Daniel Hayes subscription receipt
This collection contains a printed signed receipt for "two guineas" signed by Alexander Pope as, "being the first payment to the Subscription, for the Translation of Homer's Iliads; to be delivered in Quires, to the Bearer hereof, in the manner specify'd in the Proposals." The subscriber's name, Daniel Hayes, was filled in by Pope, who also signed the receipt slip on the bottom right. The manuscript is an oblong 8vo slip (83 X 148 mm) with a burn stain on the lower left that has resulted in a loss of blank margin, but no loss of text, and is darkened on the lower right. At the top in small handwriting is an inscription " a precious Relic", signed with the initials 'W.U." This may be William Upcott (1779-1845), an autograph collector. Daniel Hayes (1649-1732), was an African merchant and a figure in the city of London, was also a subscriber to Mathew Prior's Poems on several occasions (1718).
Purchased, 5 January 2022.
.08 Cubic Feet (One small oversize folder)