Miscellaneous sermon notes and Biblical commentaries in Latin, compiled by Anthony Higgin

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 20
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  • Language of Material
      Latin English Greek
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (80 ff.) accompanied (in a separate envelope) by a facsimile of the music written on both sides of the parchment cover Ff.21, 33-6, 49-50 are blank. Text begins at both ends. It is damaged by damp, so that the ink is considerably faded in many places, and almost illegible. Parchment manuscript wrapper containing music, and fragment of a printed service book inside covers.

Scope and Content

Contains notes for sermons and commentaries on the Lord's Prayer, Creed, Psalm 62, Commandments, etc. On f.80 are notes of receipts and payments; "Recepta" begin "for barlye 40 qr 26.13.4"

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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Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

From the library of Anthony Higgin, Dean of Ripon


Mainly in Latin, with some Greek and English

Additional Information

Formerly shelved as XVIII.F.28