Miscellany notebook on theological subjects, in English, Latin, and Greek, compiled by Anthony Higgin

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      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 16
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      English Latin Greek
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (211 ff.) Written in Dean Higgin's handwriting. Considerably damaged by damp; several folios at the beginning and end have been mounted. Ff.11-34, 38, 62-78, 176-7, 181-4 are blank, and a few folios have been cut out. Leather binding, gilt tooled with central ornament, and the initials AH.

Scope and Content

Contains notes for sermons and summaries of theological works, including: (1) f.39: Concio 4a, 1 Cor.11.28; (2) f.42: Concio 5a, 1 Cor.11.28; (3) f.42v: De nobilitate; (4) f.82: Headed "Bilson's suruey" [i.e. "The suruey of Christ's suffering for man's redemption", 1604, STC 3070]; (5) ff.94v-136: Notes on Joseph Hall's "Epistles in six decads", 1607-11; (6) f.140: E Gorrano ad Romanos.

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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From the library of Anthony Higgin, Dean of Ripon


In English, Latin, and Greek

Additional Information

Formerly shelved as XVIII.F.24