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Guide to the Frank Baker Collection of Wesleyana and British Methodism, 1536-1996 and undated

Abstract

Frank Baker (1910-1999) was a faculty member at Duke University in history, an expert on Wesleyan Methodism, and a rare book and manuscripts collector.

The Frank Baker Collection of Wesleyana and British Methodism, 1536-1996 and undated, comprises correspondence, writings, local histories, printed items, engravings, and many other manuscript materials that date from the earliest years of Methodism to its worldwide expansion up to the 20th century. The collection includes the correspondence of two of the most important founders of Methodism, John and Charles Wesley, as well as correspondence from members of the Wesley family. Collection also includes correspondence from many of the key figures in 18th and 19th century history of British Methodism: Joseph Benson, Jabez Bunting, Adam Clarke, Thomas Coke, James Everett, John Fletcher, Mary (Bosanquet) Fletcher, Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, Elizabeth (Ritchie) Mortimer, George Osborn, Hester Ann Rogers, Richard Tabraham, and Thomas Wride. Other materials include church records and registers, account books, autograph albums, broadsides (notices), circular letters, engravings, maps, sermons, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia. Topics covered by the materials include the life and training of Methodist clergy; the religious life of women; biography and portraiture of Methodists; spirituality; Protestantism in art; and the debate between Arminianism and Calvinism in the early church. Organizational history in the collection covers several branches of the 18th and 19th century church, including Wesleyan Methodism, Primitive Methodism, missions, and missionary societies.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Baker, Frank, 1910-1999
Title
Frank Baker collection of Wesleyana and British Methodism 1536-1996 and undated
Language of Material
English
Extent
50 Linear Feet, Approx. 18,000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Frank Baker Collection of Wesleyana and British Methodism, 1536-1996 and undated, comprises a vast range of original correspondence, writings, local histories, printed items, engravings, and many other manuscript materials that date from the earliest years of Methodism to its expansion throughout the British Empire during the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. The collection includes the correspondence of two of the most important founders of Methodism, John and Charles Wesley, as well as correspondence from members of the Wesley family, including Samuel Wesley, Sr. (1662-1735), Sarah (Gwynne) Wesley (1726-1822) and the Gwynne family, and the children of Charles and Sarah Wesley: Charles Wesley, Junior (1757-1834), Sarah (Sally) Wesley (1759-1828), and Samuel Wesley (1766-1837).

Additionally, correspondence from many of the key figures in 18th and 19th century history of British Methodism greatly extends the collection's breadth of coverage. Among others, these groups of correspondence include Joseph Benson, Jabez Bunting, Adam Clarke, Thomas Coke, James Everett, John Fletcher, Mary (Bosanquet) Fletcher, Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, Elizabeth (Ritchie) Mortimer, George Osborn, Hester Ann Rogers, Richard Tabraham, and Thomas Wride.

The collection materials cover many topics, including: the life and training of clergy women correspondence and diaries; the religious life of women; biography; portraiture; spiritual topics; Protestantism as depicted in art; and the debate between Arminianism and Calvinism in the early church. Organizational history in the collection covers several branches of the 18th and 19th century church, including Wesleyan Methodism, Primitive Methodism, missions, and missionary societies.

Formats of materials include church records and registers, account books, autograph albums, broadsides (notices), circular letters, engravings, maps, sermons, scrapbooks, class tickets, photographs, photocopies of original manuscripts, memorabilia, and realia.

Acquired as part of the Frank Baker Collection of Wesleyana and British Methodism.

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Contents of the Collection

Wesley Family Series, 1700-1996 and undated

(18 boxes, approx. 1800 items)

Documents three generations of the family, but especially the lives of John and Charles Wesley. The series is divided into subseries by family member. The three largest manuscripts subseries are those for John Wesley (1703-1791), Charles Wesley (1707-1788), and Sarah Wesley (1759-1826), the daughter of Charles. The John Wesley Papers are mainly original autograph letters (outgoing and incoming) spanning some fifty-five years of his life. There is also one forgery, several 18th or 19th century handwritten copies, and one engraved facsimile. John's letters contain no one frequent correspondent; the Charles Wesley Papers are dominated by Charles' letters to Samuel Lloyd, a friend and sometime legal and financial advisor in London. These draw a portrait of almost twenty years of their friendship. There are also letters to his wife and children, and to important church figures such as John Fletcher and Joseph Benson.

The Sarah Wesley Letters and Poems, though little known, constitute one of the highlights of the Wesley Family Papers--Frank Baker thought it the largest collection in the world of her manuscript poems. There are also over forty complete letters and fragments, spanning forty years of her life and including the only marriage proposal she is known to have received.

The manuscript portion of the series is rounded out by several small groups of letters from other family members related directly to Charles: his wife, Sarah, and her sisters, his two sons, Charles and Samuel; and two grandsons. The series ends with the large Wesley Family Portraits Subseries, some 1000 engraved prints of family members, scenes from their lives, and places associated with them. Almost half of these images are of John Wesley, one of the most frequently-painted portrait subjects of 18th century England.

Letters and writings of the Wesley family are arranged in subseries by family member, in chronological order by date of birth: Samuel Wesley, Sr. (1662-1735); John Wesley (1703-1791); Charles Wesley (1707-1788); Sarah [Gwynne] Wesley (1726-1822); Charles Wesley, Junior (1757-1834); Sarah (Sally) Wesley (1759-1828); and Samuel Wesley (1766-1837).

Information folder
Specimen of Mr. Wesley's Short-hand Diary; Specimens of some of the earliest Society Tickets, 19th c.?

John Wesley and others developed a system of shorthand for communications and writings, some examples of which can be found in this collection. This single undated printed sheet contains a sample of about 20 lines in Wesley's own shorthand - without a key, however - originating from a journal entry from 1740. The facing page contains illustrations of ten Methodist Society Tickets from the 18th century.

Box WF1

Church of England clergyman, poet, and father of John Wesley (1703-1791) and Charles Wesley (1707-1788).

Wesley, Samuel, Epworth, to Mr. Justice Hook, London, 1700 July 10

[Processing Note: Original missing. Typewritten transcript available.]

Box WF1

Letters written by John Wesley to family, fellow preachers and members of his congregation. The majority of these letters are abrupt, aimed at answering specific questions or resolving particular concerns, but others are more expansive. The 1735/6 letter, composed as Wesley was on his way to Georgia, relates events of the voyage and singles out General Oglethorpe for praise. Writing to Lord Rowdon on May 18, 1760, Wesley opposes "the simplicity of the Gospel" with "Philosophical Religion."

Several letters are either addressed or refer to individuals whose manuscripts appear elsewhere in the Baker Wesleyana Collection, especially John Fletcher, Elizabeth (Ritchie) Mortimer, and Sarah Crosby. The letter to Miss Sparrow of Jan. 14, 1779, first passes on an anecdote that Fletcher told about Voltaire, then goes on to present Wesley's scathing views on the French writer and his successes. On June 3, 1774, writing to Sarah Crosby, Wesley worries that Elizabeth Ritchie might succumb to temptation and instructs Mrs. Crosby to watch over her. And in another letter to her several years later (May 11, 1780), he turns his concern to Crosby herself, assuring her that he will keep her writing a secret, burning the originals and transcribing only what he wishes to keep for himself; further, he questions her about her predilection to vices, urging her to speak openly about herself to him, but noting that he does not make a habit of speaking about himself to others so as not to hurt them.

Arranged in chronological order.

[NOTE: Originals housed in Box WF 1 available by prior request only. Use copies for most but not all of the originals are in Box WF 4. Please consult with a reference archivist if there is no use copy.

Prid[eau]x, Selby, London, to the Rev'd Mr. [John] Westly, Oxon, 1734 Apr. 9

Endorsed by John Wesley: "Selby. April 9, 1734. + / New birth." FB's extensive note about this letter and its writer, ca. 1976, quoted in full: "PM, 9/AP. 4 pp. 4t0, part of red seal. Spelt 'Westly'. ; Gives copy of S's letter to Bp. Of [?] from memory, 'Yewterday I heard ye Rev. Mr. A. Swear, Mr. B. S, talk B. & gets D-k frequently. Mr. C. is a d-n f Priest. Mr. D and Mr. E are called D-n Priests. Mr. E pays nobody his D-ts.' He writes from pity, not malice. Selby not in Dick's [Heitzenrater] diss., but Green, p. 191: 'Prideax Selby, the son of a merchant from Holy Island in Northumberland, had become a member of Lincoln as a servitor on 25th November, 1731, and was elected to a scholarship on 22nd February, 1733; Wesley talked to him about Communion and by October he was one of the little company who made their Communion at Christ Church on Sunday mornings.'"

Box WF1
Wesley, John, on board the Simmonds, to [Sir John Phillips], 1735/6 Jan. 20

FB's typewritten note accompanies this letter: "A contemporary copy of an important letter written by JW as he set sail for America. The letter is genuine, but the handwriting is not Wesley's. Cf. the photostat of the original in Wesley's hand, written to Sir John Phillips, and endorsed by him. Wesley wrote another copy to Dr. John Burton, one of the Trustees for the Colony of Georgia."

Box WF1
Wesley, John, Bristol, to Charles Wesley, Moorfields, 1741 Feb. 10

Penciled note: "Forgery. FB."

Box WF1
Wesley, John, Bristol, to Mrs. Jones, n.p., 1746 Aug. 4 (transcription)

Original handwritten transcription, presumably contemporary, was made by Thomas Richards, who then appended a note of his own. This pair of letters in their entirety was then transcribed by R. O. Jones, circa 1860s. Richards was one of Wesley's earliest itinerant preachers; for more information, see entry on Richards in the Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files, from which this item was transferred.

Box WF1
Wesley, John, Journal pages and notes, 1751 Dec. 14-23,
(AN, two pages)

[Original missing.]

Box WF1
Wesley, John, Sligo, to [Lord Rowdon], n.p., 1760 May 18

[See use copy for provenance.]

Box WF1
Band ticket endorsed "D. Carnaby" [in John Wesley's hand], 1762 Feb.

[See use copy for provenance.]

Box WF1
Wesley, John, to Mr. Hopper; Cork, 1762 June 18

[Original missing. Copy available.]

Box WF1
Wesley, John, London, to Matthew Lowes, n.p., 1762 June 25

Facsimile "engraved by W. Collard from a series of autograph letters from the Rev'd J. Wesley to Mr. Matthew Lowes, now in the Possession of Mr. T. Sopwith, Newcastle on Tyne," undated.

Box WF1
Wesley, John, London, to Thomas Rankin, Plymouth Dock, 1765 Jan. 26
Box WF1
Wesley, John, Bristol, to [?], Coolylough, 1769 July 4

Also includes transcription of a letter from Adam Clarke, City Road, to John Cayley, 1808 Feb. 25; transcription by W.H. Allmutt, Bodleian Library, Oxford, 1871 Dec. 8. Transferred from the Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files, Oxford.

Box WF1
Wesley, John, notes on reading a document on "The Baptism of the Spirit", circa 1772

Original missing. Copy available in folder.

Photocopy accompanied by researcher note: Single sheet (two page) document in Wesley's hand, numbered p.3 and p.4, recording Wesley's comments on a long document of at least 38 pages written by either John Fletcher or Joseph Benson, which is not known to survive.

Box WF1
Wesley, John, London, to Sammy [Samuel Bardsley], Hatten, Loughborough, 1773 Jan. 29

Handwritten transcription by Charles A. Federer, 1903 June 4. A penciled note, undated, points out that JW's closing phrase, "Ivy Leaves grow on Walls," does not appear in the printed version of this letter.

Box WF1
Wesley, John, to Mr. Hopper, at the Orphan House, Newcastle upon Tyne; London, 1773 Aug. 7

[Original missing. Copy available.]

Box WF1
Wesley, J[ohn], Bristol, to James Barry, n.p., 1773 Oct. 1

Handwritten transcription by Wm. Lindley, Swansea, 1861 May 10, who describes Barry as "an early Methodist Preacher."

Box WF1
Wesley, John, Edinburgh, to Mrs. [Sarah] Crosby, 1774 June 3

Provenance: housed with the use copy in Box WF 4 is a photocopied invoice from Charles Hamilton to FB regarding the letter, undated.

Box WF1
Wesley, John, to Mr. Jno. Crook, 1775 Dec. 15

[Original missing. Copy available.]

Box WF1
Wesley, John, "I give six pounds to be divided among the six poor Men, named by the Assistants, who shall carry by body to the grave...," will, circa 1776

Manuscript fragment containing will, one page, signed as by John Wesley. A penciled note on verso, probably in FB's hand, dates item to circa 1776.

Box WF1
Foley, Ambrose, Quintain Green near Hales-Owen, Shropshire, to the Reverend Mr. [John] Westley, n.p., 1778 Mar. 18
Box WF1
Wesley, John, n.p., to ?, n.p., 1778 Nov. 3

Signed fragment containing part of final sentence, closing, and JW's signature. Mounted in two page scrapbook labeled "John Wesley 1703-1791," which also includes an engraving of JW, a piece of ivy from his grave, and a silhouette of "Mrs. Vizelle. Wesley's Wife."

Provenance: discovered loose in FB's papers, apparently having come to him from F. F. Bretherton. A penciled note signed by FFB states: "not in Standard. Do not think this is Wesley's h/w."

Box WF1
Wesley, John, to "Miss Sparrow, No. 2," 1779 Jan. 14
Box WF1
Wesley, John, Newcastle, to Sarah Crosby, [1780] May 11

[Housed with the Sarah Crosby Papers.

Box WF1
Wesley, John, Darlington, to Zachariah Udal, 1784 June 13
Box WF1
Tennant, Thomas, [on behalf of John Wesley], London, to [Samuel] Bardsley, 1785 Feb. 12
Box WF1
"Mr. Wesleys acct. for the Year 1786," 1786

Unsigned original receipt, transferred from the Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files. Item was filed there under the name of John Atlay, although FB's own typewritten transcription indicates it is likely in the hand of Wesley's Book Steward at the time, George Whitfield.

Box WF1
Wesley, John, Cork, to Hannah Ball, 1787 May 9

Framed; a typewritten transcription appears on the backing paper, followed by unsigned handwritten notes in red ink. Includes photocopy.

Box WF1
Wesley, John, London, to [Thomas Roberts], 1787 Dec. 22
Box WF1
Wesley, John, Whitby, to John Valton, Bristol, 1788 June 17

Above the letter on this page is also the autograph of Sarah (Sally) Wesley

[Original is laid into the Ann Eliza Fourness autograph book, housed in Box WF 3. A use copy is provided in Box WF 4..

Box WF1
Wesley, John, to Mr. [Henry] Moore, at the New Room, Dublin; Macclesfield, 1788 Apr. 6

Envelope only, with line of text; original letter is held by Wesley College, Bristol.

[Original missing. Copy available.]

Box WF1
Wesley, John, [Killashandra], to Mr. [Alexander] Suter, Plymouth Dock, 1789 May 21

[Original missing. Copy available.]

Box WF1
Wesley, John, n.p., to Mr. Wrigley, at the Preachinghouse in Bradford, undated
Box WF1
Wesley, John, n.p., to Sammy [Samuel] Furley, n.p., undated

Handwritten transcription, 1889 by Rev. T. Withington in a letter to George Stampe, subsequently passed to John Telford, to F. F. Bretherton, to FB.

Box WF1
Wesley, John, Autograph membership list, unsigned, undated

FB's note: "This is a membership list in John Wesley's handwriting. There are several hundred John Wesley letters but only five of these membership lists are still extant."

Box WF1
Wesley, John, Unsigned autograph fragments

Includes the following: Fragment from the old Dublin Society Book, listing names of members, undated; "Certainly the 15, 2 is to be paid," undated; "To Mr. Mason of the Preaching house," undated; "To Mrs. Woudhouse at Mr. Hutton's" ["Woodhouse"??], circa 1770; Scrapbook page (miscellany related to JW), undated

(5 items)
Box WF1
Wesley, John, Journal, 1790, 1907

Provenance: Bretherton. Labeled as "Rev. John Wesley's Last Shorthand Journal, 1790." Photographed pages of original at Wesley College, Headingley; photographed in 1907.

(40 pp.)
Box WF1
Ann Eliza Fourness autograph book, circa 1788-1890 and undated

Autograph and letter book of Ann Eliza Fourness, Halifax, as inscribed by her inside front cover, 1826. In addition to the JW letter described in chronological sequence above (1788 June 17), it contains inscribed and signed passages and letters from a number of 19th century Methodist preachers. Letters laid in include one from Adam Clarke, 1830 June 22, and two from Jabez Bunting, 1813 Oct. 12 and 1840 Mar. 23. A folder in the box contains photocopies of these and the Wesley letter. Inscriptions and laid-in items appear intermittently throughout the volume.

Provenance: There are two information folders about the autograph book, one of which contains correspondence between FB and Hilda Harrison, the descendent of Fourness who sold the book to him in 1975. Harrison also prepared a full list of the contents in her letter of Sept. 21, 1975.

(27 cm; approximately 200 pages)
Box WF3
Whitefield, George, Gloucester, to John Wesley, Oxford, 1735 July 11

Whitefield ALS, endorsed by Wesley, "G. Wh. Jul. 11 1735."

Box WF5 [Ovsz.]
Wesley, John, Letters of Orders for Thomas Coke, 1784 Sept. 2, and for Thomas Owens, 1788 Aug. 3

Two facsimile pages plus FB's notes. FB notes that neither document is in Wesley's hands, only the signature. The body of the letter for Thomas Owens is in the hand of Thomas Coke, with Wesley's signature.

(3 items)
Box WF1
Wesley, John, et al., "Articles of agreement fully agreed upon this 16th day of June ... One Thousand seven Hundred and Ninety Between William Crofts ... and the Reverend John Wesley of the City of London and Henry Moore ... Joseph Bradford ... John Broadbent ... and John Pritchard ... Whereas a Certain Meeting-house for the Assembly of Christian people to the Worship of the Almighty God hath been lately erected under the direction of the said John Wesley ... signed, sealed, and delivered by the abovementioned ... the 29th day of July, 1790 in the presence of Thomas Coke [and] James Rogers," 1790 June 16, July 29

Autograph document signed, on architectural linen[?].

(3 pages on 2 sheets)
Box WF1
Wesley, John, et al., Letters and other autograph documents (photocopies), 1710-1871 and undated

Patron use copies of most but not all of the JW holograph documents housed in Box WF 1. Please consult with a reference archivist if there is a use copy does not exist.

(3 folders)
Box WF4
Charterhouse documents and engravings [originals], 1710 June 24, 1816, and 1885 or later

Photograph of manuscript document including Wesley in the "new lists of pensioners and scholars" to be admitted to the Charterhouse (JW appears as "John Westly" in the Scholars column). Also, one b/w engraving of the Charterhouse, circa 1816, and a newspaper clipping containing a series of sketched scenes at the Charterhouse. Transferred from the Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files.

Box WF4

Letters written by Charles Wesley to friends, family members, other preachers and members of his congregation. The majority of the letters concern details of Wesley's everyday affairs, including travel arrangements, financial transactions, and assessments of the moral values of various parishioners. Some letters discuss his and others' plans and dealings in America (see letters dated 1754; Feb. 18, 1764; and Jan. 19, 1773). In the letter dated 1773 Jan. 19, Wesley discusses his vision for Methodism in response to a suggestion for less preaching.

Some twenty letters are addressed to his very close friend Samuel Lloyd, a London lawyer who also handled CW's financial affairs. Prominent within this correspondence is Wesley's growing concern with his own mortality, as well as his thoughts on death in general (see letters to Lloyd spanning the years 1760-1769). Writing through his struggle with gout, the partial paralysis of one of his arms, and his wife's bout with a near-fatal illness, Wesley continuously insists on Lloyd's central importance in his heart and mind, and frequently expresses his longing, alternately, to see Lloyd once more in life and to spend eternity with Lloyd in the hereafter. Two letters upon this subject repeat the exclamation "O vain, vain, vain all else!" (Feb. 18, 1764, and Mar. 20, 1769). Arranged in chronological order.

[NOTE: originals housed in Box WF 2 available by prior request only. Use copies are in Box WF 4.

Wesley, Charles, Bwlch, to[?], undated [1748 Oct. 20]

Endorsed in pencil, 'Thurs. Oct. 20, 1748'; headed 'Blwch, half hour past Eleven.' Charles Wesley Sr., outlining his activities on Thurs. and Fri., Oct. 20-21, 1748 (handwriting authenticated by Richard Heitzenrater, 2005 Aug. 29).

Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Sarah Wesley, at Ludlow, 1750 May 5

Handwritten transcription by R. [?] Smith, 1903, that appears to match holograph now at Emory University.

Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Ludlow, to Mr. Lloyd, 1750 July 27
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Norwich, to Samuel Lloyd, London, 1754 Aug. 7
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Christopher's Alley, to Samuel Lloyd, 1754
Box WF2
Curious Verses Said to be by Charles Wesley, 1754, 1911 Apr. 17, and undated

Entitled "Composed by Charles Wesley on the road to Norwich, 1754," as transcribed by Gertrude Champness and collected by Marmaduke Riggall, 1911.

Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, London, 1755 Mar. 8
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, London, 1755 Mar. 15
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, London, to Samuel Lloyd, 1755 Apr. 1
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, London, to Samuel Lloyd, 1755 Apr. 3
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, London, to Samuel Lloyd, 1755 Apr. 5
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Leeds, to Samuel Lloyd, [1755] Apr. 29
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, 1755 June 7
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, 1755 June 17
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Mr. [Lee?] Newcastle Orphan House, 1760 Feb. 12

Endorsed by Adam Clarke, "copied for the Mag. Apr. 10, 1826."

[Original missing. Copy available.]

Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Xopher's Alley, to Samuel Lloyd, Devonshire Square, 1760 Apr. 29
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, n.p., 1760 Nov. 18

[Original missing. Copy available.]

Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, 1760 Dec. 10
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, n.p., 1762 Dec. 15

[Original missing. Copy available.]

Box WF2
Letter from Charles Wesley to [wife] Sally,[1763] June 9
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, London, 1764 Feb. 18
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, Devonshire Square, London, 1764 Aug. 28
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, London, 1764 Nov. 4
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, London, 1766 Nov. 18
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, London, 1767 Apr. 11
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to Samuel Lloyd, London, 1769 Mar. 20
Box WF2
Fletcher, John, Madeley, to Charles Wesley, London, 1771 May 26
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, to John Fletcher, 1771 [June] 22

Reply by Charles Wesley, in shorthand, is written on same sheet as Fletcher's original letter 1771 May 26.

Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, B. [Bristol?], to Joseph Benson (unsigned letter), 1773 Jan. 19
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, to Joseph Benson, Newcastle upon Tine (unsigned letter), 1773 Mar. 6
Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, London, to Joseph Benson, 1778 July 27
Box WF2
After a Fall, July 30, 1781, verses by "the late Revd. Charles Wesley," 1781 and undated

Autograph copy in the hand of his daughter, Sarah Wesley.

Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, Bristol, to his son Charles, 1782 Aug. 24
Box WF2
Wesley [?], Charles, Bristol, to Mrs. Charles Wesley, London, 178[?] Sept. 7
Box WF2
Stafford, L., Bristol, to the Rev'd Mr. [Charles] Wesley, Maryborn, 1788 Mar. 17

Noted as "For Mrs. Wesley" and endorsed "[?] [?] Mary."

Box WF2
An Elegy on the much lamented Death of the Reverend Charles Wesley, broadside, unsigned, 1788 Apr. 8

Provenance: discovered loose in the Frank Baker Papers, 2010. Also found separately and now filed with the use copy of this item is a letter from FB, 1956 May 25, in which he attempted to purchase an item with a marginally different title from a dealer, only to find it already sold.

Box WF2
A Prayer for the Church of England, attributed to Charles Wesley, Undated

Provenance: discovered loose in the Frank Baker Papers. Manuscript hymn or poem, signed as by "C. Wesley" but not in his hand, possibly dating from mid- to late-19th century.

Box WF2
Wesley, Charles, et al., Letters and other autograph documents (photocopies), 1710-1871 and undated

Patron use copies of the Charles Wesley holograph documents housed in Box WF 2.

(5 folders)
Box WF4

Personal letters between Sarah Gwynne Wesley, wife of Charles Wesley (1707-1788), and her friends and family, as well as a Gwynne family tree and other genealogical materials. Two letters see Wesley borrowing money: she asks Mr. Tooth (probably Samuel Tooth, fl.1770-1820) for 10 pounds on March 11, 1799, and on Feb. 18, 1811 Robert Thornton writes that he has sent her the same sum per her request. Also included is a 2-sided fragment: the first side is written in Wesley's hand announcing her marriage to Charles Wesley, while the reverse side, written by her son Charles Wesley, Jr., features fragments of scriptural verse, apparently in remembrance of her.

RELATED MATERIAL: several letters to Sarah Wesley appear in both the Gwynne Family Subseries, below, and in the William Wilberforce letters, which are arranged in the Correspondence Series. The Wilberforce letters repeatedly address the matter of financial subsistence implied in the letters here--a concern that would last through most of the thirty-eight years Sarah Wesley lived after the death of Charles.

1799 Mar. 11, Sarah Gwynne Wesley to Mr. Tooth, City Road
Box WF4
1811 Feb. 18, Robert Thornton to Mrs. Charles Wesley
Box WF4
Undated, double-sided fragment referencing the 1748 marriage of Sarah Gwynne to Charles Wesley

Recto: "Sarah Gwynne Wesley Feb. 4th, 1748, was married 4.5th of April 17[?] to the Rev'd Mr. Charles Wesley." Verso: "My late dearest Mother writing Charles Wesley 'Glory be to God' 'in the highest / may we follow them who by Faith / and patience inherit the Promisses [sic].'

Box WF4
Undated, Gwynne family tree and geneaological materials
Box WF4

Letters, legal documents, and notes of Rebecca Gwynne (d. 1798?) and Elizabeth (Gwynne) Waller, the sisters of Sarah Wesley (1726-1822), and of Thynne H. Gwynne, her cousin. All of the letters here are either to Sarah or between two other members of the Gwynne family rather than to the Wesleys. Rebecca Gwynne's letters mostly provide updates on various people's lives, although her 1770 letter to Sarah Wesley gives an eye-witness account of the scene at one of JW's sermons. Miss Waller in the letter of 1770 Nov. 6 is the sister of Rebecca Gwynne and Sarah Wesley. The two letters to Sarah Wesley from her cousin Thynne H. Gwynne concern family deaths. Arranged in chronological order.

1761 Apr. 23, Rebecca Gwynne fragment
Box WF4
1770 Nov. 6, Rebecca Gwynne to Miss Waller, London
Box WF4
1770 Dec. 3, Rebecca Gwynne to [Sarah (Gwynne) Wesley]

With typewritten transcription and notes by FB, undated.

