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TitleJohn Beetham's commonplace book
ShelfmarkBC MS Lt 31
Creation Dateca. 1650 - 1670
Contents NoteContains verse, sermons and other miscellaneous notes, including, ff.1-2 signatures; ff. 3v-8v family records, dates for burials and baptisms; ff. 30-40 arithmetical tables, remedies, cryptomgrams, etc.; f. 42v bill of debt; f. 73r ink recipe; f. 75v sententious precepts; f. 76r The prophesie of Heuah the Walshman (prose); ff. 76v-78v list of the compiler's one-sign word symbols; f. 79r a record frost November to April "1683"; f. 80v spire burning in year 3 Eliz.; Pontefract sessions complaint of man of 68 whose wife 65 had two children 5 and 3; f. 128v “The Loyall non-conformist the account hee careserve and what he care not’; f. 129v coal accounts?; beaching of monster "fish" at Grimsby, year 6 Eliz; heights of Robin Hood and Little John (?); remarks on Italian women and Italian livestock; f. 160r record of hanging of John Oldroyd in 1682 on Holberd Moore for murder in 1679; ff. 160v-162v signatures including Richard Dearley.
Material Features1 volume (219 ff.). Bound in blind tooled sheep; spine damaged. Charles Lardner Woodd's signature and bookplate are on f. 2r and the inside front cover.
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Beetham, John manuscript owner - Jefferson, Thomasmanuscript owner - Woodd, Charles
ProvenanceOwned by members of Beetham and Dearlove families, Thomas Jefferson, and Charles H. Lardner Woodd [sic]. Signature of Charles H. L[ardner] Woodd [sic], 1847, is on f.2r, and his bookplate inside the front cover.
Source of DataCatherine Evans; Brotherton Library Catalogue
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Sermon Reports Contained
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GEMMS record createdApril 26, 2018
GEMMS record last editedJanuary 19, 2023