GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleReligious Manuscript Miscellany
ShelfmarkGen MSS 89, Series XV, Box: 105, Folder: 1927
Creation Dateca. 1670 - 1710
Contents NoteFollowing the sermons, it includes: i. A Character of Death in Meter, ii. the attributes of Christ alphabetically in metre, iii. a Letter on the Text February 6 1670, iv. Queries by the Synod of Fife to Mr James Hogg.
Material FeaturesSeveral detached religious manuscripts, some in Lady Betty Bruce Boswell's hand, and others unidentified. They have been bound together with a paper cover. Generally in clear, readable hands with minimal damage. Note on the first page: "I have in transcribing this paper drop'd some thoughts here and yr if any of them fix upon the person who desired me to write it I have all that I desire".
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Bruce Boswell, Elizabeth (Betty)
ProvenancePart of the Boswell Collection, which spans 1428-1935, with the bulk of the material from the 18th century. These papers come from Series XV, the papers of James Boswell (1672-1749) who married Lady Betty Bruce. There is a series of three boxes dedicated to Lady Betty Bruce's papers.
AcquisitionThe foundation of the collection was the 1949 purchase of Lt. Col. Ralph Hayward Isham's Boswell collection, which was itself a combination of Isham's original Malahide Castle purchase and the papers found at Fettercairn. Later additions to the Yale collection include major acquisitions from the sixth Lady Talbot and the seventh Lord Talbot de Malahide, known as "Abbeylea," "McHarg," and "Talbot"; three lots of estate papers acquired from John Douglas Boswell, "Auchinleck I, II, III"; purchases of letters and papers of Robert Boswell, W.S.; a gift of Boswell charter material from H. W. Liebert; and sixteen items from the collection of Chauncey Brewster Tinker.
Source of DataCatherine Evans
Other Note
Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdFebruary 23, 2023
GEMMS record last editedFebruary 23, 2023