Miscellany notebook on theological subjects, including summaries of controversial works, and notes for sermons, compiled by Anthony Higgin

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      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 30
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      English Latin
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (188 ff.) Some sections have contemporary foliation. Ff.9-11, 26-31, 63-9, 71-86, 174-5 are blank. Damp-stained. Rebound in boards ca.1820.

Scope and Content

Contains summaries of controversial works, and notes for sermons, including: (1) f.36: E promptuario morali Stapletoni (Thomas Stapleton: Promptuarium morale, 1598); (2) Blackwell's examination, his answer to Bellarmine; Bellarmine to him; his letters to all the clergy and laity of England; (3) f.99: Mussus Bipontinus in Christi natalijs; (4) f.108v: Resurrectio Christi e Stapletono; (5) 109r: E Musso observat: in Resurrectionem Christi, followed by notes for sermons on Sundays throughout the year; (6) f.187: Articles of ye disputation...Jan. 7, 1527

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 and Latin

Additional Information

Formerly shelved as XVIII.E.38