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Thirty-nine sermons or drafts of sermons

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MS. Add. A. 89
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Thirty-nine sermons or drafts of sermons delivered at various specified places between about 1590 and 1617 by a Westminster and Christ Church man, attached, perhaps as chaplain, to archbp. Tobie Matthew both at Durham and York. At fols. 244v rev. and 2 are Oxford bidding prayers in Latin and English: there are also some Latin disputations, etc.

Authorities are quoted marginally, and generally also at the end of each sermon.

The outside of the cover bears the following absurd sentence: ' Volume of MS. Sermons of Dr. South's [d. 1716!]. N.B. when his works were collecting these sermons were advertised [for] with a reward of £200 by Dr. Wake-- His own handwriting never printed. Geo. Anstis.'


  • Creation: written in about 1590-1617


246 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 89, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. A. 89

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18675


Thirty-nine sermons or drafts of sermons, written in about 1590-1617.

Biographical / Historical

The author may be John Calfhill or Calfield (d. 1619), who was perhaps a cousin of the archbishop.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 28865.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought on Dec. 15, 1864, from E. Rimell as archbp. Matthew's autograph, for £10.

Physical Facet

On paper, in a cloth case 7 7/8 × 6 1/2 × 1 7/8 in.


7 3/8 × 5 1/4 in.

Thirty-nine sermons or drafts of sermons
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom