GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleTheological common-place book
ShelfmarkMS. Rawl. D. 1331
Creation Dateca. 1600 - 1637
RepositoryBodleian Library
Contents NoteCommonplace book containing sermon notes and some complete sermons (inner flyleaf + ff. 1r-145v) by William Sancroft the elder (1583-1637), Master of Emmanuel College and uncle of Archbishop Sancroft, in his own handwriting. These are mostly Sancroft's own sermons, but they also include notes on sermon by Hall (f. 26r) and Crashaw (ff. 39v-40r), and a sermon by Roger Goad of King's College, Cambridge (ff. 160r-162v). The manuscript also contains extracts from other theological writers and English and Latin arguments on theological topics. At the end is an index with additions by Sancroft the younger. Along with MSS. Rawl. D. 1330 and 1332, this is one of three commonplace books by Sancroft, written mostly in English with some Latin. He is not identified as the author in any of these volumes, but he has been identified by the handwriting.
Material FeaturesPaper, quarto, 190 leaves. Handwriting is very close, small, and clear.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Rawlinson, Richardmanuscript owner - Sancroft (Sandcroft) the elder, Williammanuscript owner - Sancroft (Sandcroft) the younger, William
ProvenanceThe cataloguer notes that these volumes were once owned by William Sancroft the younger, Archbishop of Canterbury.
Source of DataJeanne Shami; Bodleian Library Rawlinson Catalogue
Other NoteThe date is not given in the manuscript; the dates noted here are the approximate extent of Sancroft's ecclesiastical career.
Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdJanuary 19, 2017
GEMMS record last editedOctober 28, 2021