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Sermons by Philip Henry and Samuel Lawrence

 Single Item
MS. Eng. th. f. 8
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 2). An outline of a sermon on Luke xiv. 18, stated to be in the handwriting of Philip Henry (d. 1696), father of Matthew Henry.
  2. (fol. 11). A sermon on Job xxix. 2-3, stated to be in the handwriting of Samuel Lawrence, sen., a friend of M. Henry (d. 1712).
  3. (fol. 18). A sermon on Gal. ii. 20, preached on Sept. 11, 1720, stated to be in the handwriting of dr. Samuel Lawrence, jun. (d. 1760).


  • Creation: written in the 17th and 18th centuries


31 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. th. f. 8, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Eng. th. f. 8

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18689


Sermons by Philip Henry and Samuel Lawrence, written in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Biographical / Historical

Philip Henry (1631–1696) was a clergyman and ejected minister.

Samuel Lawrence (bap.1661-1712) was a dissenting minister.

Samuel Lawrence jun. (1693–1760) was a dissenting minister.

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. 28921.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These sermons were bought with an interleaved English bible (Oxford 1679), which bears manuscript notes by Matthew Henry (d. 1714), and is now referenced Bib. Eng. 1679. e. 4-6. The whole was bought at Chester in April, 1798, by Will. Robert Hay, M.A., and was Purchased by the Library from Henry Stevens on Feb. 3, 1866, for £7 17s. 6d.

Physical Facet

On paper


6 7/8 × 4 5/8 in.

Sermons by Philip Henry and Samuel Lawrence
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