Theological and Devotional works, 16th - 19th Cent.

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Introduction
A   Gerard Saltmarsh 17th century; early 18th century
B   Ferdinand Sillver 1690-1724
C   Miscellaneous 1588-1736; late 17th - early 19th cent.


Theological and Devotional works, 16th - 19th cent.

16th - 19th cent.

Abstract:
Roman Catholic theological and devotional works.

Extent: 3.3 Linear metres, 33 physical shelfmarks
Language(s) of Material: Latin, English, Italian

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. e. 2760-75; Lat. misc. e. 130-2, f. 53-5; Lat. th. e. 52-8, f. 25-8

Biographical History

Gerard Saltmarsh was Chaplain to the Duchess of Norfolk in the late 17th century/early 18th century. Thomas Clayton (d 1746) was a priest in charge of the Roman Catholic chapel in Norwich from 1728. Ferdinand Sillver (d 1728) was a priest at Norwich.

Scope and Content

Thirty-three volumes of theological and devotional works, mainly Roman Catholic. Some are by Gerard Saltmarsh, with Thomas Clayton's signature. Some are in the hand of Ferdinand Sillver. Some of the volumes were possibly collected by Thomas Clayton.

Acquisition

The volumes were bought from John Wilson (Autographs) Ltd in 1981.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark, e.g. MS. Eng. e. 2760, fols. 1-2].

Personal name(s) (NCA Rules)

Clayton | Thomas | d. 1746 | Roman Catholic priest
Saltmarsh | Gerard | fl. 1675-1724 | Chaplain to Duchess of Norfolk
Sillver | Ferdinand | d. 1728 | Roman Catholic priest

Place name(s) (NCA Rules)

Norfolk (England)

Subject(s)

16th century
17th century
18th century
19th century
Catholic Church
Theology

A   Gerard Saltmarsh 17th century; early 18th century

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. e. 2760-8; Lat. misc. f. 53


Meditations for each day of the year, by Gerard Saltmarsh, Chaplain to the Duchess of Norfolk
Date: late 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2760
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 374 pages

Scope and Content

With (pp. 366-71) a summary of contents.

Signature of Thomas Clayton [priest in charge of the Roman Catholic chapel in Norwich from 1728, d. 1746] and pencil '7[?]59' inside upper cover.

Meditations and (pp. 276-472) reflections on Protestant discourses by Gerard Saltmarsh
Date: late 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2761
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 480 pages

Scope and Content

Signature of Thomas Clayton and '596' inside upper cover.

(pp. 127, 269-72, 472) lists of contents.

Account by Gerard Saltmarsh, in dialogue form, of conferences between an Anglican and a Roman Catholic
Date: late 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2762
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 390 pages

Scope and Content

With (pp. i-iii) a list of contents.

Sermons by Gerard Saltmarsh
Date: late 17th - early 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2763
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 461 pages

Scope and Content

Contains (pp. 247-459) thirteen sermons annotated by Gerard Saltmarsh, some (pp. 293-310, 419-37) adapted from French or (pp. 311-71) from Italian, all listed on p. 459, late 17th-early 18th cent. The last sermon appears to have been preached in the presence of the Duke of Norfolk.

Also includes:

Sermons 'out of French generally form'd to my own use'
Date: late 17th - early 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2764
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 406 pages

Scope and Content

Signature of Thomas Clayton and '840' inside upper cover. (p. 402) copied by 'Mr. Mathews at London' and (p. 403) for Gerard Saltmarsh, with (pp. 402-3) a list of contents.

Sermons 'epitomiz'd out of pere Aveugle' annotated by Gerard Saltmarsh
Date: late 17th - early 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2765
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 462 pages

Scope and Content

Signature of Thomas Clayton and '922' inside upper cover. With (p. 4) a list of contents.

Sermons 'Taken out of Pere Aveugle generally' annotated by Gerard Saltmarsh
Date: late 17th - early 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2766
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 398 pages

Scope and Content

Signature of Thomas Clayton and '659' inside upper cover. With (p. 385) a list of contents.