Box WF4
[1770], [Rebecca Gwynne to Sarah Wesley]

[Same item formerly described as "1770, Gwynne, Rebecca, fragment endorsed in pencil, 'Rebecca Gwynne to S. Wesley, 1770'"]

Box WF4
1799 Feb. 26, Last Will and Testament of Rebecca Gwynne
Box WF4
Undated [circa 1799), Last Will and Testament of Rebecca Gwynne
Box WF4
1811 Feb. 18, Thynne H. Gwynne to Sarah Gwynne Wesley, London,
Box WF4
Undated Sept. 3, Thynne H. Gwynne, Buckland [?], to Sarah Gwynne Wesley
Box WF4
Box WF4

Personal letters and other documents of the oldest son of Charles Wesley (1707-1788). Letters are to and from family and friends, and discuss daily affairs, travel plans, legal dealings, and family life. The 1820 letter to Dr. Kitchiner discusses the ownership of one of his musical pieces. The 1825 letter from C.L. Wesley is highly critical of Charles Wesley's lax views on corporal punishment, arguing that by censuring those people who would carry out the punishment he becomes an "upholder of crime" himself. Other documents include a Proposal for a Subscription Concert by Messrs Wesley, along with a printed "Scheme of the Performance" attached.

1820 Mar. 7, Charles Wesley, Jun., York Buildings to Dr. Kitchiner, Warren St.

[Penciled on top: "Paper watermarked 1817"; addressed as "My Dear harmonic friend."

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1825 July 29, Charles Wesley, Jun., Edgwan Road, to Miss Tooth
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1832 Feb. 4, Charles Wesley, Jun.., Edgwan Road, to Rev. Mr. [Thomas] Jackson, City Road
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1857 Nov. 30, Charles Wesley, Jun., St. James's Palace, to Dr. [Elijah] Hoole (date uncertain, may be transcription)
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Undated May 11, S & C Wesley to [?]
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Undated Aug. 4, Charles Wesley, Jun., Sussex, to Mrs. Wesley

On same page: fragment of undated letter from Sarah Wesley to her mother.

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Undated, Charles Wesley, Jun. to Miss Newton
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Undated, Autograph fragment, unsigned
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Undated, Proposal for a Subscription Concert by Messrs Wesley, in the handwriting of Charles Wesley Junior, with a printed "Scheme of the Performance" attached
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Undated, Charles Wesley, Jr., petition to Their Majesties

Undated 19th century copy; on the same sheet is a copy of a letter from Sarah Wesley to Miss Cristan, undated.

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Letters and writings of Sarah (Sally) Wesley, daughter of Charles Wesley (1707-1788) and Sarah Gwynne Wesley. Letters are written by and to her family and friends. Letters from M. Doddridge and John Clowes betray great admiration for Sarah Wesley's intellect and wit. Letters from Clowes frequently refer to her apparent rejection of a marriage proposal, while letters from Wesley to Clowes reiterate her desire for independence; many of these letters contain her thoughts on independence and solitude with regard to religious community and piety.

The letter dated [1784] April 4, previously attributed to her Sarah Gwynne Wesley, discusses the family's estrangement from her brother Samuel after he joined the Roman Catholic Church. Wesley's 1815 Oct. 12 letter to an unidentified recipient indicates her views on virtue, compassion, and the shortcomings of the female sex. An undated letter to an unnamed recipient in Folder 2 offers her thoughts on proper ways to bury and honor the dead, paying attention to the particulars of scripture on the subject; engages disparagingly "the malevolent Rouchefoucault"; and offers her opinions on the relationship between private property and morality.

In several letters Wesley states her opinions about other Christian denominations, including Evangelicals (1819 Aug. 10), as well as Quakers and the Church of England (both in an undated, torn letter in Folder 2); the latter fragment also gives an account of Charles Wesley, Jun.'s meeting with the King and Queen of England. The letter dated [1822] Dec. 29 gives her account of her mother's dying moments. Her undated letter to Mr. Quincy presents her home and family life as unsupportive and unwelcoming, painting the founding family of Methodism as cruel and unsupportive of other religious sects.

Wesley's poems, contained in Folder 4, are mostly loose, with two sets hand-sewn and one long poem continuing over ten loose pages. Many poems employ classical forms and themes; other topics include education, women's rights, religion, slavery, and occasional poems commemorating holidays and private events. Most of the poems are signed but not dated; where given, dates range from 1774 to 1782. The subseries also includes a printed copy of the only poem Wesley published during her lifetime, "Lines to the Memory of the First Methodist Preachers" . The text of this pamphlet edition, 1828, differs from the original 1826 publication in the Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine.

Letters and notes are arranged chronologically in three folders: dated letters; undated letters; and undated notes and fragments. Manuscript poems are arranged in four groups in Folder 4: loose manuscripts; Poems, Binder I; Poems, Binder II; and the long poem, "The Elopement," on ten unbound pages. The pamphlet of Wesley's published poem appears in Folder 5. A printed copy of a full title list of the short poems appears in Folder 4.

RELATED MATERIAL: The Rubenstein Library also holds a microfilm of Sarah Wesley's letters and poems (film 301) from the Lamplough Collection, made while the collection was on loan at Duke in 1961. This film contains twenty-nine letters from Sarah Wesley, some one hundred to her, and some of her manuscript poems from 1775-1776, including another version of "The Elopement," a long manuscript in the Baker collection. Most if not all of this collection is now at the John Rylands University Library, Manchester, described more fully here: The Wesley Family Papers, GB 135 DDWF.

Wesley, Sarah, to Sam Wesley, [1784] Apr. 4
Box WF4 Folder 1 of 5
Wesley, Sarah, London, to Mrs. Doddridge, Tewksbury [sp? Tewkesbury?], Gloucestershire, 1795 Xmas Day
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Cottle, Mary, Bristol, Portland Square, to Miss Wesley, 1796 Feb. 9

Copy, from the valuable collection of Mrs. Richard Smith, 1852 Nov. 25; accompanying this letter, and also pertaining to the one dated 1797 April 13 is a letter to F. F. Bretherton inquiring about the identities of the people involved in the correspondence and its replication.

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Doddridge, M., to Miss Wesley, London, 1796 Feb. 24 and 25
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[Doddridge, M.], Tewkesbury, to Miss Wesley, at Mrs. Quincy's, Green Hay near Manchester, 1796 Oct. 27
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[Doddridge, M.], Tewkesbury, to Miss Wesley, at Mrs. Quincy's, Green Hay near Manchester, 1796 Dec. 3
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Howard, Mary, Hyde Park, Picadilly, to Miss Wesley, 1797 Apr. 13

Copy, from the valuable collection of Mrs. Richard Smith, 1852 Nov. 25.

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Clowes, John, Manchester, to Miss Wesley, at H. Swineburne's Esq., Hamsterly[?] Gateshead near Durham, 1797 June 5
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Clowes, John, Scarsborough, to Miss Wesley, at Mrs. Quincy's, Green Hay, Manchester, 1797 July 31
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Doddridge, M., to [Sarah Wesley], 1797 Aug. 28
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Clowes, John, Manchester, to Miss Wesley, at Mrs. Doddridge's, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, 1797 Aug. 30
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[Wesley, Sarah], to [John Clowes?], [1797 Aug.]
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Clowes, John, Manchester, to Miss Wesley, at Mrs. Doddridge's, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, 1797 Sept. 14
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D[oddridge], M., Tewkesbury, to Miss Wesley, [1797] Oct. 11
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D[oddridge], M., Bath, to Miss Wesley, London, 1801 Jan. 31 [?]
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[Wesley, Sarah], to [Mrs. Doddridge], [1805?] Apr. 24

[includes fragment of a letter and part of a verse with heavy edits, above which is penciled in by FB, "Charles Wesley"]

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De La Mare, Elizabeth, Clegdon[?], to Miss [Sarah] Wesley, No. 7 Great Woodstock Street, London, 1813 Apr. 20
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[Wesley, Miss Sarah], London, to ?, 1815 Oct. 12
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Latrobe, C. G., London, to Miss Wesley, Portman Square, 1819 Aug. 10
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Mortimer, Mary, Ishington, to Miss Wesley, Marylbone, 1820 Sept. 11
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[Wesley, Sarah], to Charles Wesley, jun.], [1822] Dec. 29
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[Wesley, Sarah], to Mrs. Tooth, Norton Square
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Wesley, Sarah, Portland Place, to Mrs. Dickinson, [?] May 10
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Wesley, Sarah, to Louisa Barwell
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[Wesley, Sarah], to [?], [?] Nov. 14
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Clowes, John, to Sarah Wesley
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[Wesley, Sarah], to [?]
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[Wesley, Sarah], at Mrs. Grayson's, No. 5 Gower St., Bedford Square, to [?]
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Wesley, Sarah, Marylbone, with additional note by Charles Wesley, Jun., to Mrs. Fordyce, Bath [?], Sept. 2
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[Wesley, Sarah], to [?]
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Wesley], [Sarah, to [?]
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Wesley, Sarah, to Mr. Quincy
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Wesley, Sarah, Upper [?] St. Portman Square, to [?]
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Wesley, Sarah, to Mrs. Andrews
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Undated notes and fragments
(9 items)
Box WF4 Folder 3 of 5
Poems on loose pages,

Approximately 40 poems. A printed copy of a full list of titles is also housed in this folder.

Box WF4 Folder 4 of 5
Poems, Binder I
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Poems, Binder II
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Poem (ten pages, loose): The Elopement
Box WF4
Lines to the Memory of the First Methodist Preachers, London: John Mason, 1828

Text differs significantly from 1826 version published in Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine.

Box WF4 Folder 5 of 5

Letters of the youngest son of Charles Wesley (1707-1788). One letter in 1813 refers to his child's death after a small pox vaccination. There are two undated letters written by Wesley during a period of failing health. The letter addressed to Mrs. W. divulges details on what he intends to leave his family in his as-yet unwritten will, and comments on what he perceives as the societal corruption brought about by the French Revolution. There is also a manuscript poem to the Earl of Oxford.

1773 June 29, Islington, autograph letter from R. Waller to her "Dear cousin Sammy"

Accompanied by a Waller family tree, and several typewritten sheets of other letters by the Waller family to Sarah Gwynne, who married Charles Wesley Sr. in 1749 (her sister Elizabeth Gwynne married James Waller in 1750 and had three children by him)

Box WF4 Folder 1
1813 Mar. 31, Autograph letter from Samuel Wesley in New Road, to a Mr. Glenn, Steward Street, London

Gives his regrets for not joining him at Mr. Savage's due to the death of his child after a smallpox innoculation and the illness of his wife Sarah. Says he would have preferred the cow pox inoculation but his wife overrode him. Transferred from Frank Baker Papers Subject Files.

Box WF4 Folder 1
1823 Dec. 26, Autograph page--handwritings of Charles Wesley, Jr., Sarah (Sally) Wesley, and Samuel Wesley
Box WF4 Folder 1
1825 [June], C.L. [Charlotte Louisa] Wesley (1761-1845) to Charles Wesley

[Penciled note: "in hand of Samuel Wesley (1766-1837)"]

Box WF4 Folder 1
Undated, Samuel Wesley to Mrs. W.
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Undated, Samuel Wesley to Rev. Thomas Jackson
Box WF4 Folder 1
Undated, manuscript poem ascribed to Samuel Wesley, To The Right Honourable the Earl of Oxford, (1736) mounted on paper stock

Accompanied by Frank Baker subject card, dealer description for poetry volume, and 20th c. facsimile of poem manuscript to Earl of Oxford. Transferred from Frank Baker Papers Subject Files?

Box WF4 Folder 1
Wesley, Samuel, A musical setting of Handel's See the Conquering Hero Comes, circa 1823 (watermark)

Handwritten score, 7 pp., of a piece from Handel's Judas Maccabaeus; a typed note from Baker identifies it as a manuscript of Samuel Wesley's, watermarked 1823.

Box WF4 Folder 2

Letters written by John W. Wesley, son of Samuel Wesley (1766-1837). Both letters to his aunt, Miss Sarah Wesley, concern his growing business and indicate that she offered him assistance in the way of referrals. The letter to Rev. Newton expresses reverence toward his ancestors and a strong belief in the principles of Methodism. There is a fourth item, probably from an original collector, with John Wesley's name and his ancestry, that accompanied two of the letters.

1822 Nov. 18, John W. Wesley, Red Crop Warf, to Miss [Sarah] Wesley, Marylbone,
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1824 Sept. 20, John W. Wesley, Dorch[?] Square, to [Rev. Mr. Newton, Manchester]
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Undated, John W. Wesley to [Miss Sarah Wesley]
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Writing from school, Charles Wesley, III, informs his uncle that he has visited with his aunt (presumably Miss Sarah Wesley), has seen the dead body of his master, Mr. Cooper, and has lost three pairs of shoes. On the same page is also a letter by Samuel Wesley to his mother, in which he explains the death of Mr. Cooper, who fell off a horse in an apoplectic fit as he was headed to a friend's funeral. He also indicates that Mr. Cooper had been trying to resolve the shoe theft mentioned by Charles, intending to buy a pair for every boy who had lost shoes out of his own pocket. Wesley observes Charles' low spirits in light of his master's death, and looks forward to taking him away from the school during the next holiday.

1805 Apr. 11, Charles Wesley, III, Maidstone, to Mr. [Charles] Wesley [Jr.], Marylbone; [with a letter from Samuel Wesley to Sarah Gwynne Wesley, [1805] Apr. 11]
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Item count of 1000 includes the engravings in the Wesleyan scrapbook and in the disbound scrapbook, "Roots of Methodism," some of which are not of the Wesley family.

Contains several hundred images, many of them engraved variants of portraits painted during Wesley's life time. The subseries is arranged to begin with FB's subject files JW portraits, followed by prints themselves, generally in chronological order for named portraits. Many of the images appear in several sizes in different boxes, especially engravings based on the 18th century portraits.

[Attention: Many of the larger prints (housed flat) are fragile; these originals may need conservation prior to patron access. Please consult with Research Services staff before coming to use these materials.]

Arranged alphabetically by topic; includes additional images in several categories.

Busts, 1786, 1899, 1907, 1943-1973, and undated
(2 folders)
Box WF6
Coat of arms, 1767, 1791, 1947-1996, and undated

Contains three copies each of engravings of JW and his grandfather (also called John Wesley), plus notes and correspondence.

Box WF6
Collection of portraits of the Rev. John Wesley, undated

List of portraits and notes, probably FB's partial description of his own collection, sometimes listing painter and engraver.

Box WF6
Death mask--correspondence and printed material, 1779-1791, 1880, 1969-1991, and undated
Box WF6

Correspondence and notes of FB, 18th and 19th century engraved portraits of JW, manuscript item circa 1776, photocopies of printed materials contemporaneous to JW's death, and other printed materials.

Pamphlet separated for monographic cataloging: The late Reverend John Wesley's Triumphant Translation to Glory, Falmouth, 1791 Apr. 5th. Authors: James Rogers, John Broadbent, Thomast Rankin, Joseph Bradford, and George Whitfield. Alternate title[?]: "Blessed are the Dead that Die in the Lord."

Contemporaneous documents--photocopies of advertisements, broadsides, circular letters, and other materials surrounding JW's death, 1790-1791
Box WF6
Correspondence of FB, 1935, 1980-1991
Box WF6
Engravings and advertisements, 1765-1791, 1824, 1859, and undated
(6 items)
Box WF6
Notes and printed material, 1765-1991 and undated
Box WF6
Notes on John Faber's mezzotint of John Williams's portrait of JW, 1743, 1789, 1921, 1926, and undated
Box WF6

Folder group contains: FB's correspondence and notes; correspondence of earlier scholars, including a letter to John Telford; engravings; photographs; and printed materials. Approximately eighty historic and modern images of Wesley; many correspondents attach photographs of items they own or ask FB to identify. Includes a JW stamp and 19th century engravings including "Wesley in Extreme Age." Also includes FB's notes on "Reputed Wesley Portrait in Possession of Frank Baker" (now at Duke) and the somewhat related topic of the "lost" portrait painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Correspondence and notes by others, 1914-1937
Box WF6
Correspondence by FB, 1792-1794, 1838, 1870, 1946-1992, and undated
Box WF6
Engravings and stamps, 1851 and undated
Box WF6
Horsley Portrait correspondence, 1850, 1876, and undated

Includes 3 original letters dated 1850 and 1876 from Foster regarding attribution of the Horsley portrait in addition to later copies of the letters.

Box WF6
Pamphlet: A Vindication of the Wesley-Romney Portrait at Wesley House, Cambridge, by George Buckston Browne, 1926
Box WF6
Photographs of engravings, portraits, and other images, 1765, 1784, 1964-1965, and undated
Box WF7
Printed material, including articles and photographs of images, 1851, 1927-1992, and undated
Box WF7
Reputed Wesley portrait in possession of Frank Baker"; and other notes and research, 1819, 1959, 1901, 1962, 1974, and undated
Box WF7
Reynolds portrait (or "Lost" portrait), 1900-1940

Correspondence of FB and F. F. Bretherton with various writers on possible existence or whereabouts of a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds; and printed material (folder 2) on this topic including "The True Likeness of John Wesley," 1930, and "A Tale of Dangan Castle or, Losing the Painting," undated.

(2 folders)
Box WF7 and WF 9

Physically arranged by size but listed below with named portraits in chronological order, with date of original painting appearing in parentheses. Later images that are either unnamed or do not fit into this scheme are arranged in categories at the end of the group. There are other images of JW in the Visual Materials Series.

The appearance of two box numbers for a folder title indicates the presence of multiple sizes of prints for that image. The general dimensions of the prints in inches can be inferred from the box numbers, as follows: WF 6-8: upright boxes, images smaller than 8x10; WF 9-11 and 13-14, smaller than 14x18; WF 12, smaller than 20x24; WF 16, smaller than 24x30; WF 15, 17, and 18, unique items with dimensions as noted.

Charterhouse School portrait (JW as a boy, 1714)--photograph of original in possession of Rev. M. Riggall, 1899
Box WF7
John Michael Williams portrait (1742), 1870, 1896, 1948 and undated
(2 folders, 10 items)
Box WF7 and WF 9
Vertue portraits (1742, 1745)

Includes two copies of 1745 G. Vertue print, one copy of another similar version from 1745, and one copy of a different 1742 Vertue engraving.

(4 items)
Box WF9
Johann Zoffany portrait (1760)--photographs, undated
(2 items)
Box WF7
Nathaniel Hone portrait (1765), 1770, 1824, 1880, and undated

Large engravings by Bland (folder 2) and Greenwood (folder 3). One Bland print, fragile, has been inscibed by hand with Bible verses that surround JW on front and entirely cover verso. Greenwood engraving, 1770, is reverse issue, with JW looking left instead of right, and raising left hand; there are two prints, in good and poor condition.

(3 folders, 9 items)
Box WF7 and WF 9
John Russell portrait (1773), 1773 July 10 and undated

Includes photograph prints and original Bland engraving, 1773 July 10.

(2 folders, 4 items)
Box WF7 and WF 9
Old Orthodox, (1777), 1777 Oct. 9

Caricature by Matthew Darly of preacher often assumed to be Wesley. Reproduction of engraving in the Rubenstein Library's Picture Files Collection.

(2 B/W photographs of engraving)
Box WF9
Arminian Magazine portraits, (1778 and 1783), 1778, 1783
(2 items)
Box WF7
John Gainer Portrait (1779)--mezzotint engraving published April 20, 1779
(1 item)
Box WF9
The Reverend John Wesley, aged 80 (1784), 1784 and undated
(6 items)
Box WF7
William Hamilton portrait (1787), 1788 and 1825

Engraving by James Fittler, 1788 Nov. 1; and engraving published by William Darton, 1825 (no engraver or painter named).

(4 items)
Box WF9
The Rev. John Wesley, M.A. Aged 85 (1788?), sepia-toned and B/W copies of engraving, undated
(19 items)
Box WF9
George Romney portrait (1789), 1789-1791, 1853, 1891, 1905, and undated

Folder 1 (upright) includes black-and-white engravings and five of George Baxter's color reproduction made in 1840s. Folder 2 (flat) contains three copies of Ward mezzotint engraving, [1791?] in varying condition. Folder 3 (flat) contains Spilsbury engraving, 1789 June 1, and Fincken centenary engraving, 1891 Mar. 2.

(3 folders, 18 items)
Box WF7 and WF 10
Arnold Portrait (1790) undated
(3 items)
Box WF7
John Barry portrait (1790?)--engravings by Fittler and J. Posselwhite, 1792 and undated
(2 folders, 10 items)
Box WF7 and WF 10
Edinburgh portrait (1790)--Wesley with Joseph Cole and James Hamilton, undated

Includes an engraving of Edinburgh Portrait affixed to paper with a small twig and wax seal.

(3 folders, 13 items)
Box WF7 and WF 9
Henry Edridge portrait (1791), 1792, 1820-1824, and undated

Includes other engravings based on Edridge portrait, some with a reproduction of JW's signature: "Yours most affectionately, John Wesley."

(2 folders, 14 items)
Box WF7 and WF 10
European Magazine portrait (1791), undated

Includes photographic reproductions of portrait on pendants and in several other formats.

(14 items)
Box WF7
Thomas Holloway portrait (1791), 1791-1792 and undated
(3 items)
Box WF7
A Striking Likeness of the late Justly Celebrated, and Pious Christian, the truely Reverend Mr. John Wesley, A.M., Who Exchanged Mortality, for Immortality, March 2nd 1791, Aged 89, "Published March 22nd, 1791, by C. Sheppard, Lambert Hill"
Box WF17
Lewis Vaslet portrait (1791?), 1791, 1864, and undated

Folder 2 contains B/W print, 21 x 16, engraved by J. Jones, Published June 20, 1791 by Campbell & Gainsborough Publick Library, Bath.

(2 folders, 3 items)
Box WF7 and WF 12
John Wesley, That Excellent Minister of the Gospel, carried by Angels into Abraham's Bosom, pub. by Robert Sayer, London, 1791 Aug. 1
(Color print)
Box WF10
John Jackson portrait (1827), 1850-1851 and undated

Folder 2 contains proof of Thomson engraving and T. A. Dean engraving.

(2 folders, 11 items)
Box WF7 and WF 10
Roubiliac bust (18th century?), National Portrait Gallery, 1982 and undated
(10 photographs)
Box WF7
Castle Portrait (after Joshua Reynolds?)--photographic reproduction on card, undated [20th century]
Box WF7
Other named portraits, 1787-1792, 1865, and undated

Includes engravings after Tomkinson, Zobel, Thursfield, Taylor, Johnson, and other portraits.

(2 folders, 27 items)
Box WF7 and WF 10
Frank O. Salisbury Portrait, undated [20th century]

Includes brochures for mezzotint engraving by H. Muchbeth-Raeburn; color poster; and lithograph signed on print and mat.

(2 folders, 6 items)
Box WF8 and WF 12
Photographs and engravings of sculpted images of John Wesley, undated

B/W photographs of various sculptural reliefs and portrait busts depicting JW, including photograph of death mask and engraving of Wesley Monument at Westminster Abbey.

(9 items)
Box WF8
John Wesley Equestrian Statue, Broadmead, Bristol, 1933

Photographs of statue in the forecourt of Wesley's Chapel in Broadmead, Bristol on Feb. 16th, 1933. Includes commemorative cards

(4 items)
Box WF8
Newspaper images of John Wesley, 1944-1953 and undated

Late 19th and early 20th century newspaper images and articles, including "General Oglethorpe and His Servant," and "Teapot Presented to the Rev. John Wesley" among others.

(7 items)
Box WF8
Assorted ephemeral portraits, 1891, 1896, 1948, and undated

Varied items with JW's likeness including bookmarks, a Centenary Celebration card, 20th century postcards, and cover of Feb. 1948 The Pastor magazine.

(2 folders, 26 items)
Box WF8 and WF 11
The Visit of the Rev. John Wesley, A.M., to His Mother's Grave, A.D. 1779 (Bunhill Fields), by W. Lee, engraved by G. Hunt, undated (19th century?)

Subject: JW standing alone regards Susannah Wesley's tombstone, engraved with her dates, parentage, and a poem.

RELATED MATERIAL: This subject also appears in two photographs--see Correspondence Series, Robert Hutchinson; and Visual Materials Series, Photographs Subseries.

(B/W engraving, 2 different prints)
Box WF10
Photograph, undated, of Wesley Centenary Statue, sculpted by J. Adams Acton, erected March 2, 1891, City Road, London
Box WF10
Photograph of bust made from a cast of Wesley's face, 1800s-1900s
Box WF10
J. W. L. Forster Portrait, undated
Box WF10
Funeral/death images of Rev. John Wesley, 1791, 1859, and undated

Includes: Ridley engravings; depictions of JW's funeral, tomb, and JW lying in state.

(5 items)
Box WF10
Photographs, 20th century, of various painted images of JW, undated
(5 items)
Box WF11
Cyril J. Squire Portraits and Baker Correspondence, 1952

Correspondence between FB and Cyril J. Squire concerning his lithographs of JW in profile. Includes two copies of lithograph plus a hand-drawn original signed by Squire.

(3 images, 3 letters)
Box WF11
The Flannelgraph Story of John Wesley, undated

Color picture book of cut-outs of Wesleyan figures and places, with short background information.

(1 item)
Box WF11
Unnamed portrait (1), Rev. John Wesley, M.A., 1791

Small round frontispiece print attached to larger paper backing.

(Folder 1 of 2, 1 item)
Box WF12
Unnamed portrait (2), Rev. John Wesley, M.A., undated

Portrait of Wesley mounted on heavy backing. Some resemblance to a color version of the Romney portrait.

(Color print, 21 x 16)
Box WF12
Engraved portrait of Rev. John Wesley, M.A., undated

Subject: engraving of bas-relief or cameo of a JW bust? Holy Bible above him is opened to Mark 16:15; women to left and right hold Wesley's birth and death dates, respectively.

(B/W engraving, 22.8 x 18.2)
Box WF12
The Rev. John Wesley Preaching to a Group, undated

Undated print of Wesley preaching outdoors in front of a large assembly of people.

(Sepia print, 21 x 16)
Box WF12
Reputed portrait of John Wesley, undated [late 1700s]

One item boxed alone, with one page of FB's notes outlining arguments for and against (FB's stance) this being Wesley. Face, possibly painted mid-19th century, has different texture from surrounding background and likely covers an older painting. Correspondence and printed material about the history and provenance of this painting and also the related subject of the "lost" portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, can be found in Boxes WF 7 and WF 9.

(color oil painting on canvas, approx. 30 x 24)
Box WF15
The Rev. John Wesley Preaching on His Father's Tomb in Epsworth Churchyard Lincolnshire, Berlin: F. Silber, undated
(B/W engraving, 27 x 22.5)
Box WF16
The Death of the Rev. John Wesley A. M. by Marshall Claxton, undated

Subject: Portrait by Claxton of JW on his deathbed surrounded by about 20 people, including three women and one boy. Undated manuscript of donations collected, with individual names and payment notations, for the purchase of a copy of the Claxton print to be deposited in the Wesleyan Mission House.

