Two volumes of sermons by Thomas Townson, annotated by John Jebb, with the bookplate of Thomas Jeston White

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Two volumes of sermons by Thomas Townson, 1761-89, with notes of dates and places preached, collected and annotated by John Jebb, Bishop of Limerick, and published as Practical Discourses (London, 1830)

Administrative / Biographical History

John Jebb (1775-1833) was Bishop of Limerick. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see

Acquisition Information

Bought from Thorntons of Oxford (not a catalogue), with MS. Eng. lett. c. 590, fols. 141-6, 1977.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.

Custodial History

Bookplate of Thomas Jeston White; bought by 'A.B.R.' from Halls Bookshop, Tunbridge Wells, 1973


See scope and content.