Hymns and Poems by Elizabeth Scott

Hymns and Poems by Elizabeth Scott  Among the collections in the Beineke Rare Book & Manuscript Library of Yale University is a manuscript volume by Elizabeth Scott*. Although a label on the spine the shows ‘Hymns & Poems by Eliz. Scott’, the manuscript itself shows no title. In the 19th century, John Julian*, in JJ, called it ‘Yale College MS’, and today it is the main constituent of GEN MSS VOL. 635.  This ‘Yale College MS’ consists of 90 hymns and poems (henceforth, just ‘hymns’). Their first lines were tabulated for JJ by Franklin Bowditch Dexter (1842–1920), whose many contributions to the history of Yale can be found online. Dexter’s index gives page numbers but not hymn...

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