Commonplace book of Dr Ralph Baker
A theological commonplace book of Dr Ralph Baker, chaplain to archbp. Tillotson, on such subjects as popes, bishops and councils.
Much of it is in shorthand, and some pages are torn.
- Creation: second half of the 17th century
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Tanner 469, fols. 1-2].
MS. Tanner 469
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 21131
Commonplace book of Dr Ralph Baker.
Biographical / Historical
Dr Ralph Barker (1648-1708) was a chaplain.
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. III, no. 13661.
The following note by Tanner is on the cover, "He [Dr. Barker] had a brother's son Mr. Barker who was partner with Mr. Hays in Norwich, and left at his house several MSS., some of which coming into the hands of Mr. Pickering, he gave me this, and an 8° volume of Abp. Tillotson's sermons in short hand."]
At the time descriptions were made for the Summary catalogue of western manuscripts, vol. iii, this MS. was among the Rawlinson MSS.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
By his will Tanner's manuscripts passed to the Library, and were received in 1736, about three months after his death.
13 1/8 × 8 3/8 in.
- Commonplace book of Dr Ralph Baker
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