GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleManuscript miscellany
Creation Date1620 - 1630
RepositoryThe Wren Library
Contents NoteA miscellany of sermons, tracts and poems compiled for Lancelot Andrewes. The opening sermon was preached by Matthew Wren in 1627, and was later printed. Two sermons by Lancelot Andrewes, in the hand of Samuel Wright, date from 1618 and 1620, respectively. The fourth item in the manuscript is a record of the Consecration of Peterhouse Chapel by Francis White (17 March 1633). The poets within the volume include Richard Corbett and Ben Jonson.
Material Features98 leaves. Quarter-calf marbled boards.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Wren, Matthewmanuscript owner - Wright, Samuel
ProvenanceAccording to Katrin Ettenhuber, Samuel Wright, secretary of Andrewes, Pembroke College librarian and Wren's registrar, 'deployed his scribal and editorial skills to add to, modify and reconfigure the texts in the volume'. Ettenhuber conjectures that the manuscript probably remained in the possession of Bishop Matthew Wren until the 1660s (see Ettenhuber, p. 263). Other hands within the volume include John Cosin.
Source of DataMontague Rhodes James, The Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge: A Descriptive Catalogue, Volume I (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1900), pp. 421-23; Katrin Ettenhuber, ''The best help God's people have': Manuscript Culture and the Construction of Anti-Calvinist Communities in Seventeenth-Century England', The Seventeenth Century, 22.2 (2007), 260-82; Hannah Yip.
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Sermon Reports Contained
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URLNotes copy of Wren Library, Cambridge, B.14.22.
GEMMS record createdAugust 22, 2021
GEMMS record last editedAugust 22, 2021