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Guide to Samuel Harrison, Sermon Notes on the Apostles’ Creed. Manuscript, 1672

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Harrison, Samuel, Sermon Notes on the Apostles’ Creed. Manuscript (Ms 149)



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Codex Ms 149


1 volume; 17 x 12 cm


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
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Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Notes for sermons by Samuel Harrison, the rector of Oving, Buckinghamshire, from 1672-1682. Text in English. Codex Ms 149.

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Biographical Note

Samuel Harrison was born in Hartwell, Buckinghamshire, where his father was rector of the local church. On December 4, 1661, he was matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford. In 1665 he received a baccalaureate from Wadham College, followed by a Master's degree in 1668. He became rector of Oving, Buckinghamshire in 1672. After ten years he was transferred to a position at Waddesdon, where he is recorded as continuing to serve as late as 1706.

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The notebook is in octavo format and contains 114 leaves, mostly foliated, with some pages left blank. The leaves are paper in a contemporary leather binding with gold border decorations on front and back covers. Text is in English with some writing in Greek (e.g. on page 169) and Hebrew (e.g. 205). Notes are in the author’s hand, except few comments in a very shaky script (e.g. on 30, 84). The notes for each sermon begin with a biblical quotation, followed by musings on its meaning in the original context and a paragraph headed “Application,” which aims to demonstrate the continued relevance of the biblical teachings.

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