Skip to main content

Two poems: PB 110-2004

Object information

Awaiting location update


Two poems


Author: Meynell, Francis
Publisher: Morison, Stanley
Publisher: Crutchley, Brooke
Publisher: Ridler, Vivian
Publisher: Cleverdon, Douglas
Publisher: Stone, Reynolds
Publisher: Dreyfus, John




By Francis Meynell.

Contents: In praise of unfamous men -- Hereditament

With letter laid in: Francis Meynell to John Dreyfus 17 May 1961

[7] p ; 23 cm.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1961


"First printed for his seventieth birthday by his friends SM, BC, VR, DC, RS, JD, 12 May 1961." The initials are those of Stanley Morison, Brooke Crutchley, Vivian Ridler, Douglas Cleverdon, Reynolds Stone, and John Dreyfus. Cf. Ridler. Printed on double leaves. "50 copies printed"--Colophon. Inscription on front endpage: "For John: a gift regiven, gratefully Francis 12 May 1961. This is not a correction but a late addition, to come after the ninth verse of Hereditment [4 lines of verse follow]". In gilt paper cover with paper label on front cover bearing the name "Francis Meynell" within an ornamental border. In slipcase covered in red cloth.

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 110-2004
Primary reference Number: 118400
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2024) "Two poems" Web page available at: Accessed: 2024-04-17 01:16:59

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=Two poems |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2024-04-17 01:16:59|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

More objects and works of art you might like

A village evening

Accession Number: P.10016-R

Locksley Hall

Accession Number: P.6480-R

Poems from Wordsworth

Accession Number: PB 17-1993

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...