Judge Hale's papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/100
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises iii.68
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description

Scope and Content

‘Of religion. The ends and uses of it, and the errors of men touching it.’ By Sir Matthew Hale.


Also catalogued as DWL/RB/1/389-91

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black iii.68

Custodial History

This item is missing. Not bound in volume iii. Missing from Thomas. According to Black, 'Some portions only of these Mss were bound in the third volume of ‘Treatises’: the other portions having been lately found and identified among loose papers and fragments, the former have been removed from this place, and the whole made up into a separate volume, among Baxter’s quarto Mss, described elsewhere (Quarto Unbound 2) in 18 Oct 1859.'


See Corr 901A, 1127. Richard Baxter saw to the posthumous publication of Hale’s 'The Judgment of the late Lord Chief Justice Sir Matthew Hale of the Nature of True Religion, the causes of its corruption … with the desired cure' (1684) and contributed a preface to it. See also Additional notes on the life and death of Sir Matthew Hale (1682)