(B/W engraving, 28 X 22 and corresponding manuscript)
Box WF16
The Mobbing of John Wesley at Wednesbury: Born 1703 - - Died 1791, from the original painting by Marshall Claxton, R.A., undated
(B/W engraving, 26.2 x 18.6)
Box WF16
Escape of John Wesley From The Fire, 1870

Large color print and detached title with explanation of scene and information on publication.

(color print, 21 x 16)
Box WF16
Providential deliverance of John Wesley, when Six years of age from the Fire by which the Parsonage house at Epworth in Lincolnshire was destroyed on the night of February 9th, 1709, 1863 Sept. 1

Subject: scene of the child JW being rescued from the fire by a large group of people; several of the men are likely to be based on figures in 19th century Methodism. Title introductory and dedicatory phrase begins: "To the Minister and Members of the Wesleyan Methodist Societies throughout the World, together with the Christian Public generally, this Print representing the Providential..."

Full attribution: "Taken from the original Picture painted & presented by the Artist to the Conference, to be placed in the Centenary Hall, London, as Commemorative of the Centenary of Methodism, celebrated October 1839, Is most respectfully Dedicated, by their very obedient Servant, Henry Perlee Parker" Painted by H. P. Parker; engraved by S. W. Reynolds. London: A. J. Isaacs, 1863

RELATED MATERIAL: a full color version of this scene, "Escape of John Wesley from the Fire" is housed in Box WF 16.

(B/W engraving, 36.7 x 27.6)
Oversize Map Folder 4

Prints of various engraved portraits of Charles Wesley, together with a smaller number of illustrated scenes.

Subject files: portraits, 1849, 1948-1954 and undated

FB correspondence about various Charles Wesley portraits, some of it in preparation for Charles Wesley as Revealed by His Letters (1948). Seven undated 19th century engravings based on various portraits; three photographs of other portraits and statuary; photograph of portrait of Sarah Wesley (wife of Charles); and numerous plates and photocopies of other portraits.

(2 folders)
Box WF7
Various portraits and engravings, 1780s, 1849, 1951, and undated
(26 items)
Box WF8
Spilsbury Portrait, 1786
Box WF9
The Revd. Charles Wesley Preaching to the Northamerican Indians, 1745, Berlin: F. Silber, undated

Subject: Charles Wesley standing at center of outdoor scene preaches to some two dozen Native Americans, who listen or engage in various activities, including one woman plucking a turkey.

(B/W engraving, 26.8 x 22.5)
Box WF16

Portraits of other Wesley family members, and also broader categories such as "Group settings and scenes" and "Wesleyan sites" (meaning places associated with Wesley, but in which no dramatic scene is depicted). The Wesleyan Portraits scrapbook and the disbound scrapbook, "Roots of Methodism," also contain images of other people and sites important to the early history of Methodism, including Joseph Benson, Thomas Coke, Adam Clarke, John and Mary Fletcher, George Whitefield, the Countess of Huntingdon, and Francis Asbury.

Samuel Wesley, Jr. (1690-1739) subject file, 1736, 1784-1812, and undated

Printed material and notes about Samuel Wesley, Jr., and his contemporaries, including approximately twenty plates and engravings of Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, and others; and title page from Poems on Several Occasions, 1736. Pope engraving bears signed inscription to Wesley, presumably a facsimile of Pope's hand.

Box WF8
Group scenes: The late Revd. John Wesley, M.A., and 446 of the Preachers in his Connexion represented as assembled in City Road Chapel, London, 1822 or 1823

Subject: JW addressing a throng of busts (mainly) of preachers from pulpit in left third of picture; in a lower pulpit or seat below him is Charles Wesley. Date is obscured by dirt and folds; newsprint was pasted to back at some point. Includes pictorial key of all 447 portraits.

(B/W engraving, 32 x 23)
Box VM 31
Group scenes: 1898 and undated

Includes engravings of The First Wesleyan Conference and The Birthplace of the Rev. John Wesley, Epworth, among others.

(2 folders, 11 items)
Box WF8 and WF11
Card series, undated (19th century)
(3 folders, 55 items)
Box WF8
Other Wesley family members: Ancestors, parents, and siblings of JW and CW, circa 1731, 1780s, 1836, 1932 and undated

Includes photograph of portrait of a Wesley family at Dangan Castle, attributed to William Hogarth, 1731.

(15 items)
Box WF8
Other Wesley family members: Wife, children, and descendents of CW, undated, 1824 and later
(11 items)
Box WF8
Wesleyan sites--various color and b/w engravings, 1740-1755, 1778, 1856-1859, and undated
(2 folders, 15 items)
Box WF8 and WF11
Wesley's Tree at Winchelsea, undated
(2 b/w engravings and 1 color postcard)
Box WF8
Scenes from the life of John Wesley, 1938 and undated

20th Century B/W book illustration plates depicting scenes from John Wesley's life. Including "Beau Nash Interrupts John Wesley's Meeting," and "Wesley Preaching in Ireland" among others.

(6 items)
Box WF8
Portrait of Susanna Wesley, 1863
Box WF11
Group Portraits, 1801, 1820, and undated

Includes portraits of Wesley alongside other prominent Methodist men, "Presidents of the Wesleyan Conference," and "Eminent Clergy of the 18th Century," among others.

(8 items)
Box WF11
Kingswood School, 1790 and undated

One large engraving of the North-West view of Kingswood School, dedicated to John Wesley, engraved by Thomas McGeary. Also includes small, coloured engraving taken from McGeary's image and two other engravings depicting a different view of the school by J. McGahey as well as a letter to FB concerning the images.

(5 items)
Box WF11
Reminiscences of the Wesley Family, Epworth, published by J. Bottomley, photographer; dedicated to Rev. Charles Garrett, undated, after 1889

Subject: series of eighteen Wesleyan places on one sheet, including: font at which JW was christened; cross and church from Queen Street; Old Rectory from which Wesley was rescued from fire at age six; Wesley Memorial Chapel spire from Burnham Road. B/W print with backgrounds tinted yellow.

(B/W print, 23.4 x 17.5)
Box WF12
Wesleyan Academy at Woodhouse Grove, near Leeds, Yorkshire, undated
(B/W engraving, 20 x 16)
Box WF12

Collection of approximately 140 portrait and landscape engravings, clippings, photographs, and other materials relating to Wesley family and early background of Methodism. The original portfolio, received disbound, was compiled by Miss A.E.F. Barlow of Bolton, England, and given to FB in 1948. It appears that other materials were mixed in at some point; these have the same general subject matter, though with a separate numbering scheme not reflected in the original index, which is housed in the first box. The second box predominantly consists of these additional materials. Portraits of the Wesleys appear in both groups of material.

Roots of Methodism --original list
(13 folders)
Box WF13-14
Roots of Methodism --additional materials
(6 folders)
Box WF13-14
Wesleyan portraits scrapbook, circa 1755-1882

Scrapbook of engravings, printed materials, and short autograph documents featuring people, scenes, and sites of the early history of Methodism. JW (81 portraits and events) and other members of the Wesley family (Samuel, Susannah and Charles) are featured in first half of album, followed by other prominent 18th-19th century preachers and followers of Methodism. Clippings, programs, book covers and frontispieces, facsimiles, autographs, and a map. Also includes: two sets of autograph sermon notes in hand of John Fletcher (undated and unsigned); engraved facsimile of letter from JW, London, to Rev. Mr. Walker, Truro, 1755 Nov. 20 (penciled note corrects date to 1758); and other handwriting facsimiles from JW's inner circle. Other portraits include Joseph Benson, Thomas Coke, Adam Clarke, Alexander Mather, John Fletcher, George Whitefield, James Oglethorpe, the Countess of Huntingdon, and Francis Asbury. Asbury pages include early material on introduction of Methodism to United States. Title assigned by processor.

(approx. 122 pp. and 250 images)
Box WF18

Series is divided into thirty-six subseries for individuals and four subseries classified by groups. Primarily contains loose letters, letterbooks, broadsides, and other materials sent by and to Methodist ministers and laity from the time of the Wesleys through the 19th century. A significant portion of the material was created by people contemporary to the Wesleys. Some items are in short-hand - a sample of Wesley's own shorthand (without a key, however) is included in an information folder in box WF1.

The series includes official and personal correspondence, theological discourse, poems, journals, biographies, and notes that reveal daily life among the early British Methodists, the external growth and internal establishment of Wesleyan Methodism, and important controversies in the church at the time, especially the Calvinist-Arminian controversy and arguments over the sacraments and the relationship of Methodism to the Anglican Church. There are also materials referring to ecclesiastical controversies after the death of the Wesleys.

Other important topics include early Methodist missions; early training institutions; Methodism’s relation to church and state; the split with the Church of England; and important debate over women preachers and the role overall of women in the church.

Letters and miscellaneous writings of William Arthur (1819-1901), Wesleyan Methodist minister, missionary to India (1839-1841), President of the Conference (1866), and prolific author. Among many other interests, Arthur vigorously supported the temperance movement and opposed slavery and Roman Catholicism. Correspondents include Jabez Bunting, George Osborn, and Morley Punshon.

RELATED MATERIAL: Letters by and to Arthur also appear in the following series and subseries: Correspondence Series (Jabez Bunting and George Osborn); and Volumes Series, Letter Books Subseries: Simpson A, Simpson D, WP I, and WP II.

Twelve holograph letters, two FB transcriptions, one note with Bible verse, one autograph tract on shorthand, one verse from a Wesley poem ("Glory to God and Praise and Love") copied in Arthur's hand, and three printed items.
(19 items)
Box CO 1

Letters and miscellaneous papers of John Barnard (fl. 1630s). Little is known about Barnard other than the brief information in the dealer's description, in Folder 1. He appears to have been a merchant in Hull; he also traveled to York and London, from where some of his letters to his wife are written. Due to difficulty of the handwriting, these letters are minimally processed; arranged in two folders of letters to his wife and a third folder of other documents.

Barnard, John, letters to his wife, 1636-1637
(2 folders)
Box CO 1
Letter to Barnard from a Tho[mas] Job?; and other documents, including a bill or shopping list, 1632 and undated
Box CO 1

Letters and writings of Joseph Benson (1749-1821), Wesleyan Methodist itinerant minister who was twice President of the Conference (1798 and 1810) and editor of the Methodist Magazine from 1803-1821. Like his contemporary Thomas Coke, Benson was born early enough to know and correspond with many of the early figures of Methodism, including John and Charles Wesley, John and Mary Bosanquet Fletcher, and Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, but also lived well into the 19th century, witnessing the growth of the church in the generation following JW's death. Although the letters here cover some fifty years of his life, they cluster around two controversies in which he became embroiled in the early 1770s and the mid 1790s.

Arranged in five folders: Folders 1-3, correspondence in chronological order; Folder 4, other documents; and Folder 5, oversize correspondence in a separate chronological sequence.

RELATED MATERIAL: over eighty letters and printed items by, to, and about Joseph Benson appear at other points in this and other Frank Baker collections:

  • Wesley Family Series, Charles Wesley (1707-1788)--letters to Benson
  • Correspondence Series: John Fletcher, Mary Bosanquet Fletcher, and Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon--letters to Benson
  • Volumes Series, Letter Books Subseries and Scrapbooks Subseries--letters by and to Benson in several volumes
  • Printed Materials Series, Broadsides and Circular Letters Subseries and Committee of Privileges Subseries
  • Perronet Family Papers
  • Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files: FB transcriptions of approximately fifty letters from other archives
  • Wesley Family Papers

Buller, W., Bristol, to Mr. Jos. Benson, Brecknocks[hire?], 1771 Jan.9
Box CO 1 Folder 1
Benson, Joseph, n.p., to John Wesley, n.p., 1775 Oct. 23--Nov. (transcription)
Box CO 1
Benson, Joseph, n.p., to Mary Bosanquet, n.p., circa 1778
Box CO 1
Benson, Joseph, Leeds, to Miss North, Sheffield, 1782 May 20
Box CO 1
Benson, Joseph, Leeds, to Matthew Mayer, Cale-Green near Stockport, Cheshire, 1789 Aug. 7
Box CO 1
Benson, Joseph, n.p., to ?, n.p., 1794 Aug. 5
Box CO 1
Brown, Isaac, Leeds, to Joseph Benson, Bristol, 1794 Oct. 11
Box CO 1
Button, G, Ewhurst Green, to Joseph Benson, Bristol, 1794 Oct. 11
Box CO 1
Harrison, L[ancelot], Otley, to Mr. [Joseph] Benson, London, 1794 Oct. 18
Box CO 1
Jackson, Daniel, Bridlington, to Joseph Benson, Bristol, 1794 Oct. 18
Box CO 1
Botts, Samuel, Thilbale[? Hilvale?], to Joseph Benson, Bristol, 1794 Oct. 24
Box CO 1
Booth, John, Chester, to Mr. [Joseph] Benson, Bristol, 1794 Oct. 25
Box CO 1
Benson, Joseph, n.p., to H. W. Coulthurst, Halifax, 1796 Jan. 22
Box CO 1
Benson, Joseph, Hull, to Robert Stark, Rimswell near Patterington, 1797 Nov. 10
Box CO 1
Benson, Joseph, London, to Thomas Wood, Huddersfield, 1806 Mar. 8
Box CO 1 Folder 2
Benson, Joseph, London, to James MacDonald, n.p., 1809 July 13
Box CO 1
Benson, Joseph, London, to Mrs. McAllum, Canterbury, 1809 Sept. 15
Box CO 1
Benson, Joseph, London, to John Roadhouse, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, 1817 June 18
Box CO 1
Benson, Joseph, n.p., to James Everett, Lowgate, Hull, 1818 Feb.
Box CO 1
Benson, Joseph, London, to James Everett, Low-gate, Hull, 1819 Mar. 5
Box CO 1
Benson, Joseph, Bristol?, unaddressed fragment, undated
Box CO 1 Folder 3
Death of Mr. Benson, 1821
Box CO 1
Bunting, Jabez, and George Marsden, London, "We have the painful intelligence to communicate, of the Death of our very highly respected and beloved Friend, Mr. Benson," 1821 Feb. 17
Box CO 1
Easton, John, William Holmes, and Robert C. Brackenbury, Poole, to [Joseph] Benson, New-Room Horse-Fair, Bristol, 1794 Oct. 10
Box CO 1 Folder 4
Watson, Richard, Wakefield, to [Joseph] [Benson], n.p., [1813 Oct. 13]
Box CO 1
Joseph Benson's Birth Certificate, 1747/8 Feb. 21 [1948 transcription]
Box CO 1
"Hymn for a Family" and "The True Use of Musick" by Charles Wesley, undated

Transcription, six pages, as by C. Wesley; penciled note "This is Mr. Benson's writing."

Box CO 1
Buller, Wm., Bristol, to Joseph Benson, n.p., 1771 Feb. 22
Box CO 17 [ovsz.] Folder 5
Hunsley, Mary, Beverley, to Joseph Benson, Birmingham, 1789 Oct. 28
Box CO 17 [ovsz.]
Benson, Joseph, n.p., to Sarah (Sally) Wesley, Mar[l]y[e]bone, 1791 July 14
Box CO 17 [ovsz.]
Anonymous, n.p., to Joseph Benson, Manchester, 1793
Box CO 17 [ovsz.]
Coke, Thomas, Bristol, To the Preachers late in Connexion with the Rev. John Wesley, 1794 Aug. 18
Box CO 17 [ovsz.]
Moore, Henry, Bristol, to Joseph Benson, n.p., 1794 Aug. 20
Box CO 17 [ovsz.]
Coke, Thomas, and Samuel Bradburn, Bristol, to Joseph Benson, n.p., 1794 Aug. ??
Box CO 17 [ovsz.]
Benson, Joseph, near H[?]owden, to "Rev. & Dear Sir," n.p., 1797 Oct. 25
Box CO 17 [ovsz.]

Letters, printed items, and other documents of Samuel Bradburn (1751-1816), Wesleyan Methodist minister and President of the Conference (1799). Printed letter from Bradburn in response to the "Address of the Trustees of the Room and Guinea-Street Chapel," regarding controversy over whether to split from the Church of England, 1792 Oct. 5; 1896 copy of Bradburn's certificate of ordination, signed by Thomas Hanby, John Pawson, and Henry Taylor, 1792; 1868 article in the Methodist Magazine, quoting Bradburn's entire Preface to a small volume of hymns, 1806-07.

RELATED MATERIAL: other printed letters about Bradburn's involvement in the controversies of the 1790s appear in the Printed Materials Series, Committee of Privileges Subseries; John Wesley's letters to Bradburn are in the John Steele volume in the Volumes Series, Letter Books Subseries.

Bradburn papers
Box CO 1

Letters, notes, printed materials, and other documents by or about Jabez Bunting (1779-1858), four-time President of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference (1820, 1828, 1836 and 1844). Bunting also served terms as either Secretary or Connexional Editor for most of the years from 1814-1827. A strong proponent of centralizing power in the Church, he also provoked much controversy and resistance, particularly the Wesleyan Reform movement and the anonymous "Fly Sheets" of the 1840s, which led to the expulsion of James Everett and two other ministers from the Conference. Arranged in three folders: (1) letters; (2) other documents; and (3) oversize materials.

RELATED MATERIAL: Bunting appears at many other places in the collection as writer, recipient, or subject of letters and printed items. See especially the following series, subseries, and related collections:

  • Correspondence Series, James Everett Papers
  • Printed Materials Series, Broadsides and Circular Letters Subseries
  • Volumes Series, Letter Books WP I and WP II
  • Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files, Bunting (transcribed letters)
  • Jabez Bunting Papers, 1838-1840, Rubenstein Library, Duke University

Williams, J., London, to Jabez Bunting, Sheffield, 1808 July 9
Box CO 2 Folder 1
Atmore, Charles, Leeds, to Jabez Bunting, Liverpool, 1810 Feb. 19
Box CO 2
Atmore, Charles, Hull, to Jabez Bunting, Halifax, 1812 Apr. 6
Box CO 2
Braithwaite, J., Chester, to Jabez Bunting, Halifax, 1812 June 8
Box CO 2
Holder, George, Whitby, to Jabez Bunting, Bristol, 1819 July 14 (and portrait of Holder)
Box CO 2
King, John, Seven Oaks, to the Rev. Jabez Bunting, Bristol, 1819 July 26 (and portrait of King)
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, London, to ?, n.p., 1823 Mar. 18
Box CO 2
Wood, R., York, to J[abez] Bunting, Salford, Manchester, 1828 Dec. 6
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, Low Harrogate, to Isaac Keeling, Louth, Lincolnshire, 1833 Sep. 17
Box CO 2
Waddy, R[ichar]d, Wednesbury, to Jabez Bunting, London, 1835 Mar 31
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, London, to J. Broadhouse, Bedale, Yorkshire, 1835 Sep. 22
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, Hatton Garden, to Theophilus Lessey, Regents Park, 1839 Nov. 8
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, Wesleyan Mission House, London, to Ralph Scurrah, Boston, Lincolnshire, 1842 July 1
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, London, to ?, Bristol?, 1842 Sept. 10
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, London, to ?, n.p., 1842 Nov. 17
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, Brom'n(?), to W. Sharpe, Birmingham, 1844 Aug. 15
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, London, to W. Sharpe, Witney, 1844 Sept. 7
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, n.p., to John Beecham, London, 1844 Nov. 16
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, London, to Richardson (?), Hull, 1845 Jan. 6
Box CO 2
Stanley, Jacob, Bristol, to Rev. Dr. [Jabez] Bunting, London, 1845 Mar. 28
Box CO 2
Allen, James, Madeley, to Jabez Bunting, n.p., 1848 May 22
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, London, to John Powers, n.p., 1855 Aug. 30
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, n.p., to Elijah Hoole, n.p., Thursday morning, 10 o'clock
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, n.p., to ?, n.p., undated
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, London, to ?, n.p., Friday afternoon
Box CO 2
Bunting, Jabez, n.p., to William Arthur, n.p., undated
Box CO 2
Miscellaneous manuscripts and printed materials, 1801-1892 and undated

Various manuscript fragments and printed items, including: a letter of thanks to Bunting from the preachers admitted at Leeds, 1812; a poem about Bunting's preaching and asking for money, 1814; an anecdote in Bunting's hand, 1824, about JW's mission to Georgia; an obituary for Bunting and an order of service for his funeral at City Road Chapel, 1858 June 22.

(10 items)
Box CO 2 Folder 2
Preaching-plan for Machester South Circuit, with notes of address on back, 1826

RELATED MATERIAL: See also Bunting's handwritten Manchester plan for 1805-1806 in the Frank Baker Collection of Methodist Circuit Plans.

Box CO 17 [ovsz.] Folder 3
Memo on 'The Nature and Extent of the Subordination [or Missionaries to the Mission Committee]', [date??]
Box CO 17 [ovsz.]

Letters and documents of Joseph Butterworth (1770-1826), publisher, politician, and the second Methodist Member of Parliament (for Coventry, 1812-1818, and Dover, 1820-1826). Butterworth was one of the founding members of the Committee of Privileges, and oversize documents below may pertain to that.

RELATED MATERIAL: Many documents in the Printed Materials Series, Committee of Privileges Subseries are authored or co-authored by Butterworth.

Butterworth, Joseph, Layman, Battel, Sussex, to [Bunting??], n.p., 1817 Sept. 10
Box CO 2 Folder 1 of 2
Butterworth, Joseph, London, to Mrs. Adam Clarke, n.p., 1818
Box CO 2
Butterworth, Joseph, Bedford Square, to Miss Mary Ann Clarke, n.p., 1820 June 20
Box CO 2
Butterworth, Joseph, the Secretary to the Methodist Committee, to The Right Hon'ble The Secretary at War, 1803 July 20

Together on same sheet w/letter signed William Myles, Chairman, Wednesday Morning 20th July 1803, New Chapel City Road. This and following item may be contemporary copies of original documents related to the Committee of Privileges--see Printed Materials Series, Committee of Privileges Subseries.

Box CO 17 [ovsz.] Folder 2 of 2
Butterworth, Joseph, to Joseph Benson, 1803 July 26

Copy of pages 1-5 of letter; then note "6 7 8 have not time to copy--see page 9 to follow here". P. 9 then follows, in the same new hand that picked up in middle of p. 5; then a 10th unnumbered page and Butterworth's signature (the 2nd hand that began on p.5 appears to be his);

Box CO 17 [ovsz.]

Letters, manuscripts, and other documents of Adam Clarke (1762-1832), Wesleyan Methodist minister and three-time President of the Conference (1806, 1814, 1822), and of his immediate family. Clarke was a central figure in early Methodism and no stranger to controversy, combating poverty and slavery, supporting more lay involvement (even of women), and holding an adoptionist view of Jesus' sonship. A respected scholar and linguist, Clarke supported foreign missions and the Bible Society.

Arranged in seven folders: (1-3) letters of Adam Clarke, chronological; (4) letters of Clarke family, chronological; (5-6) miscellaneous writing and family documents; (7) oversize materials.

RELATED MATERIAL:

  • Adam Clarke Papers, ca. 1762-1832, Rubenstein Library, Duke University

Clarke, Adam, and Susanne and Joan de Queteville, n.p., to Madame De Jersey, Montplaisir, Guernsey, 1788 Oct. 31
Box CO 2 Folder 1 of 7
Pencil Rubbing of Seal of Adam Clarke, seal 1788
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Bristol, to Mr. Bowen, Watchmaker, Clerkenwell, London, 1799 Mar 30-1801 Aug. 28 (4 letters)
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Manchester, to Joseph Butterworth, and Christopher Sundius, n.p., 1805 Mar 26
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Manch(ester), to Mr. Buttress, London, 1805 Apr. 16
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Dublin, to Mrs. Mary Clarke, London, 1811 June 5
Box CO 2 Folder 2 of 7
Clarke, Adam, London, to The Rev. Mr. Blackett, Coventry, 1813 Mar 27
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, and Thomas Coke, n.p., to Rev. Beaumont, n.p., 1814 or earlier
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, n.p., to Miss MacMullin, Bath, 1815 June 28
Box CO 2
Colchester, Lord, n.p., to Adam Clarke, Hilbrooke, 1817 Oct 30
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Millbrook, to Theo James Clarke, London, 1820 Oct. 22
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, n.p., to Jacob Stanley, Dudley, 1820 Nov 29
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, n.p., to Mr. Byram, Surveyor, Liverpool, 1821 May 24
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Millbrook, to Daniel Isaacs, n.p., 1822 Apr. 17
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, n.p., to Rev. J. Gualter, n.p., 1822 Apr. 17
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Millbrook, to Robert Newton, Manchester, 1822 Nov. 18
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Prescot, to The Rev. Daniel Isaacs, Leicester, 1823 May 21
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, n.p., to Butterworth, n.p., 1826 Apr 16
Box CO 2 Folder 3 of 7
Clarke, Adam, n.p., to Mary [Ann] Smith, Stoke Newington, 1826 Dec. 12
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Eastcott, near Pinner, to A. Mackintosh, Gossaburg(h), Isle of Yell, 1827 Nov. 28
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, near Pinner, to The Rev. Mr. Archdeacon (Francis) Wrangham, n.p., 1828 Jan. 20
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Pinner, Middlesex, to ?, n.p., 1828 Nov. 29
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Pinner, Middlesex, to A. Mackintosh, North Marin, Shetland, 1829 Feb 9
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Eastcott near Pinner, Middlesex, to Mr. Bowen, Watchmaker, Piccadilly, 1829 June 22
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Liverpool, to ?, n.p., 1832 July 25
Box CO 2
Clarke, J[oseph] B.B., n.p., to H[ugh] S[tuart] Boyd, Esq., York Terrace, Sidmouth, Devonshire, 1831 or later (watermark)
Box CO 2 Folder 4 of 7
Clarke, M[ary], Eastcott, to Mary Ann Smith [nee Clarke], Stoke Newington, 1832 July 31
Box CO 2
Smith [nee Clarke], Mary Ann, Stoke Newington, to Strong, Long Acre, 1833 Nov 1
Box CO 2
Clarke, Theo. James, n.p., to Mrs. Mary [Ann] Smith [nee Clarke], Stoke Newington, 1834 July 17
Box CO 2
Clough, B., Woolwich, to Mrs. R[ichard, i.e. Mary Ann] Smith [nee Clarke], London, 1843 24 Nov.
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, n.p., to Mr. Edwards, Printer, Bristol, 1796 Sep. 15
Box CO 2 Folder 5 of 7
Knox, A[lex], and anonymous, Facsimile of I John, v. 7, 8, & 9 from the Codex Montfortiie, to ?, n.p., Possibly 1811 (when Clarke saw Codex Montfortii)
Box CO 2
Handwriting of Munhi Rathana and Dherma Rama; and explanation; also a portrait of Clarke is included, to William Marriott, n.p., 1820 May 9
Box CO 2
Autograph of Theo. James Clarke and Title page of "An Account of the Religious and Literary Life of Adam Clarke, LL.D, F.A.S. by a member of his family, Vol.II," 1833
Box CO 2
Lindsay, Alex. and WM. M'Arthur, "The Late Doctor Adam Clarke: Proposed Monumental Chapel...," [date??]
Box CO 2
Clarke, Adam, Scrap with signature, accompanying an unnamed manuscript (not present) by "the Rev. Edward Smyth, late of Manchester," to ?n.p., [date??]
Box CO 2
Parchment baptism certificates for John Theodoret Smith, Anna Maria Eliza Smith, Mary Ann Agnes Smith, Ann Beharrell Smith, and Caroline Louisa Smith, 1826 Apr. 11-1831 Dec. 25

Baptism certificates for Clarke's grandson and four granddaughters. In each case Clarke performed the ceremony and signed the certificate.

