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Berkeley Family. 'The different state of the godly & of the wicked’ by Richard Berkeley

Reference code
MSS/0114
Title
Berkeley Family. 'The different state of the godly & of the wicked’ by Richard Berkeley
Date
after 1621
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Paper; ff. ii + 96. Folio. Leather, brown, with gilt-tooled centrepieces, and gilt edges; the name 'RICHARD DOWNES' blind-stamped either side of the front centrepiece.
Scope and content
'The different state of the godly & of the wicked' (fol.ii). Advice to his children compiled by Richard Berkeley mostly from the bible, with occasional reference to Anglican commentaries (including Hooker, fol.91), etc., with numerous quotations; after 1621. Prefaced by letters to his brother (brother-in-law) Sir Thomas Rowe, fol.1r,v, to all his children, fol.2r,v, and separate letters to his sons, daughters and grandchildren commencing with Sir Maurice Berkeley (knt. 1621), fols.3-10v. Summary of contents, in 32 titles, fol.11v. The writer can be identified as Richard Berkeley of Stoke (T.Fitz-Roy Fenwick, W.Metcalfe, Visitation of ... Gloucester (1884), 15-16; the names of children given here in the prefatory letters supplement the pedigree of Berkeley of Rendcomb.
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/114
Archival history
“Bought at Jordan and Maxwells Booksellers, Corner of Fetter Lane, Fleet street August 9th 1804 for one guinea J.Bd [John Brand, Sec.SA]”, fol.ii verso.