Two catalogues of the parochial library at Alnwick, Northumberland. The first, entitled 'No. 13. A Catalogue of the Parochial Library at Alnwick in the County of Northumberland', records the contents of the library, in shelf order. The library occupied four shelves and comprised 65 works in 67 volumes, including thirteen volumes of Archbishop Tillotson's Posthumous Sermons. 'No. 13' identifies this as the thirteenth library established by the Bray Trustees for Erecting Parochial Libraries. At the end of the catalogue is note by Leonard Darant, minister, dated 26 August 1723, declaring that when he took receipt of the library, the ninth volume of Tillotson's Sermons and Bennet's Confutation of Popery were missing, 'which if they can possibly be procured, shall be restored to the Library.'
A second sheet contains another copy of the catalogue, listing the books in identical order. Each book is also valued, with calculations of the total value of each shelf, the case (£1 5s), packing and carriage (£1 5s), and of the entire library (£22 10s). The most valuable work recorded is Dr [Daniel] Whitby's two-volume Commentary on the New Testament, although the edition is not stated. At the end of this catalogue is a note by John Wilson, curate, acknowledging receipt of the library, 'appropriated to the use of the curate of Alnwick & that I have them in my custody & possession', 10 September 1737.