GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleCommonplace Book
ShelfmarkMS 16971A
Creation Dateca. 1658 - 1675
Contents NoteThe volume is a commonplace book containing proverbs and sermons (both original and transcribed) in English, Latin, and Greek. The fly-leaf contains this inscription: "M ... Edwardi Warreni de Wormington in Comit Gloucesterio Anno Doni 1664 Anno Etatis 23." The entire duodecimo manuscript is written in a small, fairly neat hand, likely Warren's judging by the inscription. Adam Addams-Williams, likely related to the donor, has annotated some entries and commented on their contents. In particular, based on a sermon it contains on King Charles the Martyr, he refutes the suggestion (published in the notice of auction for the manuscript, inserted as a loose slip of paper) that the owner of this manuscript was a Puritan.
Material FeaturesThe volume is bound in tooled calf. 252 pages.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Addams-Williams, Adammanuscript owner - Addams-Williams, Hoptonmanuscript owner - Warren, Edward
AcquisitionThe volume was purchased from Major Hopton Addams-Williams, Llangibby Castle, July 1945.
Source of DataJeanne Shami
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Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdApril 24, 2017
GEMMS record last editedDecember 07, 2021