What is a miscellany? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines this word like this:
ˈmi-sə-ˌlā-nē, chiefly British mi-ˈse-lə-nē
1. a plural: separate writings collected in one volume
b a collection of writing on various subjects
2. a mixture of various things
origin: a modification of french miscellanées, plural, from Latin miscellanea
However miscellanies are more than a collection or assortment of literary pieces. Though they are an assemblage of literary texts, they are also a rare and unique treasure, reflecting and telling the lives of the person who put it all together. And this is exactly what this miscellany is, a treasure unique to me.