Richard Hooker (1554–1600)

Prose

(1) Prose Works by Hooker

Answer to Walter Travers's Supplication to the Council

See HkR 36-9.

The Causes of the continuance of these Contentions concerning Church-government

First published in Certain briefe Treatises, written by diverse learned men, concerning the ancient and modern Government of the Church (Oxford, 1641). Keble, III, 460-5. Folger edition, Volume III, pp. 455-9.

HkR 1

Copy, in the predominantly italic hand of a scribe who worked for Archbishop Ussher and who also wrote HkR 2, HkR 6 and HkR 12, with corrections and annotations in Ussher's hand.

In: A tall folio composite volume of ecclesiastical writings chiefly by Hooker, in various hands and paper sizes, with an index at the end, 85 leaves (plus some blanks), in contemporary vellum boards. Collected, and sometimes annotated, by James Ussher (1581-1656), Archbishop of Armagh, scholar. c.1640.

Old pressmark D. 3. 3.

This MS used as the printer's copy in 1641. Its authenticity discussed in Keble, I, xlviii-xlix. Edited from this MS in Folger edition, Volume III, with a facsimile of f. 56r on p. 450.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 774, f. 56r-v.

Fragments of an Answer to the Letter of certain English Protestants

First published in Keble (1836). Keble (1888), II, 537-97.

HkR 2

Copy of untitled fragments of a treatise on Grace, the Sacraments and Predestination partly or wholly intended as a reply to the Christian Letter published 1599 (see HkR 53), in the italic hand of a scribe who worked for Archbishop Ussher and who also wrote HkR 1, HkR 6 and HkR 12.

In: A tall folio composite volume of ecclesiastical writings chiefly by Hooker, in several hands, 91 leaves, in old vellum boards.

Owned by James Ussher (1581-1656), Archbishop of Armagh, scholar. Old pressmark B. 1. 13.

Edited from this MS in Keble and in Folger edition, Volume IV, pp. 99-167, with facsimile examples on pp. 100, 114, 122, and 164. Facsimiles of ff. 55r and 57r in DLB, vol. 132, Sixteenth-Century British Non-Dramatic Writers. First Series, ed. David A. Richardson (Detroit, 1993), pp. 202-3.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 121, ff. 52r-67v.

A Learned Discourse of Justification, Works, and How the Foundation of Faith is Overthrown

First published in Oxford, 1612. Keble, III, 483-547. Folger edition, Volume V, pp. 105-69.

HkR 3

Copy, in three small secretary hands, with a few annotations in another hand, untitled but for a quotation from Abak. 1. 4, iii + 22 quarto leaves, imperfect, in 19th-century calf. Late 16th-early 17th century.

Formerly A. 5. 6.

This MS collated in Keble (see I, liii). Edited in Folger edition, Volume V, pp. ??, with a facsimiles of ff. 1r-2r, and 21r on pp. 86, 107-8, and 163.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 118.

HkR 4

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Abak. 1. 4.’. Late 16th century.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, speeches and miscellaneous papers, in several hands, vi + 361 leaves, in modern half morocco gilt.

This MS collated in Folger edition, Vol. V.

British Library, Harley MS 4888, ff. 92r-117r.

HkR 5

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, on 50 quarto leaves (plus four blanks), in contemporary vellum. Untitled (but for the text from ‘Abak: Cap: 1 verse .4.’); inscribed ‘Mr: Hooker’ by the second Earl of Bridgewater (1622-86). Late 16th-early 17th century.

This MS collated in Folger edition, Volume V.

Huntington, EL 8178E.

A Learned Sermon of the Nature of Pride

First portion published in Oxford, 1612. Additional portion first published in Keble (1836). Keble (1888), III, 597-642. Folger edition, Volume V, pp. 309-61.

*HkR 6

Autograph draft of the first portion as published in 1612. c.1586.

In: the MS described under HkR 2.

Edited from this MS in Folger Edition, Vol V, with a facsimile of f. 42v, 34r, 35r, 36r and 41v on pp. 301, 316, 323, 330, and 359. Described also in Laetitia Yeandle and P. G. Stanwood, ‘An Autograph Manuscript by Richard Hooker’, Manuscripta, 18 (1974), 38-41.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 121, ff. 33r-42v.

HkR 6.5

A fair copy of the portion othe work not published in 1612, in the italic hand of a scribe who worked for Archbishop Ussher and who also wrote HkR 1, HkR 2 and HkR 12. c.1630s-40s.

In: the MS described under HkR 2.

Edited from this MS in Keble and in Folger edition, Vol. V, with a facsimile of f. 43r on p. 298.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 121, ff. 43r-50r.

HkR 7

A few notes taken from the first part of the sermon (that published in 1612) in the hand of Archbishop Ussher.

In: the MS described under HkR 1. c.1640.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 774, f. 60r.

HkR 7.5

Extracts by Stanford.

