GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleJohn Burley (or Burleigh): academic notebook
ShelfmarkTCD MS 419
Creation Dateca. 1618 - 1650
Contents NoteManuscript owned by John Burleigh (Burley), whose name is signed on the flyleaf. The sermons appear to have been preached at King James's College (Chelsea College). One section of the manuscript (ff. 72r-76r) contains sermon notes. Also contains a section with material on logic, rhetoric, theology, and natural philosophy, and a glossary of Latin words.
Material FeaturesQuarto. Paper, 185 ff., 147 x 192mm. Very good vellum binding. Ruled narrow margin (free-drawn). Numerous blank pages. Versos almost all blank. The notes are written in the same light ink until a little over half way down f. 76r, at which point the ink becomes darker and messier.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Burleigh (Burley), John
ProvenanceThe signatures of Robert and Richard Hicks also appear on the flyleaf, though not as frequently as Burleigh's. The TCD cataloguer suggests the volume may have been used as a school book. The TCD cataloguer notes that Burley's is not recorded in this manuscript, but is recorded in another that belonged to him, TCD MS 446.
Source of DataJeanne Shami; TCD M&ARL Online Catalogue; CELM.
Other NoteThe sermon notes in this volume are discussed in P G Stanwood, "John Donne's Sermon Notes", The Review of English Studies 29 (1978): 313-320.
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GEMMS record createdJanuary 17, 2019
GEMMS record last editedNovember 19, 2020