Manuscript sermons, with lectures on the catechism at the back of the volume.
Zachary Grey: Sermons
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- ReferenceGB 12 MS.Add.8516
- Dates of Creation1727-1739
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
Zachary Grey (1688-1766), antiquary, was born at Burniston, Yorkshire, on 6 May 1688. He entered Jesus College, Cambridge, in 1704, and migrated to Trinity Hall in 1707 (LL.B., 1709; LL.D., 1720). He was ordained deacon and priest in 1711, and became Rector of Houghton Conquest in 1725, and Vicar of St Giles and St Peter's, Cambridge. Grey published pamphlets against dissenters, and was a critic of William Warburton. He died at Ampthill, Bedfordshire, on 25 November 1766.
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Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.
Purchased at Bloomsbury Book Auctions, 28 June 1985.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Zachary Grey in Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee, eds, Dictionary of national biography, vol. III (London, 1908), pp. 661-662.
Other Finding Aids
The sermons were formerly part of the collection of Sir Thomas Phillipps, MS 23906.