John Keats's will, recto

John Keats, unofficial will, autograph manuscript, 1820, recto. MA 214.2. Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1909.


My Chest of Books divide among my friends.
In case of my death this scrap of Paper
may be servicable [sic] in your possession.

All my estate real and personal consists
in the hopes of the sale of books publish’d or
unpublish’d. Now I wish Brown and
you to be the first paid Creditors—the
rest is in nubilus—but in case it
should shower pay my Taylor the
few pounds I owe him.