St John’s College Aa.3 (part) (James 492)

Collections relating to the Non-jurors. English and Latin, eighteenth century

Copies of letters, testimonials, bibliographies, biographical notes, obituaries, matriculations at Oxford and Cambridge and other records relating to some fifty non-jurors, the copied material dating from the Glorious Revolution down to 1734. The contents include three lengthy letters from ‘Mr Lesley’ [Charles Leslie, 1650-1722] to Samuel Parker, ‘concerning the Schism’, 1712 (p. 37), a ‘Catalogue of MSS papers committed to the trust of Mr Hilkiah Bedford by Dr George Hickes’ (p. 68), and an incomplete ‘Catalogue of non-jurors, writers from the year 1689’ (p. 83). Other materials are drawn from, inter alia, the Newcastle Courant, the Daily Post, the Grub-Street Journal, and the Daily Post-Boy. There is a table of contents at p. 1. Similar collections include SJC, MS S.21 (a list of contents for this MS is at p. 16 of the present vol.) and Bodleian Library MS Eng.hist.b.2 (29778 in the published Summary Catalogue of Western Manuscripts).

Manuscript extra information

196x160 mm. 147+ii pp. (contemporary pagination). Presented to the College by Joseph Lupton, former Fellow, 1891 (inscription and bookplate inside front cover).

A single hand throughout. Paper. Original vellum on boards, slightly damaged at the spine.