Lusus pueriles ; or small essays in verse, 1753.


Lusus pueriles ; or small essays in verse, 1753.

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.

.25 linear feet : (1 box)

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Gwinnett, Samuel, 1732-1792. (person)

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. From the description of Lusus pueriles ; or small essays in verse, 1753. (Unknown). WorldCat record id...