Papers, 17th-18th cent.
(fols. 1-19) philosophical papers, 17th cent.
- (fols. 1-4) 'Varia Collectio[n]es. A lettre of Mr [Thomas] White concerning knowledge' and philosophical discourses on the immutability of the soul, in English and Latin
- (fol. 5) copy of 'A l[ett]re of Mr White concerning knowledge'
- (fols. 6-14) philosophical discourse with references to White's writings, headed, 'Miscellanea'
- (fol. 15) 'Modi varis dil[ta]tio[n]is [cor]porum tangibilium Ex Verulamio', philosophical notes in Latin
- (fol. 16) 'Capita tracta[torum]' philosophical notes in Latin
- (fols. 17-18) 'Veterum Ph[ilosoph]orum placita de r[eru]m na[tur]aliu[m] p[rinci]piis', philosophical notes in Latin
- (fol. 19) philosophical discourse, in Latin
(fols. 20-41) literary papers, mainly in French, 17th cent.
- (fols. 20-1) extracts from Juvenal, Satires, no. XI, St. Augustine, Enchiridion, ch. 108, and Dionysius, De Divinis Nominibus, ch. 3, in Latin
- (fols. 22-3) 'Sur la paix'
- (fol. 24) 'Cause dela decadence du gout'
- (fols. 25-6) 'Le Retour du printemps', poem
- (fols. 27-8) 'L'ours devenu ministre', satirical poem
- (fols. 29-30) poem [incomplete?],beg. 'certain joueur de Gobelets'
- (fols. 31-4) part of a play, with the characters Timagene, Almanzar, Adraste, Euphorbe, Polydor and Demophile
- (fols. 35-41) drafts of essays and some verse, in French and Latin
(fols. 42-88) papers relating to Roman Catholics, 17th-18th cent.
- (fol. 42) 'An account of the original Cause of the disturbances in the English College at Rome [in 1579] as it is given by Dr Maurice Clenock the president'. Endorsed with a homily on gluttony and self-indulgence, 17th cent.
- (fols. 43-78) copies of letters and other papers, 1624-35, n.d., relating to the dispute between Richard Smith, Bishop of Chalcedon and the English regulars, in English and Latin, including (fols. 56-71) 'A Treatise of the Right which the Bishopp of Chalcedon hath to exact of the Regulars in England, that they aske his approbation for the hearinge of the Confessions of Secular people, with the Answeres to the Obiections made by the Regulars to the Contrarie', 17th cent.
- (fol. 79) 'Touchinge the oath of Allegiance', queries concerning the oath and the level of forfeit for non-compliance. Endorsed with a note of the value of land belonging to Sir Thomas Brudenell of Deene,[c.1660]
- (fols. 80-1) discourse against the Catholic Church and its claim of trans-substantiation, 17th cent.
- (fols. 82-3) 'A Translation of a letter write [sic] in french by Abbe Jean of La Trapp to her Royal Highness Madam de Guise', with advice on living a Christian life. Endorsed 'This the Handwriting of William Towneley', 17th cent.
- (fols. 84-5) psalm 41 in Latin, 17th cent.
- (fols. 86-7) notes on religious and moral matters, in English and Latin, 17th cent.
- (fol. 88) 'The p[ar]ticulars for raising the sum of [£]536=19s on Papists and their Estates in Blackburne Hundred'. Endorsed 'Tax done by Mr Whitaker 1723'
(fols. 89-90) family papers, 17th cent.
- (fols. 89-90) schedule of title deeds and documents relating to the manor of Sledwish and other places in the county of Durham, bought by Charles Towneley from Thomas Clopton in the 1620's and sold in 1642 to Sir John Clavering (see Robert Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham p.47 (Darlington Ward) vol. IV (London, 1840) ), 17th cent.
- Creation: 17th-18th cent.
Language of Materials
MS. Eng. c. 7032