Miscellany notebook, mainly on theological subjects, compiled by Anthony Higgin and another

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      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 22
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      English Latin Greek
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      1 vol. (220 ff.) The following folios are blank: 66, 113-5, 117-9, 129, 132, 166-7, and 180-2. Much of the text is inverted in relation to the modern pencil foliation. There is some rubrication in the text, including the first verse of Hosea in vocalised Hebrew on f.109r. Extensively damaged by damp, so that the text in many places is quite illegible. Rebound in boards ca.1820.

Scope and Content

Contains miscellaneous notes, apparently for sermons, on baptism, the Lord's supper, etc., with summaries of contemporary controversial theological and some classical works, as follows: (1) f.7: Whitakeri et Duraei concertationes - Sacrae literae; (2) ff.48-50: Reinoldes and Hart ["The summe of the conference between Iohn Rainolds and Iohn Hart" was issued in 1584]; (3) f.54: notes on the text 1.Reg.1.39, "And Zadock the preeste", headed "Concio habita Sept.17o. anno 1586"; (4) f.88: amongst a few scribbles appear the names "cantabrigia" and "Thomas Wittacherus"; (5) ff.89-107: analysis of Epistola ad Romanos; (6) ff.120-8: commentaries on Matthew, Luke, and Epistola 2a ad Timotheum; (7) f.133: the name "Ralphe abate" appears; (8) ff.135-164: Annotationes in primum librum Aristotelis physicorum (- in 3m librum); (9) f.169: Ex primo de caelo cap.1; (10) ff.184-5: Ex epistolis horatij; (11) ff.187-215: Observationes & propositiones quotquot continentur in libris Aristotelis Ethicorum, which is ascribed at the end thus,"Per F.Y.", possibly Francis Young, St John's College, Cambridge, 1581-1584/5, and is certainly not in the hand of Anthony Higgin

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


Mainly in Latin, with some English and Greek, and a little Hebrew

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Formerly shelved as XVIII.F.30