GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleSermons and Two Hymns
ShelfmarkMS I.h.36
Creation Dateca. 1657 - 1716
Contents NoteThe volume contains sermons and two hymns dating from 1657 (although the manuscript reads 1557) through 1716. It is likely that most of the sermons date from the first part of the 18th century, but that is not certain. The only dated sermons are 1657, 1709, 1715, and possibly 1716.
Material FeaturesSize of paper about 14cm. x 9 cm. Vellum, with blind tooling, and, overing the fore-edge, a flap, to which is attached a clasp; inside the flap, marbled paper. Wilson presentation stamp. At the end of the text is the inscription "John Kirkpatrick his Book", but the present catalogue does not agree with the old catalogue that Kirkpatrick had written the main body of the manuscript. Inside the front cover is a partially erased inscription "Nathaneil Trotman his Book ..." The Congregational Library catalogue infers from his research that Kirkpatrick is a maternal relative of Trotman, but is not further identified. The entire manuscript is in a tiny but clear hand. In the last part of the manuscript the writing becomes even smaller, though still legible.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Kirkpatrick , Johnmanuscript owner - Trotman, Nathanielmanuscript owner - Wilson, Joshua
Source of DataJeanne Shami; Congregational Library Catalogue
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GEMMS record createdMay 09, 2017
GEMMS record last editedMay 10, 2017