GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleSermons by John Workman
ShelfmarkHarley MS 5068
Creation Dateca. 1631 - 1631
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteThis volume comprises eleven sermons preached by John Workman, written in a single seventeenth-century italic hand.
Material FeaturesQuarto. Mottled calf skin with gold-tooled border. See also British Library, Harley MSS 976, 977, 1753, 1784, 5258, 6028, 6208, 6535, 6536, 6538, 6539, 6559, 6568, 6572, and 6946.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Harley, Robertmanuscript owner - Merret, Christophermanuscript owner - Merrett, George
Provenance'George Merrett his book' is written on the first flyleaf (recto) of this volume. In addition, 'George Merrett his book bought the 29 of August 1631 cost xviiid' has been written on another leaf, which has been pasted onto the first flyleaf (recto) of this volume. On f. 1 of this volume, 'Ex doni Xtferi Merit med: Doctor May 1695' has been written in the margins.
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. 243; Cyril Ernest Wright, Fontes Harleiani (London, 1972); Hannah Yip.
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GEMMS record createdSeptember 09, 2020
GEMMS record last editedDecember 18, 2021