R Dyer’s Animadversions on Baxter’s Directions

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      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/67
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      GB 123 Treatises ii.57
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      ff 419-428 (f 428v is blank), 200 x 155 mm.

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Epistle from R. Dyer, justifying himself for calling Baxter’s Directions 'Kidderminster-stuff' and explaining the damage this has caused to his reputation.


Argent notes that Baxter’s broadside of advice Directions to justices of peace, especially in corporations for the discharge of their duty to God (1657) is unlikely to be the subject of the criticism mentioned above. It more likely arose from the request of William Montford who had been chosen bailiff of Kidderminster for directions from Baxter on how best to discharge his duties.

Other Finding Aids

Argent / Black ii.57; Thomas p.9


  • For John Corbyn (Corbin(e)) see Corr 2, 3, 4, 9, 478, 479.
  • For Augustine of Hippo (354-430) see ODCC.
  • For Amandus Polanus von Polansdorf (1561-1610) see Robert Letham Amandus Polanus: A Neglected Theologian in The Sixteenth Century Journal vol 21, no 3 (Autumn 1990) pp 463-476.
  • See Corr 388, 454, 471, 473, 474, 488, 489, 490, 507, 596 and 1064.

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