Theological and Bibliographical Notes

Scope and Content

Theological and bibliographical notes on works of the Fathers and other Christian writers, 235 folios. From about fo. 140 the emphasis changes and the notes relate mainly to the history of the Church in England. The notes are mainly in Latin, but there are many in English in the later part of the book. Inside the front cover are the initials 'T.C.', perhaps those of the compiler. A number of the leaves have been removed.

(Fo. 2) 'Octob. 1710'; (fo. 155r) statistics of English Catholic clergy and laity put to death in each reign from Elizabeth I to Charles I; (fo. 207) notes headed 'Dr. Hawardin Contr: Sacr: Poeniten:'; (fo. 215v) further extracts from the same author upon other sacraments; (fo. 224) copy of a letter from E. Hawarden to Grimaldi, 14 March 1711; (fo. 226) copy of questions put at a visitation of Douai College by Decker and Smets, October 1711 (see Edwin Burton, Life and times of Bishop Challoner (1909), I , pp. 31-33); (fo. 227) note by the compiler of the manuscript making it clear he was present at the Douai visitation.

From the other end of the volume are litanies and prayers in Latin and English. Those on fos 236v-231v are in a second hand, and are dated 1699. The rest, on fos 231r-228v, and ending with extracts from St Bernard's sermons, are in the volume's main hand.

Administrative / Biographical History

The notes were compiled by an English Catholic at Douai during 1710 and 1711.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1905.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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