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TitleCommonplace book of the Wakefields
ShelfmarkHunter MS 19
Creation Dateca. 1620 - 1678
Contents NoteThis manuscript belonged to Thomas Wakefield, and was then passed on to his son, Nathaniel Wakefield, who, like his father, used the volume as a commonplace book. The contents of the manuscript include notes relating to payments to the poor of Horseheath, Cambridgeshire; epitaphs; aphorisms; a diary of afflictions dating from the late 1630s; notes on the weather dating from the 1670s; compilations of extracts on topics such as pride, disobedience, and love; and a catalogue of books owned in 1661. Authors cited include Henry Smith and Richard Hooker. Languages: English and Latin.
Material FeaturesFolio.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Hunter, Christophermanuscript owner - Wakefield, Nathanielmanuscript owner - Wakefield, Thomas
AcquisitionThe Hunter Manuscripts were purchased by the Dean and Chapter of Durham in 1756 for forty guineas.
Source of DataThomas Rud, Codicum Manuscriptorum Ecclesiae Cathedralis Dunelmensis Catalogus Classicus (Durham, 1825), p. 361; Hannah Yip.
Other Note
Sermons Contained
Sermon Reports ContainedSermon on Daniel 6:26 -- p. 13
GEMMS record createdJune 17, 2022
GEMMS record last editedJune 23, 2022