Written in the album of the Countess Dowager of Pembroke : manuscript poem in autograph of Richard Woodhouse, [1817 Nov. 1 or later].

Record ID: 
80120
Accession number: 
MA 215.80
Author: 
Spencer, Aubrey George, 1795-1872.
Credit: 
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1906.
Description: 
1 item (1 p.) ; 22.5 cm
Notes: 

Dated 8 October 1817 and 1 November 1817 by Woodhouse, though these dates possibly refer to the date of composition and not the date that this copy was made.
Formerly attributed to Keats.
AGS was identified in 1951 by Mabel A.E. Steele as A. G. Spencer, who is identified by Garrod (p. lxxiii) and Stillinger (p. 754) as Aubrey George Spencer. Keats likely met Spencer through Benjamin Bailey.
N.B. In the facsimile reproduction, Stillinger's Table of Contents indicates that this item is on fol. 92 in the Woodhouse scrapbook; however, it is on fol. 73.
Part of a large collection, assembled by Richard Woodhouse, of letters and manuscripts relating to the English poet John Keats. Items in the collection have been described in individual catalog records; see collection-level record for MA 215 for more information.

Summary: 

A manuscript copy of two stanzas in the autograph of Richard Woodhouse, followed by three stanzas in shorthand. Both identified as by "AGS."

Provenance: 
Part of a collection assembled by Richard Woodhouse; by descent in 1834 to the publisher John Taylor; by descent in 1864 to his relatives, descending finally to his niece by marriage, Mrs. George Taylor of Bakewell, Derbyshire; purchased by Pierpont Morgan from the London dealer Frank T. Sabin in 1906.