GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleMiscellanous tracts
ShelfmarkHarley MS 280
Creation Dateca. 1584 - 1615
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteA compilation of tracts, including sermons, speeches, and material related to the voyages of Sir Francis Drake, such as the 'Anonymous Narrative' (ff. 81-90).
Material FeaturesQuarto.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Dewes, Paulmanuscript owner - D'Ewes, Simondsmanuscript owner - Harley, Robertmanuscript owner - Starkey, Ralph
ProvenanceA note preceding f. 1v, signed by Simonds D'Ewes, reads as follows: 'These Sermons or Notes of Sermons following of Mr Chattertons (being liuing in Cambridg this present yeare 1637. & aged 92. yeares or thereabouts) weere written by Paul D'Ewes late of Stowhall in the Countie of Suff: Esquire with his owne hande whilest hee was a student in the universitie of Cambridge as I gather. Hee deceased on the 14th day of March being monday a[nn]o d[o]mi[ni]. 1630 [...]'.
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. I, p. 104; Cyril Ernest Wright, Fontes Harleiani (London, 1972); Andrew G. Watson, The Library of Sir Simonds D'Ewes (London, 1966), p. 322; Hannah Yip.
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Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdMarch 04, 2020
GEMMS record last editedSeptember 18, 2021