GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleThoresby Papers, Vol. 4
ShelfmarkAdd MS 4929
Creation Dateca. 1650 - 1671
RepositoryBritish Library
Contents NoteNotes taken by Thomas, 3rd Baron Fairfax, on sermons by Richard Stretton and several other preachers (ff. 2-161b). Also contains sermon notes taken by Fairfax's wife, Anne.
Material FeaturesNotebook (rebound). Notes at front of volume list the preachers and identify the notetakers as Thomas and Anne Fairfax. These notes refer to the second notetaker as Mary Fairfax, not Anne: "These sermon notes are the handwriting of Tho: Lord Fa / Those of Mr. Bowle and Mr. Cartwright (at the other end) were writ by the Lady Mary Fairfax dauter to the Lord Vere."
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Fairfax, Thomasmanuscript owner - Fairfax (née Vere), Annemanuscript owner - Thoresby, Ralph
ProvenanceFrom the papers of Ralph Thoresby.
Source of DataAnne James; British Library manuscript catalogue
Other NoteThe precise creation date is unknown, but it must be no later than 1671, the year of Fairfax's death. As most of the identifiable preachers in the volume were active beginning around the 1650s, the date is probably no earlier than 1650.
Sermon Reports Contained
GEMMS record createdApril 21, 2018
GEMMS record last editedJuly 25, 2022