Famous imposters. IE TCD MS 6168 Public Deposited

Famous imposters. IE TCD MS 6168

Alternative title
  • Famous impostors
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 6168
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Copyright status
Date Created
  • 1910
Physical extent
  • Part M: 10 numbered pages
  • Part D: 5 numbered pages
  • Part I: 6 numbered pages
  • Part E: 5 numbered pages
  • Part C: 6 numbered pages
  • Part L: 3 numbered pages
  • Part G: 4 numbered pages
  • Part A: 6 numbered pages
  • Part F: 5 numbered pages
  • Part N: 8 numbered pages
  • Part H: 7 numbered pages
  • Part J: 8 numbered pages
  • Part B: 5 numbered pages
  • Part K: 9 numbered pages (1-6 6B, 7-8)
  • IE TCD MS 6168 is Bram Stoker’s 'Famous Imposters'; an autograph manuscript, written and dated February-July 1910, with an unpublished preface dated 18 August 1910. Contents described below in 'parts' for the benefit of the Digital Collections image viewer browsing experience. Contents as follows: Part A: Preface to Famous Imposters, dated 18/8/10. Part B: Mary East, dated 3/8/10. Part C: chapter VII, Women as Men ; The motive for disguise (introduction to chapter VII, Women as Men), dated 29/6/10, and Hannah Snell, dated 29/6/10; chapter VII, Women as Men. Snell (1723-1792) disguised herself as a man in order to become a soldier. Part D: La Maupin, dated 6/8/10 ; chapter VII, Women as Men. La Maupin was opera singer Julie d'Aubigny (1670/1673–1707). Titles Fulfilled ambition, and The game begins are written on otherwise blank pages. Part E: Mathew [Matthew] Hopkins, dated 2/7/10 ; chapter V, Witchcraft and Clairvoyance. Hopkins (c.1620-1647) was a witch hunter during the English Civil War. Part F: Mother Damnable, dated 2/7/10; chapter V, Witchcraft and Clairvoyance. Mary Ann Conklin (1821-1873) ran Seattle’s first brothel. Part G: Sir Edward Kelly [Kelley], dated 1/7/10; chapter V, Witchcraft and Clairvoyance. Also known as Edward Talbot (1555-1597/8) was a medium and devotee of the occult. Part H: La Voisin [Madame La Voisin], dated 27/6/10; chapter V, Witchcraft and Clairvoyance. Catherine Monvoisin (c.1640-1680) was a fortune teller and poisoner. Part I: Doctor Dee, dated 29/6/10 ; chapter V, Witchcraft and Clairvoyance. Dee (1527-1608/9) was a mathematician, astronomer, occultist, and alchemist. Part J: Princess Olive, dated 25/5/10; chapter I, Pretenders. Olivia Serres (1772-1834) was an English painter and writer who laid claim to the title of Princess Olive of Cumberland. Part K: The false Dauphins, dated 4/5/10; chapter I, Pretenders. Part L: Stefan Mali, dated 18/2/10 ; chapter I, Pretenders. Šćepan Mali (c.1739-1773) was the first and only czar of Montenegro. Part M: Perkin Warbeck, dated 15/2/10 ; chapter I, Pretenders. Warbeck (c.1474-1499) was a pretender to the English crown. Part N: The hidden King, dated 24/2/10; chapter I, Pretenders. Sebastian of Portugal (1554-1578). Incomplete, from which the once? complete manuscript was disbound. The physical appearance of IE TCD MS 11603, The Wandering Jew manuscript, confirms that it was once a part of IE TCD MS 6168; the former has also been digitised and made available.
Finding aid
  • Bought from Bertram Rota Ltd, 4-6 Saville Row, London W1X 2LN, catalogue 185 summer 1973 no.s 301, 224, 87, 130, 10 July 1973.
Resource type
  • ink
  • paper (fiber product)
  • Irish
Digital Object Id
  • MS6168_001
  • 0152321


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