(5 items)
Box CO 2 Folder 6 of 7
Clarke, Adam to James Bogie, 1799 Mar 2
Box CO 17 [ovsz.] Folder 7 of 7

Letters, writings, and minor legal and financial documents of Thomas Coke (1747-1814), the minister JW named as the first "Superintendent" of the Methodist Church in America (1784). In time the much-traveled Coke became known as "Father of the Methodist Missions" and was later twice President of the Conference (1797 and 1805). Materials consist of autograph manuscripts, transcriptions, and printed materials, and are evenly spread across some thirty-five years of Coke's life, from a couple of years after he joined Methodism to a few months prior to his death. Although most of the documents originate from Coke's time in England, there are frequent allusions to his interest in and travels to such countries as Africa, Ceylon, Germany, India, Nova Scotia, and the United States.

Individual documents are arranged in chronological order; following that list, items in volumes are cited by container number and volume name.

Coke, Thomas, Bristol, to Mr. Bardesley or Mr. Fenwick, Bideford, Devon, 1789 Oct. 9
Box CO 2
Coke, Thomas, London, letter to [Mr. Churchey?], 1792 Mar. 14

Transcribed by R. Green, a correspondent of F.F. Bretherton, circa 1890-1910.

Box CO 2
Humble proposals for peace drawn up by Coke, John Pawson and Alexander Mather, Liverpool, 1795 Mar. 24 and Apr. 17

Copy of unsigned autograph document sent to Mr. King at the Methodist Chapel, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, with ALS to him from Coke appended at the end, dated from Dublin, 1795 Apr. 17. The tract discusses three proposals at length, most of them concerning the relationship of the Conference to local Societies and Preaching-houses. In the personal note to Mr. King, Coke identifies the three authors of the proposals and begs to hear King's thoughts on them.

Box CO 17 [ovsz.]
Letter of Ordination from the Conference, Leeds, signed by Coke as President of the Conference and Samuel Bradburn as Secretary, 1797 Aug. 15
Box CO 2
"Hymn by Madam Guion written by Doctor Coke for W.M. when I accompanied him to Dublin," 1802 June 14
Box CO 2
Coke, Thomas, Manchester, to Lieutenant Malone, St. Kelipar[?], Isle of Jersey, 1803 Feb. 15
Box CO 2
Coke, Thomas, London, Copy of a Circular Letter to the Preachers in America, 1805 June 1

Discusses his recent marriage and his reasons for not coming back to America; he wouldcome only if needed or if something dire happened to Bishop Asbury.

Box CO 2
Coke, Thomas, Marlborough, to Dr. Lettsom, London, 1805 Oct. 1

Acknowledges Lettsom's letter and promises to send the requested portrait of himself. Closes with comment that he is "a very great Friend of the Vaccine Inoculation" and that he will "send you a silhouette of myself if you desire it."

Box CO 2
Autograph receipt to Misses [?] Howard for five guineas they sent "on account of the African Schools," 1813 May 12

Attached by thread to a second page, on which is mounted a small obituary of Coke, 1814.

Box CO 2
Anonymous, Truro, intentionally unsigned AL to Joseph Benson, London, 1813 Oct. 23
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Manuscript notes on Genesis I; labeled "An Autograph of Doctor Coke's; part of the Manuscript of his Commentary" by an M. [Harvard?], undated
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"Coppy of a letter from the Rev. Doc. Coke to Mr. Easton at Leeds," 1779 Nov. 17

Entry no. 27, apparently transcribed from Easton's copy by James Rogers into his commonplace book on 1780 Feb. 7. Coke's letter cites and then gives a long extract from a letter to him from Samuel Bradburn, 1779 Oct. 17, in which Bradburn refutes charges of Arianism made against him. Coke then cites shorter passages from Joseph Benson before closing.

Box VOLS 1 (Rogers)
Coke, Thomas, and Francis Asbury, "The Address of the Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church to the President of the United States," 1789 May 19

Entry no. 31, transcribed by or for Rogers from "the Pennsylvania Packet of Friday June 5th."

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Washington, George, to Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury, [1789 May-June]

Undated, though apparently a continuation of entry no. 31 above.

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1808 Jan. 22, near Leeds, note to Mr. [David] Simpson added to printed notice for first volume of Coke's History of the West Indies
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1788 Apr. 30, letter to ?

Transcribed by Baker; holograph missing from volume.

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1813 Aug. 1, letter to T. H. Squance

Transcribed by Baker; holograph missing from volume.

Box VOLS __ (WP I)
1781 Apr. 21, receipt for collection taken in City Road Chapel for victims of fire in Germany
Box VOLS __ (WP II)

Letter to, circuit plans for, and copied memoir of Robert Costerdine (1726-1812), Methodist local preacher, entered itinerancy 1764. The three circuit plans are schedules of preaching appointments for Costerdine, a few years after he retired from active ministry. The copy of the memoir is written in a bound school exercise book, apparently by "Master Robert Harrison, Davyhulme Wesleyan School;" the memoir was composed ca. 1810 and includes an addition by Costerdine's son-in-law, Mr. William Crompton, 1812 May 12, which recounts Costerdine's last days and death. The two oversize items, Edward Slater's 1775 map of the Derby Circuit and the Flixton broadsheet, 1802, may have belonged to Costerdine at one time according the provenance information provided.

Included is a photocopy of a letter to Baker from Alfred Hopwood, ca. 1944, explaining provenance for Costerdine items.

Also included is an 1827 letter with a "Wesley Seal," multiple letters from the beginning of the 20th century discussing early Methodist items (Stampe letter includes short bio of Kershaw), and a copy of the Methodist publication "Daybreak" . These items do not seem to be related to Costerdine.

Costerdine, Mary, Tilixton[?], to Robert Costerdine, Chester, 1772 Dc. 12
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Three preaching plans for [Robert] Costerdine, 1796-97
Box CO 3
Copy of "Memoir of Mr. R. Costerdine [ca. 1810-1812]," copied by Robert Harrison, ca. 1860
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Galland, Thomas, Beverley, to Joseph Hutton, Gainsboro, 1827 March 29
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Butterworth, R., Cardiff, to Mr. Nattrass, n.p., 1913 Feb. 13
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Stampe, George, Grimsby, to [F.F.] Bretherton, 1918 Mar. 5
Box CO 3
Bretherton, F.F., Sunderland, to Frank Baker, 1944 Sep. 18
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Daybreak (Methodist Publication), 1949 Mar., and accompanying letter to Frank Baker, 1949 Mar. 21
Box CO 3
Slater, Edward, A Mapp of the Derby Circuit, 1775
Box CO 17 [ovsz.]
Broadsheet, circa 1802. "At a Public Meeting of the Principal Inha[bi]tants of the Township of Flixton [...] within the Parish Church of Flixton aforesaid, on the 7th Day of Nov. 1802 For the Purpose [...]-pon the best Mode of suppressing Vice and Immorality,[...] said Township, more especially on the Sabbath Day[...]" W. Harpur, Churchwarden. Approximately 16.75" by 21".
Box PM 9 Folder OVSZ 3

Letters, addresses, and writings of Joseph Entwisle (1767-1841), who was twice elected President of the Conference (1812, 1825) and later appointed first house governor of the Hoxton Theological Institution. This latter appointment, to govern the first organization for formal training of Wesleyan Methodist ministers, is the source of two of the longest manuscripts here, "Hints for Conversation with the Students of the Wesleyan Theological Institution, Hoxton" (1834), and the 1838 "Address to the Students." One manuscript essay, "Thoughts on Methodism--Primitive and Modern" (1797), was later incorporated into Entwisle's memoir and became an important early contribution to Methodist historiography. Entwisle's letters are distributed intermittently across some three decades of his life. In his 1822 letter to Ashworth, Entwisle briefly discusses and copies the whole of William Grimshaw's Covenant with God, 1754.

RELATED MATERIAL: materials by and about Joseph Entwisle appear in several other series in the collection. See especially the following: Printed Materials Series; Volumes Series, Letter Books Subseries and Writings Subseries; and the separately cataloged small collection, Perronet Family Papers. For a long letter to Entwisle from the missionary John Felvus, about 1820s conflict in Barbados, see the Subjects Series, Caribbean and Latin America.

Thoughts on Methodism--Primitive and Modern,Royston, 1797 Nov. 26
Box CO 3 Folder 1 of 1
Entwisle, Joseph, Macclesfield, to Mr. [Jabez] Bunting, London, 1804 June 15
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Entwisle, Joseph, Bradford, to Mr. Ashworth, Halifax, 1822 June 3
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To the Preachers and Stewards of the Circuit, Birmingham, 1826 Feb. 3
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Entwisle, Joseph, Bath, to Rev. J[abez] Bunting, Lalford, Manchester, 1829 Nov. 16
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Hints for conversation with the Students of the Wesleyan Theological Institution, Hoxton--small notebook, 1834-1835
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Address to the Students, Hoxton, 1838 July 1
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Entwisle, Joseph [the son], Wakefield, to Rev. S.R. Hall, n.p., 1848 Dec. 11
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Printed material: three short memoirs by and about Joseph Entwisle, 1804, 1831, and 1849

Two memoirs by Entwisle about his wife Mary and son Samuel published in the Methodist Magazine (1804) and Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine (1831), respectively. The third item, also published in Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine (1849), is a "Memoir of the Rev. Joseph Entwisle, Fifty-four years a Wesleyan Minister; with copious Extracts from his Journals and Correspondence, and occasional Notices of contemporary Events in the History of Methodism. By his Son." The last text may be related to the memoir to be found as the third item in Jonathan Crowther's manuscript autobiography--see Volumes Series, Writings and Addresses Subseries.

(3 items)
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Letters, writings, catalogues, and other documents of James Everett (1784-1872), who had a varied career as a Wesleyan Methodist minister, bookseller, historian, before being expelled from the Wesleyan conference in 1849 and going on to become the first president of the newly formed United Methodist Free Churches in 1857. The documents gathered here cover more than a half-century of Everett's life and address all aspects of his career.

RELATED MATERIAL: materials by, to, and about Everett appear at many other places in the collection. See especially: Correspondence Series, Thomas Wride; and Volumes Series, Writings and Addresses Subseries, Everett, "Original Poems Written on Various Occasions." Additionally, the Rubenstein Library holds some 70 editions of monographs by or about James Everett or about the Fly Sheets" controversy.

Bunting, J[abez], Leeds, to J[ames] Everett, Bramley, 1813 Nov. 13
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Clarke, A[dam], n.p., to James Everett, Manchester, latter part of 1828
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Benson, Jos[eph], London, to James Everett, Hull, 1819 March 5
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Hill, [Thomas], Dewsbury, to James Everett, Leeds, 1814 April 5
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Warrener, W[illiam], Selby, to James Everett, Bramley, 1814 May 10
Box CO 3 Folder 1 of 6
Chubbe, Tho[ma]s, Chester, to James Everett, Altringham, 1816 Oct. 16
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Bowers, Henry, Chester, to James Everett, Altringham, 1816 Oct. 17
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Aver, William, Chester, to James Everett, Altringham, 1817 Jan. 5
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Bowers, H[enry], Chester, to James Everett, Altringham, 1817 Feb. 5
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Bowers, Tho[ma]s, Chester, to James Everett, Sheffield, 1820 Feb. 15
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Bowers, Tho[ma]s, Chester, to James Everett, Manchester, 1820 March 10
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Drew, Sam[ue]l, Liverpool, to James Everett, Sheffield, 1820 Aug. 23
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Leppington, John C., New Mills, to James Everett, Sheffield, 1821 Oct. 16
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Bowers, Tho[ma]s, Chester, to Ja[me]s Everett, Sheffield, 1822 March 24
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Williams, J., Dewsbury, to James Everett, Manchester, 1826 Apr. 12
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Bowers, Henry, Chester, to James Everett, Manchester, 1826 July 21
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Campion, John, Whitby, to James Everett, Manchester, 1828 May 21
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Mason, John, London, to [Everett], n.p., 1829 Sept. 8
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Grindrod, Edmund, George Yard, Hull, to James Everett, Manchester, 1829 Dec. 24
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Everett, James, Manchester, to, n.p., 1830 Oct. 8
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Drew, Sam[ue]l, London, to James Everett, Manchester, 1832 Nov. 30
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Everett, James, Manchester, to Thomas Marriott, London, 1833 March 7
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Marriott, Tho[ma]s, Windsor, Terrace City, to [James] Everett, n.p., 1836 Sep. ?
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Marriott, Tho[ma]s, Windsor Terrace, to James Everett, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1837 Oct. 31
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Shipman, John, Otley, to James Everett, n.p., 1839 Nov. 12
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Shipman, John, Otley, to James Everett, York, 1840 Jan. 26
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Everett, James, York, to Rev. W.B. Stephenson, York, 1840 Feb. 28
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Humphreys, Elizaeth, Hull, to Mrs. Everett, York, 1844 Apr. 9
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Owen, Henry, Morpeth, to James Everett, n.p., 1844 July 17
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Everett, James, York, to ?, n.p., 1848 Nov. 9
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Barrass, Edward, Stokesley, to James Everett, York, 1849 Aug. 21
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Everett, James, York, to [J.P.] Haswell, n.p., 1849 Sep. 26
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Haswell, J. P., Leeds, to [James?] [Everett?], n.p., 1849 Sept. 29
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Everett, James, Derbyshire, to ?, n.p., 1851 Nov. 5
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White, Clement, n.p. to James Everett, n.p., 1852 Nov. 21
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Everett, James, Sunderland, to ? Candlish, n.p., 1864 Dec. 25
Box CO 3
Brookhouse, Jo[sep]h, New Mills, to Ja[me]s Everett, Manchester, [??] Apr. 12
Box CO 3
Beaumont, Joseph, n.p., to James Everett, n.p., 1832, 1833, 1841
Box CO 3 Folder 4 of 6
Beaumont, Joseph, [London], to James Everett, Manchester, 1832 July 16
Box CO 3
Beaumont, Jos[ep]h, London, to J[ames] Everett, Manchester, 1833 June 26
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Beaumont, Jos[ep]h, London, to J[ames] Everett, Manchester, 1833 Aug. 10
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Beaumont, Joseph, London, to J[ames] Everett, Manchester, 1833 Aug. 17
Box CO 3
Beaumont, [Joseph], n.p., to Ja[me]s Everett, York, 1841 Sep. 8
Box CO 3
Bromley, James, York, Bath, and other places; to James Everett, Manchester and n.p., 1832 Aug. 30-1834 May 30; 1849 Apr. 16-1851 Nov. 6; and 1862 Aug. 19-1864 Jan. 18

Nine letters from Bromley to Everett on a wide variety of topics, including: Adam Clarke (1832); preaching opportunities and appointments, especially in York, and the spread of Methodism (1833); the "college affair" or "college question" (1834); a book on David Isaac (1834); an attack on the Conference by a Jamaican minister and the expulsion of other ministers (1851); and teetotalism (1860s). Some of FB's notes are included with these letters.

(9 items)
Box CO 3 Folder 5 of 6
Printed poetry by Everett, 1824-1828

Third item published 1825? on verso, verses by Adam Clarke hand copied by Everett, and Everett signature.

(3 items)
Box CO 3 Folder 6 of 6
Everett Versus Everett, pamphlet criticizing Everett for calling for an investigation into another minister's character, 1849, Sept. 19
Box CO 3
Monkhouse, Tho[ma]s, York, to W.L. Segal, n.p., 1849 Aug. 10

Form letter inviting recipient to the "case of Rev'd James Everett".

Box CO 3
Notes on Adam Clarke, 1866
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Appendix: A Wesleyan Apology for Extraordinaries, Everett's handwritten defense of biography of Samuel Hick, "The Village Blacksmith"
Box CO 3
Printed catalogue of his collection of autograph letters to be auctioned 1873 Aug. 9, c. 1873 Aug.
Box CO 3
Catalogue of Everett's published works, After 1864
Box CO 3

Letters, will, notebooks, and notes of John William Fletcher (1729-1785), a Church of England clergyman and Methodist writer. He resisted Wesley's attempts to persuade him to itinerate, and he worked hard (with Joseph Benson) to keep the Methodist movement within the Church of England. He wrote extensively and was the main exponent of Arminian theology. Relatively late in life, he married Mary Bosanquet, who served as his partner in ministry until his death.

Arranged in three folders: (1) series of letters to Joseph Benson regarding Calvinist controversy surrounding Lady Huntingdon's school at Trevecca; (2) individual letters in chronological order; (3) other documents.

RELATED MATERIAL: Letters from or to John Fletcher also appear in the Wesley Family Series, Charles Wesley Subseries; in the Correspondence Series, Mrs. Leighton Letter Book; and in the Perronet Family Papers. FB's research on the letters and portraits of Fletcher appear in the Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files, Alphabetical Subseries I. Additionally, the Rubenstein Library holds some 140 editions of monographs by or about Fletcher.

Fletcher, John, letters to Joseph Benson, 1770 July; 1771 Jan. 7 and 10, Mar. 22, Nov. 23, and Dec. 10; 1772 Feb. 12; 1774 Mar. 20; 1775 May 2 and July 12; 1776 May 8 and [?]; 1780 July 24; 1781 July 20; and 1783 July 22

Series of lengthy letters in which Fletcher, always in Madeley, writes to Benson at a variety of his stations and positions over the years, including London, Bristol, Leeds, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and, in the earliest letters, Brecknockshire, South Wales. This was near the site of Lady Huntingdon's college, where Fletcher served as the first President and Benson as the second headmaster, until both split with Huntingdon over the Calvinist controversy in the Methodist Connexion.

(15 letters)
Box CO 4 Folder 1 of 3
Notebook of sermon outlines, undated
Box CO 4 Folder 2 of 3
Fletcher, John, Beginning of letter[?] or sermon: "vindication of Our Lord's Divinity," undated
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Notes on Genesis 8, in the form of questions and answers about Noah, undated
Box CO 4
Account of Vincent Perronet's death [apparently sent to Fletcher], undated
Box CO 4
Fletcher, John, To the Masters and Students of Lady Huntingdon's College, 1770
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Fletcher, John and Mary, Madeley, to George Gibbons, Sheffield, Yorkshire, 1785 June 3
Box CO 4
Series of Fletcher letters (mostly from John) hand copied, 1772, 1782, 1784, 1785
Box CO 4
Fletcher, John, Brislington near Bristol, to Dr. Turner, London, 1777 May 28
Box CO 4
Last Will and Testament, 1785
Box CO 4 Folder 3 of 3

Letters and other papers of Mary (Bosanquet) Fletcher (1739-1815), Methodist preacher and wife of John Fletcher. In 1762 she went to live in her own house in Leytonstone where, with Sarah Crosby and Sarah Ryan, she established a Christian community caring for needy children and began 'to exhort, and to read and expound the scriptures.' Wesley did not agree to let her itinerate, but he did acknowledge that she had an 'extra-ordinary call.' She married John Fletcher in 1781 and joined in his ministry, which she effectively continued after his death.

Tiny home-made engagement diary, 1797
Box CO 4 Folder 1 of 1
Bosanquet, Mary, Crosshall, to Joseph Benson, n.p., 1779 July 6
Box CO 4
Fletcher, Mary, n.p., to [Joseph] Benson, Sheffield, 1785 Oct. 22
Box CO 4
Fletcher, Mary, n.p., to Rev. Tho[ma]s Cursham, n.p., 1785 Dec. 19
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Fletcher, Mary, Madeley, to [Joseph] Benson, Broadmead, Bristol, 1794 Oct. 10
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Fletcher, M[ary], Madeley, to J[oseph] Benson, Moorfields, London, 1801 Aug. 24
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Fletcher, M[ary], Madeley, to [Joseph] Benson, London, 1810 July 20
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Fletcher, Mary, n.p., to Rev. Gilpin, n.p., undated
Box CO 4

Typed transcription of Richard Hill letter to John Fletcher, endorsed by Charles Wesley(1773), discussing controversy between them. Two letters from and portrait of Rowland Hill. Also, collection of 9 or 10 sermons and sermon notes on 32 duodecimo pages in minute handwriting, labeled "Rowland Hill". Two letters from David Hill, missionary in China, to Miss Middleton (a patron of the Missionary effort), describing work in Hankow on Yangtze River, riots in Teh Ngan, and the Sino-French War (1884-1885). Refers to many women involved with the missionary society. Baker correspondence, 1962, in which he describes Rowland Hill letters and sermons, and Richard Hill transcription.

Silhouette portrait of Rowland Hill
Box CO 4 Folder 1 of 1
Book of handwritten sermons and notes, labeled "Rev'd R. Hill's sermons" and "The late Rev'd Rowland Hill," undated
Box CO 4
Hill, Rich[ar]d, Hawkstone, to [John] Fletcher, Sq. Hill, 1773 July 31 [typed transcription]
Box CO 4
Hill, R[owland], Surry Ch, to Br. Bull, n.p., [1823 or later] (watermark)
Box CO 4
Hill, Rowl[an]d, n.p., to [James Edmeston], n.p., undated
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Hill, David, Teh Ngan, to Miss Middleton, n.p., 1884 Mar. 26
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Hill, David, Hankow, to Miss Middleton, n.p., 1884 Nov. 7
Box CO 4

Letters of Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon (1707-1791). Lady Huntingdon was linked to the Wesleys and the Methodist movement for most of the first half-century of its existence. She lived a life of great contradictions and changes of heart: an ardent early supporter of JW, she finally broke with him and established her own Connexion, which still exists today in England and Sierra Leone; she sent great amounts of money to fund the purchase of slaves for a project in Georgia, but only three years later became the patroness of Phillis Wheatley, arranging the publication of her first book of poetry, which Wheatley dedicated to Huntingdon.

Huntingdon, S[elina]., Bath, to Mr. [Joseph] Benson, Schoolmaster at Kingswood, 1769 Oct. 11
Box CO 4 Folder 1 of 2
Huntingdon, S[elina]., Bright[on], to [Joseph] [Benson], n.p., 1770 Mar. 19
Box CO 4
Huntingdon, S[elina]., Brighton, to Mr. Benson and Williams, Masters of the College, 1770 Apr. 3
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Huntingdon, S[elina]., n.p., to Joseph Benson, n.p., 1770 Apr. 12
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Huntingdon, S[elina]., n.p., to [Joseph] [Benson], n.p., 1770
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Huntingdon, S[elina]., Brighton, to Mr. Benson, n.p., 1770 Apr. 22
Box CO 4
Huntingdon, S[elina]., [College] Wales, to My Dr. Sir, n.p., 1770 Nov. (?) 26
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[Huntingdon], [Selina], n.p., to Joseph Benson, Oxford, 1770
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Huntingdon, S[elina]., n.p., to Joseph Benson, n.p., 1771 Jan. 17
Box CO 4
Huntingdon, Lady, College, to Rev. Mr. English, n.p., 1774 May 31
Box CO 4 Folder 2 of 2
[Huntingdon], [Lady], Spa Fields, to Rev. Mr. Bull, London, 1789 Nov.
Box CO 4
Anonymous scrap, 1771 Jan. 1
Box CO 4

Letters, photographs, and other items to, by, or about Robert Hutchison. Collection includes an invitation to dinner for the Universal Medical Institution, of which Hutchison is listed as a Steward; on the back of this is a four-week calendar with four columns of daily preaching engagements. Formal invitation card from Mr. Allan to dinner with Mr. Butterworth includes the original envelope with heavy black wax seal. Mrs. Greene included an engraved tradesman's card for "Stannard & England..." with her address handwritten on back. There is a formal letter from Mrs. Hutchison donating Wesleyan relics to the President of the conference, in which letter she emphasizes her Moravian roots.

Note: Surname is variously spelled "Hutchison" and "Hutchinson."

Invitation to Universal Medical Institution Dinner, 1811 June 19
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Allan, [Thos.], to Mr. [Robert] Hutchison, 1820 Mar. 16
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Burnett, Samuel, to Robert Hutchison, London, 1838 Dec. 21
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Hutchison, Robert, to Samuel Burnett, 1839 Jan. 18 (draft)
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Mrs. Greene, Bayswater, to Robert Hutchison, Stepney, 1841 Aug. 17
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Hutchison, Mrs. Martha, Norfolk, to the "President of the Wesleyan Conference," 1866 Nov. 26
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[Journal entry?] recounting visit to "grave of the family of the Rev. Charles Wesley," including list of tombstone data, 1840 Mar. 25
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Print of Wesley at mother's tomb, 1868 Aug.
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Photograph of "Wesley's Tree, Winchelsea, Sussex."
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Envelope: "R. Hutchinson Esq, Commercial Rd."
Box CO 4

Letters of Thomas Jackson (1783-1873), President of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference (1838), and prolific author of books on the Wesleys and other figures in Methodist history; on his brother Samuel; and on their descendants.

Letters of Thomas Jackson, 1827, 1831, 1849-1872, and undated,

Holograph letters, including one from to James Everett, Manchester, 1827 June 11, in which Jackson regrets that he cannot currently publish Everett's history of Manchester Methodism due to the fact that the July and August magazines have already been put to press. Jackson sometimes alludes to his writing: in a letter of Jan. 1, 1855, he mentions finishing the rough draft of his life of "the late Dr. [Robert] Newton." In a lengthy letter of Sept. 28 1869 to Mrs. [Smallpage?], he recalls what he knew of her father, Mr. Keeling, whom he first met in 1815. In a letter to Dr. Osborn, Oct. 11 1871, he praises Osborn's upcoming series of articles that effectively refute the writing of Tyernan and his interpretations of Wesley's life and other facts of Methodist history.

(18 items)
Box CO 4 Folder 1 of 2
Letters of Samuel and William Jackson, Baker's transcriptions of Thomas Jackson letters, and Baker's correspondence, 1824, 1839, 1853-1879, 1955, and undated

Holograph letters of Samuel, William, and Elijah Jackson are routing correspondence about preaching appointments, etc. Correspondence of Baker with a woman trying to determine if she is the descendant of Thomas Jackson. Transcribed letters of Thomas Jackson include a long 1824 letter to Jabez Bunting in which he discusses upcoming issues of the Wesleyan Methodist Magazine and the recent arrival from Hayti of Mr. H. Dennis, a recent convert. Also included here is a sheet of Baker's notes on Dr. Humphrey Sandwith, whose papers appear later in the Correspondence Series.

