Essays and poems by William Thomson

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Collection of religious prose and verse in a single hand, probably all composed by Thomson and in his autograph. Includes: f.2r-v: prose piece beginning "The papist and Quaker agree..."; ff.3r-34v: two prose pieces of spiritual autobiography, signed "W T 1648" and "Willm Thomson 1629" respectively; ff.35r-43r: three poems, the first signed by Thomson 1633 and the third 1634; f.44r-77v: five theological essays or commentaries in prose, the first signed by Thomson 1654, the third entitled "What a libertyne is" and the fifth, "The sacrement explained", referring to Latimer, Ridley and Ralph Allerton.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Thomson was evidently a religious writer. Nothing is recorded about his life.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Bertram Rota, August 1983


In English

Other Finding Aids

The poems are indexed in the BCMSV database