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TitleThree sermons on Jeremiah 45, v. 5
Creation Date1674 -
Contents NoteThree sermons on Jeremiah 45:5 by George Hutcheson (ff. 2r-21v), and the beginning of another sermon on Psalms 130:8 (f. 22v).
Material Features22 leaves. On f. 1r the date and preacher are noted: "8. and 9 March 1674 / These Sermons on Jer. 45. 4. 5. taught By Mr George Hutchesone who being dead yet speaks Heb: ii. 3." (The writer of this note has misidentified the text; "being dead yet speaketh" is a quotation of Hebrews 11:4.) The sermons appear to be written in the same hand as this attribution, so the volume was probably not owned by Hutcheson himself. F. 22r features a crude drawing of a man with a top hat and a cane. The ink is faded on f. 22v, and the handwriting is different from the rest of the manuscript.
Associated People
ProvenanceOn f. 22r, the shelf mark "Add MS 185" is recorded along with the current one.
Source of DataAdam Richter; LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection
Other NoteThe cataloguer notes that the George Hutcheson who preached these sermons was probably the Edinburgh-based minister (c. 1615-1674), but he died on 1 March 1674, shortly before the dates when the sermons were apparently preached (assuming the manuscript uses New Style dates), so this attribution is uncertain. The cataloguer also suggests that the writer used these sermons as a model to compose his own sermons.
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GEMMS record createdJanuary 26, 2018
GEMMS record last editedJune 06, 2022