Miscellany notebook on theological subjects, including notes for sermons, compiled by Anthony Higgin

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      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 36
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  • Language of Material
      English Latin Greek
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (94 ff.) Modern pencil foliation. Ff.10-42 are foliated 1-38 in a contemporary hand. Ff.15-16, 32, 39, 56-7, 88, and 94 are blank. Text begins at both ends. Rebound in boards ca.1820. On the inside front cover is inscribed, in a nineteenth-century hand, "supposed of Dean Wilkins", and on f.79r "November 2 1582. Anth.Higgin".

Scope and Content

Contains: (1) f.2r: a rough drawing apparently for a monument, inscribed "Antho Higgin posuit Guilielmo Bircheo avunculo M.D.M. The truthe of God endureth for ever"; (2) f.2v: a rough copy of a "Scottish tune" and words beginning "The hunt is uppe", headed "Rownde"; this being the first verse of a moralisation of a popular song and dance of the 16th century; (3) f.10: Secretae confessionis origo; (4) f.20: Chytraeus de morte, et consolationibus vi opponendis; (5) ff.24-5: Chytraeus de anima (-de purgatorio); (6) f.26: Vocabuli inferni; (7) ff.31-4: headed "Wed." and "Thurs."; (7) f.37v: begins "My name is Grace Bradburne I am the child I thank god for it of believing parents..." followed by a confession of faith; (8) f.41v: Dispensation for pluralities unlawfull; (9) f.42: Concio habita Wetherbiae martij 6o. 1585; (10) f.43: De eucharistiae sacramentis; (11) f.50: Psalm 23; (12) f.52v: Transubstantiatio

Administrative / Biographical History

Anthony Higgin (d. 1624), the son of Thomas Higgin of Manchester, was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow in 1574. In 1583 he became rector of Kirk Deighton near Wetherby in Yorkshire, and in 1608 he was appointed Dean of Ripon an appointment he held until his death. He collected books extensively throughout his life, and left them to the church at Ripon when he died. The surviving part of his collection, which numbers about 1250 volumes, is now preserved in Leeds University Library as part of Ripon Cathedral Library.

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From the library of Anthony Higgin, Dean of Ripon


In English and Latin, with a few phrases in Greek

Additional Information

Formerly shelved as XVIII.G.22