GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleNotes of sermons by Edmund Calamy
ShelfmarkHarley MS 1753
Creation Dateca. 1650 - 1650
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteThis volume is divided into three sections, or 'books', based on sermons preached by Edmund Calamy the elder. The first book, entitled 'Liber: D: D:D:', contains notes from two sermons (ff. 1r-13r). The second book, entitled 'Liber. E: E:E:', contains notes from four sermons (ff. 14r-37r) . The final book, entitled 'Liber. G: G:', contains notes from two sermons (ff. 38r-90r). Each of the books features their own index.
Material FeaturesQuarto. Mottled calf skin with gold-tooled border. ‘M. B.’ is stamped in gold on the front cover. See British Library, Harley MSS 976, 977, 1784, 5068, 5258, 6028, 6208, 6535, 6536, 6538, 6539, 6559, 6568, 6572, and 6946.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Bagford, Johnmanuscript owner - Harley, Robert
ProvenanceThis manuscript was sold by John Bagford to Robert Harley (see Tite; link below).
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. II, p. 197; Cyril Ernest Wright, Fontes Harleiani (London, 1972); Hannah Yip.
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Sermon Reports Contained
Attached URLs:
URLNotes G. C. Tite, 'Manuscripts Supplied to Robert Harley by John Bagford: Further Information from BL, Harl. MS 5998' (2012).
GEMMS record createdJune 16, 2021
GEMMS record last editedDecember 18, 2021