GWINNETT, SAMUEL, 1732-1792.
Lusus pueriles; or small essays in verse, 1753

Emory University

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gwinnett, Samuel, 1732-1792.
Title: Lusus pueriles; or small essays in verse, 1753
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 944
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Bound volume of "Lusus pueriles; or small essays in verse" written by Samuel Gwinnett in 1753 while attending Wadham College.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 1977.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Lusus pueriles; or small essays in verse, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Susan Potts McDonald, January 4, 2003.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Rev. Samuel Gwinnett (1732-1792) was the son of Samuel and Anne Eames (?) Gwinnett who was the vicar of St Mary and Corpus Christi at Down Hatherley and minister of St. Nicholson in Gloucester, England. His other siblings included Anna Maria, Button (1735-1777), John, Rob, and Emilia. He attended Wadham College, Oxford. Rev. Gwinnett married Emilia Button, the daughter of Robert Button.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a bound volume of "Lusus pueriles; or small essays in verse" written by Samuel Gwinnett in 1753 while attending Wadham College and dedicated to Barbara Button (a descendent of Admiral Sir Thomas Button and cousin to Gwinnett's wife, Emilia Button). The volume includes poetry, prose, and drama. Includes an index at the back of the volume. Also includes a March 5, 1928 letter from Miss Alice Wilkins, W. Philadelphia to a Mr. Jenkins regarding the provenance of the volume, a sheet of biographical information regarding the Gwinnett family and description of the volume; and two Gwinnett bookplates.

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Arranged by document type.


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Box Folder Content
1 1 Lusus pueriles; or small essays in verse
1 2 Letter from Miss Alice Wilkins, W. Philadelphia to a Mr. Jenkins, March 5, 1928
1 3 Gwinnett bookplates (2)
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