Ann Bathurst

Verse and Prose

Rhapsodical Meditations and Visions [Volume I]


BtA 1

MS, in at least two small cursive hands, entitled ‘Rhapsodical meditations and visions by Mrs Ann Bathurst, from 17 March, 1679 to 29 June, 1693’, 607 large quarto pages, in quarter-vellum marbled boards. c.1693-1704.

Inscribed on the first page ‘This Book belong's to Dr Heath's Library at Mrs Brackley's in Tufton Street Westminster’.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1262.

BtA 2

Copy, in several hands, with corrections or revisions, covering only the period from 11 June to 19 September 1679, untitled, 68 quarto leaves, in a recycled vellum deed dated 1673 within modern brown morocco. c.1673-1704.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1338.

BtA 3


Among MSS of John Byrom (1792-1763), poet and shorthand system inventor.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.7.64.

Rhapsodical Meditations and Visions [Volume II]


BtA 4

Copy, in at least three cursive hands, covering the period from 31 June 1693 to 21 October 1696, untitled, 99 quarto leaves, in boards. Inscribed on the front paste-down ‘Mrs Ann Bathurst's Writings. vol. 2. from Ann. 1693. to 1696. wch with vol. 1 contains all that she wrote’. c.1696-1704.

Bodleian, MS Raw. D. 1263.



BtA 5

Roach's copies of three letters by Ann Bathurst, to an aged aristocratic lady (1693); to Roach and Francis Lee (9 July 1695); and to an unidentified person (undated). c.1693-1704.

In: A folio composite volume of correspondence of the Rev. Richard Roach (fl.1697-1727), Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, and Rector of Hackney, in various hands, 321 leaves. c.1700.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 832, ff. 5r, 11r, 27r.