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Collection Level Description: Notes on the Doctrines of Christianity, possibly by Edmund Butcher

Reference: MSS. Eng. th. f. 43-6
Title: Notes on the Doctrines of Christianity, possibly by Edmund Butcher
Dates of Creation: 1786-7
Extent: 4 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Possibly Edmund Butcher (1757-1822)

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Edmund Butcher (1757-1822) was a unitarian minister. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Four volumes of notes, possibly by Edmund Butcher, on the doctrines of Christianity, compiled at the Academy, Daventry, Northamptonshire, in Jeremiah Rich's system of shorthand as improved by Philip Doddridge.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The volumes were owned by Samuel Bache. They were given by his son to Spring Hill College, Birmingham, in 1876.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were given to the Library by Mansfield College, Oxford, in 1964.

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Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 46779-82.

Access Points




Butcher | Edmund | 1757-1822 | Unitarian

Doddridge Academy | Daventry, Northamptonshire

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