Miscellany notebook on theological subjects, in English and Latin, compiled by Anthony Higgin

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      GB 206 Ripon Cathedral MS 17
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      1 vol. (121 ff.) With modern pencil foliation. Some folios are blank. Item 4 possibly in a different hand using a different colour of ink. Rebound in boards ca.1820. Date at end: 1572

Scope and Content

Contains summaries and notes of sermons, and expositions of various texts, including: (1) f.35: "March 4. A funerall exposition of Mr Andrews 7th Wrangler"; (2) f.39: "Doctor nathen Aprilis 4th 1577"; (3) f.57: Notes on the Epistle of James; (4) f.89: Psalms 71, 72, 73 in Latin

Administrative / Biographical History

Anthony Higgin (d. 1624), the son of Thomas Higgin of Manchester, was educated at St John's College, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow in 1574. In 1583 he became rector of Kirk Deighton near Wetherby in Yorkshire, and in 1608 he was appointed Dean of Ripon an appointment he held until his death. He collected books extensively throughout his life, and left them to the church at Ripon when he died. The surviving part of his collection, which numbers about 1250 volumes, is now preserved in Leeds University Library as part of Ripon Cathedral Library.

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From the library of Anthony Higgin, Dean of Ripon


Mainly in English, but with some Latin

Additional Information

Formerly shelved as XVIII.F.25