Papers of Philip and Matthew Henry
Papers and correspondence of Philip and Matthew Henry, and of the Henry family, consisting of:
- Commonplace books, containing mainly extracts from printed books, many on religious subjects, late 17th-18th century
- Volume containing accounts and rental, and copies of deeds, wills and executors' accounts, with notes of births and deaths of members of the Henry family, 17th century, with some later additions
- The diary of Matthew Henry, 1705-1713
- Transcript, 18th century, of vol. 6 and part of vol. 7 of the diary of Sarah Savage, sister of Matthew Henry, 1714-1723
- Correspondence of the Henry family, 1652-1713
- 17th-18th cent.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Eng. misc. c. 293].
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Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. Eng. misc. c. 293, d. 311, e. 330-331; Eng. lett. e. 29
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 7442, 7443
Biographical / Historical
The Henry family were nonconformists of Broad Oak, Flintshire. Philip Henry (1631-1696) was a nonconformist minister and diarist. Matthew Henry (1662-1714) was a commentator. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other 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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were given to the Library in 1949.
- 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).
- Papers of Philip and Matthew Henry
- Emily Tarrant
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