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Collection Level Description: Papers of Philip and Matthew Henry

Reference: MSS. Eng. misc. c. 293, d. 311, e. 330-1; Eng. lett. e. 29
Title: Papers of Philip and Matthew Henry
Dates of Creation: 17th-18th cent.
Extent: 5 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

The Henry family were nonconformists of Broad Oak, Flintshire. Philip Henry (1631-96) was a nonconformist minister and diarist. Matthew Henry (1662-1714) was a commentator. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Scope and Content

Papers and correspondence of Philip and Matthew Henry, and of the Henry family, consisting of:

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were given to the Library in 1949.

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Further Information

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. I, nos. 43749-53.

Publication Note

Extracts from the diaries of Matthew Henry and Sarah Savage are printed in J.B. Williams, Memoirs of the life, character and writings of the Rev. Matthew Henry (2nd ed., London, 1865) and Memoirs of the life and character of Mrs Savage (Shrewsbury, 1818).

Access Points



Diaries | 18th century

Henry | Philip | 1631-1696 | Nonconformist Minister and Diarist

Henry | Matthew | 1662-1714 | Commentator

Savage | Sarah | fl 1714-1723

Henry | family | Broad Oak, Flintshire

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