(13 items)
Box CO 4 Folder 2 of 2

Disbound letter book of a Mrs. Leighton of The Vineyards, Bath. Little information has been found about Mrs. Leighton herself, but some of FB's notes refer to her as "Mrs. Knyvett Leighton, friend and disciple of Lady Huntingdon" (see Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files, John Fletcher). Her husband was at one time an agent of the Countess. The collection consists entirely of letters to Leighton from various well-known figures in 18th-century Methodism, especially Huntingdon, whose letters comprise about half the collection. Other correspondents include John Fletcher and George Whitefield, represented elsewhere in the Baker Wesleyana collection; Henry Venn, an Anglican vicar; Martin Madan, also an Anglican clergyman; and Madan's daughter, Penelope Maitland.

Arrangement: items have been rearranged and foldered by writer; the original sequence in the bound letter book was penciled on each letter at some point in the past. Arranged in eight folders: (1) John Fletcher; (2-4) Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon; (5) Penelope Maitland; (6) Henry and E. Venn; (7) George Whitefield; and (8) unidentified writers.

Fletcher, John, to Mrs. Leighton, 1768 Apr. 30 and Nov. 19

Regarding Leighton's poor health; Apologies for not visiting

(2 items)
Box CO 5 Folder 1 of 8
Huntingdon, Selina, to Mrs. Leighton, 1760 Sept. 5-1763 Nov. 10

Letters from Huntingdon, writing mainly from London, to Leighton, mainly in Bath.

(10 items)
Box CO 5 Folder 2 of 8
Huntingdon, Selina, to Mrs. Leighton, 1765 Nov. 30-1768 Dec. 19

Letters from Huntingdon, writing from London, Brighton, or Bath, to Leighton, in Bath or London.

(10 items)
Box CO 5 Folder 3 of 8
Huntingdon, Selina, to Mrs. Leighton, 1769 Mar.16-Aug. 5 and undated

Letters from Huntingdon, writing from Bath or London, to Leighton, in Bath or London.

(7 items)
Box CO 5 Folder 4 of 8
Maitland, Penelope, to Mrs. Leighton, 1762 Oct. 29-1769 Jan. 6

Letters from Maitland, writing from London, to Leighton, at the Vineyards, Bath.

(5 items)
Box CO 5 Folder 5 of 8
Venn, Henry and E., to Mrs. Leighton, 1763 July 9-1769 Nov. 2 and undated

Ten letters from Henry Venn, at that time vicar of Huddersfield, and three from his wife, to Mrs. Leighton.

(13 items)
Box CO 5 Folder 6 of 8
Whitefield, George, to Mrs. Leighton, 1762 Oct. 14

Discussing his traveling speeches throughout London.

Box CO 5 Folder 7 of 8
Unidentified to Mrs. Leighton, 1760-1762, 1768-1769, 1791, and undated

According to Baker's notes, some of these may be additional Whitefield letters.

(10 items)
Box CO 5 Folder 8 of 8

Six original letters to and from Alexander Mather (1733-1800, e.m. 1757), two of which include Baker transcriptions. General references to possible controversy: see 1796 letter. (Mather supported maintaining connection with the Church of England). Additional transcriptions of nine other letters (without originals). "Life of Mather," written by Pawson (with whom Mather opposed Alexander Kilham), published in March 1801 Methodist Magazine; and a short 1935 biography of Mather, "One of Wesley's Pioneer Preachers."

Mathers [M'Mathers?], A. M., Coleford, to Mrs. Wright Baker, Wednesberrey, Staffordshire, 1763 Jan. 8
Box CO 6
Mather, A[lexander], Bradforth, to W[illia]m Marriott, Hoxton Square, London, 1784 July 3
Box CO 6
Mather, A[lexander], Sheffield, to Lady D[arcy] Maxwell, Coates, near Edinbrough, 1788 Apr. 30
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Mather, A[lexander], Man[cheste?]r, to "My dear Brother," 1796 May 23
Box CO 6
West, F[rancis] A[thow], Sheffield, to Rev. [George?] Mather, [1852] July 26
Box CO 6
Bedford, J[ohn], Manchester, to Rev. George Mather, Birkenhead, 1866 Oct. 12
Box CO 6
Mather, Alexander, letters, 1766-1796

Nine FB transcriptions of Mather letters; written to "Wm. Orpe," "William Marriott," and "W.C. Hobbs"

Box CO 6
A Farther Account of the late Mr. Alexander Mather, by John Pawson, Methodist Magazine, 1801 March
Box CO 6
Alexander Mather, One of Wesley's Pioneer Preachers, by the Rev. Richard H. Wray, [1935]
Box CO 6

Letters, poems, and other documents by and about James Montgomery (1771-1854), Methodist layman and supporter of missions, editor of the radical newspaper Sheffield Iris, and writer of over 400 hymns. The collection includes receipts, hymns and poems (including three in memory of William Goodier, of the Rev. William Threlfall [Wesleyan missionary murdered in South Africa], and John Given), mundane correspondence, instructions for his funeral procession, and a broadside about the dedication of a monument to Montgomery, on which James Everett has written a letter stating his plans to attend.

Montgomery, James, to ?, 1808 June 1

receipt

Box CO 6
Montgomery, James, ?, to ?, 1809 Feb. 17

Epitaph for Mr. Wm. Goodier of York (verse)

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Montgomery, James, to Mr. J. Jones, 1819
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Montgomery, James, to, 1821 Mar. 3
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, Centenary of Wesleyan Methodism.,, 1839 Oct. 25

Broadside, verse by Montgomery

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Montgomery, James, to Barnabas Shaw, Epworth, 1839 Nov. 6

with verses 'In Memory of the Rev. William Threlfall'

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M[ontgomery], J[ames], "For Sunday School Union (Wesleyan)," poem, 1851 Apr. 17

First line: "Father of Jesus Christ our Lord"

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, Order of the Procession on the Occasion of the Funeral of the Late James Montgomery, Esq., 1854 May 11

Broadside; attached to Everett letter of 1861 July 29

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Everett, James, Sunderland, to Alfred Allott and G. B. Cocking, 1861 July 29

Re dedication of a statue of Montgomery

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, The Montgomery Monument: the Statue Erected to eh Memory of the late James Montgomery, Esq., 1861 July 29

Broadside; attached to Everett letter of 1861 July 29; two hymns on verso, one by Montgomery

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Letters to and from Henry Moore (1751-1844), Wesleyan Minister. He became an itinerant in 1779 and later served as John Wesley's traveling companion and amanuensis (1784-86). Moore was one of three preachers ordained by Wesley for work in England, and he was present at Wesley's death. He served as president of the conference in 1804 and 1823. The letters here are brief notes, but the broadsheet is a copy of the 1794 resolution from the Bristol trustees barring Moore from preaching at the New Room and Guinea Street Chapel in response to his celebration of Holy Communion there. This copy is addressed by Moore to Benson (in Manchester).

RELATED MATERIAL: another broadsheet from August 1794, also with a long letter from Moore to Benson, appears in the Joseph Benson Papers, and Moore is the author or subject of numerous broadsheets and circular letters in the Printed Materials Series. Several letters from and to Moore appear in letter books Simpson A, WP I and II, Perronet, and Steele. Other related materials in the Rubenstein Library include the Henry Moore Papers, 1830, and his lives of John Wesley and Mary Fletcher.

Trustees of the New Room and Guinea Street Chapel, to Henry Moore, Bristol, 1794 Aug. 11
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Moore, H[enry] to [?], 1824 Jan. 13
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Moore, H. and M.A., n.p., to Miss Tooth, n.p., undated
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Letters of Elizabeth Ritchie, later Elizabeth Mortimer, (1754-1835); mostly contemporary copies or drafts, rather than originals, many of them heavily edited. The core of the collection are the young Ritchie's letters to JW, in which she expresses great emotional attachment to the preacher. Her correspondence with JW from the 1770s vividly details her many bodily afflictions and the treatments she has undergone to cure them. She likewise details the illnesses of and treatments incurred by her friends. Beginning in 1779, as she begins to see many of her friends pass away, Ritchie becomes increasingly preoccupied with death and the afterlife. Autograph letters from the 1790s-1810s depict her burgeoning friendship with Sarah (Sally) Wesley, with whom she discusses matters both spiritual and mundane. And finally, a printed item from 1835--the year after Mortimer's death--transcribes an additional fifty letters, 1776-1809, written to a wide array of correspondents.

RELATED MATERIAL: Other letters by Elizabeth (Ritchie) Mortimer, including some photocopies and transcriptions of the originals housed here, can be found in both the Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files, Elizabeth Ritchie, and in the Wesley Works Archive, Letters Series, Letters by Correspondent.

Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, 1774 May 17
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, [Otley], to John Wesley, 1774 Jun.
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, 1774 Jul. 22
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[Ritchie, Elizabeth], Otley, to John Wesley, 1774 Aug. 19
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, London, 1774 Oct. 17
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, 1774 Nov. 16
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, 1775 Jan. 10
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[Ritchie, Elizabeth, ] Cross Hall, to John Wesley, 1775 Mar. 14 [unsigned?]
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, Liverpool, 1775 Jun. 14
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, to John Wesley, London, 1775 Nov. 15
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, Manchester, 1776 Apr. 2
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, to John Wesley, Edinborough, 1776 May 17
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[Ritchie Elizabeth], to John Wesley, 1776 Aug. 9 [?]
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, to John Wesley, London, 1776 Sept. 6
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, to John Wesley, London, 1776 Oct. 29
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, London, 1777 Feb. 6
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, to John Wesley, 1777 Feb. 18
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, to John Wesley, 1777 March 14 [correctly dated at end]
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, Bristol, 1777 Aug. 1
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Cross Hall, to John Wesley, Briston, 1777 Sept. 1
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, London, 1777 Oct. 10
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, 1778 Sept. 25
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Parkgate, to John Wesley, 1778 Dec. 5
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Cross Hall, to John Wesley, London, 1779 Jan. 30
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, 1779 Jun. 30
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to [Mrs. Wathen], 1779 Nov. 21
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, 1779 Dec. 21
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, 1780 Jan. 4
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to [Mrs. Wathen], 1780 Mar. 6
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Bristol, Hotwells, to John Wesley, 1780 May 20
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Publow, to John Wesley, 1780 Jul. 4
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, New House [near Stroud?], to John Wesley, 1780 Nov. 11
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Cross Hall, to Mrs. Horner, Liverpool, 1780 Dec. 19
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, 1781 Jan. 16
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to John Wesley, 1782 Jan. 10
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to Hester Ann Rogers, 1783 Sept. 30
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Otley, to Mrs. [Joseph] Benson, Hull, 1787 Mar. 31
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Bristol, to Miss [Sarah] Wesley, Mary'bone, London, 1793 Jan. 16
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Ritchie, Elizabeth, Gloucester, to Miss [Sarah] Wesley, Mary'bone, 1793 Jul. 19
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Mortimer, Elizabeth, to Miss [Sarah] Wesley, Mary'bone, 1811 Apr. 17
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Printed material: Appendix, Memoirs of Elizabeth Mortimer, by Agnes Bulmer, 1836[?]

Undated fragment, pp. 301-372 of what is probably a 2nd edition of this memoir, first published a year after Mortimer's death. Bulmer explains on the first page that a "series of valuable letters, from the pen of its interesting subject," came to her after the first publication of the memoir. The fragment here, which appears to be the complete appendix, transcribes approximately fifty letters from Ritchie/Mortimer, spanning 1776-1809.

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Ritchie, Elizabeth, to Mrs. Bradburn, n.d.

Verbatim copy of part of a letter

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Three letters by Rev. John Newton (1725-1807), a slave trader who became an Anglican priest and hymn writer, eventually came to regret his involvement in slavery, and late in life supported abolitionist William Wilberforce. He was influenced by John Wesley and George Whitefield, and his evangelical preaching navigated a middle way between Arminianism and Calvinism. He also collaborated with poet William Cowper on a volume of hymns; his own best-known hymn today is "Amazing Grace." This small collection of letters is generally routine correspondence.

RELATED MATERIAL: Newton's letters also appear in the Henry Crooke Diary, in the Volumes Series, Writings and Addresses; and the Rubenstein Library holds a 1788 edition of his abolitionist pamphlet, Thoughts Upon the African Slave Trade.

Newton, John, n.p., to Polly [Newton], n.p., 1767 Feb. 19
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Newton, John, Hoxton, to Rev. John Ryland, Jr., Northampton, 1781 Sept. 22
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[Newton, John,] to 'Miss Janny', undated

Writer identified as John Newton in penciled note.

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Letters, portrait, and other documents by, to, and about Robert Newton (1780-1854), Wesleyan Methodist minister, frequently Secretary of the Conference and four-time President (1824, 1832, 1840 and 1848), and an avid preacher (sometimes preaching twelve times per week). Routine correspondence from Newton about family, appointments, and preaching engagements. Also two letters by Newton's wife Elizabeth. There is an article about Newton from The Kingdom Overseas: Magazine of the Methodist Missionary Society, 1954. Letter and typed list of items from H.R. Brewer explains that items come from Caroline Francis Gill (thus provenance for funeral card for Robert Gill), who had unidentified connection with Robert Newton.

Newton, Robert, letters to Jabez Bunting, James Everett, John Roadhouse, and others, 1816 Feb. 26-1852 Oct. 1
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Newton, Eliza[beth], letters, 1809 and undated
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Scrap of letter, signed "John Scott, President, R[ober]t Newton, Secretary,"
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Portraits, 1848 and 1854
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Printed materials, miscellaneous, 1893 and 1954
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Letters and various documents to, about, or collected by Dr. George Osborn (1808-1891), Wesleyan Methodist Minister, elected to the Legal Hundred in 1849, twice President of the Conference (1863 and 1881), Secretary to the WM Missionary Society (1851-1868), and a scholar (editor of the 13-volume Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley). Letters from family, William Arthur, Francis A. West, and Jabez, T.P., and W.M. Bunting. Note: some family documents (including the "Annually renewed covenant with God") are by Dr. Osborn's father, also named George. Arranged in four groups: letters to Osborn, family correspondence and documents, third party correspondence (collected by Osborn), and other items (letters from the Buntings and from Osborn, unaddressed letters, and various signatures).

Letters to Osborn, 1831-1890 and undated
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Family correspondence and documents, 1797-1881 and undated

Includes: Birth Certificate of Jane Osborn (sister), and Annually-renewed Covenant with God, by George Osborn (father)

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Third party correspondence, 1838-1914

Includes: two letters to Eliza Tooth (executrix to Sarah Wesley); letter from Robert Melson to the Conference, 1853 -- Melson left conference over controversy; this letter implores the conference to seek unity, criticizing their treatment of him ("Last year, you in your way, and in my absence, tried, condemned, and punished me as guilty of Three Capital offences, of all of which I was perfectly innocent"); and 8 letters to and from James Baden Powell, a musician

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Other correspondence including unaddressed items, 1837-1878 and undated

Includes: 5 letters from Buntings (Jabez, T. Percival, and William?) to Osborn; 3 letters from Osborn; unsigned manuscript notes and quotes on education [FB pencil note: ?Geo. Osborn]; 7 items with no addressee (not written by Osborn); signatures (Osborn's and others', including the Rev. Joseph Kipling, grandfather of Rudyard Kipling)

(22 items)
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Letters and journal extract of Hester Ann (Roe) Rogers (1756-1794). The daughter of an Anglican clergyman, Roe was moved by the preaching of David Simpson and Samuel Bardsley and converted to Methodism in 1774 over her family's objections. She went on to strike up a lifelong correspondence with John Wesley after first meeting him in 1776, and with his encouragement became well-known as a Methodist spiritual writer. The letters here consist mainly of numbered copies or drafts addressed to Miss Ann Loxdale. They are spiritual in nature, frequently discussing the topic of God's eternal love; she cautions Loxdale against reading mystic authors, recounts a theological discussion between herself and Mr. [John] Fletcher; and discusses the Methodist revival occurring in Dublin (1784). The letter of 1787 July 13 signed by James and Hester Rogers cites a prayer given by JW as affirmation of God's love.

Provenance: though presented as either originals or contemporary copies, the letters to Ann Loxdale were copied several years after the death of Rogers in 1794. Several letters bear a watermark of 1805, another 1801.

RELATED MATERIAL: Housed separately, in the John Steele Letter Book (see Volumes Series), are transcribed extracts from Rogers's journal dated 1782 Mar. 29 - Apr. 1. Here she gives accounts of sermons delivered by JW and also continues to ruminate on the notion of divine love. Also in the Volumes Series is the commonplace book of her husband, James Rogers, which in its final pages records a eulogistic poem upon Hester's death, written by a female friend. The Rubenstein Library a variety of printed items by or about Hester Rogers, including editions of her Spiritual Letters and the funeral sermon preached by Thomas Coke.

Rogers, Hester Ann (Roe), to Miss Ann Loxdale, 1779 Jun. 5- 1781 Dec. 25
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Rogers, Hester Ann, Dublin, to [Matthew Mayer], 1784 Nov. 10
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Rogers, James and Hester Ann, to Mrs. Keen, 1787 July 13

On back of address-sheet in hand of John Wesley to Arthur Keen Dublin, and endorsed by Keen as from Wesley, 13 July, 1787.

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Letters, writings, and research of Dr. Humphrey Sandwith (1792-1874), a physician, father of the surgeon of the same name, writer on Methodist subjects, and first editor of The Watchman, a Wesleyan Methodist periodical founded in 1835. The papers are mainly concerned with his essay "Methodism, and Its Relations to the Church and the Nation," published in seven parts in The Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, 1829 May-Dec.

Sandwith, Dr. Humphrey, Miscellaneous Communications: Methodism, and Its Relations to the Church and the Nation, The Wesleyan Methodist (No. XXXIV), 1829 May-Dec.

Missing page 2.

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Extracts from the Courier &c., [ca. 1797]
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Wells, Samuel, Thoughts on the propriety of the Methodists attending Divine services of the Church of England, pamphlet, extracted from Fourth Volume of Arminian Magazine, undated
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Minutes of the proceedings of a meeting of delegates, from the trustees and people &c. of a large number of chapels in the Methodist connection, held at Leeds 31st of July, 1797, and on several subsequent days, pamphlet, 16 pp., 1797
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Sandwith, Dr. Humphrey, Bridlington, to Thomas Jackson, Editor of the Wesleyan Magazine, London, 1829 June 13

Suggesting addition to Part V, that Wesley drew up regulations (1786 conference) with respect to his societies having service in church-hours (also a note from Wesley's Journal that he knew that this would open the door for separation b/w Methodists and Church of England)

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Clarke, Adam, Pinner, Middlesex, to Thomas Jackson?, n.p., 1829 June 16

Baker thinks that this letter was sent to Sandwith by Jackson with the following letter. Baker's notes: 12 pp., answering various queries about history of early Meth[odis]m, for Sandwith: e.g. Sacrament controversy, and separation of Wm. Moore in 1785 on this account; 'Mr.J.Wesley mildly recommended the people to go to the church and Sacraments -- Mr. C. Wesley threatened them with Damnation if they did not.' (p.2). 'it was not our Societies who held the high-church opinions -- but the Preachers'. Praises the extent Methodists go to evangelize the unchurched: "never had been done before since the apostolic age." Clarke approved Plan of Pacification. Ref. 'M.R.' [=Mark Robinson] of Beverley. Important Letter.

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Jackson, Tho[mas], London, to Humphrey [Sandwith], n.p., 1829 June 25

One quarter of letter has been cut out. Baker's notes: [Jackson is] congratulating Sandwith on material and saying can have extra room in Wesleyan Magazine. Sends 'some papers which I have received from Dr. Clarke' (= = letter above, endorsed by Sandwith as '(Dr. Sandwith's)' )

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Jackson, Tho[mas], London, to Humphrey Sandwith, Surgeon, Bridlington, 1829 July 15
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Jackson, Tho[mas], London, to [Humphrey] [Sand]with, n.p., 1829 Oct 8

Portion of letter (including most of address) has been cut out. Baker's notes: [Jackson] says must omit some material from essay, relating to Dr. John Whitehead, as finds some relatives living who may object. 7th and 8th parts of Essay to be inserted in Nov. Mag. And would be an advantage to squeeze remainder together to finish in Dec.; then Watson's reply to Russel can begin in Jan. [I think this is the essay in folder 1]

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Sandwith, Humphrey, Bridlington, to Thomas Jackson, London, 1829 Nov 15
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Letter, letter books, and writings of David Simpson (1745-1799) and his descendants.

Five scrapbooks, plus 18 items, including letters from: Samuel Higginbotham of Macclesfield, William Marshall of Bucklerbury (6), George Merryweather of Yarm, Sus[ann]a Merryweather ('cousin'). The two scrapbooks consist chiefly of correspondence to the Rev. Samuel Simpson. Volume A contains 149 such letters and two notes. Volume B contains 134 letters, verses, and autographs of various preachers.

Goode, William, n.p., to D.[avid] Simpson, n.p., 1772 Sept. 17
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Scott, Jonathan, n.p., to Mrs. Davy, n.p., 1772 Oct. 16
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Goode, William, n.p., to D.[avid] Simpson, n.p., 1773 May 20
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Merryweather, Susan, n.p., to D.[avid] Simpson, n.p., 1774 Aug. 28
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Scott, Jonathan, n.p., to Elizabeth (Davy) Simpson, n.p., 1781 Aug. 1
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?, n.p., to Mr. Lee, n.p., 1796 Apr. 14
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Merryweather, Susan and George, n.p., to D.[avid] Simpson, n.p., 1799 Mar. 12
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?, Abethiss, to ?, n.p., 1801 Jan. 4
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Marshall, William, n.p., to D.[avid] Simpson, n.p., 1809 Jan. 7
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Marshall, William, n.p., to D.[avid] Simpson, n.p., 1809 Apr. 16
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Marshall, William, n.p., to D.[avid] Simpson, n.p., 1809 Aug. 8
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Marshall, William, n.p., to D.[avid] Simpson, n.p., 1809 Aug. 16
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Marshall, William, n.p., to D.[avid] Simpson, n.p., 1809 Aug. 29
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Marshall, William, n.p., to D.[avid] Simpson, n.p., 1809 Sept. 26
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Higginbotham, Samuel, n.p., to D.[avid] Simpson, n.p., 1840 Apr. 22
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Simpson, D.[avid], n.p., to Maclardie, n.p., undated
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An Appeal to the Religious Public, on Behalf of the Half-Moon Street Free Chapel & Sunday School, [1825]

Printed appeal for donations to build a chapel for the poor neighborhood around Half-Moon Street and Bishopsgate; "Mr. D. Simpson" is listed as one of the men to whom these donations should be directed (along with a "Mr. Summers" and "Mr. Millard"). Penciled edits suggest several changes to the text.

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Simpson, David, Sr., Diary, 1807-1809

Religious diary kept by D. Simpson, Sr., although years do not correspond with his death date (1799). Entries address God directly, praying for strength, expressing Simpson's dedication to obeying Christ, etc. One entry mentions having heard "Mr. Wesley" preach upon the Christian's duty to rise early every morning. 27 pages, with pages 5-6 having been clipped out at some point.

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Journal pages, sermon notes, and poem, undated

Three sheets possibly removed from a journal, undated and unsigned, but apparently in David Simpson's hand. Pages include sermon notes, several paragraphs praising an Anna Simpson, possibly Simpson's wife, recently deceased. Then follows a poem addressed to "Betsy" (possibly Simpson's daughter), which advises her to beware of the false intentions of the young men who court her and to make sure that she chooses a man whose love is sincere. A final fragment that seems to begin another poem, "For a garden-seat or summer house."

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Letters to and from George John Stevenson (1818-1888), schoolteacher and master, editor, and printer. From 1861 to 1867 he owned and edited the Methodist Times, and he published several works on C.H. Spurgeon and on Methodism. Of note are letters from Samuel Young, a missionary in South Africa, and two from Stevenson to James Everett regarding a biography of Adam Clarke and Clarke's book collection.

Shrewsbury, William J., Manchester, to George J[ohn] Stevenson, Great Yarmouth, 1843 May 22
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Scott, Geo[rge], Gravesend, to G[eorge] J[ohn] Stevenson, Great Yarmouth, 1843 June 8
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Stevenson, Geo[rge] Jo[hn], Yarmouth, to the Rev. James Everett, York, 1843 Sep. 23
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Young, Samuel, Maidstone, to G[eorge] J[ohn] Stevenson, Great Yarmouth, 1844 Feb. 28

Young is a missionary to South Africa; Stevenson (a printer) apparently requested letters that Young had received in S. Africa. Unfortunately, he left most of them there when he returned to England (with the intention of returning), but any he has he will send along.

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Stevenson, Geo[rge] Jo[hn], Lambeth, to Mrs. Smith, Stoke Newington, 1849 Aug 13
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Stevenson, Geo[rge] Jo[hn], Lambeth, to the Rev. James Everett, n.p., 1849 Sept. 11
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Stevenson, Geo[rge] Jo[hn], London, to "My Dear Friend Leslie," n.p., 1882 Aug. 29
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Sutcliffe, Jos., Bayswater, to George [John] Stevenson, Great Yarmouth, undated
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Letters to Tabraham from T. Percival Bunting, Thomas Vasey, and others. Series of letters from Sarah and Richard Goodman, Jemima Yaxley, and Tabraham regarding controversy at Sedgeford surrounding Yaxley (regarding authority in the church and expelled preachers--Yaxley is possibly referring to Primitive Methodists at one point, though this is unclear). Letters from Bunting and Hameston about controversy surrounding Hameston, who resigns. Two letters from A. Cannell criticizing Methodist Trustees' meeting. Series of form letters. Typed note by Baker "Richard Tabraham & Reform Agitation in Norfolk."

