date11 February 1720
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionText consists of five 6-line verses.

Addressed to Oxford's wife Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles Harley on her 26th birthday.
Title Of WorkTo the Lady H H on her Birthday, Feb: 11: 1719/20
First Line of PoemThe Solemn Day returned, with Gladsome cheer
Last Line of PoemSince to Thee First & Last, O Candish will I play
Physical DescriptionOne folio folded once to form two quartos
Physical match: Pw V 806 (paper, script) & Pw V 1185 (paper, script) & Pw2 V 186 (paper, script)
Physical match: Pw V 254 (hand) & Pw V 249 (hand) & Pw V 856 (hand)
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Arms of Anne, Queen of Great Britain within crowned garter, approx. 85 x 62 mm

Notice gilt graphed edges
WatermarkArms of Anne
Related MaterialUniversity of Nottingham Library: Pw V 254
University of Nottingham Library:
Pw V 255 is a fair copy of Pw V 254

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA1048Harley; Henrietta Cavendish (1694-1755); Countess of Oxford and Mortimer; née Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles wife of the 2nd Earl of Oxford1694-1755
NA1047Harley; Edward (1689-1741); 2nd Earl of Oxford and Mortimer; styled Lord Harley 1711-17241689-1741
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