In: A quarto miscellany, 79 pages (including some blanks), compiled by Henry Stanford (d.1616), household tutor to the Paget and Carey families. c.1590s-1600s.

Discussed, with facsimiles of pp. 1 and 49, in Steven W. May, ‘Henry Stanford's “God Knows What”’, EMS, 16 (2011), 70-81.

Berkeley Castle, Gen. Ser. Misc. Papers 30/72, p. 78.

Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity

Book VII first published in John Gauden's edition of the ‘complete’ Polity (London 1662). For publication of other ‘Books’ see individual Books below.

*HkR 8

Autograph notes and drafts for the Polity, principally for Book VIII but also for Books V, VI and VII, with corrections and emendations in the hand of Archbishop Ussher, on sixteen folio and quarto leaves. c.1597-8.

In: A folio composite compilation of legal and ecclesiastical tracts and notes, in several hands, written from both ends, 84 leaves, now bound in two volumes, in modern boards.

Old pressmark D. 1. 10.

Edited in Folger edition, Vol. III, pp. 463-538, Ussher's transcriptiion of Hooker's notes on ff. 68v-71r edited on pp. 540-4, with facsimile of f. 71 on pp. xxii-xxiii. Described, with a facsimile of f. 71r, in P.G. Stanwood, ‘The Richard Hooker Manuscripts’, Long Room (Spring-Summer 1975), 7-10. Facsimile of f. 75r in IELM, I.ii (1980), Facsimile XXI (p. 225).

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 364, Vol. 2, ff. 68v-84v.

HkR 9

Notes made by Archbishop Usser from Hooker's autograph notes (HkR 8), chiefly relating to ‘Lib. VIII’.

In: the MS described under HkR 1. c.1640.

Facsimile of f. 68v in Folger edition, Volume III, p. 541.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 774, ff. 68v-71r.

HkR 9.5

Extracts from Books I and V, headed ‘From Mr Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity’.

In: An octavo notebook of extracts, in a single hand, 85 leaves, in moder quarter blue crushed morocco on cloth boards gilt. Volume IX of the collections of Basil Kennett (1674-1715), antiquary and translator

British Library, Lansdowne MS 932, ff. 65r-74v.

—— Book V

First published in London, 1597. Keble, II, 1-533. Folger edition, Volume II.

*HkR 10

Fair copy in the hand of Benjamin Pullen, with Hooker's autograph marginal notes and corrections, iii + 228 folio leaves. Bearing the signature and licence of Archbishop Whitgift and used as the printer's copy in 1597. c.1595-7.

Inscribed (f. 173v) ‘Margaret Keynes’. Later owned by the Rev. William Woolston (d.1817), of Adderbury. Purchased on 4 December 1878 from Mrs Mary M. Morison.

Edited from this MS in Folger edition, VII. Described in Keble (1888), II, v-xvii, and in Percy Simpson, Proof-Reading in the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (London, 1935) pp. 76-9. Various facsimile examples in Folger edition; in Keble, II, v; in Greg, English Literary Autographs, plate LXXVIII; and in Simpson, facing p. 78. Also discusse, with a facsimile of f. 60r, in W. Speed Hill, ‘Casting off Copy and the Composition of Hooker's Book V’, SB, 33 (1980), 144-61.

Bodleian, MS Add. C. 165.

—— Book VI

First published (with Book VIII) in London, 1648. Keble, III, 1-107. Folger edition, Volume III, pp. 1-103.

HkR 11

Notes made by George Cranmer and [Sir] Edwin Sandys on the original version of Book VI, 18 folio leaves. A MS sent to Hooker; inscribed ‘Mr. S. and Mr. Cr. Notes upon the 6 and 7 bookes’ and by William Fulman (1632-88) ‘Written with their own hands and given me by my friend M. Isaac Walton 1673. W.F.’ c.1594-6.

Edited from this MS in Keble, with facsimile examples in I, after p. cxxii. Folger edition, Volume III, pp. 107-30 (Cranmer) and 130-40 (Sandys), with facsimiles of ff. 3r and 15r on pp. 109 and 131.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 295.

HkR 12

Copy in the italic hand of a scribe who worked for Archbishop Usser and who also wrote HkR 1, HkR 2 and HkR 6, with corrections or emendations in Ussher's hand.

In: the MS described under HkR 2.

This MS collated in Keble (see I, xxxiv). Facsimile pages in Folger edition, Volume III, pp. xxxviii and lxxx.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 121, ff. 1r-32r.

HkR 13

Copy of a text deriving from HkR 12, in a professional secretary hand. Early 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, papers and speeches, in various hands, 215 leaves, in modern morocco gilt.

Edited from this MS in Keble.

British Library, Harley MS 3787, ff. 1r-32r.

