The Cazenove Nursery Rhyme Manuscript

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Original catalogue by Judith Priestman. EAD version by Harriet Costelloe

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Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3869
Title: The Cazenove Nursery Rhyme Manuscript
Dates of Creation: 19th century
Extent: 24 leaves
Language(s) of Material: English


Compiled by an unknown author in the nineteenth century. The surname ‘Cazenove’ appears in the text.

Scope and Content

A collection of twenty-seven ‘lyric poems’ or nursery rhymes, many of which are set to music. Written in an early nineteenth-century hand, the authorship is uncertain but the surname ‘Cazenove’ appears in the text, which preserves relatively early versions of traditional rhymes. The manuscript is slightly cropped, having been bound in tree calf with decorative gold tooling after it was written.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought with the Roy V. Sowers fund from Blackwell’s Rare Books in Apr 2013.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Eng. e. 3869

Access Point(s)

Nursery Rhymes

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