Notebooks of Thomas Aldersey

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Don. e. 155-63, f. 38-55
  • Dates of Creation
      17th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      27 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Twenty notebooks of Thomas Aldersey containing notes on sermons he heard in Oxford, 1653-5, London, 1661, and Cheshire, 1667-89, with one containing his notes on legal cases, 1657-62, and six in other hands containing sermons and notes on logic, 17th century.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Aldersey (1635-1713) was a lawyer.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

The notebooks were bought from Sotheby's in 1986.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

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