Sermons under the heading 'Dominica in albis', 'taken out of different Books, annotated by Gerard Saltmarsh
Date: late 17th - early 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2767
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 418 pages

Scope and Content

Signature of Thomas Clayton and '914' inside upper cover. With (pp. 416-17) a list of contents

Reflections on Christian doctrine
Date: early 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2768
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 218 leaves

Scope and Content

Signature of Thomas Clayton and '948' inside upper cover.

Digest, in Latin, of a course of lectures(?) on the history of the church
Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. misc. f. 53
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 260 leaves

Scope and Content

Signature of Thomas Clayton (fol. 1) and '1040'.

B   Ferdinand Sillver 1690-1724

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Eng. e. 2769; Lat. misc. e. 130; Lat. th. e. 52-6; f 25-6


Epitomes of treatises on the Decalogue, in Latin, in the hand of Ferdinand Sillver, 'Finis... Anno Dni'
Date: 1693
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. th. e. 52
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 610 pages

Scope and Content

Signature of Ferdinand Sillver [priest at Norwich, d. 1728] (p. 610); 'Cler. Saec. Miss. Norf. & Suff. ' (p. 1); '845' (p. ii).

With (pp. 591-8) a list of contents, and (pp. 599-600) the beginning of an index.

Treatises in Latin, in the hand of Ferdinand Sillver
Date: c. 1690 - 1724
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. th. e. 53
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 427 leaves

Scope and Content

Signature of Ferdinand Sillver (fol. 427); 'Cler. Saec. Miss. Norf. & Suff. ' (fol. 1); '845' (fol. iv).

Comprises:

Treatises on the sacraments, in Latin, in the hand of Ferdinand Sillver, 'Finis Junii 25 1695' (fol. 273)
Date: 1695
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. th. e. 54
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 286 leaves

Scope and Content

Signature of Ferdinand Sillver (fol. ii); 'Cler. Saec. Miss. Norf. & Suff' (fol. 1); '630' (fol. iv).

(fols. 274-9) a list of contents

Two treatises on the sacraments, in Latin, in the hand of Ferdinand Sillver, 'ita 3 Aug. Finis' (fol. 285)
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. th. e. 55
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 291 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fols. 285v-9) a list of contents.

'Cler. Saec. Miss. Norf. & Suff. ' (fol. 1); '923' (fol. iv).

Treatises in Latin, in the hand of Ferdinand Sillver
Date: 1690-9
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. th. e. 56
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 620 pages

Scope and Content

Signature of Ferdinand Sillver (p. iii); 'Cler. Saec. Miss. Norf. & Suff. ' and '845' (p. ii).

Epitome of treatises on the sacraments, in Latin, in the hand of Ferdinand Sillver
Date: 1695
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. th. f. 25
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 334 pages

Scope and Content

Signature of Ferdinand Sillver (p. vi); 'Cler. Saec. Miss. Norf. & Suff. ' and '1231' (p. i).

Epitome of treatises in the form of disputations, in Latin, copied by Ferdinand Sillver
Date: 1694
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. th. f. 26
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 209 leaves

Scope and Content

Signature of Ferdinand Sillver (fol. ii); '1110' (fol. iv); 'Cler. Miss. Norf. et Suff.' (fol. 1).

Comprises:

Epitome in Latin of treatises on rational and natural philosophy by John Martin [Brian Orrell], professor at Douai, copied by his pupil Ferdinand Sillver
Date: 1691
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. misc. e. 130
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 422 pages

Scope and Content

Signature of 'Ferdinandus Sillver Bristoliensis' (p. iii); '1054' (p. ii); 'Cler. Saec. Miss. Norf. & Suff.'(p. 1).

Notebook containing sermons, partly in the hand of Ferdinand Sillver
Date: late 17th-early 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2769
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 187 pages

Scope and Content

With some jottings, sentences and (p. 161) medical recipes, late 17th - early 18th cent.

'637' inside upper cover.

C   Miscellaneous 1588-1736; late 17th - early 19th cent.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Eng. e. 2770-5: Lat. misc. e. 131-2; f. 54-5; Lat. th. e. 57-8; f. 27-8


Treatises in Latin
Date: 1736
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. th. f. 27
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 442 pages

Scope and Content

Stencilled name 'Jac. Hudson' (p. iii); '1048' (p. ii); 'Cleri Duaceni Norf: Suffol. ' (p. 1).

