GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
ShelfmarkEL 34/C/2
Creation Dateca. 1581 - 1627
Contents NoteMiscellaneous tracts and sermons bound into a single folio volume. There is a table of contents, annotated by John Egerton, Second Earl of Bridgewater. Notable sermons include a sermon preached at Fotheringhay by Richard Fletcher, undoubtedly during the period of the trial and execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the celebrated sermon delivered at Exeter by Christopher Goodman.
Material FeaturesFolio. Blind-tooled mottled leather binding. Both sides have been stamped with a crest.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Egerton, Johnmanuscript owner - Egerton, Johnmanuscript owner - Huntington, Henrymanuscript owner? - Egerton (née Stanley), Frances
ProvenanceThis manuscript belongs to the Domestic and Personal Papers of John Egerton, Second Earl of Bridgewater. The bookplate of the 'Bridgewater Library' has been pasted onto the inside front cover of the volume. The first sermon within this manuscript may have been owned by Frances Egerton (née Stanley), Countess of Bridgewater (1583-1636). See Heidi Brayman Hackel, Reading Material in Early Modern England: Print, Gender, and Literacy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), p. 279.
AcquisitionThe Bridgewater House Library was purchased by Henry E. Huntington from John Francis Granville Scrope Egerton, Fourth Earl of Ellesmere, in 1917.
Source of DataEgerton Family Papers online finding aid (see link below); Hannah Yip.
Other NoteSee Guide to British Historical Manuscripts in the Huntington Library (San Marino, CA: The Huntington Library, 1982), pp. 21-25 for more information about the Ellesmere Collection. This particular manuscript is explored briefly in Joshua Eckhardt, Religion Around Donne (University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019). Although the Egerton Family Papers online finding aid categorises Item 9 within this volume as a series of sermons, the present cataloguer has not noted them here as they appear to be closer in genre to the meditation.
Sermon Reports Contained
Attached URLs:
URLNotes Family Papers online finding aid.
GEMMS record createdNovember 06, 2019
GEMMS record last editedNovember 11, 2019