HOLMES, Robert. 8774



Autograph Letter Signed ‘Robert Holmes’, about the dispatch of copies of his Discourses [Bampton Lectures]. 1 page 8 x 6½ inches, one old repair, remains of guard. New College, Oxford, 3 July 1782. Robert Holmes (1748-1805), biblical scholar. “I will be obliged to you, to send one copy stitched, to mr Blamire’s not far from you, in the Strand, with this direction upon the cover in which you pack up the parcel, To the Reverend Mr Wray, Darley, near Bakewell, Derbyshire – carriage paid.” In 1782 Holmes was chosen to be Bampton lecturer, and during the same year published his eight lectures ‘On the Prophecies and Testimony of John the Baptist, and the parallel Prophecies of Jesus Christ’.