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An account of the most remarkable circumstances of Providence to Mr. James Fraser of Brea /copied from his own original manuscript by Hu Grant.
Alternative Title
Life of James Fraser of Brea.
Fraser, James, 1639-1699.
Crewe, Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, Marquis of, 1858-1945, former owner.
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
UCLA, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Early Modern English Manuscripts from UCLA’s Clark Library
Rights Information
Public Domain
Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use.
Scope/Content: On t.p.: Att Inchoch. Decorative hand-drawn border to title page; all pages ruled. Partial index on 6 pages at end. Quotation from St. Augustine; and four scripture arguments by Nonconformist minister Philip Henry following the Fraser narrative.
Scope/Content: Bound manuscript copy of the memoirs of James Fraser, Church of Scotland minister and Covenanter, made in 1720 at Inchoch (Inshoch), Scotland by Hu[gh] Grant from Fraser's holograph manuscript dating to the 1680s or 1690s. The memoirs were not published until 1738 and were only one of several posthumous publications of Fraser's writing. Fraser was ordained as a minister in 1672 and was arrested and imprisoned several times for preaching at conventicles in both Scotland and England. Fraser's fortunes were transformed by the Revolution of 1688, and he became a relatively prominent member of the Church of Scotland. His memoirs trace his spiritual development from childhood to his release from Newgate Prison in 1684 and were dedicated by him to fellow Covenanter Thomas Ross, the minister at Tayne. The 1738 publication includes 4 additional chapters not included in this manuscript and noted by the publishers as not being dedicated to Thomas Ross. The barony of Inshoch, where the manuscript was apparently transcribed, was the seat of the Brodie family in the 18th century. While the identity of Hugh Grant is unclear, there was a minister by that name in nearby Knockando in the 1720s.
Condition: 19th century calf, ruled, with red moroco label; gilt corn sheaf stamp on cover.
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Bookplates (Provenance)
[2], 334, [8] p., bound ; 16 cm.
Presbyterian Church--Scotland--Clergy--17th century.
Church of Scotland--Clergy--17th century.
Bookplate on paste-down endpaper: "E libris Roberti Marchionis de Crewe."
T.p. verso: Attestation by William Stewart [Stuart], the minister at Inverness, dated 1718.

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