Catalogue of additional papers of Rev. Henry Handley Norris,
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Correspondence mainly concerning the enquiries of Henry Handley
Norris (1771-1850) into the family estate, with miscellaneous papers and
Shelfmarks: MSS. Eng. c. 7202, e. 3455-6
Extent: 3 shelfmarks
Henry Handley Norris (1771-1850) was Rector of St. John of Jerusalem,
Hackney and a theologian. Details are given in the
Dictionary of National Biography.
Bought, Stride and Son, 3 December 2004, lot 171.
Preferred Form of Citation
Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page
reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7202, fols. 1-2].
For papers of Henry Handley Norris, see
MSS. Eng. lett. b. 38, c. 789-91; Eng. misc. b. 439, c. 942, d. 1367
Personal names (NCA Rules)
Norris | Henry Handley | 1771-1850 | Theologian
|Correspondence and miscellaneous papers,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7202
Extent: 53 leaves
Scope and Content:
- (fols. 1-22) Letters to H.H. Norris, 1789-1850, mainly
relating to his enquiries into the family estate and his father's
- (fols. 23-7) Copy, dated 16 Sept. 1813, of a letter from
James King, executor of John Fordyce, esq. to Mrs Norris, 30 Aug. 1813,
relating to claims of the representatives of the late Henry Norris, esq. from
His late Highness Ameer Ul Omrah, submitted for the consideration of the
Commissioners appointed for the settlement of the claims of the Carnatic
- (fols. 28-35) Miscellaneous research notes, including (fols.
28-9) an extract from the parish register of
Warton, certified by the vicar, 11 Apr.
1808, relating to the
family of Yealand Conyers and the
family of Warton
- (fols. 36-40) Printed article, 'On the cubical content of the
Roman Congius, in a letter from Henry Norris, esq.' extracted from
Archaeologia, 1782, section XXV, with annotations
Norris (father of H.H. Norris)
- (fols. 41-7) Poems and verses
- (fols. 41-2) 'A non-descript between an Ode and an
Epistle', 24 Nov. 1795, beg. "In clear from clouds
the russet morn appear"; followed by 'an epigram made by me',
beg. "When Mordecai had saved poor Israel's race"
- (fols. 43-5) 'Verses supposed to be written to Mrs Sikes
at Guilsboro' ', 12 Sep. 1801, beg. "Laetitia,
Kate, Caroline, 'Ria and Anne"
- (fol. 46) 'Brittannia', beg.
'A Northern Colony possess the Court'
- (fol. 47) A verse about Dr Jephson's advice to a patient
on the value of walking, beg. "He does Sir, so
much so, that some have a notion".
- (fols. 48-53) Miscellaneous papers, including
- (fols. 51-2) Pencil drawing, 'Albinia's sketch of Mr
- (fol. 53) Copy of a letter from Walter Scott to Mr
Ackermann, 26 Mar. 1814
|Notebook containing a sermon, probably by H.H. Norris,
entitled 'The necessity and advantages of Prayer, with a method of praying
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3455
Extent: 26 leaves
Scope and Content:
'Skelton, Octr 20 & 27th 1799' written
at fol. 26v
|Notebook containing a sermon by H.H. Norris on 2. Corinth.
Ch: xi. v. 2,
23 July 1848
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 3456
Extent: 18 leaves
Scope and Content:
On fol. 1v, is written 'H.H.N., written out by Edward Chirton',
and in another hand, 'This sermon was on the same text and much the one H.H.N.
preached when this Chapel was'. On fol. 18v, is written 'July 23d opening of new church 1848'.
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