——, Book VIII

First published in an incomplete form (with Book VI) in London, 1648. Some additions published in Nicholas Bernard, Clavi Trabales (London, 1661), and in John Gauden's ‘complete’ edition of the Polity (London, 1662). Keble, III, 326-455 (and pp. 456-60 for a passage found in MSS but not in the first edition, possibly part of a Sermon on Civil Disobedience). Edited by Raymond Aaron Houk, Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity Book VIII (New York, 1931). Folger edition, Volume III, pp. 315-448.

HkR 14

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, with corrections and additions in the hand of Archbishop Ussher, untitled, 167 quarto leaves, in old speckled leather (rebacked). Early 17th century.

Old pressmark C. 3. 11.

Edited from this MS in Keble (see I, xiv-xlvi), in Houk, and in Folger edition, Volume III, with facsimiles of ff. 1r, 21v-2r on pp. 313-14

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 120.

HkR 15

Copy of Chapters 6 and 8, in a minute secretary hand, headed ‘Of the autoritye of making Lawes’. c.1630s.

In: A folio composite volume of miscellaneous papers on theological matters, in various hands, 213 leaves, in 18th-century half-calf.

This MS collated in Houk.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 843, ff. 20r-4r.

HkR 16

Copy, transcribed from HkR 19, in a professional secretary hand (different from HkR 13), headed ‘Mr Hookers L .8. of Ecclical Politie’.

In: the MS described under HkR 13.

British Library, Harley MS 3787, ff. 33r-80v.

HkR 17

Copy, in a predominantly secretary hand, headed ‘Mr. Hooker Lib. 8: v: 9. Eccle: poli.’c.1620s-30s.

In: A folio composite volume comprising two independent tracts, one ecclesiastical, the other legal, in different hands, 58 leaves, in modern mottled leather gilt.

This MS collated in Houk.

British Library, Sloane MS 2750, ff. 1r-50r.

HkR 18

Early 17th century.

In: A large folio volume of ecclesiastical and historical tracts, in a mixed hand, 418 pages (including numerous blanks, plus many blanks at the end), in modern calf. Early-mid-17th century.

Given by William Moore.

This MS collated in Keble (see I, xlv) and in Houk.

Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, MS 291/274, pp. 241-72.

HkR 19

Copy, in the italic hand of William Woodhouse, public notary, headed ‘Mr Hooker's 8th Book’. Late 16th-early 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of state and miscellaneous papers, in various hands, 296 leaves, in modern half-morocco.

Among the collections of Thomas Tenison (1636-1715), Archbishop of Canterbury.

This MS collated in Keble (see I, xlv) and in Houk.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 711, ff. 10r-42r.

HkR 20

Copy of part of Book VIII, headed in the margin ‘Lib. 8: v: 9. Eccle: pols:’. c.1630s.

In: A folio guardbook of ecclesiastical tracts and papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 224 leaves, in modern quarter-calf marbled boards. Among the Fairhurst Papers: state and ecclesiastical papers, many once belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury, acquired by John Selden, MP (1584-1654), lawyer and historical and linguistic scholar, and his executor Sir Mathew Hale (1609-76), judge and writer, purchased c.1939 by James Fairhurst (d.1999), of Oxford.

Sotheby's, 15 October 1963, lot 502.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 2014, ff. 1r-46r.

HkR 20.5

Extracts, headed ‘Kings subject to God alone’, subscribed ‘Hooker's Ecclesiastical Policy 8 book prserv'd by Arch Bp Usher publ: by Dr Bernard in his Clavi Frabalos p. 93. 94’.

In: A quarto composite commonplace book of extracts chiefly from religious works, in probably several hands, one predominating, ff. 115r-27r occupied by a sporadic journal for 1715-21 in later hands, 131 leaves (including blanks), in old half-calf. Compiled by Dr Thomas Lewis (d.1746), of the Royal College of Physicians. c.1700s.

Wellcome Library, London, MS MSL/36, f. 29v.

HkR 21

Copy, in a cursive secretary hand, with inserted leaves of corrections by Thomas Barlow. Early 17th century.

In: A folio composite volume of ecclesiastical tracts and letters, in various hands, 239 pages, in contemporary vellum boards.

This MS collated in Keble (see I, xliv-xlv) and in Houk.

The Queen's College, Oxford, MS 292, pp. 1-79.

A Remedy against Sorrow and Fear: Delivered in a Funeral Sermon

First published in Oxford, 1612. Keble, III, 643-53. Folger edition, Volume V, pp. 367-77.

HkR 22

A few brief references to the sermon, in the hand of Archbishop Ussher, beginning ‘Mr. Hookers Remedye against sorrow...’.

In: the MS described under HkR 1. c.1640.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 774, f. 60r.

A Learned and Comfortable Sermon of the Certaintie and Perpetuitie of Faith in the Elect

First published [in Oxford], 1612. Keble, III, 469-81. Folger edition, Volume V, pp. 69-82.

*HkR 23

Copy, made by two or possibly three amanuenses, with Hooker's autograph corrections and additions to the portion copied by the first amanuensis, headed ‘Whether the prophet Abacuk by admitting this cogitation into his mind, the law doth fail did therebie shew him selfe an vnbeliever’. c.1584-5.

