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TitleJacobs Testament wherein are contained the bequests or legacies which he bequeatheth unto his twelve sonnes on his death bed. With a sermon upon his death and buriall.
ShelfmarkGB 247 MS Gen 385
Creation Dateca. 1623 - 1653
Contents Note23 sermons on Jacob's Testament in the hand of the author. Front page notes that the sermons were 'preached by M Zacharie Boyd preachre of Gods word at Glasgowe.'
Material FeaturesLarge volumes of parchment bound in leather. Delicate/broken spine and worn parchment but in largely good condition with very little writing obscured by damage (some staining and frayed edges in places). Page numbers appear to be original to the MS, 968 pages in total. Folio numbers are also included (later addition), 481 leaves.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Boyd, Zachary
ProvenancePart of a large volume of works that Boyd bequeathed to the University upon his death in 1653. Have been cared for by the university from this date.
Source of DataNicole Cumming
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GEMMS record createdMarch 27, 2023
GEMMS record last editedMarch 27, 2023