GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleTheological works
ShelfmarkHarley MS 6208
Creation Dateca. 1575 - 1681
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteA composite volume of theological works in fair copies. Contents: ‘Dissertatio de scriptore Pentateuchi’ (ff. 1r-42v); Sir Thomas Moore, ‘A Tretice howe to receave ye Blessid Sacramente’ (ff. 43r-51v); a sermon on 1 John 3:20 (ff. 52r-70v); a sermon on Psalms 36:5 (ff. 71r-80v); and Nathaniel Wanley’s funeral sermon for Dr John Bryan (d. 1676) (ff. 81v-88r). There is at least one blank leaf between each work. The present cataloguer has followed the modern pagination in pencil. Languages: Latin and English.
Material FeaturesQuarto. Mottled calf skin with gold-tooled border. ‘M. B.’ is stamped in gold on the front cover. See also British Library, Harley MSS 976, 977, 1753, 1784, 5068, 5208, 6028, 6535, 6536, 6538, 6539, 6559, 6568, 6572, and 6946.
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 (online); CELM; A Catalogue of the Harleian Manuscripts, in the British Museum (1808), Vol. III, p. 343; Hannah Yip.
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Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdNovember 08, 2020
GEMMS record last editedDecember 18, 2021