Includes:

Treatises in Latin
Date: Not recorded at time of cataloguing
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. th. f. 28
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 538 pages

Scope and Content

In the same hand as MS. Lat. th. f. 27

Stencilled name 'Jac. Hudson' (p. 5); '883' (p. ii); 'Cleri Duaceni Norf. & Suffolcae' (p. 1).

Includes

Sermons on the Epistle and Gospel for each Sunday from the third Sunday in Advent to Septuagesima Sunday
Date: late 17th or early 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2770
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 80 leaves

Scope and Content

'918' inside upper cover. With corrections in the hand of Gerard Saltmarsh.

Meditations on saints and holy days from 1 Jan. to 19 Mar.
Date: 1697
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2771
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 70 leaves

Scope and Content

'1225' inside upper cover. (fols. 46-70) are blank.

Meditations and notes
Date: late 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2772
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 96 leaves

Scope and Content

With '1115' inside upper cover.

with (fols. 91-6) an index, in the same hand as MS. Eng. e. 2770.

Many leaves are blank.

Discourses on the first six commandments
Date: 17 Mar. 1700
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2773
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 86 leaves

Scope and Content

With '886' inside upper cover.

(fols. 44r-72r, 76v-85r) are blank.

Includes:

Treatise 'De Deo Uno et Trino' in the hand of William Martin [William Cowley alias Martin] (signature fol. i)
Date: 1679
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. th. e. 57
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 193 leaves

Scope and Content

With (fol. 193) a printed sheet, folded and inserted at the end of the volume, Conclusiones Theologicae De Deo Uno defended by Martin at Douai, 28 July 1679.

'1107' inside upper cover.

Treatise 'De Actibus Humanis' in the hand of William Martin
Date: 1678
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. th. e. 58
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 125 leaves

Scope and Content

'1106' inside upper cover.

'Gulielmi Martin Liber' (fol. i).

Includes (fol. 125) a printed sheet, folded and inserted at the end of the volume, Conclusiones theologiae without title, defended by Martin at Douai, 16 May 1678.

Course of lectures on moral philosophy, in Latin, by Fern. Perez
Date: 1588
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. misc. e. 131
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 809 leaves

Scope and Content

Bookplate of Francis Blomefield, 1736; signature of Thomas Martin of Palgrave; given by Richard Hart to John Dalton, 1866; various doodled 17th-cent. signatures on pp. xviii-xix, including Andrew Wright and Robart Andrewes.

'520' inside upper cover.

With (pp. i-xvii) a summary of contents.

'Notiones Philosophicae. Studio Logicae premittendae - a Revdssmo Patae Pio'
Date: 18th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. misc. f. 54
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 97 leaves

Scope and Content

Also in Italian.

(fols. 51-97) are blank.

Cycle of thirty-seven Protestant sermons mainly on the nature of the sacrament of Holy Communion
Date: 17th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2774
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 165 leaves

Treatise on logic, entitled 'Compendium Logicae'
Date: 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. misc. e. 132
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 154 leaves

Acquisition:

Given by T. Barge to W. Fielding, and by Fielding to T. Seddon (fol. iv); T. Seddon, 1855, and Henry B. M. Hughes of Libson (fol. 1); booklabel of Canon Duckett D. D. inside upper cover.


Ordo Baptizandi aliaque sacramenta administrandi... Ex rituali Romano jussu Pauli Quinti edito, extractus pro Anglia, Hibernia & Scotia , London
Date: 1686
Shelfmark: MS. Lat. misc. f. 55
Language(s) of Material: Latin
Extent: 162 pages

Scope and Content

With (pp. iii, iv and 157) dates of births and baptisms, 1689-95, and names of godparents, mainly of children of William, 4th Viscount Molyneux, and (pp. 158-9) prayers in Latin.

Volume containing prayers or devotions in shorthand, with a note on fol. 13v 'Elizabeth Hitchcock Her Hand'
Date: c. 18th cent
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. e. 2775
Language(s) of Material: English
Extent: 35 leaves

Scope and Content

Bookplate of Thomas Weld Esq., Lulworth Castle.


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