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NameEdmund Willis
Livedb. - d. (old)
Linked Manuscripts
Linked SermonsSermon on Galatians 6:10 -- scribe? (autograph: no)Sermon on Psalms 145:17-18 -- scribe? (autograph: no)Sermon on Psalms 37:16 -- scribe? (autograph: no)The fourth sermon -- scribe? (autograph: no)The Second Sermon -- scribe? (autograph: no)The Second Sermon preached vpo[n] St Ste[p]hens Day dec. 26. 1602 -- scribe? (autograph: no)The third sermon -- scribe? (autograph: no)The third Sermon -- scribe? (autograph: no)
Linked Reports
Associated Places
Source of DataHannah Yip
Biographical Sources ConsultedODNB (Article: 9274); Adele Davidson, Shakespeare in Shorthand: The Textual Mystery of King Lear (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2009); Alexander Tremaine Wright, John Willis, S. T. B. and Edmond Willis (n. p.: The Willis-Byrom Club, 1926), Chapter Five
Other NoteEdmund Willis was the author of the shorthand manual entitled 'An Abbreviation of Writing by Character' (London, 1618; second edition printed in 1627), in which he states, in a dedicatory epistle addressed to Nicholas Felton, that he had recorded Felton's sermons by shorthand 'by the space of many yeeres' (sig. Ar). He was also a member of the Company of Merchant Taylors.
GEMMS record createdMarch 29, 2018
GEMMS record last editedJuly 05, 2022