Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 635 (T.5.21)
Title: Female Rebellion
Date of Creation: Between 1599 and 1699
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: The Female Rebellion, [by Henry Birkhead].
On the fly-leaf of this MS. is the following title: "The Female Rebellion | A | Tragicomedy | Edam quisquis erit color ævi, sive theatri: | Vellem convivis, malo placere cocis". 4to.
This anonymous MS. was printed for private circulation at Glasgow in 1872, edited by Alexander Smith, who assigns its date "to the latter part of the reign of Charles II".
Formerly item 10 in a bound up volume of printed pamphlets with Shelfmark Co.3.34 (see manuscript table of contents at beginning of that volume). Earliest pamphlet dated 1642. The work is now widely attributed to Henry Birkhead (1617?-1696). The autograph of the play is considered to be MS Tanner 466 in the Bodleian (see letter Joan Puttock Wesson, 3 August 1985). This copy may have been made by his sister after his death. Paper would indicate early 16th century
Physical Description: In bound volume
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 447.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Henry Birkhead 1617?-1696
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