GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleGurdon Saltonstall sermons 1692/3 - 1705
ShelfmarkGEN MSS 146
Creation Date1692 - 1705
Contents NotePreacher's copies of five sermons.
Material FeaturesThree small booklets, two measuring c. 7 x 12 cm and the third c. 8 x 14 cm. Each held together by pins. Written in a very small but neat hand. Also in the file is a typewritten memorandum on the sermons outlining Gordon Saltonstall's life.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Saltonstall, Gurdon
AcquisitionGifted by Mis Rose M. Munger and Mr Thornton T. Munger, February 17 1926. Also presented at the same time were Three Sermons by David Seldon.
Source of DataCatherine Evans, Beinecke Library Catalogue
Other Note Note on the front cover of the largest booklet suggests that they were "Probably by Rev John Mellen of Cambridge, Uncle of Caroline Duncan". However, notes alongside the sermons state that "Rev. John Mellen (Harv. 1770)... mentioned as probably preacher... appears in the Prentice Family, pp. 177-79, as the 2nd of 6 children of Rev. Joh Mellen (Harv. 1741), older brother of Mary.... Neither Rev. John Mellen (Harv. 1741 or 1770), grandfather or uncle, lived early enough to have written these sermons. From very strong resemblance in handwriting, paper and general style of these sermons... to sermons of Gov. Saltonstall already belonging to Yale, the assumption seems fair that these were also written by him".
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GEMMS record createdMarch 01, 2023
GEMMS record last editedMarch 02, 2023