GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleFunerall Sermons collected p[er] H T
ShelfmarkHarley MS 6568
Creation Date1648 - 1653
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteA collection of sermons, principally preached at funerals, in fair copies, written in at least two different hands and bound together in one folio volume. There is an ‘Index’ (i.e. a table of contents) on f. 1v. The scribes do not appear to have included the eulogies to the deceased.
Material FeaturesFolio. Mottled calf skin with gold-tooled border. ‘M. B.’ is stamped in gold on the front cover. See British Library, Harley MSS 976, 977, 1753, 1784, 5068, 5258, 6028, 6208, 6535, 6536, 6538, 6539, 6559, 6572, and 6946.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Harley, Robertmanuscript owner - T., H.
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. 343; Hannah Yip.
Other Note
Sermon Reports ContainedSermon on Psalms 73:25 -- f. 34v
GEMMS record createdNovember 08, 2020
GEMMS record last editedDecember 18, 2021