A commonplace book that collects a number of unusual entries on subjects as diverse as an example of a contradictory letter or letter of hatred; a description of an advertisement for a “Fantocini” puppet-show in Lewisham in 1812; the spread of venereal disease; paper money at the cape of good hope; guilt and shame; rapes of the Romans; divorce, etc. The book is indexed and many entries are identified with author, text and page number and it is reasonable to suppose that this a record of his use of books and readership. Following the commonplace section is a 10,000 word lecture of free-masonry and a section on the analysis of soil, stone and urine.
- Author: Lance, E. J. (Edward Jarman)
- Title: Common place book 1811 : manuscript / E.J. Lance.
- Production: England, 1811-1856
LWL Mss Vol. 255
Acquired June 2020