Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 194 (T.8.26)
Title: Shorthand Version of the Book of Psalms in Metre
Date of Creation: Between 1646 and 1647
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Robert Gordon, Shorthand Version of the Book of Psalms in Metre.
Robert Gordon's (Autograph) Shorthand Version of the Book of Psalms in T. Sternhold and J. Hopkins' Metrical Translation:
Begins (1, 2 recto [p. '1'] lines 1, 2): Psalme . i. i |
[unkeyable shorthand characters] [The man is blest that hath not bent.]
Ends (18, 2 recto [not paged] lines 4-10):
[unkeyable shorthand characters] [agree with one accord]
[unkeyable shorthand characters] [Robert Gordon with my hand]
1647 | feb: 0 [the] 9 | the end of the | psalmes-
Remarks: The tachygraphic characters in this MS. somewhat resemble those in The whole Book of Psalms in Meter... by Jeremiah Rich. London (1659) (?1668). [G.U. Lib. De.m.10.] For J. Rich see Dict. Nat. Biog. xlviii. 114. This MS. has no Hunt. Mus. Library book-plate
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 3 1/8 x 2, ff. 265, written in one hand throughout, but with much smaller characters towards the end, in single cols. of 19-20 lines, each 2 3/8 x 1, no catchwords or signatures, pagination (in the same hand) from 1, 2 recto to 18, 1 recto (pp. 1-523), pp. 16, 102 and 144 being duplicated, not ruled but double-margined with ink, running titles, somewhat cropped but fairly well preserved, no marginalia. Cent. XVII. (9th Feb. 1647).
Binding: Original, millboards, covered brown calf, blind-tooled, leather-hinged brass clasps and catches (not original) intact, red edges. Cent. XVII.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 138.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Bible
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 137-138.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

editor: Robert Gordon fl.1647
translator: John Hopkins d. 1570
Rector of Great Waldingfield.
translator: Thomas Sternhold d. 1549
Versifier of Psalms.
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