Contains: (1) ff.1-38: course of sermons for Sundays throughout the year from October to February based on St Luke's Gospel, not in Dean Higgin's hand; (2) ff.39-93: miscellaneous notes and commentaries on Bible texts, possibly by Dean Higgin
Sermons in English, followed by theological notes and commentaries possibly compiled by Anthony Higgin
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 26
- Dates of Creationca.1580?
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Latin Greek
- Physical Description1 vol. (93 ff.) Modern pencil foliation. F.73 is blank. Many folios damaged by damp, so that the text is defective and partly illegible. The damaged folios have been mounted. Modern leather binding with blind tooling
Scope and Content
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.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted
From the library of Anthony Higgin, Dean of Ripon
In English and Latin, with a few words in Greek
Formerly shelved as XVIII.G.15