Yaxley, Jemima, Sedgeford, to ?, n.p., 1849 Dec. 19-1850 Apr. 25
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Goodman, ?, n.p., to ?, undated
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Goodman, Sarah and R., n.p., to ?, undated

One sheet, two letters: one from Mr. R. and one from Mrs. Sarah Goodman; both undated

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Goodman, Sarah, Ringstead, to ?, [1850?] June 8
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Goodman, Sarah, n.p., to ?, [1850?]
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Bunting, T. Percival, Manchester, to R[ichard] Tabraham, Walsingham or n.p., 1850 Apr. 12-May 11
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Bunting, T. Percival, Manchester, to R. Goodman, Ringstead, 1850 May 11
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Cannell [?], A. [?], West Rudham, to R[ichard] Tabraham, n.p., 1850 March 26
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Hameston [?], Mills [?], Hunstanton, to [Richard] Tabraham, n.p., 1850 April 29
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Adcock, A., Fakenham, to ?, [18--] May 9
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Cannell [?], A. [?], Rudham, to ?, 1850 May 9 [?]
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Burrell, Dan[ie]l, Ironmonger, Fakenham, to R[ichard] Tabraham, n.p., 1850 May 10
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Bingham?, George?, Manchester, to R[ichard] Tabraham, n.p., 1850 May 16
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Baddiley [?], n.p., Snettisham, to [Richard Tabraham], n.p., 1850 June 4
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Baddiley [?], Wells, to ?, 1850 Jan. 18
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Mott, Wililam, Ringstead, to ?, n.p., [18--] Mar. 28
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Langford, E., Syderstone, to ?, n.p., Thursday
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Tindall, Lynn, to [Richard] Tabraham, n.p., 1850 March 20
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Unsigned, undated letter "To the Trustees of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at Sedgeford in the County of Norfolk"
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Burrell, Dan[ie]l, n.p., "For the Committee," n.p., undated
(2 copies)
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Tabraham, Rich[ard], n.p., 1850
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Tabraham, Richard, Walsingham, to Trustees of the Wesleyan Chapel Sedgeford, Ringstead, 1850 April 25
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"Lynn Radicals": list of names
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Two pages criticizing Mr. Tindall for degrading Mr. Th[eed?]; also vindicating Bro. Mott [two people excluded from the connexion?]
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"The Chapel Repairs"--ledger showing list of names and contributions, undated
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Unidentified, undated
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Letters from, to, and about itinerant preacher Zechariah Taft (1772-1848) and Mary Barritt (1772-1851), later Mary Taft. Although there are no letters by Barritt here, and only one directly addressed to her, her preaching is a frequently-broached topic. Taft's correspondents also refer to his well-known wife. In 1802, the year of their marriage, Laurence Kane writes to inquire about rumors of controversy: "Various accounts having reached us here, respecting your good wife's preaching, and Mr. [Joseph] Benson's interference there with." Three decades later, letters continue to include invitations to both of them to preach. In another, Taft himself mentions to John Bramwell Mrs. Taft's recent work in the Newark Circuit and reiterates his continuing interest in women's preaching: "We should also like to know ... whether Mrs. Ward (Wood?)--or any other pious female of your acquaintance acts publickly for God." Other topics include overseas missions. On an early letter from William Ault, who would go on to accompany Thomas Coke on a fateful voyage to establish Methodist missions in Ceylon, Taft later recorded the brief note that "Mr. Ault died at Celon." And in an 1845 letter he reminds George John Stevenson of the Methodist contribution to the anti-slavery movement: "The africans in the West Indies would have been in slavery this day had not the subject been agitated in this Country."

Arranged in chronological order.

Including 4 portraits, three of Zacharias and one of Mary Taft.

  • Volumes Series, Writings and Addresses Subseries, John Barritt Journal: journal of Mary Barritt's brother, also an itinerant preacher
  • Taft, Zachariah, Original Letters, Bever Before Published, on Doctrinal, Experimental, and Practical Religion, 1821 (Rubenstein Library): this copy is heavily annotated in Taft's hand
  • Taft, Zachariah, Biographical Sketches of the Lives and Public Ministry of Various Holy Women ..., 1825 (Rubenstein Library): also hand-annotated and corrected by Taft

Emett, Michael, to Miss Mary Barrett [i.e., Barritt?], 1798 Sept. 15
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Kane, Laurence, to Mr. Taft, 1802 Dec. 4
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Thompson, George, to Mr. Zach. Taft, Methodist Preacher, 1809 July 19; 1930
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Ault, William, to Mr. Z. Taft, Minister, 1810 Nov. 16
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Hodgson, John, to Rev. Z. Taft, Wesleyan Minister, 1830 Nov. 15
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Taft, Z., to John Bramwell, Esq., 1833 Nov. 16
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Nelson, Robert, to Rev. Z. Taft, 1843 Apr. 6
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Taft, Zach., to ?, 1844 Feb. 24
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Taft, Zach., to [George John] Stevenson, 1845 May 15
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Apparently the papers of two different men named Thomas Vasey whose relationship, if any, is unclear. The earliest documents here (1794, 1826) probably relate to the Thomas Vasey (1746-1826) who became one of the founders of American Methodism; he was ordained as deacon and elder by JW in 1784 and sent to America with Thomas Coke and Richard Whatcoat, where he stayed two years. The broadside, 1794, pertains to a controversy in which trustees dismissed preachers and banned them from chapels even though they were appointed there by preachers in connection. The later documents here are the letters of a 19th century minister, Thomas Vasey (1814-1871). The letters to Richard Tabraham pertain to various controversies, including one about the prosecution of unlawful ministers in Methodist chapels.

Vasey, Thomas, Leeds, to Mrs. Rodda, Leaword Street, 1826 Oct. 10 [typed transcription]
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Vasey, Thomas, London, to R[ichard] Tabraham, n.p., 1850 March 23-June 6
(6 letters)
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Vasey, Thomas, London, to Rev. B[enjamin] Gartside, n.p., 1851 March 27
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Vasey, Thomas, n.p., to Middleton, n.p., 1865 April 13
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Benson, Joseph, Richard Rodda, and Thomas Vasey, "To the Preachers late in connection with the Rev. Mr. Wesley," 1794 Sept. 26

Broadside. Addressed to Rev. Mr. Bogie, Edinburgh, with letter from Vasey to Bogie written in the margins, 1794 Oct. 1.

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Correspondence of Richard Watson (1781-1833), Wesleyan Methodist minister, theologian, and president of the conference in 1826. Watson was an important early advocate for Wesleyan missions, and this topic comes up frequently in his correspondence, especially in reference to the West Indies, India, and South Africa. Letters to Jabez Bunting, Henry Moore, Thomas Jackson, John Felvus, and others. Several letters to and about Moore referencing a mid-1820s controversy. Letter to Felvus, 1831, references a slave insurrection in Antigua, presumably a different one than that desc. in Felvus's long letter to Entwisle, 1824 Letters to John Furness (broadside on Methodist Missions), Thomas Galland, Robert Pilter, William Threlfall (missionary in Africa). Correspondence consists of nine autograph manuscripts, listed individually, and seventeen FB transcriptions, summarized at the end.

Watson, R[ichard], London, to ?, n.p., 1822 April 4
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Watson, R[ichard], London, to R. Newton, Salford, 1825 Feb. 14
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Watson, R[ichard], London, to North, Hull, 1825 March 23
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Watson, R[ichard], London, to W[illiam] Threlfall, Cape Town, South Africa, 1825 Dec. 19
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Watson, R[ichard], London, to Thomas Galland, Beverley, 1827 March 6
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Watson, R[ichard], Belfast, to Rob[er]t Pilter, Macclesfield, 1827 June 29
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Exerpts from two poems

Richard Watson autograph; "Extract of an Ode on the Death of Melancthon" on one side; untitled stanza from another poem on other side.

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Scrap with closing of letter and Watson signature
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Transcribed letters: Richard Watson to Jabez Bunting, Henry Moore, Thomas Jackson, John Felvus, and others, 1814-1831 and undated
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Watson, R[ichard], n.p., to John Furness, Lincoln, circa 1814 Feb.

On verso of circular letter Methodist Missions: in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland; at Ceylon, Java, and the Cape of Good Hope; among the French Prisoners of War; the Negroes in the West Indies; and at Sierra Leone, in Africa, &c. &c., 1814 Feb.

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Letters, writings, printed materials, and other documents of Francis Athow West (1801-1869), Wesleyan Methodist minister, President of the Conference in 1857, and Governor of the Kingswood School from 1862-1867. His correspondence to George Osborn comprises by far the largest portion of these materials; they are mostly routine, friendly letters about mundane issues in the Church, books, and family. Other correspondence includes letters to his wife, son, and other family members; and correspondence with various colleagues in the Church. Various writings, in manuscript and print, and other materials are gathered in the final folder, as detailed below. Arranged in four groups: letters to Osborn; letters to family; letters to others; and other materials.

RELATED MATERIAL: A manuscript volume of sermons, attributed by FB to West, can be found in the Volumes Series, Writings and Addresses Subseries.

West, Francis Athow to George Osborn, 1837-1860 and undated
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West, Francis Athow to wife, son, and other family members, 1815-1858 and undated
(11 items)
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West, Francis Athow to various correspondents, 1816-1865 and undated

Miscellaneous correspondence from West; notice of Rev. George Morley's death; includes one transcript of letter from West to [Morley] Punshon, 1865 (original absent).

(8 items)
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West, Francis Athow--writings and printed materials, 1846, 1857, 1950 and undated

Miscellaneous writings and other items. Includes: portrait, probably of West (found loose in box); scrap with West's signature; poem; short biography of Jabez Bunting (27+ pp.); "On Religious Education" (36 pp., formerly bound); speech (or letter?) to students at the end of a term (22 pp.); photograph (pasted on cardboard) of "The Liverpool Conference, 1857"; FB notes, 1950 Oct., with information on life of West.

(8 items)
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Letters and other documents of William Wilberforce (1759-1833), Minister of Parliament and slavery abolitionist. Wilberforce's long association with the Wesley family began in the 1780s. After Charles Wesley's death in 1788, he served as administrator of a pension for the widowed Sarah (who survived another 36 years). Most famously, the dying John Wesley wrote his last recorded letter to Wilberforce, urging him to continue his fight to abolish the slave trade (John Wesley to William Wilberforce, 1791 Feb. 24, Drew University). The materials here are arranged in two folders. Folder 1 consists of letters from Wilberforce to the family of Charles Wesley, mainly about his administration of their annuity; these are not originals but early transcriptions of eight letters, on three sheets, probably made by Thomas Marriott (1786-1852). Folder 2 consists of holograph items, including the original of Wilberforce's Aug. 29, 1792 letter to Mrs. Sarah Wesley.

RELATED MATERIAL: William Wilberforce Letters, 1782-1837 and William Smith papers, 1785-1860, Rubenstein Library.

Wilberforce, William, n.p., to Mrs. S[arah]. Wesley, n.p., 1792 Aug. 29
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Wilberforce, William, n.p., to "Madam" [Sarah] Wesley, n.p., 1799 Aug. 16
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Wilberforce, William, n.p., to "My Dear Madam" [Sarah] Wesley, n.p., 1805 Sept. 9
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Wilberforce, William, n.p., to Mrs. [Sarah] Wesley, n.p., 1807 Sept. 11
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Wilberforce, William, n.p., to Charles Wesley [Jr.], n.p., 1817 Oct. 20
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Wilberforce, William, n.p., to Miss [Sarah] Wesley, n.p., 1824 Jan. 5
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Wilberforce, William, n.p., to Charles Wesley [Jr.], n.p., 1826 July 15
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Wilberforce, William, n.p., to Mrs. [Sarah] Wesley, n.p., undated, Sept. 3
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One page info about Wilberforce and abolition. Anecdote about Parliament abolishing slave trade. Two other 1819 letters listed ("not found").
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Wilberforce, William, Newport Pagnell, to Rev. J. P. Bull, n.p., 1823 May 24
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Wilberforce, William, n.p., to ??, n.p., 1813 Apr. 23
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Wilberforce, William, n.p., to ??, n.p., 1819 July (endorsed)
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Wilberforce, William, Bath, to Mrs. Charles Wesley, n.p., 1792 Aug. 29
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Wilberforce, William, Sandgate, nr. Folkestone, to Mrs. Charles [or is it Sally?] Wesley, n.p., 1813 Aug. 17
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Thomas Wride Letter Books and Writings, 1770s-1780s

(12 sheets and 6 pamphlet volumes)

Letter books, autobiography, and other writings of Thomas Wride (1733-1807), an early Methodist itinerant. Wride was stationed in Devon and other areas, being moved several times by JW due to his conflicts with other preachers. His papers consist of six pamphlet-size volumes and several loose sheets of manuscript, with copies of his own letters being the most prominent content. Several letters to the Wesley brothers, usually John, appear in at least three volumes. Other writings include Wride's autobiography and a narrative about the conversion and visionary dream of an unnamed woman. Loose items are listed first, followed by volumes.

Provenance: identification of these volumes derives from several notes on them by the historian Luke Tyernan, circa 1863. In most cases Tyernan has added a blue paper binder, supplied and titled, stated that he bought the manuscripts from James Everett, and that the writing is in the hand of Wride. How the volumes eventually came to Baker is unknown. Unmentioned in either his original sale to Duke in 1961 or in any later accession, they were found loose among his papers in 2010.

Histories of the Introduction of Methodism, 1740s-1780s

Seven unordered loose sheets, perhaps once a part of a series of histories. Large sections are crossed out and other pages likely missing, but the legible text contains timelines along with prose descriptive passages, with dates ranging from the 1740s-1780s. Titles of at least three different histories appear: "Introduction etc. of Methodism into Howich (?); "Paper for a short History of Methodism in Alnwick(?) and the neighborhood"; and "Remarks upon the Introduction of Methodism to Ixworth(?)."

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"Anecdotes of G. Elrich (?), Bolton, Parson Greenwood, S. Bradburn, H. Hopper (?)"

Title supplied by Tyernan. Four loose sheets that may form the beginning of a small volume, chronicling the introduction of Methodism to Bolton.

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Letter: Scholfield(?), John, Rochdale, to L. Tyerman, 1863 Mar. 4

Anecdotes about the history of the Methodist church in Rochdale, many of which are stories that the writer's grandmother passed on to him. Found with the Thomas Wride material but unrelated to it, aside from the general topic of local histories.

POSSIBLY RELATED MATERIAL: It is unestablished whether Scholfield's stories are about the same Rochdale Methodist preaching house whose 1770 founding licence is housed in the Subject Files--see Dissenters.

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"Thomas Wride's copies of his own letters to Wesley br. No. 1" and "... No. 2," circa 1779-1786

Copies of at least seventeen letters to John Wesley. Also, letters to Thomas Coke, John Atlay, Joseph Bradford, and a "Sister Wilkinson."

(2 volumes, 32 pages and 48 pages)
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"Thomas Wride's Account of the dreams of a Female in 1761"

An account of a woman's religious conversion and of a vision that came to her in a dream. No name is given, the woman being referred to only as "she."

(volume, 8 pages)
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"Thomas Wride's Autobiography and other MSS"

The autobiography covers about ten pages, before cutting off abruptly. The remaining pages consist of a sermon and a partial draft of a letter.

(volume, 18 pages)
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"Manuscript Book written by Thomas Wride, & bought of J. Everett," 1771-1785

Copies of Wride's letters to various people, including one to "Mr. Wesley." Another letter may be to Thomas Carlill. Other writing in the journal is unidentified, although one item may be a draft of an obituary.

(volume, 38 pages
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"A Manuscript Book bought of J. Everett, written by Thos. Wride"

Accounts and bookkeeping (some of which is scratched out); copies of recipes (medical); one letter copy (no date or addressee); and charts of dates and places, possibly circuit plans.

(volume, 32 pages)
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In addition to the correspondence, many folders also contain portraits of writers and recipients.

Affleck, Andrew, Dunbar, to Rever. James Bogie, Sheffield, 1788 Feb. 18

Discusses Bogie's new circuit, a possible visit by JW to Scotland later this year, and Dr Cook's [Coke] plans to send two preachers to the West Indies.

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Arch, Joseph, to ?, 1875 June 27, and engraving
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Atherton, W., Liverpool, to Rev. John Boyd, Cornwall, 1843 Jan. 26
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Atmore, C[harles], Hull, to Rev. Geo[rge] Maisden, Liverpool, 1813 Jan. 7
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Beaumont, Joseph, Manchester Conference, to Rev. D. Isaac, Hull, 1827 July 28 and Aug. 2
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Beaumont, J., London, to ?, n.p., 1848 Dec. 28
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Beaumont, J., London, to Rev. J. Priestly, n.p., 1851 Feb. 21
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Beecham, John, and John Hannah (President and Secretary of the Conference, respectively), to Thomas Marriott - scrap of letter
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Bennett, William, Masboro near Rothesham, to Joseph Bennett, Derbyshire, 1801 March 14 (letter) and receipt, 1810 April 6

RELATED MATERIAL: see also the Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files, Bennet, John.

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Bourne, W?, London, to Rev. W[illiam] Moister, Newport, 1849 Mar. 1

Broadsheet invitation to services celebrating the beginning of "A City Chapel and Schools".

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Brackenbury, Mrs. R. C., n.p., to Rev. T. Jackson, City Road, undated
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Broad[bent?], J., Cheltenham, to Zechariah Yewdall, Haverford West, 1779 Oct. 2
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Broadbent, John, Bristol, to Thos. Crowther, Bristol, 1787 Mar. 2
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Bromerle(?), James(?), Crown St., to "My dear, kind Friend" ?, n.p., 1856 Aug. 26
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Bull, John, Albany, to Mr. Dyson, [18]52 June 2

Journal-like entries recounting journey across Atlantic on the S.S. Great Britain (closes with apparently incomplete anecdote in postscript).

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Bull, W[illia]m, Dunstable, to his wife, Newport Pagnell, Buck[inghamshire], undated
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Bunting, W.M., London, to G.R. Rowe, Wolverhampton, 1848 Jan. 26
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Bunting, W.M., n.p., to the President [William L. Thornton], n.p., 1865 Mar. 15
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Letters of Samuel Bardsley (1746-1818), an early Wesleyan Methodist itinerant preacher.

RELATED MATERIAL: FB's transcriptions of over fifty Bardsley letters appear in the Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files.

Bardsley, Samuel, fragments, circa 1774
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Bardsley, Samuel, Chester, to Mrs. Martha Bardsley, Manchester, 1769 Aug. 12
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Woodcock, S., Sheffield, to Mr. [Samuel] Bardsley, at Mrs. Ayres, French Street, Doncaster, 1771 May 9
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Bardsley, Samuel, Chester, to Mrs. Martha Bardsley, Manchester, 1770 Jan. 20
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Harper, Joseph, Ticknal, to Mr. [Samuel] Bardsley, Melbourn, 1773 Mar. 31
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Letters of John Berridge (1717-1793), Church of England clergyman who underwent an evangelical conversion in the late 1750s and became acquainted with JW. He later became a Calvinist and was influence by the Countess of Huntingdon and George Whitefield, both referenced in these letters.

RELATED MATERIAL: FB's transcriptions of these and other letters appear in the Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files.

Berridge, John, Everton, to Miss Orton, Bath, 1771 Mar. 20
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Berridge, John, Tabernacle, to Miss Orton, Bath, 1776 Mar. 2
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Berridge, John, Tabernacle, to Mrs. King, Moorfields, London, 1778 Apr. 11
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Bourne, Hugh, to Brother John Brownson and the Trustees of the Belper Primitive Methodist Chapel, 1844 Feb. 24,

RELATED MATERIAL: Hugh Bourne (1772-1852) was a founder of the Primitive Methodist Church and hymnwriter. The Rubenstein Library holds more than 130 monographs and serials on the Primitive Methodist Church, including several editions of Bourne's hymnals. See also the Frank Baker Collection of Methodist Circuit Plans, which contains many Primitive Methodist plans, especially in the 19th century portion of the collection.

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J. Brandon collection (bound correspondence1796,1811,1831-1851,1878-79, and undated

J. Brandon (playwright?), bound collection of letters. Letters regarding Sir Sidney Smith (decorated Admiral in the Royal Navy). Letters between Charles Ollier and Brandon regarding his works, and between Brandon and Ernest Augustus Kellner, musician. Also includes collection of signatures on three sheets, 1878-79.

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Calvert, J[ames], London, to ?, n.p., 1856 Oct. 4
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Carey, Dr. W., to Rev. Dr. Marchman, London, 1826 Feb. 27
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Carlill, Thomas, Spilsby, to Mr. Penrose, Redruth, 1791 July 13
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Carter, Hugh, n.p., to Hunter Wood, n.p., 1844 Dec. 12
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Carter, H., n.p., to R. Wood, n.p., 1845 Feb. 11
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Caughey, James, Hull, to ?, n.p., 1841 Sept. 7
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Clarkson, W. A., Learrington, to J. Crowther, n.p., 1844 Nov. 1
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Cocking, Thomas, Cambridge, to Mr. W. Cocking, Sheffield, 1826 Aug. 3
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Cocking, Thomas, Ely, to Mr. [W.] Cocking, Sheffield, 1820 Feb. 24
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"To Master Tommy Cooper," addressed to Dr. Charlesworth, undated

Letter written to Tommy Cooper, signed "xxxxx": probably a copy made by Cooper which he sent to Charlesworth. Letter criticizes Cooper for writing an inflammatory letter to a Methodist minister, shows Cooper his hypocrisy, and accuses him of secretly hating Methodism.

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Corbit, Thomas, Newton, to Mrs. Ellen Christian, Skillington near Colesworth, Lincolnshire, 1784 Mar. 3

RELATED MATERIAL: See Volumes Series, Writings Subseries, for the transcript of the diary of Ellen Gretton, (later Mrs. William Christian).

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Creighton, James, n.p., Adam Clarke, Bow St., corrected by Clarke to Joseph Butterworth, Fleet Street, 1810 July 4, (includes portrait of Creighton)
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Crowther, Jon[athan], [Sr.], Wednesbury, to Jonathan Crowther, [Jr.], London, 1815 Oct. 6
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Crowther, Jonathan, to Rev. John Roadhouse, 1833 Nov. 7

RELATED MATERIAL: see also Volumes Series, Writings and Addresses.

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Cubitt, George, Boston, to Mr. John North, Hull, 1816 or later (watermark)
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Currelly, C., Glastonbury, to Samuel R. Hall, London, 1846 Nov. 11
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Dartmouth, Earl of, Sandwell, to Mr. S. Wells, Schoolmaster, Cheltenham, Glos., [no year] Dec. 17
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Davis, William, Bristol, to Sir Robert Kennedy, Brighthelmstone, Sussex, 1818 Oct. 4
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Dawson, W., to Ann Stocks, 1834 Jan. 16

Acrostic poem.

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Drake, J., Shetford?, to Rev. Wm. Sharpe, Portsmouth, 1840 May 29
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Drew, Samuel, St. Austell, Cornwall, to Henry Fisher, Caxton Printing Office, Liverpool, 1819 Aug. 5
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Drew, Samuel, St. Austell, to Francis Lobb, Carneford, 1821 July 7
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Drew, Sam, n.p., to Samuel Drew, n.p., 1826 Dec. 29
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Dyson, John?, Rye, to the Rev. J.P. Johnson, 1845 Sept. 5
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Dyson, J.B., n.p., to J. Priestly, n.p., 1859 Apr. 19
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Edmondson, Jonathan, Rochester, to J. Coulthard, London, 1822 Dec. 18
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Note signed "D.W." which copies what "My dear George Edward read… every morning": two verses from C.Wesley's "Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown," and on the verso, "Rules of Conduct".
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Elliott, R[ichar]d, "Theatre Diable," addressed to Mr. Hearnshaw, Brampton, undated

Plan for play "Arminiamism Exalted," performed by "Prince of the Power of the Air," including acting technique and cast list; on the reverse is copied an extract from the Carlisly Journal, 1800 Nov. 15, and an anonymous verse.

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Erskine, Lady Ann, Spa Fields, to Dr. Ford, Swansea, 1790 Aug. 14

Mounted in folder entitled "Div. VII. Celebrated Women" with engraved portrait, three clippings, and note describing letter.

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Fragment (of a sermon?) signed "T:E"; Pencil note on back "Re Ca..sand[?], c. 1710".
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Fenwick, Michael, [Marchem?], to Samuel Bardsley, Bideford, 1789 Dec. 25

Provenance: not a JW autograph, although Fenwick's hand is similar to Wesley's, as noted by FB in his original list of manuscripts sold to Duke in 1961 ("Hand like Wesley's"). Fenwick was one of JW's traveling companion(s) in the late 1780s.

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Fish, W[illia]m, Dover, to ?, n.p., 1817 Oct. 10
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Fitzgerald, Lady Mary, Vineyards, Bath, to Mrs. Shirl, n.p. 1785 Jan. 1
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Fitzgerald, M., n.p., to Mr?/Mrs.? Ford, n.p., 1792 Mar. 14
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Phipps, A[ugustus], to [Mrs. Ford - pencil note], 1815 April 10

Re: death of Lady Mary Fitzgerald, friend of the Countess of Huntingdon.

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Furz, John, Bolton, to David Yates, n.p., 1788 June 7
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Gill, Tho[mas], Palsington?, to John North, Hull, 1817, Feb. 27
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Hannah, John, Blackburn, to George Smith, 1848 Jan. 21
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Hannah, John, "Evening Prayer," poem "from a friend's manuscript," London, 1840 Jan. 4
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Hanway, Jonas, Tho. Colby, Bates, and others, "Imprest" to Ja[mes] Young for £200
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Haren [?], A.V.[?], York Place, to Mrs. Hardy, 1896 June 24

Enclosed piece of fabric that "belonged to a bed John Wesley used to occupy".

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Harrison, Lancelot, fragment of [journal?], 2 pages of sermon notes
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Henwood, Ja[me]s, Hull, to Mr. William McAllum, Whitby, 1804 Apr. 28
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Hodson, Ja[me]s, Reading, to Rev. R. Mole, Gosport, 1839 Feb. 22
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Horton, Tho[mas], Warington, to W[illia]m Horton, London, 1738 March 31
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Hunter, W[illiam], Middleham, to William Outwin, Yorkshire, 1805 Jan. 5
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Hutton, B., Epworth, to Mrs. Woodhouse, Owston, 1772 July 16
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Jackson, George, ?, to Joseph Tucker, Wesleyan Theologican Institution, Hoxton, London; Windsor, 1840 Apr. 13
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James, Rev. J, Manchester Conference, to ?, n.p., 1827

Letter (incomplete?)to unnamed recipient, summarizing the resolutions of the Manchester Conference, including "Mr. Moore's agreeing to quit the House."

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Jennings, Jos[ep]h, Banbury, to Rich[ar]d Durley, Whitchurch near Aylesbury, Buck[ingham]s[hire], 1834 May 29
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Illingworth, D[avid], Chester, to A. Edmondson, Churnwell near Leeds, 1785 "Sunday night"

Other items include a List of expenditures, 1825-26, with no apparent relation to other items, and an envelope labeled "Given me February 1901," explaining provenance of letter (probably in hand of Bretherton).

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Macafee, Daniel, Dublin, to the Rev. Samuel Hall, n.p., 1850 Sep. 11
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Macaulay, Zachary, London, to T. B. Bull, Bucks, 1823 Oct. 2
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Matthews, Thos. W., to Chas. N. Wawn, 1823 Mar. 4
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Moore, Joan, to Miss Bushall, Solberry, [1783] Aug.
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More, H[annah], to Hart Davis Esq. MP, [Dawlish, Devon: deleted], Bristol, [no year] Oct. 11
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Morley, G[eorge], Woodhouse Grove, to Rev. J. Roadhouse, Ripon, 1832 Sep. 13
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Nelson, J., Dewsbury, to [Thomas Coke? - closes "with love to dear Mrs. Coke"], 1810 April 14
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Transcriptions of 4 letters to William Orpe, made by Miss Orpe and Marion Barratt ca. 1897 for Mr. Riggall.

