Consists of bound volume written in a uniform hand, with table of contents at end. The poetry is typical court poetry of the 18th cent.: classical pieces, epistles, epigrams, odes, etc. Several pieces concern Mlle Malcrais de la Vigne [i.e. M. Desforges-Maillard]. Many of the pieces have corrections, additions and annotations. Another hand has made a separate list of titles on the lower fly-leaf.
Archive/Manuscript — 1 leaf, removed from an album (227 x 185 mm); 4 stanzas in 36 lines total, on both sides.
The first stanza of the poem continues: And land securities are lost - Since revolution ripe and rank - Threatens aloud to break our bank - Among the fools that make folk stare - I'll build my castle _ in the air.
Book — 1 volume, 16mo (126 × 70 mm), pp. 24, , 196, 
This is a manual for the Augustinian sisters who were charged with care for the sick. It describes in detail the familiar spiritual necessities of prayer, poverty, humility, charity and chastity and has substantial sections on the sisters’ hospital duties. They were required to tend to the sick (taking account of both their spiritual and medical needs), to make simple records of the patients, to assist at mealtimes and prayers and to be diligent in summoning either doctor or surgeon, according to the patient’s need. Attendance at the deathbed was also required. There are sections on daily prayers, meals, dress, relations with those outside the hospital, discipline and reading.
Catalogue arranged according to subject headings. In German. Subjects include Old High German and Middle High German literature, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th century German literature, folk songs, legends, literary history, linguistics, grammar, dictionaries, history, geography, culture, philosophy, theology and periodical literature. Entries give author, title, place and date of publication. Items include both books and manuscripts. The great majority of books date from the 19th century, but there are a fair number of 17th and 18th century items.
This folder contains 3 items: an unsigned engraved portrait of Paisiello; an engraving of Paisiello composing at his piano, signed Pinelli, inc.; a photograph postcard of an engraving of Paisiello's profile, signed B. Cota, Milano.