GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitlePapers, mainly of Philip Henry, his family and descendants
ShelfmarkAdd MS 42849
Creation Dateca. 1655 - 1805
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteA manuscript owned by the nonconformist minister Philip Henry and his descendants. The volume includes his notes for sermons, c. 1655-1685 (ff. 179r-225v), and auditor's notes taken by his daughter, Katherine Tylston (f. 227r-234v). Also includes correspondence of Henry and his family (ff. 1-75) and devotional material by various members of the family (ff. 76-177). There is one page of sermon notes by John Ryland (f. 238r), which according to the cataloguer were recorded in 1802-1805; these fall outside GEMMS's period and have not been entered here.
Material FeaturesPaper. Miscellaneous papers tipped into modern binding. vi + 238 leaves. Henry's hand is small but neat and legible. His sermon notes are written in a tiny notebook and have minimal annotations and corrections. Tylston's auditor's notes are written in a small notebook with a vellum cover, in which she has written on the front cover: "Katharine: Henry. Her Book Jan. 18 1679/80".
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Henry, Philip manuscript owner - Rhys Jones, Edward manuscript owner - Tylston (nee Henry), Katherine
ProvenanceThe volume was acquired in 1899 by Edward Rhys Jones who has added some notes on ff. i-vi.
AcquisitionPresented by Jones through Friends of the National Libraries in 1932.
Source of DataAnna James; British Library manuscript catalogue
Other NoteOther papers owned by the Henry family are contained in Add MSS. 45534-45538.
Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdMarch 20, 2018
GEMMS record last editedMarch 20, 2018