Miscellany notebook on classical subjects, with some additions by Anthony Higgin

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      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 27
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      1 vol. (96 ff.) Modern pencil foliation. Ff.3, 83, 89-93 are blank. F.1r bears the signature "Thomas Salusbury". The main text is not written in Dean Higgin's hand, but there are some additions by him. Damaged by damp. Rebound in boards ca.1820

Scope and Content

Contains: (1) f.4: Scilua variarum lectionum a Reuerendo Patre Bernardino Castorio...collecta et anno Domini 1579 Pridie Nonas octobris inchoata, followed by notes on the life and times of Aristotle, and on rhetoric; (2) f.11v: An virum bonum oportsat esse oratorem; (3) f.12: De toga praetexta apud Romanos; (4) f.12v: De triumpho Romano; (5) f.13v: De Kalendario; (6) f.14: De tempore; (7) ff.15-64: notes on the Roman calendar, games, festivals, etc.; (8) ff.65v-75r: Nomina librorum [a list of books arranged in classes: Fathers, classics, Bible, commentaries]; (9) f.75v: Vtrum Agricola plus prodest quam miles reipublicae; (10) f.76r: E Iusti Lipsij epistolis [1591 and later]; (11) ff.79v-82: Observationes ex D. Augustino de quantitate animae; (12) ff. 84v-86: Axiomata Aristotelis collecta a Beda Presbytero; (13) ff.94-96: Sententiae ex primo libro M.T. Tuscul.: quaest.

Administrative / Biographical History

The compiler of the notebook is unknown. 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


In Latin

Additional Information

Formerly shelved as XVIII.G.16