Holograph manuscript of Alexander Huish's 'Lectures upon the Lord's Prayer'

Scope and Content

Holograph manuscript of Alexander Huish's 'Lectures upon the Lord's Prayer', 1622-5 (published, London, 1626), with some alterations in the text, a few passages crossed out, and the following items not included in the published text:

  • 'An elegie upon the death of the intended patron [Arthur Lake, Bishop of Bath and Wells] of this booke, who deceased the 4th of May 1626'
  • dedications to Arthur Lake, and to the Warden, Fellows and students of Wadham College, Oxford
  • a Latin colophon by Huish
  • note by Thomas James that the lectures are 'consonant to the faith...of ye Church of England', 24 April 1626
  • imprimaturs of John Prideaux, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, and John Harris.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Huish (1594?-1668) was a biblical scholar. See the Dictionary of National Biography for further details.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library from Rev. John Hencher, 1983.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

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