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Collection Level Description: Theological and Devotional Works

Reference: MSS. Eng. e. 2760-75; Lat. misc. e. 130-2, f. 53-5; Lat. th. e. 52-8, f. 25-8
Title: Theological and Devotional Works
Dates of Creation: 16th-19th cent.
Extent: 33 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Some of the volumes were possibly collected by Thomas Clayton.

Language of Material: Latin, English, and Italian

Administrative/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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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Clayton | Thomas | d 1746 | Roman Catholic priest

Saltmarsh | Gerard | fl 1675-1724 | Chaplain to Duchess of Norfolk

Sillver | Ferdinand | d 1728 | Roman Catholic priest

Catholic Church

Norfolk (England)

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