Leeds Verse Database (BCMSV)

'In elder times an ancient custome was...' by Henry Fitzsimon, S.J., or Sir John Harington? (Brotherton Collection MS Lt 25)The Leeds Verse Database (BCMSV) contains detailed information about individual items of English poetry contained in the 17th and 18th-century manuscripts from the Brotherton Collection. The database indexes over 6600 poems from more than 160 manuscripts. A list of the BCMSV manuscripts is available.

Access to over 320 selected colour images from the BCMSV manuscripts

New: Access to complete digitised facsmiles of the BCMSV manuscripts (and to the BCMSV database) via the site Literary Manuscripts: 17th and 18th Century Poetry from the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds, published by Adam Matthew Publications (access restricted to members of the University of Leeds).

Last updated October 16, 2007 by the Special Collections Team