Barratt, Marion M., to Mr. Riggall, 1897 Aug. 27

This letter accompanied the transcriptions to explain that they were made at Mr. Riggall's request. 1849 letter defends the expulsion of Everett, Dunn, and Griffith; writer argues that they were expelled not for expressing their opinion, but for breaking Methodist law; also defends the "high" price of Methodist books (where the money goes, etc.). Levick letter includes (unrelated?) sermon notes at the end.

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Lesson, John?, Yeovil, to [William Orpe?], 1849 Oct. 24 (Transcription)
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Johnson, Tho[mas], York, to William Orpe, Staffordshire, 1766 Jan. 26 (Transcription)
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Levick, Sam[ue]l, Dublin, to William Orpe, Staffordshire, 1766 May 17 (Transcription)
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Mather, A[lexander?], Bradford, to William Orpe, Staffordshire, 1767 June 11 (Transcription)
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Parkin, John, to Thomas Wilkinson, Kighley, 1810 or later (watermark)
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Letters and documents from and about John Pawson (1737-1806), who entered itinerant ministry in 1762 and was then ordained by John Wesley for work in Scotland in 1785. He was involved in many Methodist controversies, especially after Wesley's death, some of which are alluded to in the letters. Burton provides an extensive account of Pawson's efforts to "die well" in his last weeks; Buckley sends condolences on his death and ruminates on the afterlife.

Pawson, John, Bristol, to Matthew Mayer, at Portwood Hall, near Stockport, 1773 Oct. 14
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Pawson, John, Bath, to Joseph Benson, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1781 Mar. 7
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Pawson, John, to Mr. Mayer Senr., 1805 Apr. 30
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Single page from bound book/journal, "John Pawson's Book, 1788"
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Burton, J.D., printed letter, "The Rev. John Pawson's Death Mar 19 1806," (hand addressed) to John Simpson, Leicestershire, 1806 Apr. 3
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Buckley, Ja[me]s, Bath, to Mrs. Pawson, Yorkshire, 1806 Apr. 18
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Raikes, R[obert], Glocester, to Miss Miller, 1794 July 5, including portrait
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Rattenbury, John, Manchester, to Rev. Hugh Carter, Northwich, 1844 Feb. 5
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Riggall, Marmaduke, Sutton-on-Sea, to Dr. Simon, 1921 Dec. 12
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Riggall, Marmaduke, Lincolnshire, to Mr. Cook, 1922 Feb. 18

Letter to Cook explaining Viney's diary (18th century) and encouraging him to join Wesley Historical Society. Includes article about Viney by Riggall, 1921.

RELATED MATERIAL: For diary transcriptions, see Vols. Series, Writings Subseries, Riggall.

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Riles, John, Birmingham, to Tho[mas] Marriott, London, 1823 April 20
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Robertson, Richard, Perth, to the Rev. R. Mole, near Portsmouth, 1838 Dec. 26
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R[odda?], R[ichard?], n.p., to [James Everett?], n.p., [1807 Dec. 28]

Baker's penciled note speculates Richard Rodda, maybe to Everett? Also, reference to "A.C. LLD. is almost a prest into the service of government": perhaps Adam Clarke?

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[Romaine, William], n.p., to Christopher Hopper, Newcastle upon Tyne, undated

In pen, a separate note identifying this as "the hand-writing of the Rev. Wm. Romaine."

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Romaine, W.[illiam]--signed fragment, unaddressed, n.p., to ?, n.p., undated
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Rule, W[illia]m H[arris]., London, to Mr. Osborn, Rochester, Kent, 1826 Jan. 3
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Seed, Richard, Derby, to ?, n.p., 1773 Sept. 24
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Seggall?, B., to Rev. W[illia]m Sharp, 1822 May 1
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Seward, William, Wrote at sea, to Mr. Blackwell, at Mr. James Martins & Compy--Bankers in Lombard Street, London, 1740 June 9

William Seward, "Wrote at Sea June 9th:1740 - to be put in ye post on my Landing at Dover or Deal" "To Mr Blackwell at Mr. James Martins & Compy - Bankers in Lombard Street, London," being sent by Whitefield "to fetch over our dear Br. Hutchins to supply our Br. Whitefield's place at the Orphand House while he comes to England himself in the Spring - also to Transat sevll Affairs with the Trustees for Georgia and to make Collections for a Negroe School in the Province of Pensilvania where we hae bought 5000 Acres of very good Land for that purpose and for settling such English friends upon, whose Hearts God shall Incline to go over in a Ship we are to buy next year to be commanded by Capt. Gladman who comes over with me..." left power of attorney with his brother Benjamin. Write to him "a penny post Letter to Mr. John Brays- Brasier in Little Brittain where I am to Lodge while in Town". Also instructions about Bills of Exchange to be examined. Collected 210 Sterling for the Orphan House at 3 Sermons at Charles Town & Philadelphia. For Whitefield and Negroes see Dallimore 495-501, etc. Quotes this letter, as from Tyerman's Whitefield, I.378. (lent by Geo. Stampe of Grimsby)

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Shrewsbury, W. J., Bradford, Yorkshire, to [?], n.p., 1841 Feb. 11
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Slater, Barnard, Rochdale, to Miss Sarah Slater, Ardwick Green, 1829 April 4
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Spurgeon, C[harles] H[addon], Nightingale Lane, Chapham, to ?, 1878 Sept. 13
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Stephens, Joseph Raynor, to Rev. George Osborn, 1834 Apr. 15

Letter written on the a publication of the laws of the "Church-Separation Society," sent to Osborn so he can review them and give his opinion on the charges brought against Stephens for his association with the Society.

Box CO 11
Sutcliffe, Joseph, Bristol, to Mr. Richard Edwards, London, 1824 Apr. 17
Box CO 11
Sykes, George, Wrelton, to Mr. Phillipson, Durham, 1805 Oct. 21
Box CO 11

Two letters associated with the SPCK. Baskett apologizes for "casual mistakes which have happen'd in the Editions of the Bible" and thanks Society for "not proceeding to censure me." Beaumont thanks Society for books and their resolutions against Dissenters, which he hopes his clergy will adopt.

Baskett, T?, "to the Hon[ora]ble The Society for promoting Xtian Knowledge," 1744 Feb. 12
Box CO 11 Folder S2
Beaumont, R., to the Rev. Dr. Gaskin, London, 1790 Feb. 13
Box CO 11
William Thom, London, to Polly ?, 1801 April 23
Box CO 11 Folder T
Thompson, Thomas, Hull, to My dear Sir, n.p., 1810 July 17
Box CO 11
Todd, Jane, "Copy of a letter from a servant maid to a Wesleyan Minister in reply to an advertisement in the Methodist Recorder (really true)," undated
Box CO 11
Treffry, R[ichard], Hoxton, to Rev. George Taylor, Luton, 1841 May 13
Box CO 11
Triggs, William to Mrs. Jenner; Cain's Cross, 1805 Feb. 12
Box CO 11
Tyerman, L[uke], to various correspondents, 1864-69, 1886
(4 items)
Box CO 11
Walther?, Sunderland, to Rev. Southern, [18]78 April 27
Box CO 11 Folder W
Watson, James, Northwich, to Richard Rodda, BroadMead, Bristol, 1794 Oct. 2

Re: sacrament controversy.

Box CO 11
Wheeler, Robert, Newport, Isle of Wight, to B. Slater, Methodist Chapel, Margate, Kent, 1821 Aug. 18
Box CO 11
Willcox, Robert, Nottingham, to Mr. and Mrs. W[illia]m Sharpe, Portsmouth, 1840 March 10
Box CO 11
Wilson, Martha, n.p., to ?, n.p., 1738 June 19 and undated
Box CO 11
Winter, [?], Painswick, to Mr. Lee, Wem, Shropshire, 1797 May 26
Box CO 11
Wood, Thomas, Bristol, to William Shrewsbury, Wesleyan Missionary, Grenada, 1818 Dec. 11
Box CO 11
Church Missionary Society: handwritten note announcing a sermon at Aycliffe, 1849 July 1
Box CO 11 Folder Unidentified Correspondence
Letter printed by Thomas Cordeux detailing a complaint and resolution made concerning membership in the Society "At a meeting of the Preachers and Leaders of Classes in the London East Circuit," New-Chapel, City-Road, 1811, Nov. 26

Handwritten draft of a letter concerning the whereabouts of books (some were Wesley's) from the accused thief? (I "would not presume to take it away until you came to town and gave me permission"). Undated, unaddressed, unsigned, and apparently unrelated to the printed material.

Box CO 11
First leaf of letter (incomplete) about the beginning of Conference (election of George Morley as President, plans to address the new King William IV), unaddressed and unsigned, [1830 July - in pencil].
Box CO 11
6 pages (three sheets - incomplete) addressing the pecuniary problems of the Methodist connexion. Lists reasons why their debt has increased and possible solutions. Unsigned, unaddressed, and undated.
Box CO 11

Letters received as a discrete alphabetical file in the Frank Baker Papers. Predominantly from mid-to-late 19th century English Methodist preachers, most often addressed to Samuel Simpson, and with subject matter often focusing on times, locations, and other details of various preaching assignments and invitations. A frequent topic is the Education Fund. F. F. Bretherton's name also appears frequently, and he was likely Baker's immediate source for some of these letters. Certain longer and older letters, circa 1775-1825, have been transferred to various subseries in the Correspondence Series, particularly to James Everett. Arranged alphabetically to folder level.

Correspondence, Folders A-L, circa 1790 -1940 and undated
Box CO 12
Correspondence, Folders M-Y, circa 1790 -1940 and undated
Box CO 13

These materials, received as a discrete alphabetical file in the Frank Baker Papers, were transferred to the Frank Baker Collection of Wesleyana and British Methodism because of many of the Presidents' direct connections with many of the historical figures in the main body of the Correspondence Series. The file came with a brief checklist of Wesleyan Methodist Conference and Methodist Conference Presidents and other information about the history of this office. Arranged alphabetically by name.

Presidents' Letters Information, 1851-1907, 1954, and undated
Box CO 14
Allen, Thomas, 1900, 1903
Box CO 14
Armstrong, Walter H. 1941, 1909, 1946-1948
Box CO 14
1834 May 21, Atherton, Bath, ALS to Theophilus Lessey
Box CO 14
1843 Jan., ALS "Rev. John" [address torn off]

Mounted in Volume WP II:81. Note to remind the Mission House to pay him (Atherton) the interest on 120 pounds owed him.

Box CO 14
1845 Nov. 19, Atherton, Manchester, ALS to John Shipman
Box CO 14
1825 May 16, Cheapside, London, ALS to "The preachers in the Sheffield District"

Mounted in Volume WP II:35. Four pages to let them know he cannot attend upcoming District meeting due to his health problems.

Box CO 14
Banks, John Shaw, 1902, undated
Box CO 14
Barber, John, 1807, 1815, 1811, 1957
Box CO 14
Barber, William, T.A. 1919, 1919
Box CO 14
Bedford, John, 1867, 1850, 1860-1868
Box CO 14
Beecham, John, 1844, 1850, 1854, 1856, undated
Box CO 14
Benson, Joseph

[Arranged under this entry in Correspondence Series.]

Box CO 14
Bett, Henry, 1940, 1945-1949
Box CO 14
Bond, Robert, 1937, 1938
Box CO 14
Bowers, John, 1858, 1834, 1851, 1859-1863
Box CO 14
Bradford, Joseph, 1795, 1803, 1780, 1787, 1791
Box CO 14
Burnet, Amos, 1924, undated
Box CO 14
Bush, Joseph, 1888, 1841
Box CO 14
Chadwick, Joseph, 1918, undated
Box CO 14
Church, Leslie F., 1943, 1949-1951
Box CO 14
Clarke, Adam--SEE CORRESPONDENCE SERIES
Box CO 14
Clayton, Albert, 1906, 1906
Box CO 14
Davison, W.T., 1901, 1899-1904
Box CO 14
Dixon, James, 1841, 1825
Box CO 14
Entwisle, Joseph, 1812, 1825, 1802-1804, 1819-1831, 1848-1849

[Arranged under this entry in Correspondence Series.]

Box CO 14
Farndale, W.E., 1947, 1946-1959
Box CO 14
Farrar, Dorothy, 1959
Box CO 14
Farrar, John--Six manuscript items, circa 1829-1864

Four autograph letters and one fragment, signed, likely written by the younger John Farrar (1802-1884). One autograph manuscript, signed, likely written by the elder John Farrar (ministry commenced 1796, died 1837).

Box CO 14
Flew, R. N., 1946, 1953-1954
Box CO 14
Garrett, Charles--correspondence and portraits, 1882-1893 and undated
(17 items)
Box CO 14
Gaulter, John--autograph and typed transcription, 1819 and undated
Box CO 14
Green, Walford--autograph, undated
Box CO 14
Greeves, Frederic--correspondence, 1866-1895 and undated
(3 items)
Box CO 14
Gregory, Benjamin--correspondence and autographs, 1854, 1885, 1897, and undated
(6 items)
Box CO 14
Griffith, Walter, 1808-1810
Box CO 14
Grindrod, Edmund, 1837, 1820-1839, and undated
Box CO 14
Haigh, Henry, 1911, 1897, 1915, 1917
Box CO 14
Hall, Samuel Romilly, 1868, 1892, and undated
Box CO 14
Handy, Thomas William, 1794, 1959
Box CO 14
Hannah, John, 1842, 1851, 1838-1865, and undated
Box CO 14
Harrison, A. W. 1945, 1925-1945
Box CO 14
Hartley, Marshall 1903, 1903, 1909, 1926
Box CO 14
Hornabrook, John, 1910, 1902-1924
Box CO 14
Howard, Wilbert F., 1944, 1944
Box CO 14
Hughes, Hugh Price, H. Maldwyn, 1883-1903, 1917-1923, 1959, and undated
Box CO 14
Humphrey, William, 1935
Box CO 14
Hulme, T. Ferrierr, 1923, 1933-1939
Box CO 14
Jackson, William, 1935, 1925-1940
Box CO 14
James, John H., 1871, 1857-1858, 1870, 1872, 1891, and undated
Box CO 14
Jenkins, Ebenezer, 1880, 1872-1897
Box CO 14
Jobson, Frederic J.--correspondence, autographs, typed transcription, and image, 1848-1878, 1961, and undated
(17 items)
Box CO 14
Johnson, Simpson, 1917, 1911 and undated
Box CO 14
Keeling, Issac, 1855, 1850-1856
Box CO 14
Kelly, Charles, 1889, 1905, 1882-1906
Box CO 14
Lessy, Theophilus, 1823-1835, and undated
Box CO 14
Lidgett, John Scott, 1908, 1932, 1907-1910 and undated
Box CO 14
Lofthouse, W.F., 1949-1958
Box CO 14
Lomas, John, 1853, 1859 and undated
Box CO 14
McCullagh, Thomas 1883, 1882-1903
Box CO 14
Marsden, George, 1815-1844 and undated
Box CO 14
Mather, Alexander--SEE CORRESPONDENCE SERIES
Box CO 14
Morley, George, 1830, 1804, 1829, 1838
Box CO 14
Moss, R. Waddy, 1915, 1903
Box CO 14
Moulton, W.F., 1890, 1890, 1892, 1901
Box CO 14
Murray, Victor, 1958
Box CO 14
Newton, Dr. Robert--SEE CORRESPONDENCE SERIES
Box CO 14
Noble, Walter J., 1942, 1946
Box CO 15
Osborn, George--SEE CORRESPONDENCE SERIES
Box CO 15
Pawson, John, 1793, 1801, 1796-1805, 1900-1901, 1916
Box CO 15
Perkins, Benson, 1948, 1939-1952
Box CO 15
Perkins, William, 1909, 1888, 1898, 1908
Box CO 15
Perks, George T., 1873, 1864, 1893, and undated
Box CO 15
Pope, Henry J., 1893, 1894
Box CO 15
Pope, Rev. William, 1877-1883, 1903 and 1988
Box CO 15
Prest, Charles, 1862, 1846-1874 and undated
Box CO 15
Punshon, William Morley, 1849-1911
Box CO 15
Pyke, Richard, 1939, 1939, 1945
Box CO 15
Randles, Marshall, 1896, 1894, 1896, 1897
Box CO 15
Rattenbury, John, 1841-1876, 1950, and undated
Box CO 15
Reece, Richard, 1816, 1835, 1817, 1838-1841

Includes autograph letter to James Everett, 1817 July 24, informing Everett of his appointment to York.

Box CO 15
Rigg, James H., 1878, 1892, 1876-1903
Box CO 15
Ritson, John H., 1925, 1926-1949
Box CO 15
Roberts, Colins, 1952, 1948
Box CO 15
Roberts, Harold, 1957, 1946-1948
Box CO 15
Roberts, Richard, 1885, 1860-1896
Box CO 15
Sangster, William, 1950, 1946-1960
Box CO 15
Scott, John, 1829-1862 and undated
Box CO 15
Sharf, J. Alfred, 1921, 1910-1913, and undated
Box CO 15
Shaw, William, 1865, 1856, 1862-1865
Box CO 15
Shearer, William Russell, 1954, 1939, 1946
Box CO 15
Simon, John S., 1907, 1764, 1922
Box CO 15
Smith, C. Ryder, 1947-1956
Box CO 15
Smith, Gervase, undated
Box CO 15
Snaith, Norman, undated
Box CO 15
Soper, Donald O. 1953, 1939-1959, 1966
Box CO 15
Stanley, Jacob, 1845, 1809, 1833-1845
Box CO 15
Stephenson, Thomas Bowman, 1891, 1874 and undated
Box CO 15
Tasker, J.G., 1916, 1889, 1935
Box CO 15
Taylor, Joseph, 1834, 1841, and undated
Box CO 15
Taylor, Thomas, 1780, 1799
Box CO 15
Thompson, William, 1777, 1782, 1791-1792, 1801, 1959, and undated
Box CO 15
Thornton, William L., 1791, 1842, 1851, and undated
Box CO 15
Treffry, Richard, 1833, 1818-1842, 1945
Box CO 15
Tudor, Leonard, 1952
Box CO 15
Waddy, Samuel, D., 1859, 1866-1871
Box CO 15
Waller, D.J., 1895, 1891, 1892, 1895
Box CO 15
Walters, C. Esnor, 1936, undated
Box CO 15
Walters, H. Crawford, 1956, undated
Box CO 15
Walton, John, 1887, 1864-1871, and undated
Box CO 15
Wardle, W. Lansdell, 1938, 1941-1944
Box CO 15
Watkins-Jones, Howard, 1951, 1951
Box CO 15
Watkinson, William, L. 1897, 1885-1907, 1923 and undated
Box CO 15
Watson, Richard, 1826, 1814-1831
Box CO 15
Weatherhead, Leslie, 1955, 1941, 1959, and undated
Box CO 15
Whitehead, Silvester, 1904, 1890-1911
Box CO 15
Wiseman, F. Luke, 1912, 1933, 1912-1933
Box CO 15
Wiseman, Luke H., 1872, 1872, 1873, and undated
Box CO 15
Correspondence, 1798, 1800, 1822, 1956
Box CO 15
Wood, James, Manchester, to [?], n.p., 1834 Mar. 6

Manuscript letter on verso of circular letter, At a Meeting of Gentlemen, Members of the Wesleyan-Methodist Society, held in Manchester, on the 26th February, 1834.

Box CO 17 [ovsz.]
Workman, H.B., 1930, 1943-1948
Box CO 15
Young, Dinsdale T., 1914, 1911-1926
Box CO 15
Young, Robert Newton, 1886, 1854, 1874, 1892, and undated
Box CO 15
Younger, William, 1934, 1939
Box CO 15
Unidentified, 1852-1920 and undated
Box CO 15

Small collection of correspondence without provenance, discovered loose amongst Baker's papers. The bulk appears to be correspondence Baker inherited (by gift or purchase) from earlier collectors of Wesleyana and Methodist manuscripts active in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, especially John Austen and G. B. Cocking. In addition to correspondence directly to or from Austen and Cocking, there are numerous letters from late 19th century Methodist preachers and Wesleyan presidents, so that there is some overlap in content with the two subseries immediately preceding this one. Arranged chronologically, by decade, with the exception of the folder of Presidents' Letters described below.

Collectors' correspondence, 1850-1953 and undated
(11 folders)
Box CO 16
Presidents' Letters, 1833-1932

Contains a number of letters from Wesleyan presidents and ministers. A detailed list of letters at the beginning of the folder appears to be for research purposes only, not a list of contents; however, the list may overlap with items to be found elsewhere in this collection.

Box CO 16

Consists mainly of albums of Methodist class and band tickets; also contains many loose tickets and groups of Methodist class papers and books; and research material on these and related topics. The "class meeting" and "class ticket" refer back to the earliest years of Wesley's Methodist societies, with the class paper introduced to record attendance at the meetings and the class tickets distributed to members quarterly. The series contains more than 4000 tickets, most of them mounted in albums or scrapbooks. The volumes vary greatly in size and physical condition, from booklets scarcely larger than the tickets themselves (about 2" x 3"), to large scrapbooks with many items coming loose, to such beautifully-preserved albums as the Joseph G. Wright Class and Band Tickets, 1742-1954.

Though mainly from English churches, there are also multiple examples from other countries, including tickets printed in Welsh, German, and Tamil. In addition to the Wesleyan Methodist church, several other denominations are represented, including the Primitive Methodist Church, the Wesleyan Reform Church, the Wesleyan Reform Union, and the modern unified Methodist Church.

The class papers and books are the records kept by class leaders, who recorded not only attendance but also commented upon the spiritual status and progress of individual members. Also contained in this series are various articles and notes by Baker and other scholars on the class meetings and tickets; this secondary material explains not only the history of such materials but also their possible uses for historical research, including local history, genealogy, administration of the growing church was administrated at the local level. Finally, although by the 19th century the tickets had become entirely textual items, many of the earliest tickets were visually elaborate and contain hundreds of examples of 18th century engraving technique.

Correspondence, Notes, Research, and Printed Materials, 1953-1970 and undated
Box MCB 1
On Class Meetings, Manuscript transcription, 1790
Box MCB 1
Class Attendance, Loose Tickets (1788-1957), and The Evolution of the Class Ticket, draft
Box MCB 1
A Methodist Class Paper, 1804, 1826, and undated

Contains: Methodist class paper, 1804; Methodist class ticket, 1826; and undated explanatory text by FB, probably for an exhibit or class.

Box MCB 1
Miscellaneous memoranda relating to class tickets: clippings, correspondence, notes, tickets, and 1842 class book, 1816-1959 and undated
Box MCB 1
Class books, 1952-1954 and undated
(2 envelopes)
Box MCB 1
Loose tickets (in envelopes), 1797-1909 and undated
(2 envelopes)
Box MCB 1
Loose tickets, 1823-1953
Box MCB 1
Tickets from post, 3 envelopes, 1827-1836 and 1900s
Box MCB 1
Preston, 1800s

Class tickets of various members of the Jackson family of Preston.

(8 folders)
Box MCB 2
Ticket envelopes, undated
(2 items)
Box MCB 2
Baldwin, A. H., Scrapbook, Methodist Class Tickets: 100 Years, A.H. Baldwin, 1811-1914
(250 tickets)
Box MCB 2
Baldwin George, Scrapbook of mounted and loose class tickets and correspondence, 1754-1944
(1200 tickets)
Box MCB 2
Mellow, Bessie, and Mr. Wills, Scrapbook of class tickets, 1839-1895
(20 tickets)
Box MCB 3
Stones, Joseph, Class book, 1852-1856
Box MCB 3
Nunn, William and Mary, Two bound booklets of Wesleyan-Methodist Society class tickets, 1835-1863
(100 tickets)
Box MCB 3
Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. S., of Margate, Scrapbook of class tickets, 1807-1864
(300 tickets)
Box MCB 3
Shaw, William Turner, Album of class tickets, 1838-1859
(70 tickets)
Box MCB 3
John Wesley Class Tickets Album, 1932-1949
(74 tickets)
Box MCB 3
Wright, J. G., Scrapbook of tickets, incomplete, 1807-1903

Content: many tickets are loose within the volume, and others seem to missing entirely.

(300 tickets)
Box MCB 3
Joseph G. Wright Class and Band Tickets, 1742-1954

Compiled by Joseph G. Wright (d. 1911) of Wolverhampton, England, and completed to 1932 by F. F. Bretherton. Gift of FB, 1982, at which time he deemed it one of the two or three largest collections in the world.

(977 tickets)
Box MCB 4

Broadsides, circular letters, newspapers, posters, announcements, original leaves and reproductions from historically significant editions of the Bible, and a wide variety of other ephemeral printed materials, arranged in the following three subseries: Broadsides and Circular Letters; Committee of Privileges; and Other Printed Materials. The first two subseries overlap in both format and subject, the main difference being that the Committee of Privileges materials were received as a discrete gift from FB, whereas the Broadsides and Circular Letters were gathered from numerous accessions of his papers. The Committee of Privileges material focuses mainly on the controversies in the decade after John Wesley's death in 1791. In addition to church conferences and controversies, another recurrent topic in these printed materials is the formation of a Missionary Society in the 1810s, which in turn opens up the topics of slavery, especially in the West Indies, and Methodist support of the abolitionist movement. Includes many single and fragmentary pieces of various printed materials, found at the end of the series.

Broadsides, circular letters, posters, and other ephemeral printed materials. In particular, the items here extend into the 1840s and 1850s and touch upon some of the controversies of the Wesleyan Reform era. Material related to this subject can also be found in George Osborn's letter-book and album, "Collection of letters and broadsheets, &c., on Wesleyan Reform Movement," housed in the Volumes Series.

The Above [Kingston Wesleyan] Chapel Will Be Opened for Public Worship on Monday, June 14, 1841, [Hull], 1841
Box PM 1 Folder 1
Address of the United Methodist Association to the Societies at Large., Liverpool: Egerton Smith,circa 1827

References Dr. Warren and the Rules of 1795 and 1797.

Box PM 1
Allin, T., To the Members and Friends of the Methodist New Connexion, Sheffield: Ridge, 1837 Mar.

Regarding resolutions passed on the Connexional Union between the Methodist New Connexion and the Wesleyan Association.

Box PM 1
Allin, T., To the Members and Friends of the Methodist New Connexion, 1837 June 5

Detailed steps recently taken towards "promoting a Connexional Union of the Wesleyan Association with our Christian Community..."

Box PM 1
Allin, Thomas and John MacLean, The Rev. Thomas Allin's Letter to the Wesleyan-Methodist Delegates at Manchester; with Introductory Remarks. Sheffield: Saxton and Chaloner, 1834 Dec. 1
Box PM 1
The Annual Sermon, will be Preached at the Methodist Chapel, Chorley, on Sunday, November 27th, 1814, By the Rev. John Fairbourne..., Chorley: R. Parker, 1814 Nov. 27
Box PM 1
Argus, Timothy, To the Members and Friends of the Methodist New Connexion, undated
Box PM 1
B., J. N., The Garden of Eden. A Jeu D'Esprit... --broadside poem, 1837 (2 copies)
Box PM 1 Folder 2
Bakewell, John, To the Members of the Methodist New Connexion, 1837 Dec. 19

Regarding "annual Certificates of character required for those preachers who are in full Connexion."

