Occasional Poetry

three prints of occasional poetry lies on a table

The "occasional poetry" collection consists of verses for individuals written for special occasions such as weddings and funerals. The collection extends to 1959.

Here you can learn more about occasional poetry (subtitles in English):

The Uppsala University Library's collection of occasional poetry consists of original copies with photocopied supplements from other libraries. The catalogue cards clarify which are originals and which are copies. 

The card catalogue is available in digital form. You can order materials to the Special Reading Room through the catalogue.

The catalogue consists of two parts: in the first part you can search for the person who is the subject of the poetry and in the second for the author. 

  • Entries concerning married women are found in alphabetic sequence according to the husband's surname. In addition, there are cross-references from unmarried women to their future husbands' surnames. 
  • The titles of the occasional poems are not given.
  • Royalty is generally not listed in the catalogue.

Help us with corrections in the digital catalogue for a better searchability. See how you can help us here (subtitles in English):

The original catalogue is placed in the Special Reading Room at Carolina Rediviva.

You can order digital copies through our digitisation order form.

Last modified: 2022-05-06