Research Catalog

Gaffer Gray : or, The misfortunes of poverty, a Christmas ditty, very fit to be chanted at Whitsuntide.

Title
Gaffer Gray : or, The misfortunes of poverty, a Christmas ditty, very fit to be chanted at Whitsuntide.
Author
Holcroft, Thomas, 1745-1809.
Publication
London : Printed for Thomas Hodgkins, at the Juvenile Library, Hanway-Street, (opposite Soho-Square) Oxford Street ; and to be had of all booksellers, 1806.

Items in the Library & Offsite


About 2 Items.
Still Loading More items...

FormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
TextPermit neededRequest
Appointment Required
Pforz (Holcroft, T. Gaffer Gray)Schwarzman Building - Pforzheimer Collection Room 319

Details

Additional Authors
Description
[16] leaves of plates : ill.; 12 cm.
Subject
Note
  • Cover title.
  • At least one other version of Gaffer Gray was produced for the Juvenile Library in 1806; the title of the copy at the Morgan Library reads, "fit to be chanted at Midsummer."
  • William Godwin initially established his Juvenile Library in the name of Thomas Hodgkins, a man he employed to run the bookshop. When Hodgkins was discovered pilfering shop profits, Godwin managed to have him removed from the business, despite the fact that it legally belonged to Hodgkins. The company was soon reestablished under the name of Godwin's second wife, Mary Jane (cf. St. Clair's The Godwins and the Shelleys).
  • The poem appeared in Thomas Holcroft's novel The Adventures of Hugh Trevor (1794-97), and is apparently an original creation of Holcroft's.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Call Number
Pforz (Holcroft, T. Gaffer Gray)
OCLC
163586863
Author
Holcroft, Thomas, 1745-1809.
Title
Gaffer Gray : or, The misfortunes of poverty, a Christmas ditty, very fit to be chanted at Whitsuntide.
Imprint
London : Printed for Thomas Hodgkins, at the Juvenile Library, Hanway-Street, (opposite Soho-Square) Oxford Street ; and to be had of all booksellers, 1806.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Pforzheimer Collection; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Local Note
Pforzheimer copy : Gift of Justin G. Schiller, 4 Sep 1985. -- In ink at head of cover title: "A F."
Connect to:
Added Author
Hodgkins, Thomas. Publisher
M. J. Godwin and Co. Publisher
Schiller, Justin G. Donor
Research Call Number
Pforz (Holcroft, T. Gaffer Gray)
View in Legacy Catalog