Notes on the Doctrines of Christianity

Scope and Content

Four volumes of notes, possibly by Edmund Butcher, on the doctrines of Christianity, compiled at the Academy, Daventry, Northamptonshire, in Jeremiah Rich's system of shorthand as improved by Philip Doddridge.

Administrative / Biographical History

Edmund Butcher (1757-1822) was a unitarian minister. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The volumes were given to the Library by Mansfield College, Oxford, in 1964.


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

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 46779-82.

Custodial History

The volumes were owned by Samuel Bache. The were given by his son to Spring Hill College, Birmingham, 1876.