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John Patrick: Commonplace book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.53

Scope and Contents

Commonplace notes under nine headings, preceded by list of contents; Simon Patrick, 'Advice to a Friend', 8 Feb. 1660 fo. 42: extract from John Colet's will in the hand of Samuel Knight, and the conclusion of a draft of Knight's biography of Colet (first published 1724). fo. 3: 'John Patricke' and rough notes. fo. 8: torn out. fo. 11v: blank.


  • Creation: 1660 (Circa)


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1 volume(s) (1 volume paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Belonged to Samuel Knight DD, prebend of Ely and rector of Bluntisham, Hunts. After Knight's death in 1746, the MS. descended to John Percy Baumgartner of Milton, Cambs., who presented it to the Library in 1861.


An expanded version of Simon Patrick, 'Advice to a Friend', 8 Feb. 1660 printed in A. Taylor (ed.), Works of Symon Patrick, Oxford, 1858, p. 403).
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