Concerning Original Sin by Gilbert Clerke

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/300
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises vii.50 Treatises vii.248
  • Dates of Creation
      19 September 1681
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      ff 196-207 (f 207 is blank), additional foliation ff 1-6 (every other folio). 215 x 150 mm.

Scope and Content

An epistolary discourse concerning original sin by the Unitarian Gilbert Clerke to Baxter. Not signed: but in the same handwriting as other pieces, among Baxter’s ‘Letters’.

‘Sir I like your words p. 215. Viz; the word imputation as ambiguous I purposely avoid, unlesse where I may explaine it: I use to explaine it thus.’

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black vii.248 (also listed as vii.50); Thomas p.18


  • Printed in the Monthly Repository for 1824, xix, 576-580, 726-730. Thomas p 18: Cf letter of same date Letters, i, 48.
  • For Gilbert Clerke (1626-97?) see ODNB and Corr 1071, 1078, 1081 and 1082.
  • In this Treatise, which is Corr 1082, Clerke wrote with reference to Baxter’s Two disputations of original sin. I. of original sin, as from Adam. II. of original sin, as from our neerer parents(1675).
  • Cf letter of same date Letters, i, 48.