In: A quarto composite volume of ecclesiastical and state tracts, in various hands, v + 397 leaves, in half-vellum boards.

Owned, and partly written, by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary.

Edited from tis MS in Folger edition, Volume V, with facsimiles of f. 59v as frontispiece and f. 55v on p. 62.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 288, ff. 54r-62v.

Sermon on Hebrews ii. 14, 15

A sermon beginning ‘God gave his people, the Jewes, a law, which law is set down in the 25th of Leviticus...’. First published in Elrington, XVII (1864), xxvii-xxxviii. Folger edition, Volume V. pp. 402-13.

HkR 24

Copy, in the hand of Archbishop Ussher.

In: the MS described under HkR 1. c.1640.

Edited from this MS in Elrington. Discussed and attributed to Hooker in Laetitia Yeandle and P.G. Stanwood, ‘Three Manuscript Sermon Fragments by Richard Hooker’, Manuscripta, 21, No. 1 (March 1977), 33-7.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 774, ff. 57r-9r.

Sermon on Justification

See HkR 3-5.

A Sermon (on Matthew vii. 7, 8) found among the papers of Bishop Andrews

First published in Izaac Walton, Life of Dr. Sanderson (London, 1678). Keble, III, 700-9. Folger edition, Volume V, pp. 385-94.

HkR 25

Copy, in a roman hand, with a few corrections in another hand, headed ‘Ric. Hooker Math. 7. 7’, and docketed by Izaak Walton (f. 223r) ‘Sermon mr Hooker’. c.1675.

In: the MS described under HkR 23.

This MS presumably Walton's copy-text in 1678. Edited from this MS in Folger edition, Volume V, with a facsimile of f. 223r on p. 382.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 288, ff. 223v-8r.

Sermon on Matthew xxvii. 46

A sermon beginning ‘There is a dereliction of probation and reprobation, of utter refuseal, and a dereliction of triall onely’. First published in Elrington, XVII (1864), xxiv-xxvi. Folger edition, Volume V, pp. 399-401.

HkR 26

Copy, in the hand of Archbishop Ussher.

In: the MS described under HkR 1. c.1640.

Edited from this MS in Elrington and in Folger, Volume V. Discussed and attributed to Hooker in Laetitia Yeandle and P.G. Stanwood, ‘Three Manuscript Sermon Fragments by Richard Hooker’, Manuscripta, 21, No. 1 (March 1977), 33-7.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 774, ff. 56v-7r.

Sermon on Proverbs iii. 9, 10

Part of a sermon, beginning ‘Unto the precept of honouring the Lord with our riches...’. First published in Elrington, XVII (1864), xxxix-xli. Folger edition, Volume V, pp. 414-17.

HkR 27

Copy of part of a sermon, in the hand of Archbishop Ussher, imperfect, lacking the ending.

In: the MS described under HkR 1. c.1640.

Edited from this MS in Elrington and in Folger edition, Volume V, with a facsimile on p. 415. Discussed and attributed to Hooker in Laetitia Yeandle and P.G. Stanwood, ‘Three Manuscript Sermon Fragments by Richard Hooker’, Manuscripta, 21, No. 1 (March 1977), 33-7.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 774, f. 59v.

Supposed Fragment of a Sermon on Civil Obedience, hitherto printed as part of the Eighth Book

Keble, III, 456-60.

See HkR 14-21.

A Tractate of Penance

See HkR 12-13.

(2) Documents Relating to the Hooker-Travers Controversy

Walter Travers's Supplication to the Council

First published in Oxford, 1612. Keble, III, 548-9. Folger edition, Volume V, pp. 189-210.

HkR 28

Copy, closely written in Dr Clay's hand. c.1605.

In: A folio composite volume of state tracts, in English and Latin, in various hands, 155 leaves, in limp vellum.

Inscribed (several times), by the principal compiler, ‘ex dono D. Clay’: i.e. Dr Robert Clay (1576?-1628), vicar of Halifax.

This MS collated in Keble (see I, liii).

Bodleian, MS e. Mus. 55, ff. 83r-6v.

HkR 29

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, with alterations in another hand, untitled.

In: the MS described under HkR 4.

Edited from this MS in Folger edition, Volume V, with facsimile of f. 66r and 69v on pp. 188 and 199.

British Library, Harley MS 4888, ff. 66r-73r.

HkR 30

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, with corrections, untitled, endorsed ‘Mr Travers &c’, on nineteen pages of ten folio leaves, imperfect. Late 16th century.

Acquired in November 1934 from Colbeck Radford & Co., London. Formerly MS 4119.

This MS collated in Folger edition, Volume V, with a facsimile of f. 8r on p. 175.

Folger, MS X.d.74.

