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Country Museum magazine for Monday December 3, 1787

 Collection — Box: BW 31, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16567

Content Description

The collection contains one issue of an amateur newspaper or manuscript magazine from December 3rd, 1787, 18 pages, including several poems, on laid paper with crown watermark and a 6 page handwritten essay by Reverend Martin Sherlock, "Comparison between the Sexes". The newspaper is a collection of pastoral essays and rhyming poetry, apparently unpublished in any form. Poems include, "To the Museumite," "The Wonderful Age," (signed Apricot), "The Ramble," and "Female Politeness." Both the magazine manuscript and the essay contain elements of feminism by their support of women as writers and comments made about women's lack of opportunity as compared with those available to men.


  • Creation: 1787-12-03

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Country Museum manuscript magazine for Monday December 3, 1787 is one issue of an amateur newspaper and the writer is unidentified. One of the poems is titled "The Wonderful Age" and is identified as being written by Apricot but no further information is available.

The author of the six page essay, "Comparison between the Sexes" is Martin Sherlock, an Anglican priest in Ireland during the late Eighteenth century.[1] He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin.[2] He was Chaplain to the Earl of Bristol; Vicar of Castleconnor and Kilglass; and Archdeacon of Killala from 1789 until his death in 1799.

Sources: 1 British Critic: And Quarterly Theological Review 19. London: F. & C. Rivington 1802:204 2 Burtchaeill, G. D. and Sadler, T. U. "Alumni Dublinenses p749: a register of the students, graduates, professors and provosts of Trinity College in the University of Dublin (1593–1860)Dublin: Alex Thom and Co, 1935 3 Cotton, H. "Fasti Ecclesiae Hibernicae: The succession of the prelates" Volume 4" Dublin: Hodges & Smith, 1848-1878:87


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 letter size folder) : manuscript mazazine18 pages and 6 page handwritten essay

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Bookseller Jeffrey Rovenpor by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on 19 April, 2019.

Country Museum manuscript magazine for Monday December 3, 1787
Ellen Welch
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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States