Skip to main content Skip to search results

Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744



  • Existence: 1688 - 1744

Alexander Pope was born on May 21, 1688 in London. He was the foremost poet of the early eighteenth century. He is best known for his satirical and discursive poetry, including "The Rape of the Lock," "The Dunciad," and "An Essay on Criticism," as well as for his translation of Homer. Pope died on May 30, 1744.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Received of his Grace ye D. of Argyle, Two Guineas, being the first Payment to the Subscription, for the Translations of Homer's Iliads...

Mss 715940
Identifier: Mss 715940
Overview Signed letterpress receipt to the Duke of Argyle from Alexander Pope. The receipt is for the first payment of the subscription to Pope's translation of the Iliad which ran to six volumes.