HkR 31

Copy, in a neat secretary hand, subscribed ‘Walter Trauers minister of the Word of god’, inscribed on the front wrapper by Sir William Fitzwilliam the younger (d.1618)‘Mr Travers to the LL of the Counsell in purginge him self as touchinge Hooker’. c.1585-1600s.

In: Copy of two items relating to the Travers-Hooker dispute, in a professional secretary hand, six folio leaves, in paper wrappers, unbound. Late 16th century.

This MS collated in Folger edition, Volume V.

Northamptonshire Record Office, F(M) P 139, ff. [1r-5v].

HkR 32

Copy, in a secretary hand. c.1585 -1600s.

In: A folio composite volume of late 16th-century ecclesiastical tracts, in various hands, 338 leaves, in marbled boards.

This MS collated in Folger edition, Volume V.

Dr Williams's Library, MS Morrice A, Part I, ff. 109r-16r.

HkR 33

Copy, transcribed from HkR 32 by an amanuensis for Roger Morrice (1628-1701/2). Late 17th century.

In: the MS described under HkR 32.

This MS recorded in Folger edition, Volume V.

Dr Williams's Library, MS Morrice A, Part II, ff. 244v-51v.

HkR 34

Copy, transcribed from HkR 32 by an amanuensis for Roger Morrice. Late 17th century.

In: A folio volume of ecclesiastical tracts, in a single hand, 898 pages (plus numerous blanks), in rough calf. Late 17th century.

This MS recorded in Folger edition, Volume V.

Dr Williams's Library, MS Morrice C, pp. 805-13.

HkR 35

Copy, in a folio volume containing three other theological tracts (one by John Rainolds, 1593). Late 16th century?

Later owned by W. Bromley-Davenport, of Baginton Hall, Warwickshire. Not apparently among other recorded collections or sale catalogues of Bromley-Davenport MSS, it may have perished in a fire at Baginton in 1884.

Recorded in HMC, 2nd Report (1871), Appendix, p. 78, and in Folger edition, Volume V.

Untraced, [Baginton Hooker MS].

Hooker's Answer to Walter Travers's Supplication to the Council

First published, with Travers's Supplication, in Oxford, 1612. Keble, III, 570-96. Folger edition, Volume V, pp. 225-57.

HkR 36

Copy, in two or more secretary hands, untitled. c.1586-1600s.

In: A quarto composite volume of ecclesiastical tracts, in several hands, including printed material, 70 leaves, in later vellum boards.

Old pressmark A. 5. 22

This MS collated in Keble (see I, liii) and in Folger edition, Volume 5, with facsimiles of ff. 1r, 4v-5r, 9v-10r on pp. 214, 233-4, 243-4.

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 119, ff. 1r-18r.

HkR 37

Copy, closely written in Dr Clay's hand. c.1605.

In: the MS described under HkR 28.

This MS collated in Keble and in Folger edition, Volume V.

Bodleian, MS e. Mus. 55, ff. 87r-92r.

HkR 38

Copy, in Casaubon's hand, inscribed ‘Given mee by Mr. Jervis, 26 Feb. 1640 sn’. c.1585-1600s.

In: A quarto composite volume of MSS collected by the classical scholar Meric Casaubon (1599-1671), 140 leaves, in modern binding.

This MS collated in Folger edition, Volume V.

British Library, Burney MS 362, ff. 96r-114v.

HkR 39

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, headed ‘Mr Hookers answer to the Supplication’. Late 16th century.

In: the MS described under HkR 4.

This MS collated in Folger edition, Volume V.

British Library, Harley MS 4888, ff. 74v-85r.

A shorte note of sundrie vnsounde pointes of Doctrine at diuers times deliuered by Mr: Hooker in his publicke sermons

These statements edited in Keble I, 59-60, and in Folger edition, p. 282.

HkR 40

Copy, in a secretary hand, on the first two pages of two conjugate folio leaves, endorsed (f. 51v) ‘30: Martij 1585 Certaine pointes of doctrine deliuered by Mr: Hooker’. 1585.

In: A folio composite volume of state and ecclesiastical papers in various hands, 159 leaves, in modern half-calf.

Among papers probably of Lord Burghley. Bookplate of Shelburne.

Edited in part from this MS in Folger edition, Volume V, with a facsimile of f. 50r on p. 280.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 96, f. 50r-v.

HkR 41

Copy, in a secretary hand, headed ‘A short note of sundry vnsound points of Doctrine at diurs delured By Mr Hooker in his publicke sermons’, on one side of a single folio leaf, once folded as a letter or packet. Late 16th century.

In: A folio guardbook of ecclesiastical and state papers, in various hands and paper sizes, 939 pages, in half black morocco gilt. Comprising mainly papers of William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 943, p. 63.

HkR 42

Copy in: the MS described under HkR 31. Late 16th century.

Northamptonshire Record Office, F(M) P 139, f. [6r].

Doctrin preached by mr Hooker in the Temple the fyrst of Marche 1585

Folger edition, Volume 5, pp. 283-7.

