GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleA collection of funeral sermons, c. 1630-1641
ShelfmarkHarley MS 6538
Creation Dateca. 1630 - 1641
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteThis manuscript comprises four funeral sermons. There are two copies of the sermon preached at the funeral of Jane Luther in 1640/1 by John Lavender, a sermon preached at the funeral of Francis Stoner by John Firmin (c. 1630), and a sermon preached at the funeral of Richard Luther in 1638 by John Lavender. The manuscript also contains commemorative verses for Richard Luther, apparently authored by Lavender.
Material FeaturesQuarto. Mottled calf skin with gold-tooled border. See also British Library, Harley MSS 976, 977, 1753, 1784, 5068, 5258, 6028, 6208, 6535, 6536, 6539, 6559, 6568, 6572, and 6946.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Harley, Robert
AcquisitionThe Harleian Library was founded by Robert Harley, First Earl of Oxford (1661–1724). According to Cyril Ernest Wright, Robert Harley ‘was primarily interested in English historical and political material and in volumes of sermons and theological controversy, sharing in the latter the taste of his Harley ancestors’. See Cyril Ernest Wright, Fontes Harleiani (London, 1972), p. xxxiv.
Source of DataA Catalogue of the Harleian Manuscripts, in the British Museum (1808), Vol. III, p. 374; Cyril Ernest Wright, Fontes Harleiani (London, 1972); Hannah Yip.
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Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdJune 25, 2019
GEMMS record last editedDecember 18, 2021