John Grose and his grandson, William H. Dunsford, could not be identified. Two volumes, numbered "3d Vol" (1822) and "Vol. 5th" (1824); each with 384 numbered pages of miscellaneous verse in a small, calligraphic hand. Selections comprise a wide range of Romantic era poetry, including Shelley, Byron, Bernard Barton, Felicia Hemans, Thomas Moore, and others. The earlier volume carries a manuscript dedication page with a pencil drawing of a coat of arms with the motto "ET NOS QUO QUE TELAS SPAR SIMUS" at the top and "MALO MORI QUAM FÆ DARI" at the bottom; with the inscription, "William H. Dunsford, from his affectionate mother, by whose father this collection was compiled.".
Using the collection
LocationCarl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Third Floor, Room 319