- Ely, Joseph, of Bristol
- Call number
- Pforz MS
- Physical description
- 9 items
- Preferred Citation
- Joseph Ely manuscript material : 9 items, Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, The New York Public Library
- Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
- Access to materials
- Restricted access. Request access to this collection.
As of the creation of this record, little biographical information could be found about Joseph Ely, amateur poet of Bristol. Manuscript materials by Joseph Ely are also held by the library at McMaster University in Ontario, the Jewish National and University Library in Israel, and by the Winterthur Library in Delaware. The record for the manuscript notebook held by the Winterthur Library suggests Ely's base of operations as Bristol, Connecticuit. The paper in the booklets held by the Pforzheimer Collection, however, is blind stamped "Bally & Co., Bath," making it more likely that Ely was based in England. 9 holograph booklets, "Poetical Thoughts" : 17 Jul 1819 - 16 Jun 1823 : (MISC 1972) : original poetry, sewn into nine booklets, each with a calligraphic title and six leaves of manuscript verse, enclosed within large, decorative, circular border drawn in brown, yellow and sepia inks, every design diferent.
Using the collection
LocationCarl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
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