GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleMiscellaneous theological tracts
ShelfmarkHarley MS 6898
Creation Dateca. 1560 - 1730
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteThis manuscript contains several theological writings in Latin, French, and English. Notable items include several sermons delivered in the Suffolk area by various ministers in the early seventeenth century and a tract which is signed by Independent minister Vavasor Powell (1617-1670).
Material FeaturesOctavo.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Harley, Robertmanuscript owner - Powell, Vavasormanuscript owner - Umpton, James
ProvenanceThe last item within the manuscript belonged to the Catholic James Umpton (dates unknown).
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 Wright, p. xxxiv.
Source of DataA Catalogue of the Harleian Manuscripts, in the British Museum (1808), Vol. III, p. 446; Cyril Ernest Wright, Fontes Harleiani (London, 1972); Hannah Yip.
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Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdJanuary 09, 2020
GEMMS record last editedJanuary 11, 2020