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Legal reports and religious notes, Seventeenth century

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Dd.06.23

Scope and Contents

(1) ‘The passages in parliament against Francis Viscount St Albans, Lord Chancellor of England’; the account agrees almost verbatim with that given in Bacon’s Works (1730), volume II, pp. 548-558; (2) ‘In camerâ stellatâ, Feb. 15, 1633. Prinne and Sparkes’; this report differs from that given in 3 St. Tr. 561-585; (3) ‘In camerâ stellatâ, sexto die mensis Februarii, anno octavo Caroli regis termino Sancti Hillarii, anno domini, 1632. The King’s attorney / Henry Sherfield, Esqre and other defendts for defacing images in the parish church of Salisbury’; this is printed nearly verbatim in 3 St. Tr. 519-562; (4) ‘Proceedings upon ye information against Tho. Harrison at the Kings Bench barre, 4o Junii, 1638’; printed in 3 St. Tr. 1377-1382; (5) (at the other end of the book, reversed) ‘Brief notes collected, or notes taken from several preachers’; in the margin of p. 1 is ‘Mr Nye. Math. 14. 23. At ye morning lectures in ye Abby’; on p. 2 begin the notes of a sermon on 2 Pet. 1. 5, and on p. 5, ‘Mr Manton, Novr ye 7th, 1656, 1 Cor. 10. 10; after this follow notes of three sermons by Mr Nye, Mr Carill and Mr Carter respectively, and of nearly 30 others, anonymous; after these follow quotations of ‘Places in scripture yt hold comforts’, under various circumstances, with notes of a sermon on Ps. cxliii. 8, and ‘Observations collected out of ye Psalmes’.


  • Seventeenth century

Language of Materials

Latin, English

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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Custodial History

In the Library by 1856.

Physical Facet


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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