Catalogue of notebooks of Thomas Aldersey, 1653-89

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

2002

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Table of Contents

Introduction
A    Notebooks containing notes on sermons heard in Oxford, 1653-5
B    Notebooks containing notes on sermons, 1661-88


Notebooks of Thomas Aldersey, 1653-89

Abstract:
Notebooks of Thomas Aldersey, lawyer, containing notes on sermons, 1653-89, with some notebooks in other hands, 17th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Don. e. 155-63, f. 38-55

Extent: 27 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Thomas Aldersey (1635-1713), lawyer, matriculated Brasenose College, Oxford, 1653.

Scope and Content

Twenty notebooks of Thomas Aldersey containing notes on sermons he heard in Oxford, 1653-5, London, 1661, and Cheshire, 1667-89, with one containing his notes on legal cases, 1657-62, and six in other hands containing sermons and notes on logic, 17th cent.

Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby's, 18 Dec. 1986, lot 323.

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Aldersey | Thomas | 1635-1713 | lawyer

Subjects (LCSH)

Sermons, English -- 17th century

A   Notebooks containing notes on sermons heard in Oxford, 1653-5

Shelfmarks: MSS. Don. f. 38-41


Notes on sermons, one (fol. 36) dated 3 Mar. 1652 [/3]
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 41
Extent: 151 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf. Numbered '7' inside upper cover

Scope and Content:

The preachers include

  • (fols. 1-15, 25-30) Dr. [Henry] Wilkinson, Canon of Christ Church
  • (fols. 15-20, 31-5, 53-9, 103-9, 141-5) Dr. [John] Wallis
  • (fols. 47-53) Dr. [John] Conant
  • (fols. 62-8) [Thomas] Cole
  • (fols. 69-71, 82-3, 158v-157v rev. Dr. [Henry] Wilkinson, Principal of Magdalen Hall
  • (fols. 77-81) Dr. [John] Wilkins, Warden of Wadham
  • (fols. 94-101) Dr. [Edward] Reynolds
  • (fols. 109-12) Dr. [Henry] Savage
  • (fols. 113-17) Dr. [John] Owen, Dean of Christ Church

with (fols. 2-3) a list of preachers and the subjects of their sermons.


Notes on sermons, two (fols. 20, 22v rev.) dated 7 Aug. 1653, 7 Apr. 1654
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 38
Extent: 158 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf. Numbered '2' inside upper cover

Scope and Content:

The preachers include

  • (fols. 1, 20, 109, 136, 127v rev., 107v rev., 103v rev., 86v rev., 81v rev., 67v rev., 49v rev., 16v rev.) Dr. [John] Conant
  • (fols. 58, 139v rev., 121v rev., 114v rev., 31v rev., 22v rev.) Dr. [Henry] Wilkinson, Principal of Magdalen Hall
  • (fol. 151v rev.) Dr. [Joshua] Hoyle, Master of University College
  • (fol. 75v rev.) [Ralph] Button
  • (fol. 64v rev.) [Thomas] Tully, Principal of St. Edmund Hall
  • (fol. 35v rev.) [Francis] Howell, Principal of Jesus

Notes on sermons, one (fol. 148v rev.) dated 22 Oct. 1654 and one (fol. 84v rev.) preached at St. Mary's
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 39
Extent: 159 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf, with fragments of a newsheet 'Plymouth 8 November 1653', inside both covers. Numbered '6' on fol. 1.

Scope and Content:

The preachers include

  • (fols. 3-8, 109v-104v rev., 58v-55v rev.) Dr. [John] Wilkins
  • (fols. 23-31, 130-41, 144-59, 76v-72v rev.) Dr. [Henry] Wilkinson of Christ Church
  • (fols. 40-6, 158v-110v rev.) Dr. [John] Conant
  • (fols. 118-26) Dr. [Henry] Langley, Master of Pembroke
  • (fols. 94v-89v rev., 50v-47v rev.) [William] Squire
  • (fols. 89v-84v rev.) [Henry] Hurst of Merton

with (fols. 1-2, 159v) lists of the preachers and the subjects of their sermons.


Notes on sermons preached by John Conant 'at his Friday Lecture in Oxford' on (p. xxxv) 'the person, natures & offices of Our Lord', 1654-5
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 40
Extent: xxxvi + 264 pages
Binding: Ruled calf

B   Notebooks containing notes on sermons, 1661-88

Shelfmarks: MSS. Don. e. 155-63, f. 42-55


Notes on sermons heard in London at (fol. 50v) Marylebone, (fols. 78v, 99) Gray's Inn and (fol. 102) St. Austin's, 1661
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 42
Extent: 154 leaves
Binding: Worn calf, lacking spine

Scope and Content:

The preachers include

  • (fols. 2, 39, 50v, 70v, 78v, 150, 140v rev., 130v-113 rev, 104v rev.) Dr. [William] Bates
  • (fol. 80v) Dr. [Seth] Ward
  • (fols. 82, 101-96 rev.) Dr. [John] Wilkins
  • (fol. 133v) [Thomas] Manton
  • (fol. 102v-101 rev.) [Simeon] Ash.

The notes on fols. 2-8 are in shorthand.


Notes on sermons by a variety of preachers, 1667
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 43
Extent: 184 leaves
Binding: Calf

Scope and Content:

The preachers include

  • (fols. 2, 37v rev.) John Retchford at St. Albans
  • (fol. 151v rev.) Thomas Porter at Bunbury, Cheshire

Notes on sermons by a variety of preachers, 1668-9
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 44
Extent: 188 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf

Scope and Content:

Mainly [Thomas] Bridge, Rector of Malpas, Cheshire, and (fol. 40) his son Robert.


