Theological and Devotional Works

Scope and Content

Thirty-three volumes of theological and devotional works, mainly Roman Catholic. Some are by Gerard Saltmarsh, with Thomas Clayton's signature. Some are in the hand of Ferdinand Sillver.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gerard Saltmarsh was Chaplain to the Duchess of Norfolk in the late 17th century/early 18th century. Thomas Clayton (d 1746) was a priest in charge of the Roman Catholic chapel in Norwich from 1728. Ferdinand Sillver (d 1728) was a priest at Norwich.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The volumes were bought from John Wilson (Autographs) Ltd in 1981.


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

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A full description is available in the Library.


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