HkR 43

Copy, the first folio page in the same professional secretary hand as HkR 44, the second page and endorsement in the hand of Ralph Starkey and on a folio leaf of a different stock of paper. c.1585-1620s.

In: A folio composite volume of state papers and tracts, chiefly relating to transactions between England and Scotland, in various hands, 212 leaves (plus blanks), in modern morocco gilt.

This MS is a different version of the statements printed in Keble, I, 59-60 (see HkR 40-2). Recorded in Keble's footnotes and in Folger edition, Volume V, with a facsimile of f. 184v on p. 281.

British Library, Harley MS 291, ff. 184v-5r.

Propositions taught and maynteined by mr Hooker the same breefly confuted by L.T. [Lawrence Tomson] in a privat letter the 20th of marche 1585

Folger edition, Volume V. pp. 289-91.

HkR 44

Copy, in a professional secretary hand. c.1585.

In: the MS described under HkR 43.

This MS is a different version of the statements printed in Keble, I, 59-60 (see HkR 40-2). Recorded in Keble's footnotes (and see also HkR 50) and in Folger edition, Volume V, with a facsimile of f. 183r on p. 260.

British Library, Harley MS 291, ff. 183r-4r.

Notes of Mr Hookers Sermon

Hooker's account of what he preached in his Temple sermons on Habakkuk, beginning ‘I doute not but that god was mrcifull to thousandes of or fathers...’. Keble, I, 60-4.

HkR 45

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, on the last six pages of a quarto booklet of six leaves (plus wrapper), endorsed (f. 177v) by Lord Burghley ‘28. Mart. 1586 Inter Hookar. et Travers’. 1586.

In: A folio composite volume of tracts letters and papers, in various hands, 212 leaves, in modern half-calf on cloth boards gilt. Papers of Lord Burghley.

Bookplate of shelburne.

This MS conforms to the text edited in Keble (see also HkR 49).

British Library, Lansdowne MS 50, ff. 174-6v.

HkR 46

Copy of Hooker's account of his sermon on 28 March 1585, untitled, docketed (f. 9r) in the hand of Archbishop Whitgift ‘notes of Mr. Hookers sermon’, in an octavo booklet (occupying ff. 1r-31v, including blanks) almost entirely in a single secretary hand. Late 16th century.

In: A folio guardbook of ecclesiastical letters and tracts, in various hands and paper sizes, 287 leaves, in modern quarter-calf.

Among the Fairhurst Papers: i.e. state and ecclesiastical papers, many once belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury, acquired by John Selden, MP (1584-1654), lawyer and historical and linguistic scholar, and his executor Sir Mathew Hale (1609-76), judge and writer, which were found and purchased c.1939 by James Fairhurst (d.1999), of Oxford.

This MS is a version of the account printed in Keble, I, 60-4. This MS collated in Folger edition, Volume V, with a facsimile of f. 9r on p. 275.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 2006, ff. 9r-13r.

Hooker's vindication of his preaching in the Temple

HkR 47

Copy of an untitled passage by Hooker defending his doctrine and identifying some of his references in the Sermon on Justification (see HkR 3-5), beginning ‘I have bene greuouslye vsed openly/secretly and for boulstringe of Heresye...’, in an octavo booklet (occupying ff. 1r-31v, including blanks) almost entirely in a single secretary hand. Late 16th century.

In: the MS described under HkR 46.

Unpublished.

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 2006, ff. 13v-15v.

[Answer to Hooker's Account]

A series of paragraphs, beginning ‘Our fathers are no precidentes for vs to followe in error’, apparently written in answer to Hooker's account of his preaching in the Temple (see HkR 45-6).

HkR 48

Copy, in a professional secretary hand, on the first six pages of a quarto booklet of six leaves (plus wrapper), endorsed (f. 177v) by Lord Burghley ‘28. Mart. 1586 Inter Hookar. et Travers’. 1586.

In: the MS described under HkR 45.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 50, ff. 171r-3r.

Statement on the Hooker-Travers Controversy

Yale, Vol. V, pp. 271-7.

HkR 49

Copy of a statement of doctrinal differences between Hooker and Walter Travers arising from a sermon delivered at The Temple in 1585, in an octavo booklet (occupying ff. 1r-31v, including blanks) almost entirely in a single secretary hand. Late 16th century.

In: the MS described under HkR 46.

Edited from this MS in Folger edition, Volume V. One paragraph corresponds with the footnote in Keble, I, 61 (see HkR 45-6).

Lambeth Palace Library, MS 2006, ff. 6r-8v.

Lawrence Tomson's Letter on the Hooker-Travers Controversy

HkR 50

A letter written from Laleham by Lawrence Tomson to ‘Mrs Crane’ discussing Hooker's propositions concerning the salvation of Papists, in a secretary hand, on a folio leaf, dated 26 February 1585/6.

