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Commonplace books of Nathaniel Ellison

Reference code
Commonplace books of Nathaniel Ellison
1674 - mid-18th century
Level of description
Extent and format
Paper; ff. x + 185, iv + 225, iv + 282, ii + 271, xxi + 189. Five volumes.
Leather binding, brown, blind-tooled (I), reversed leather binding (II; blind-tooled, IV, V) and vellum binding (III). Cancelled signature, I, fol. i (dated 1673/4). Signatures of Nathaniel Ellison, DD, in I, fol. i (dated Oxford, 19 March 1673/4), IV, fol. ii (1700) and V, fol. ii.
Scope and content
Commonplace books of Nathaniel Ellison, DD (c. 1657-1721; see J. Foster, Al. Oxon. 1500-1714, II (1891), 459), prebendary of Lichfield and canon of Durham, with later additions, particularly in Vol. V. The contents consist chiefly of notes on church history and theology, arranged under subject headings, mostly derived from printed sources, including references to political events such as the execution of Charles I, the deposing of kings and princes, and many other topics. Indexes of subjects, I, fols. iii-x verso; III, fols. 279v-65v rev.; V, fols. iii-xx verso.
Previous reference number(s)
MS 226