Judge Matthew Hale’s papers: testimonies from the works of Francis Bacon

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/392
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises xvi.346
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      ff 39-46 (f 45r, f 46 are blank). Additional pagination 1-9; 11-12

Scope and Content

Testimonies extracted from the works of Lord Bacon (Works pp. 138, 180, 182) and Dr Barrow (Vol. I, p. 34) with Baxter’s remarks.

  • Sir Fra Bacon Lord Verulam Vicount St Albans & Lord Chancellor after in his Advertisment of the Controversies of the Church of England, Pag. 138 of his works
  • ‘The wrongs of them who are possessed of the Government of the Church towards the other, may hardly be dissembled or excused:’
  • f 45v: ‘[shorthand] 1682’
  • f 46v: ‘Judge Hales Papers’

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black xvi.346; Thomas p.19


  • For Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban, (1561-1626) see ODNB, Corr 498, 994 and 1127.
  • For Isaac Barrow (1630-77) see Corr 895, 1079, 1227, 1259 and ODNB.