I spent some time recently at the Linnean Society Library transcribing a previously unpublished sermon by Gilbert White . I was also allowed to take photos of the original manuscript and the library building itself.
I have transcribed the sermon page by page and it runs from page 1 to page 15 so you may have to click on to Older Posts at the bottom of the webpage to finish reading.
I had been doing some work which took its inspiration from books of hours and the diaries of Gilbert White. Whilst on a GW study day at the Linnean with Dr June Chatfield, all-round GW expert and past curator of the museum at Selborne, boxes were brought out with some of his unpublished writing. One box contained the sermon I have transcribed here and what struck me was its warmth and humanity and a feeling of great emotion held in check.