Sermons in English, followed by theological notes and commentaries possibly compiled by Anthony Higgin

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 26
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  • Language of Material
      English Latin Greek
  • Physical Description
      1 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

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

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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Acquisition Information

From the library of Anthony Higgin, Dean of Ripon


In English and Latin, with a few words in Greek

Additional Information

Formerly shelved as XVIII.G.15