Miscellany notebook on theological subjects, compiled partly by Anthony Higgin

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      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 40
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  • Language of Material
      English Latin
  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (92 ff.) Modern pencil foliation. but with slightly differing contemporary ink foliation from f.4r. Ff.2 and 72 are blank. F.3v is inscribed "Anth: Higgin Nouemb.2o.1585". A paragraph on f.89v begins "Cum in disputatione quadam publica mense Junio An: 1599..." Notes on the Old Testament are written in Anthony Higgin's hand, but the major section on a controversy with John Overall, bishop of Norwich, is in a different and earlier hand.

Scope and Content

Includes notes on the Old Testament and on controversial subjects

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 English

Additional Information

Formerly shelved as XVIII.G.26