In: the MS described under HkR 32.

This MS believed to be unpublished. Recorded in The Seconde Parte of a Register, ed. Albert Peel (Cambridge, 1915), II, p. 48, No. 197. A late 17th-century copy of this letter is in MS Morrice C, pp. 640-1.

Dr Williams's Library, MS Morrice A, Part I, f. 35r-v.

Christopher Tayler's Letter on the Hooker-Travers Controversy

HkR 51

A letter from Christopher Tayler ‘To the godlie and his louinge brother in Christe Mr Houldesworth preacher of gods holie woord at Newcastle’ in which he records and comments on Hooker's opinions in his Temple sermons. 6 April 1586.

Edited from this MS in Folger edition, Volume V.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/188/5, f. 11.

Sr Hew Herberts treatise against Hooker

HkR 52

Copy of a treatise discussing at length the Hooker-Travers controversy. c.1588.

In: the MS described under HkR 32.

This MS believed to be unpublished. Rcorded in The Seconde Parte of a Register, ed. Albert Peel (Cambridge, 1915), II, p. 48, No. 198.

Dr Williams's Library, MS Morrice A, Part I, ff. 178r-83r.

Annotations in Printed Books and Manuscripts

Thomas Cartwright, A Christian Letter of certaine English Protestants [Middelburg, 1599]

*HkR 53

Hooker's extensive autograph annotations towards a self-vindication, in his interleaved exemplum of Cartwright's printed pamphlet. This MS collated in Heber (see I, xviii-xxv). Edited from this MS in Folger edition, Volume IV, pp. 1-79, with facsimile examples on pp. 2, 12, 20, 50, 54, 56, 62, 66, and 74. c.1599.

Independent early 17th-century transcripts of Hooker's annotations are to be found in two other interleaved exempla of this pamphlet: (i) Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 215A (Thomas Norgrove's transcript); (ii) Trinity College, Dublin, MS 119, ff. 20-70v (anonymous). All three texts collated in Keble (see I, xviii-xxv), and the annotations cited in footnotes, with facsimile examples of Hooker's autograph notes on pp. 20, 22, 24 of the pamphlet in I, after p. cxxii. The annotations discussed in Vincent Mahon, ‘The “Christian Letter”: Some Puritan Objections to Hooker's Work; and Hooker's “Undressed” Comments’, RES, NS 25 (1974), 305-12.

Facsimile example in DLB, 132, Sixteenth-Century British Non-Dramatic Writers. First Series, ed. David A. Richardson (Detroit, 1993), p. 198.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 215B.

HkR 54

A transcript of Hooker's annotations in HkR 53., made by Thomas Norgrove. Early 17th century.

This MS collated in Heber (see I, xviii-xxv).

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 216A.

HkR 55

A transcript of Hooker's annotations in HkR 53. Early 17th century.

In: the MS described under HkR 36.

This MS collated in Heber (see I, xviii-xxv).

Trinity College, Dublin, MS 119, ff. 20r-70v.

Letters and Documents

Letter(s)

*HkR 56

Hooker's autograph copy of an undated letter in Latin to John Rainolds. Late 16th century.

In: A tall folio composite volume of verse and some prose, chiefly translations from Latin, in various hands and paper sizes, 133 leaves, mounted on guards, in half red morocco. Volume XVIII of papers of the families of Browne, Mariett and West, of the manor of Alscot, in Preston-on-Stour, Gloucestershire.

Portions once owned by Henry Jackson (1586-1662), Hooker's first editor; by Anthony Wood (1632-95), Oxford antiquary; by Thomas Coxeter (1689-1747); and probably by James West, FRS, FSA, MP (1703-72), politician and antiquary.

Edited from this MS in Folger edition, Volume V, with a facsimile of f. 20r on p. 420.

British Library, Add. MS 34744, ff. 20r-4r.

HkR 57

Copy of an undated letter by Hooker to John Rainolds, 5 September [c.1590], made by William Fulman. Mid-late 17th century.

In: A quarto volume of miscellaneous papers, collected by William Fulman (1632-88), Oxford antiquary, 245 leaves.

Edited in Keble, in I, 112-14.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 303, f. 208r.

HkR 58

Copy of an undated letter by Hooker to Richard Rainolds, made by William Fulman. Mid-late 17th century.

In: the MS described under HkR 57.

Edited in Keble, in I, 109-14.

Corpus Christi College, Oxford, MS 303, f. 210r.

Document(s)

HkR 59

‘The Inventarie of the goodes and chattells’ (including the library) left by Hooker at his death, 26 November 1600. 1600.

Edited in Rosemary Keen, ‘Inventory of Richard Hooker, 1601’, Archaeologia Cantiana (Kent Archaeological Society), 70 (1956), 231-6.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, PRC 11/1.

Will

HkR 60

Hooker's last will and testament, 1600. 1600.

Centre for Kentish Studies, Maidstone, PRC 32/38/291.