Notes on sermons by a variety of preachers, 1671-2
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 45
Extent: 134 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf

Scope and Content:

The preachers include

  • (fol. 133 rev.) [Thomas] Sherwood at Tarvin, Cheshire, 1672
  • (fol. 116v rev.) 'Mr. Rawlet at Wigan', Lancashire

Notes on sermons by a variety of preachers, 1671-4
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 155
Extent: 181 leaves
Binding: Calf

Scope and Content:

Mainly [Thomas] and Robert Bridge, with one (fol. 98 rev.) by [Laurence] Fogg, Prebendary of Chester.


Notes on sermons by a variety of preachers, 1672
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 46
Extent: 176 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf

Scope and Content:

Mainly (fols. 30v-164v) 'Old Mr. [Thomas] Bridge'.


Notes on sermons, 1672-3
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 47
Extent: 176 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf. Numbered 'B12' inside upper cover

Scope and Content:

The majority preached by [Laurence] Fogg and 'Mr. Hancock', with one (fol. 163) by [Thomas] Porter of Bunbury.


Notes on sermons, 1674-5
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 48
Extent: 263 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf

Scope and Content:

The majority preached by Robert Bridge, with

  • (fol. 9) one by [William] Bispham, Prebendary of Chester
  • (fols. 71v, 262 rev., 101 rev.) three by [Thomas] Bridge

Notes on sermons by a variety of preachers, 1675-7
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 49
Extent: 126 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf

Scope and Content:

The preachers include

  • (fols. 3v, 19v, 26v, 42v) Robert Bridge
  • (fols. 14v, 91v) [William] Bispham
  • (fol. 60v [Laurence] Fogg
  • (fol. 54 rev.) [John] Latham, Vicar of Bunbury
  • (fol. 21 rev.) [Thomas Porter]
  • (fol. 6 rev.) Dr. [James] Adern, Dean of Chester

Two of the sermons (fols. 108, 42 rev.) were preached at Tarporley and Tarvin, May and July 1676


Notes on forty-one sermons, 1676-7
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 156
Extent: 182 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf. Numbered 'B15' on fol. 1

Scope and Content:

Listed on fols. 1-2 and 180v-179v rev., the majority preached by [Rowland] Sherrard, Rector of Tarporley and [James] Adern.


Notes on forty-two sermons, 1677-8
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 157
Extent: 170 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf. Numbered 'B17' on fol. 1

Scope and Content:

Listed on fols. 1-2, including sermons by

  • (fol. 4v) Rowland Sherrard at Tarporley
  • (fols. 55v, 104v) [James] Adern
  • (fols. 69v, 109v) [John] Latham

Notes on thirty-four sermons, 1680
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 158
Extent: 178 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf. Numbered '20' on fol. 1

Scope and Content:

Listed on fols. 175-6, including sermons by

  • (fols. 3, 35v, 88v, 142) Rowland Sherrard
  • (fol. 33v) James Adern
  • (fol. 103v) [James] Marbury
  • (fol. 148) Thomas Porter

Notes on five sermons, the first (fol. 5) dated Easter Day, and the last (fol. 28v) Whit Sunday, 1684
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 161
Extent: 32 leaves

Scope and Content:

Two gatherings from a notebook, paginated 29-76 and 109-24.


Notes on thirty-three sermons, 1684-5
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 159
Extent: 192 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf. Numbered '27' inside upper cover.

Scope and Content:

Listed on fols. 191-2, the first (fol. 2) preached at Tarporley.


Notes on sermons, 1687-[8]
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 50
Extent: 118 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf, remains of clasp

Scope and Content:

Includes four (fols. 2, 7, 52, 55v) by Thomas Porter.


Notes on thirty-four sermons, 1687-9
Shelfmark: MS. Don. e. 160
Extent: 156 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf. Numbered '31' inside upper cover.

Scope and Content:

Listed on fols. 155-6, including four (fols. 67v, 81v, 90v, 100) by Rowland Sherrard at Tarporley.


Notes in an unidentified hand on fifteen sermons, the first two dated July 1679 and Oct. 1684
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 53
Extent: 187 leaves
Binding: Vellum over boards

Scope and Content:

Listed on fol. 2; preached by Rowland Sherrard at Tarporley.


Two notebooks containing sermons by Hugh Morris, annotated with date and place, the majority preached at Bangor, 1675-89
Shelfmark: MSS. Don. e. 162-3
Extent: 174, 160 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf

Notebook of John Aldersey, bought by him 4 Feb. 1697/8 (fol. 1)
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 52
Extent: 142 leaves, 129-42 blank
Binding: Ruled calf

Scope and Content:

Contains brief notes on sermons by a variety of preachers at London churches, 1698-1701.


Notebook of Thomas Aldersey containing notes on legal cases, 1657-62
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 51
Extent: 174 leaves
Binding: Ruled calf

Notebook containing notes for sermons in an unidentified hand, 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 54
Extent: 113 leaves, 36-73, 106-10 blank
Binding: Limp vellum

Notebook of Thomas Edwardes containing notes in Latin on logic and on Greek history, 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Don. f. 55
Extent: 186 leaves, 68-159 blank
Binding: Ruled calf

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