Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection
Source Creator:
Cramond, Elizabeth Richardson, Baroness, d. 1651.
Source Title:
Instructions for my children, or any other Christian, directing to the performance of our duties, towardes God and Man, drawne out of the holy scripture [manuscript], 1606-ca. 1750.
Source Created or Published:
1606-ca. 1750
Physical Description:
fol. 84
Source Call Number:
V.a.511
Digital Image File Name:
54158
Digital Image Type:
FSL collection
Hamnet Bib ID:
232934
Hamnet Holdings ID:
288177
HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
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Creator (Hamnet):
Cramond, Elizabeth Richardson, Baroness, d. 1651.
Title (Hamnet):
Instructions for my children, or any other Christian, directing to the performance of our duties, towardes God and Man, drawne out of the holy scripture [manuscript], 1606-ca. 1750.
Physical Description (Hamnet):
86 leaves (mostly blank) ; 20 x 16 cm.
Notes (Hamnet):
Acquired from Hammond in 1969, catalog 173, lot 165.
Notes (Hamnet):
Contains an unfinished work of Lady Ashburnham's prayers, meditations, and thanksgivings, separated into four parts according to her table of contents (although part two is not present and the other parts may be incomplete). Volume starts with a preface by Ashburnham, "Of the intent and effect of this booke." Also includes (in later hands), an inventory of plate, "the 6th of Feby. 1699 / An acc[oun]t of what plate is put into a grate flat box couered w[i]th red le[a]ther" (leaf 6r); a list of book titles, ca. 1750 (leaves 54-57); and a paper seal of the Prerogative Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury from the 1820s (originally laid in; formerly Folger MS X.d.544).
Notes (Hamnet):
Elizabeth Richardson (also known as Elizabeth Ashburnham) wrote A ladies legacie to her davghters, published in 1645 (Wing R1382). The Folger manuscript, according to the Oxford DNB, appears to be a much earlier precursor to that work. A related manuscript is in the East Sussex Record Office (ASH 3501), a manuscript copy of Richardson's prayers given to her eldest daughter, Elizabeth Cornwallis, in 1635.
Notes (Hamnet):
Leaves 6v-53v and 58r-64r blank.
Notes (Hamnet):
List of contents on leaf 1v (with part 2 not represented in volume): 1. Precepts for a ciuill and christian life, in behauiour, worde, & deed (leaves 3v-5r) -- 2. The vertues & vices, w[i]th [the]ir rewardes & punishments, contayned in Gods law; or [th]e ten comaundements -- 3. An instruction for prayer, p[re]cepts or sentences of Scripture, & twelue prayers (leaves 64v-83v) -- 4. A treatise, concerning Life, and Death (leaves 84r-85v).
Notes (Hamnet):
Main text partly in the hand of Lady Ashburnham and partly in that of another, with additions made by Lady Ashburnham. On bottom of leaf 2r, "written at Ashbornham in Sussex anno domin 1606 p[ar] Elizabeth Ashbornham."
Notes (Hamnet):
Part 4, "A treatise concerning Life, and Death" is an abridged rewriting and meditation upon Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke's, A discourse of life and death, 1592 (STC 18138) a translation of Philip de Mornay's Excellens traitez et discours de la vie et de la mort.
Notes (Hamnet):
Title from leaf 1v. "Instructions for my children, or any other Christian, Directing to the performance of our duties, towardes God and Man; -- drawne out of [th]e holy scripture. And it is deuided into foure partes."
Subject (Hamnet):
Church of England. Province of Canterbury. Prerogative Court, depicted.
Subject (Hamnet):
Conduct of life -- Early works to 1800 -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Inventories -- England -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Inventories -- England -- 18th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Manuscripts -- England -- 18th century.
Subject (Hamnet):
Manuscripts -- England -- Ashburnham -- 17th century.
Subject (Hamnet):
Prayers -- England -- Ashburnham -- 17th century -- Manuscripts.
Subject (Hamnet):
Seals (Impressions) -- Official -- England -- 19th century.
Subject (Hamnet):
Ties (Binding) -- England -- 17th century.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Church of England. Province of Canterbury.
Provenance (Hamnet):
Formerly Folger MS Add 590.
Call Number (Hamnet):
V.a.511

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