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TitleMemoranda and Sermons of Reverend Samuel Smith, Minister of Stannington Chapel, 1613-1616
Creation Dateca. 1706 - 1761
Contents NoteNotes on 8 sermons, bound together with personal memoranda and religious writings, including: “Some short hints concerning Mr John Jolly”, life and memories of John Jolly, non-conformist minister (d. 1725) (ff. 5r–10r); Accounts, 1706-7 (ff. 10v–11r); “A short schema of necessary studies in order, with choice books under each head by Mr. Wats of London” (ff. 11v–13r); Accounts, 1707 (f. 17r); notes, deletions and revisions (f. 22r–v); Dialogues on grammar (ff. 23r–34v); “A short Confession of Faith by S.S.” (ff. 35r–36v); Observations of Dr Laun in his plea for the non-conformists (ff. 37r–41v); Church covenants (ff. 42r– 43r); “My letter to Mr J[ohn] J[olly] as a note of thanks for finding me a book of Dr. Laun’s” March 27, 1708 (f. 43v); Resolutions from a Church Meeting on the 5th of the 2nd month 1700. Signed and agreed by Thomas Jolly (Pastor), Robert Whitaker, William Sellar, John Holker (Elders Elect), Henry Chadwick, Charles Ryley, Thomas Haworth, Henry Haworth (Deacons Elect), signed 30th of the 5th Month, 1700 (ff. 44r–47v); Covenant, agreed at Sparth May 2, 1708, signed S.S. (ff. 48r–50r); Psalm 81.13, sundry notes by Sara Swift (ff. 51r–62v); sermon entitled "The Duties of Children to Parents" on Ephesians 6:1-3 preached 1751-08-25 and 1754-07-07 (ff. 63r–79r); sermon entitled "Honour thy Father and Mother" on Leviticus 19:3 preached 1725-09-18 and 1740-10-05 (ff. 80r-82v); sermon entitled "The Duties of Husbands and Wives" on Ephesians 5:33 preached 1751-08-04 (ff. 83r–98r)
Material FeaturesWritten in several hands, with notes in English, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. Notes from several books bound together.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Smith, Samuelmanuscript owner - Swift, Sara
ProvenanceThe manuscript is part of the Leander Collection (LC) which was started in the 18th century. The Leander family owned and printed the Independent newspaper for three generations, as well as being prominent in civic affairs. The collection mainly consists of antiquarian texts, rather than materials relating to their newspaper business.
Source of DataCatherine Evans; Sheffield Archives Catalogue
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GEMMS record createdFebruary 19, 2018
GEMMS record last editedJune 12, 2022