Notebook, apparently used primarily for a student's notes on logic, Latin translation, etc., but continued as a collection of copies of devotional works and sermons. Most of the items were copied from printed editions, but there are a few sermons of a late date that may have been written up from notes made by the writer. At one end is a series of Latin letters, evidently specimens of a prose composition, ending with one signed Antonius Belke. There is also the draft of a letter to Henry King, bishop of Chichester, 15 June 1663, about a property at Egerton, Kent, and referring to friends in Canterbury. Other items suggest the writer had a Cambridge connection.
Cambridge Notebook of Notes, Sermons and Letters
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The compiler of the volume was probably Thomas Belke of Queens's College, Cambridge; BA, 1654-1655; Fellow, 1655-1656 and 1660-1676; and from 1676 until his death in 1712, rector of Wickhambreux, Kent, and Prebendary of Canterbury.
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Presented by Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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