GEMMS: Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons
TitleCommonplace book of Jo. Tempest
ShelfmarkMS Lt q 9
Creation Dateca. 1640 - 1650
Contents NoteContains 36 pieces of English verse, five signed or initialled by John Tempest. This is most likely the John Tempest based in Yorkshire who was born ca. 1561. The volume also contains numerous acrostic poems; a few pieces of Latin verse; three extracts from speeches before parliament from 1628 (ff. 126-128); an extract from Francis Bacon, "The advancement and proficience of learning", and one from Lewis Roberts, "The merchants map of commerce", 1638; business and legal forms of oath and other documents, apparently drawn up or copied by an apprentice to Rowland and George Wynne or Winne of London; recipes and receipts (ff. 186-96); and tables. A loose leaf of recipes is pasted onto f. 280. References in the text point to the Company of Merchant Adventurers. Some Yorkshire names and wool trade references.
Material FeaturesFolio format, bound in sheepskin. 286 ff. First 16 folios include a handmade index with red and black lettering and cut tabs, although the index has not been used, and instead accounts are recorded in this space. Ruled margins and headers. Pages have been foliated. The inside of the front board is inscribed "G. A. Farsyde Fylingdales nr Whitby Y[ks?] 1825 [altered to 1826]. These M.S. were found amongst the papers of my Uncle Watson Farsyde".
Associated Peoplemanuscript owner - Farsyde, G.manuscript owner - Farsyde, Watsonmanuscript owner - Tempest, John
Source of DataCatherine Evans; University of Leeds Library catalogue
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GEMMS record createdMay 17, 2018
GEMMS record last editedApril 19, 2023