Miscellaneous

Analysis of ‘Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity’

HkR 61

MS of an anonymous brief analysis of Books I-IV, on 28 duodecimo leaves. 17th century.

British Library, Stowe MS 110.

The Examination of Mr Hookers doctrine

HkR 62

An anonymous draft, in a cursive secretary hand, with revisions, the last page in another secretary hand, headed ‘The Examinaa of Mr Hookers doctrine’, on ten leaves, imperfect. c.1650s.

Northamptonshire Record Office, IL 3382.

Miscellaneous Extracts from Works by Hooker, principally Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity

Extracts

HkR 63

Copy in: A volume of state treatises, copied for, and annotated by, Sir Robert Southwell (1635-1703), diplomat and government official, vi + 420 pages. Late 17th century.

Thomas Thorpe's sale catalogue for 1834, item 245. Later owned by J.R. Magrath. Donated in 1930 by Miss Lefroy.

Bodleian, MS Eng. misc. c. 144, pp. 152-63.

HkR 64

Copy in: A duodecimo miscellany of extracts, predominantly in one hand, 43 leaves (plus 21 blanks). c.1725.

Inscribed on the lower endpaper ‘Anne Castell 1725’.

Bodleian, MS Rawl. D. 1275, f. 30r.

HkR 65

Extracts, headed ‘Hooker Ecles. Pol.’

In: A quarto miscellany of extracts chiefly from historical works, in Latin and English, in a single small mixed hand, compiled by one Thomas Gybbons, armiger, 237 leaves, in modern quarter-morocco gilt. Mid-late 17th century.

British Library, Harley MS 980, ff. 29r, 38r, 40r et passim.

HkR 66

Extracts from Hooker and Locke, on the subject of ‘the Liberty of the Will’.

In: A volume of collections of Basil Kennett (1674-1715), antiquary and translator.

British Library, Lansdowne MS 924, ff. 1r-24r.

HkR 68

Extracts, headed ‘Mr Hooker's opinion of Government, extracted by Mr Abraham Hill from his Ecclesiastical Polity’.

In: A folio volume of state tracts, speeches and papers, in a single hand, 230 leaves. 1700s.

Once owned by John Somers (1651-1716), Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor.

British Library, Sloane MS 3828, ff. 92r-5r.

HkR 69

Extracts.

In: A folio commonplace book, over 80 pages. 17th century.

The eleven leaves at the reverse end an intended book of legal precedents ‘for my sonne Jeffrye Palmer’.

Cambridge University Library, MS Dd. 9. 21, f. 36r.

HkR 70

Extracts, including entries on pp. 75, 86, 136, 154, 224, 258, 352, 355, 442, 455, and 607.

In: A folio commonplace book of entries arranged under subject headings, in a single hand, written from both ends, 652 pages (plus some unnumbered), in modern cloth. Mid-17th century.

A modern pencil note on a flyleaf claims to identify the compiler as one ‘Raworth’.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.6.33, passim.

HkR 71

Copy in: A commonplace book, in English and Latin, arranged under headings, compiled over a period. Late 17th-early 18th century.

Chetham's Library, Mun. A.6.34, pp. 62, 65, 220.

HkR 72

Copy in: A folio commonplace book of extracts largely from religious works, under headings, in English and Latin, in a single cursive mixed hand, c.580 pages, in old boards. c.1680.

Folger, MS V.b.154, pp. 20, 250.

HkR 75

Copy of Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity, Book V, chapter LXXVI. 17th century.

National Archives, Kew, SP 12/246/112 (ff. 317-20).

HkR 76

Copy in: A quarto miscellany. Late 17th century.

Northamptonshire Record Office, W(A) Misc Vol 27, [unspecified page numbers].

HkR 77

Extracts, headed ‘Out of Mr Hookers preface’ and (f. 11r) ‘Lib 1’.

In: An octavo commonplace book, in a single cursive italic hand, written from both ends, 151 leaves (plus numerous blanks), in contemporary calf. c.1650s.

Owned by William Drake, MP (1606-69), of Shardeloes, near Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Later in the library of Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), psychologist, linguist, and book collector.

Drake's commonplace books discussed in Stuart Clark, ‘Wisdom Literature of the Seventeenth Century: A Guide to the Contents of the “Bacon-Tottel” Commonplace Books’, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 6, Part 5 (1976), 291-305; 7, Part 1 (1977), 46-73, and in Kevin Sharpe, Reading Revolutions (New Haven & London, 2000). Facsimile of f. 132 in Sharpe, p. 194.

University College London, MS Ogden 7/17, ff. 3r-18v.

HkR 78

Extracts, headed ‘Time. Hooker’.

In: An octavo commonplace book of prose extracts, many under subject headings, written from both ends on rectos only, in contemporary calf. Inscribed, evidently by the compiler, ‘Henry Harpur An: Do: 1674’. c.1675.

Yale, Osborn MS Hey 7, ff. [14r-16r].