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TitleDevotions of Mrs Blaggs
ShelfmarkAdd MS 78391
Creation Dateca. 1679 - 1706
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteThis volume contains Evelyn's copies of religious material by Margaret Blagge, wife of Sidney Godolphin. These include sermon notes, as well as hymns and poetry. Evelyn has written, "Devotions of Mrs Blaggs which I copied out at the Request of my Lady Sylvius & from whom I borrowed them afterwards & intend to Restore". An additional note, added after 1698, reads "and now by her [Lady Sylvius's] Permission I would have them presented to my Lady Harriet Godolphin", the latter being Blagge's daughter.
Material FeaturesQuarto notebook in marbled modern binding, 195 x 150mm, iii + 22 leaves. Evelyn has paginated Blagge's writings, pp. 81-119. These pages are from a longer, unidentified work. The Bible texts are missing from many of the sermon notes.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Evelyn, John
ProvenanceFrom the Evelyn Papers. Blagge's husband granted Evelyn access to Blagge's papers after her death. This manuscript formerly had the shelf mark Evelyn MS 122.
Source of DataAnne James; British Library manuscript catalogue
Other NotePrecise date unknown. The date is after 1678, when Blagge died, and must be before Evelyn's death in 1706. Blagge's notes are assumed to be from the period when she was married to Godolphin, 1675-1678.
Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdFebruary 26, 2018
GEMMS record last editedJune 26, 2022