Notes on a sermon attributed to Philip Henry, 1683

Scope and Content

Notes of a sermon on Joseph as the fourth famous person who was a type of Christ, evidently part of a series of sermons. Aspects of Joseph's life are compared to similar events in the life of Christ, using scriptural examples. Attributed to Philip Henry.

Administrative / Biographical History

Philip Henry (1631-1696) was a non-conformist minister, ordained a Presbyterian, who struggled to bring himself to conform to the Book of Common Prayer and in the end conscience would not let him, despite the trials that ensued from this decision. He was ejected from his curacy in Worthenbury, and frequently summoned to assizes on various charges. He was a gifted preacher, committed to the parish system, and kept a diary from 1657 that gives an insight into the life of a dissenting minister. He was father of Matthew Henry, another non-conformist minister, and Sarah Savage, a diarist and commentator on the political events of the 17th century.


Single item

Access Information

By appointment with the Keeper of Manuscripts. Access to records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Acquisition Information

Presented to the University Library by George Duncan of Balchrystie,[Fife], 3 May 1862


Call number used to be ms1719

Other Finding Aids

Individual Manuscripts and Small Collections database available as part of Manuscripts Database

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper: nine sheets, 15.2x13cm folded.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Custodial History

'Mrs Savage, sister of M Henry gave them to Rev Barett, Congregational minister at West Bromsgrove [Staffordshire] whose widow gave them to the Rev Good who gave them to me, J.McK. [McKinley], 28 August 1852.'



Related Material

St Andrews University : GB 227 msBX5201.H21: Sermon by Matthew Henry, 1704.