GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitlePrivate accounts and sermons preached by William Hull of Ashbourne, Derbyshire
ShelfmarkHarley MS 663
Creation Date1605 - 1621
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteThis manuscript contains notes relating to the private accounts of William Hull in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, in addition to his sermons. There is also a list of houses in Ashbourne infected with the plague and a list of plague victims, dated March 1605, on f. 69r. At the end of the volume, there are decorative tracings and drawings in pencil.
Material FeaturesFolio. Modern quarter morocco.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Harley, Robert
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 DataBL Catalogue; A Catalogue of the Harleian Manuscripts, in the British Museum (1808), Vol. I, p. 400; Cyril Ernest Wright, Fontes Harleiani (London, 1972); Hannah Yip.
Other NoteThis manuscript is cited in Arnold Hunt, The Art of Hearing: English Preachers and Their Audiences, 1590-1640 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 276-81.
Sermons Contained
Sermon Reports Contained
Attached URLs:
URLNotes Library, Harley Manuscripts Finding Aid.
GEMMS record createdOctober 24, 2020
GEMMS record last editedNovember 07, 2020