GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleA collection of sermons by various preachers, 1695-1702
ShelfmarkGB 247 MS Gen 410
Creation Date1695 - 1702
Contents NoteContains 33 Communion sermons in Glasgow and surrounding parishes, by various preachers, all in one hand written by an unknown author. The second page of the MS contains a contents page with preacher initials, Bible chapter/verse and pp, but half of the page is missing. pp.243-248 contain an index with Bible chapter/verse and notes but it is unclear what the index correlates to.
Material FeaturesNotebook with a lacquer paper-mache cover, there is some damage to the cover but the binding and spine are intact. The internal paper is in good condition, there are a few torn pages but minimal damage throughout. There are page numbers that appear to be original to the MS, 250 pages in total.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Wodrow, Robertpreacher - Blackwell, Thomaspreacher - Brown, Jamespreacher - Brown, Thomaspreacher - Brown (Broun), Davidpreacher - Clark, Jamespreacher - Colquhoun, Johnpreacher - Dickson, Johnpreacher - Drew, Josephpreacher - Dunlop, Williampreacher - Hastie, Alexanderpreacher - Hutchison, Jamespreacher - Osburne, Jamespreacher - Stewart , Johnpreacher - Stirling, Jamespreacher - Taite, Andrew
AcquisitionPart of a collection of papers of Robert Wodrow held by the University of Glasgow. The manuscript was acquired from Charles W Wodrow Thomson on 8th July 1891.
Source of DataNicole Cumming
Other NoteThis MS may be connected to MS Gen 408 (GEMMS-MANUSCRIPT-001768), the author of both is unknown but they appear to be in a similar hand and take a similar layout and approach. The two MS together provide insight into the Communion festivals in Glasgow and the surrounding areas c.1696-1702 and 1712-1720, and the role of visiting preachers from other parishes.
Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdAugust 03, 2023
GEMMS record last editedOctober 25, 2023