GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleMiscellaneous papers
ShelfmarkHarley MS 486
Creation Dateca. 1530 - 1645
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteThis manuscript comprises several loose papers bound up together. Notable items include historical notes, notes written in the hand of John Stow (1524/5-1605), a fragment of printed text, and miscellaneous notes written by Sir Simonds D'Ewes (1602-1650) in c. 1621. The final item of the volume is a leaf of sermon notes in the hand of D'Ewes. Languages: English and Latin.
Material FeaturesOctavo.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - D'Ewes, Simondsmanuscript owner - D'Ewes, Simondsmanuscript owner - Harley, Robertmanuscript owner - Starkey, Ralphmanuscript owner - Stow, John
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. I, pp. 326; Cyril Ernest Wright, Fontes Harleiani (London, 1972); Hannah Yip.
Other Note
Sermon Reports Contained
Attached URLs:
URLNotes Library, Harley Manuscripts Finding Aid.
GEMMS record createdMarch 06, 2020
GEMMS record last editedOctober 25, 2020