GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleReligious Miscellany
ShelfmarkGen MSS 89, Series XV, Box: 105, Folder: 1926
Creation Dateca. 1675 - 1710
Contents NoteIncludes: 1. An Account of the Conversion of Lady Waristown who was exceuted for murthering her Husband in 1600, 2. The last works of the Lady Cultness who died in 1675, 3. A Letter concerning personal Covenanting with God, 4 - 6. sermon notes, 7. Copy of a Letter from Mr Alex Hamilton minister, 8. Meditation on 1 Thessalonians 5:19, 9. Meditation on 1 Timothy 4:7, 10. Meditations on Genesis 21, 11. Meditation on Proverb 22:3, 12. a Prayer, 13. Meditation of Prayer, 14. A diary of Mr James Hogg, 15. On the Redemption of Sinners by Mr George Marr, 16. A Practical Meditation, 17. Three Devout Hymns.
Material FeaturesA series of loose papers in a variety of hands, bound together in a marbled leather cover. ff. 160, 18 x 25 cm. On the whole clearly written. Some notes from the compiler of the volume.
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.
Source of DataCatherine Evans
Other Note
Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdFebruary 24, 2023
GEMMS record last editedFebruary 24, 2023