GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleReligious Manuscripts Miscellany
ShelfmarkGEN MSS 89, Series XV, Box: 105, Folder: 1928
Creation Dateca. 1690 - 1710
Contents NoteA variety of religious manuscripts: 1) A short discourse on Preparation for death (2 ff.) 2) Three sermons preached at the Sacrament on 1st November 1696 by Mr George Andrews, Mr John and Mr William Monewise, 3) A Letter by an unknown author (3 ff.) 4) A letter against Dejection of Spirit (8 ff.) 5) Mr Poirier's Hymn paraphrased in English (1 f.) 6) A Devout Poem (1 f.)
Material Features25 x 40cm. A series of manuscript items in a variety of hand that have been bound together with a paper cover. One of the letters is preserved as sent with the remnants of a wax seal. Generally legible and undamaged. Some pieces may be in Lady Betty Bruce Boswell's hand.
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, 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 28, 2023
GEMMS record last editedFebruary 28, 2023