Box PM 1
Barker, Joseph, Challenge to T. Allin., Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: J. Barker, 1844
Box PM 1
Bromley, James, The Rev. Robert Newton's Misstatements Corrected, and his Slanders Refuted, by the Testimony of the Rev. James Bromley, of York., Manchester: J. Gadsby, 1834 Nov. 4
Box PM 1
Bunting, Jabez and 5 other signees, Dear Brother, You are already aware, that the Financial state of the Wesleyan Missionary Society is one of considerable embarrassment..., 1841 May

Circular sent to missionaries claiming financial difficulties caused by increase in missionaries and salaried teachers.

Box PM 1
Bunting, Jabez and 7 other signees, Dear Brother, We are beginning to make the usual preparations for the Conference..., 1832 Apr. 23

On verso, addressed to Rev. John Beechem.

Box PM 1
Bunting, Jabez, John S. Stamp, and Charles Prest, Maynooth Grant, 1845 Mar. 28
Box PM 1 Folder 3
Bunting, Jabez, Joseph Taylor, and Richard Watson, Anniversary of the Wesleyan-Methodist Missionary Society, London: T. Cordeux, 1824 Apr. 16
Box PM 1
Bunting, Jabez, Joseph Taylor, and Richard Watson, Anniversary of the Wesleyan-Methodist Missionary Society, 1823 Apr. 20
Box PM 1
Bunting, T. Percival and John Lomas, Report of the Wesleyan Methodist Tract Society, Manchester: J. Bradshaw, 1844 Dec.
Box PM 1
Camp Meeting of the Ranters! Or, Primitive Methodists on Sutton Cottonfield, near Birmingham., Leicester: Martin,circa 1820
Box PM 1
Carter, William B., Charles H. Clarke, and Joseph B. Lomas, Suggestions Respectfully Submitted to Wesleyan Ministers in Reference to Peaceable and Practicable Changes in the Polity of Wesleyan Methodism., Nottingham, 1850 July 8
Box PM 1 Folder 4
Chadwick, James and Isaac Taylor, Answer of the York Circuit and City Stewards, to the Resolutions sent to them by the Seceders at Manchester, London: C. Wheeler and Son, 1834 Nov. 26
Box PM 1
Chapman, W., and four other signees, On the Education of Candidates for the Ministry, Hanley: Allbut,undated
Box PM 1
Clarke, Adam, Methodist Missions, In France, Canada, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and New Holland; at Ceylon, the Cape of Good Hope, at Sierra Leone, and among the Negroes in the West Indies, Manchester: Russell & Allen, 1815 Feb. 22

On verso, a note addressed to Rev. John Finness.

Box PM 1
Coke, Thomas and 3 other signees, To the Members and Friends of the Methodist Society. Dear Brethren! Several Persons having been very industrious in striving to divide our Society at Sheffield, two worthy Brethren, who are Local Preachers, wrote the following most excellent address upon the occasion. Sheffield, 1797 Aug. 12

Reprint of addresses given by Longden and Miller following an outside attempt to divide the Society at Sheffield. (2 copies)

Box PM 1
Coke, Thomas, Thomas Parker, and 24 other signees A Plan of the Society for the Establishment of Missions among the Heathens, London: Whiteman & Bass, 1784 Jan. 6, and 1870

1870 facsimile of the original, including Coke's handwritten note, verso, addressed to Rev. Mr. [John] Fletcher. Soliciting subscribers to fund missionary work (location unspecified).

Box PM 1
Commemoration of the Centenary of the Late Rev. John Wesley's Ordination to the Office of the Christian Ministry, circa 1825
Box PM 1 Folder 5
Cooke, William, The Dying Testimony of Mr. Joseph Barker, London:undated
Box PM 1
Crowther, Jonathan and Jabez Bunting, Address of the Conference, to the Methodist Societies in Great Britain, Bristol: Lomas, 1819 Aug. 7
Box PM 1
Dixon, James, Dear Brother,Your attention is respectfully solicited to the following facts and observations relative to our Missions... [Ireland], 1838 Apr. 7
Box PM 1
Spearman, Mrs., Composed and Recited by Mrs. Spearman, member of the Methodist New Connexion Society, Middle Rainton., undated
Box PM 1
Dixon, James, To the Superintendents and Managers of the Sunday Schools, 1838 Apr. 17
Box PM 1 Folder 6
Dove, Christopher and John Raynar, Declaration of the Leaders' Meeting in the Leeds West Circuit, Leeds: T. Wray, 1834 Dec. 12
Box PM 1
Dr. Warren and the Association Unmasked, Manchester: J. Thompson, 1835 May
Box PM 1
The Ecclesiastical, Historical, Geographical, Zoological, Rural, and Domicilary Arrangement of the Wesleyan Methodist Preachers, 1840
Box PM 1
Entwisle, Joseph and 5 signees To the Methodist Ministers, Congregations, and Societies, In Great Britain and Ireland, 1834 June 30

On verso, a penciled list of names and amounts contributed.

Box PM 1
Entwisle, Joseph and Thomas Coke Address of the Preachers, Assembled at the the Sixty-ninth Annual Conference, Begun in Leeds, London: T. Cordeux, 1812 July 27
Box PM 1
Ettrick, W., The Following was Intended for Insertion in the Newcastle Paper, but being too late, the Writer adopts this mode of Publication., London: J. Graham, 1813 Mar. 4
Box PM 1 Folder 7
Ewer, James and 50 other signees, To the Preachers Late in Connexion with the Rev. John Wesley, 1794 Aug. 18

Regarding the move of Mr. Moore to Portland Chapel.

Box PM 1
Exemption of Wesleyan Local Preachers from Toll., Sheffield: Star Office, 1848 Sept. 5

Regarding a dispute between John Hepworth and John Unwin.

Box PM 1
Financial Reasons for Not Subscribing to the Wesleyan Missionary Society, While it Remainds Under its Present Management, North Dublin, 1850 Dec. 1
Box PM 1
The Following Interesting and Singular Compilation of the Application of the Number Seven, throughout the scriptures..., Bradford: J. Brown,undated
Box PM 1
To the Friends of Missions, Sleaford: Creasey, 1822 June 5

Soliciting funds to expand missionary programs "for the purpose of sending the Gospel to the Heathen World."

Box PM 1
Garland, Thomas, The Wesleyan Conference, A Letter to a Friend, Nottingham: J. Howitt, 1849 Oct. 2
Box PM 1
Garrett, Philip and 20 other signees, Declaration of the Wesleyan Methodist Preachers in the Bolton District, Bolton: John Ogle,undated
Box PM 1 Folder 8
General View of the Wesleyan Missions throughout the World., London, J. Rogers,undated

Detailed by continents and regions: Europe (Ireland, France, Brussels, and Gibraltar); Asia (Ceylon, Madras, Bombay, and New South Wales); and Africa (Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Madagascar).

Box PM 1
George Osborn, D.D., --obituary, 1891
Box PM 1
Gilbert, S. M., The following is a copy of a letter sent by Mr. Gilbert to Mr. Pulman., 1836 June 16
Box PM 1
Golden Hill Wesleyan Sunday School Anniversary, 1867 Apr. 28
Box PM 1
Goodwin, Joseph and 90 other signees, Declaration of the Wesleyan Methodists in Bolton., Bolton: John Ogle, 1834 Dec. 1 (2 copies)
Box PM 1 Folder 9
Greeves, John and 5 other signees, Wesleyan Missions, 1865 Oct.
Box PM 1
Hall, Robert, and three other signees, To the Preachers, Trustees, Stewards, Leaders, and Members of the Methodist Societies, 1797 Sept. (2 copies)
Box PM 1
Hamer, T. and 4 others, Halifax Place Chapel, Nottingham., Nottingham: W. Bunny, 1845
Box PM 1
Hampson, John. An Appeal, 1784

Item missing.

Box PM 1
Hanby, Thomas, and John Pawson, To the Preachers Late in Connexion with the Rev. John Wesley, undated (2 copies)

Both addressed to James Bogie Content: Conference called to settle a meeting that was intended to settle a dispute in Bristol.

Box PM 1 Folder 10
Hanby, Thomas, and Thomas Coke, To the Members of the Conference, 1794

Protest to Benson, Rodda, and Vasey who are compiling 100 people for the conference on the meeting on the dispute in Bristol.

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The Happy Man and the True Gentleman London: J. Pitts--short essay, poem, and hymn, undated
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Heeley, Edmund, and William Harris, Reverend and Dear Sir, The near approach of the Conference, and the momentous interests which will be affected by its decisions..., 1852 July 7
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Heeley, Edmund, My Dear Sir, I have received so many Letters referring to the Meeting connectued with the Mediation Movement..., Birmingham, 1852 Dec. 9
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Hopper, Christopher, Alexander Mather, William Thompson, and three others, Dear Brethren, In consequence of a letter printed at Halifax, dated March 30, 1791, a number of Preachers met at Leeds, April 21, ... Leeds, 1791 June 3

Short handwritten column of sums of money added on verso.

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Instructions. The Architect or Builder employed by the Promoters of the School is requested to notice that the Committee of Council on Education require the following Plans..., undated
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Kay, Hildreth, Wesleyan Methodism., Stand: W. Cathrall, 1849 Sept. 14

"Dear Brethren,-The Circumstances in which our beloved Connexion is placed at present, have justly excited alarm and anxiety in the minds of all interested in its true welfare."

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Kilham, Alexander, To the Methodist Connection in General: And to the Preachers, Trustees, Leaders and Stewards in Particular., undated
(2 copies)
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Lecture by Dr. Brindley on 'The Life, Character, and Writings of John Wesley,' Birmingham, 1859 Nov. 17
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Leeds District. Arrangements for Missionary Anniversaries, 1865, 1865
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Loutit, James, Calumny Further Repelled., Nottingham: R. Sutton, 1850 June 11

To the Editor of the Nottingham Review. Upset over a reprinted quote from "Kaye's Times" which misrepresented James Loutit.

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Loutit, James, Calumny Repelled!, Nottingham: R. Sutton, 1850 May 31

To the Editor of the Nottingham Review. Upset over a quote given by Samuel Dunn which mischaracterized James Loutit.

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Loutit, James, List of the Ministers Who Have Been Appointed by the Conference..., Huddersfield: T. Jewitt, undated
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Loutit, James, The Nottingham Review and the Nottingham South Circuit Quarterly Meeting, Nottingham: R. Sutton, 1849 Oct. 20
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Marriott, Thomas and Samuel Warren, Dear Brother, If there be any distressed Chapel in your Circuit, for which Relief will be requested at the ensuing Conference..., 1824 Mar. 20
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Marsden, G., To the Preachers, 1817 Mar. 5

Regarding the debt and past measures enacted to fight it. Call to keep this year's expenditures within the range of income.

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Marsden, William, and 49 other signees, To the Members of the Methodist Connection, 1796 Oct. 14 (2 copies items)
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Mason, John, and 5 other signees, To the Treasurers and Secretaries of the Auxiliary or Branch Missionary Societies and Associations, 182? Dec. 1
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Mather, Alexander, To the Preachers late in Connexion with the Rev. Mr. Wesley, 1794 Oct. 27
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Moore, Henry, Letter of Protest and Admonition Addressed to the Wesleyan Conference, at Birmingham, by the Venerable Henry Moore, London, 1836 July
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Moore, Henry, To the Preachers Late in Connexion with the Rev. John Wesley, and all whom it may concern, 1794 Sept. 13
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Morgan, Thomas, A Letter of the Rev. Thomas Morgan's, PMP., Written a Few Days Before His Death..., London: W. Ford, 1848 Mar. 20
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Morley, George, James Townley, and John James, To the Treasurers and Secretaries of the Auxiliary or Branch Missionary Societies and Associations, 1826 Dec. 1

On verso, part of a handwritten letter (no addressee or writer given): "...we request you will balance and transmit the Account of your Auxiliary or Branch Society or Association..."

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Narrow Escape from the Punishment of Death, London: Applegath,undated
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Newton, R., J. Hanwell, and J. Crowther, Dear Brother, The following is a copy of a communication which appears this day in the Manchester Newspapers., Manchester: Love and Barton, 1834 Nov. 1 (2 copies)

(Verso) One copy addressed to Rev. John Eutwistle

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Oath of Allegiance, London: T. Cordeux,undated

Oath of Allegiance to King George; Oath of Supremacy; Declaration Against Popery; Declaration of Christian Faith.

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Osborn, George, Joseph Hargreaves, and H. H. Chettle, Dear Brother, We address you as one of those whose names..., 1848 Oct. 31

Soliciting signatures for declaration in opposition to recent attacks on Methodism

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Owen, John and Joseph Beckett, A Letter from the Quarterly Meeting of the Salford Circuit..., 1817 July 14
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P., W. M., To Our Readers., Lambeth: A. Northcroft, 1832 Aug. 29

"Since the publication of the 'New Evil Under the Sun,' in the Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine for June last, we have been inundated with Letters on the subject…" One letter from Methodist peacher.

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Pendleton, Thomas, Remarks on Mr. Moore's Statement Lately Circulated through the Methodist Connexion, 1797 April 4
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Reece, R. M., Dear Sir, The Proprietors of the Watchmen Newspaper take the liberty of calling your attention to the accompanying Prospectus, which will apprize you that a new Series of that Paper will commence with the ensuing year., London, 1848 Dec. 14
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Remember the Sabbath-Day, to keep it holy, undated

Includes handwritten note about Martin P. Beddome.

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Resolutions Passed at the Aggregate Meeting of Wesleyan Delegates..., London: Corresponding Committee, 1850 Mar. 12
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Rules of the High Wycombe Ladies' Bible Association, High Wycombe: E. W. Morris1817 Dec. 1
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Rules of the Library, In Commexion with the New Road Methodist Sunday Schools, Newcastle: M. A. Richardson,undated
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Satanic Majesty, The Great Popular Superstition, undated (2 copies items)

Circa 150-line poem on "The Quest, Chase, Death and Transfiguration of Old Renny."

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A Service of Song by the Wesleyan Methodist Choirs of Northumberland and Durham, Numbering Nearly 800 Voices, 1870 Sept. 7
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Smith, G., The Wickedness of Agitation, And of persecuting those Wesleyans, who conscientiously adhere to the Ecclesiastical polity of their Fore-fathers., Retford: J. Whiteside,undated
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Smith, William, and William Wood, At a Meeting held this day in Manchester, of Trustees, Leaders, Local Preachers, and Stewards of the four Circuits, Manchester: Times Office, 1834 Nov. 7 (2 copies)
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Stations of the Preachers and the Chairmen of the Districts, 1797
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Stephens, John, and 4 other signees, Dear Brother, Mr. Moore having printed a Circular and, as we learn, sent it to the Preachers throughout the Connexion..., London: James Nichols, 1827 Mar. 28
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Suggestions For the consideration of the Authors of certain "Suggestions respectfully submitted to Wesleyan Ministers...," Nottingham: W. Dearden, 1850 July 30

(Verso) Noted "I believe written by Mr. Winfield." Note signed.

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Tatham, D. S., A New Biblical Chart: Or, Great Charter of the Kingdom, 1850 Sept. 14

Includes letter from Tatham dated 1850 Sept. 14.

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Taylor, Joseph, Thomas Harris, and J . P. Haswell, Resolutions of the Annual Meeting of the Wesleyan Methodist Preachers' Annuitant Society, Birmingham: Robert Pilter, 1839 Aug. 13
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Tyerman, L., My Dear, For several years past I have had in hand the following three-fold work... undated

Lists three-fold work as "1. Memorials of Medthodist Itinerant Preachers...; 2. Memorials of other Persons of Methodist celebrity...; 3. Reminiscences of the Origin and Progress of Methodism...

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Walker, George, and 4 other signees, Dear Brethren, After so much has been written on the unhappy disputes in the Methodist connection..., 1795 Feb. 2

(Verso) Addressed to Mr. James Bogie, Edinburgh

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Waterhouse, Joseph, Dear Sir, I beg leave to submit to your perusal and consideration, a copy of several letters which have been directed to the Rev. Richard Watson, President of the Conference., Lancashire: Joseph Waterhouse, 1826 Oct. 4
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Weare, Robert, and 157 other signees, Declaration of the Wesleyan Methodists, in the Leeds East Circuit., undated
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Wesleyan Chapel, Oxford Road, Manchester, 1826 May 18

(Verso) Addressed to Robert Lowe

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Wesleyan Committee of Education, Questions to be answered by Parties applying to the Wesleyan Committee of Education for Grants of Money... High Holborn: G. Palmer,undated
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Wesleyan Methodists at War with the Devil, Bradford: W. Draper,undated
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Wesleyan Methodists of Leeds!, Manchester: Love and Barton,undated

In protest to an upcoming meeting with Warren, Gordon, Smith, Lee, Farrar and Rowland. Signed "Somebody who Knows"

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Wesleyan Protestant Methodists., Leeds: John Barr, 1828 Aug. 27

In protest to the decisions of the Conference

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Wesleyan Worthies, or Ministerial Misnomers, Walsall, J. R. Robinson,undated
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Yearly Collection, 1839., London: R. Needham, 1839
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The Wesleyan Centenary Meeting, 1838

Transfer to visual series with prints?

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Abbott, Alfred, Declaration. We, the undersigned, agree to declare that we regard with indignation and abhorrence the anonymous attacks on the motives and character of out Brethren..., Manchester: J. Thompson,undated

Annotations alongside names; Names crossed out upon passing.

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An Act to amend the Law relating to the Conveyance of Land for Charitable Uses., London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1861 May 17
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Aquila and Priscilla, An humble address to the Methodist Society in general; and to Trustees, Leaders, and Stewards in particular., 1794 Nov. 15

(Verso) Addressed to "The Trustees, Leaders, the Methodist Society, Dumfrieds, Scotland"

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Brown, John, An Address on the Utility of Distributing Religious Tracts., London: T. Cordeux, 1842 Jan. 23
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Bunting, Jabez, and 3 other signees, Dear Brethren, The late Conference will be regarded by you with peculiar interest in consequence of the election, for the first time, of a returned Missionary to the honours of the Presidency., 1834 Aug. 30
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Bunting, Jabez, Joseph Taylor, and Richard Watson, Dear Brother, According to our custom, we take the first opportunity of giving you some information repecting the proceedings of the Conference, which has just concluded..., London: T. Cordeux, 1821 Aug. 14
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[ovsz.] Bunting, Jabez, Robert Alder, and John Beecham, The change which the Law for the abolition of Slavery will produce in the political and social relations of the different Colonies to which it applies... Downing Street, 1834 Nov. 1-5.

Circular letter to Methodist Ministers in the West Indies, also containing printed copies of a circular letter from the Secretary of State to the Governors of the West Indies Colonies, and "Questions to be proposed to the Bishops and Clergy of the Established Church, and to the Ministers of Christian Societies of other denominations, and to all Teachers of Schools in connexion with the Established Church or with any such society in the Colony of...[sic]".

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Clarkson, Thomas and 17 other signees, Renewal of the Slave Trade, London: Ellerton and Henderson, 1814 June 17

(Verso) Addressed to Furness [?] Content: Signees against the recent legal renewal of the Slave Trade.

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Coke, Thomas, and Samuel Bradburn, To the Methodist Societies, 1797 Aug. 7

(Verso) Letter from Thomas Warrick to James Bogie dated 1797 Aug. 9.

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Hannah, John, To the Trustees of the Wesleyan-Methodist Chapels, 1828 Jan. 31
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Harris, Howell, The Copy of a Letter from Mr. Howell Harris in Wales, to the Society at the Tabernacle, London., 1741-2 Feb. 12
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Jackson, Thomas, Samuel Jackson, and Robert Newstead, Proposed Scheme of National Education, London: Thomas Riley, 1839 May 21
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Broadsheet, circa 1802. "At a Public Meeting of the Principal Inha[bi]tants of the Township of Flixton [...] within the Parish Church of Flixtno aforesaid, on the 7th Day of Nov. 1802 For the Purpose [...]-pon the best Mode of suppressing Vice and Immorality,[...] said Township, more especially on the Sabbath Day[...]" W. Harpur, Churchwarden. Approximately 16.75" by 21".
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Longridge, M., An Address to the Preachers and People, United in the Methodist Societies., 1795 Apr. 30
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Miller, Robert, A Few Observations on the Life of the Late Reverend Thomas Taylor, Blackburn: J. Hanby, 1816 Oct. 15
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Moore, H[enry], Extract from the Minutes of a District Meeting, Held At Manchester, May 31, 1797,
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Moorhouse, Michael, An Appeal to all honest men, religious or irreligious, undated
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Murlin, John, Dear Brother Benson, 1794 Dec. 23
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North, James, and 20 other signees, From the Planned Local Preachers in the Circuit of Leeds, to the Trustees of the Methodist Chapels, at Manchester... , 1795 Jan.
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Reece, Richard, and 97 other signees, The Answer of the Conference to an Address Received August 1st 1835 to Mr. George Cookman., Sheffield, 1835 Aug. 16
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Roberts, Thomas, Adam Clarke, and Williams Jenkins, An Address to the Members and Friends of the Methodist Societies, containing a General Account of the Origin and Present State of the Itinerant Methodist Preachers' Annuity., London: George Story, 1806
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Scott, John, Falsehood Detected and Exposed: The Truth Stated Concerning Mission House Waste Paper..., London, P. P. Thoms, 1850 Nov. 6
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Smith, William, and 4 other signees A Reply to the Circular Letter from Hull, 1791 July 5
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Stations of the Preachers in the connexion established, 1832 July 25

Includes handwritten note from J. J. Hickson to his wife. Dated 1832 Aug. 4.

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Stations of the Preachers in the connexion established, London: James Nichols, 1834 July 30
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Taylor, Joseph, and 825 other signees, General Declaration of Methodist Preachers, London: James Nichols, 1834 Dec. 23
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The Trial and Expulsion from the Wesleyan-Methodist Society of Mr. Francis Cuthbertson, London: John Stephens, 1836 Mar.
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Warren, Samuel, Resolutions and Propositions Passed at the Quarterly Meeting of the Manchester First Circuit Manchester: Times Office, 1834 Oct. 20

Includes: Clegg, Edward and John Hull, Address of the Stewards, Leaders, Local Preachers, and other Officers of the Manchester First Circuit, Manchester: Times Office, 1834 Nov. 6.

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Wesleyan Missions, Public Meeting at Leeds - Defence of the Executive, 1849 Nov. 3
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Whatly, John, and 5 other signees, To the Methodists of the Bradford Circuit, 1794 Oct. 6
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Wood, James, and 5 other signees, The Wesleyan Centenary Fund, Suggestions as to the Formation and Proceedings of Circuit Committees, Manchester: Love and Barton, 1838 Nov. 19
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Woodhouse, Simeon, To the Members of the New Methodist Connexion, Nottingham: W. Dearden, 1838 Mar. 19
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Taylor, Joseph, and 4 other signees, General View of the Principles and Objects of the Wesleyan Theological Institution., London: James Nichols, 1834 Oct. 11
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Collection of forty broadsides, circular letters, and ephemera that focuses mainly, but not exclusively, on the Committee of Privileges and the controversies that arose in British Methodism in the years following JW's death (1791). All items in this subseries were received from FB as a gift in 1983, along with a full listing, physical description, and commentary on the historical significance of each item. That text is too extensive to be included here in full, but is only quoted at times to clarify the identification or attribution of certain items; however, a full copy of FB's description and commentary is in the information folder at the beginning of the subseries. Arranged as received FB, generally in alphabetical order by main entry.

Information folder--FB's description of the gift (1983) and his article Committee of Privileges, Encyclopedia of World Methodism (1974)
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1. Address of the General Centenary Sub-Committee on the subject of the Centenary Fund ... Signed on behalf of the General Sub-Committee, James Wood, Treasurer, Francis A. West..., Secretaries. Centenary Office, Manchester London: Wilson, 1838 Nov. 29.
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2. Address of the Preachers, assembled at the Sixty-ninth Annual Conference, begun in Leeds, July 27, 1812, to the Members of the Methodist Societies ... Joseph Entwisle, President, Thomas Coke, Secretary. Thomas Cordeux, Agent.

FB: "Probably prepared by Dr. Thomas Coke"

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3. An Address to the Methodist Preachers, who are not of the number of those that govern the Connexion ... Your Brethren in the Ministry, John Bunyan, Richd. Baxter, Robt. Robinson.

FB: "Date cut off, but item almost certainly belongs to 1796-97, and is probably by Alexander Kilham, a document in the controversy leading to formation of the Methodist New Connexion in 1797..."

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4. An Address to the People called Methodists in Bristol, in Connection with the late Rev. Mr. Wesley... Bristol: The Trustees of the Methodists' Chapels, 1792.

FB: "Attacks Samuel Bradburn for opening Portland Chapel in Bristol during normal hours of worship in parish churches, thus encouraging a separation of Methodism from Church of England, contrary to Wesley's printed sentiments."

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5. A Second Address to the People called Methodists in Bristol, in Connection with the late Rev. Mr. Wesley... Bristol: The Trustees of the Methodists' Chapels, 1792.

FB: "A response to Bradburn's reply to No. 4 above, for which see below, No. 13."

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6. [Allan, Thomas]. At a meeting of the inhabitants of the Parish of St. Dunstan-in-the-West, in the City of London, held in the inquest room, 2d June, 1819 ... the Rev. Richard Lloyd, A.M. Vicar, in the Chair ... Bensley and Son, London.

FB: "Gives a copy of petition to Parliament against a Bill to abrogate Test laws against Roman Catholics, and supports that petition...a movement by the Methodist Committee of Privileges to block Roman Catholic emancipation. "

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7. [Allan, Thomas]. At a Numerous and Respectable Meeting of Protestant Dissenters, of various Denominations, and other friends to Religious Liberty, residing in different parts of the United Empire, held at the London Tavern, Bishopsgate Street, May the 15th, 1811. Samuel Mills, Esq. in the chair, it was unanimously resolved... J. Haddon, Finsbury.

FB: "Includes printed docket "Resolutions on the Bill introduced into Parliament relating to Protestant Dissenters." Also includes list of committee members/non-Methodist dissenters such as Thomas Allan, Esq., Rev. Joseph Benson, Joseph Butterworth, Esq., and Rev. Thomas Jackson. "

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9. [Atmore, Charles]. To the Societies in the Connexion established by the late Rev. John Wesley, A.M. ... City-Road Chapel, London, Nov. 12, 1819. / Dear brethren, / The Committee, appointed by the Conference to guard the Religious Privileges of the Wesleyan Methodists, having observed with much concern the alarming progress which Infidelity and Sedition have recently made...[present] the following Resolutions...Charles Atmore, Chairman,/ Thomas Blanshard, Secretary. T. Cordeux, London, 1819.
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10. [Benson, Joseph]. A Plan for the Improvement of the Local and Community Preachers of the Methodist Connexion, in the London Circuit... R. Edwards, London.

FB: "[in two letters, one of Feb. 17, 1806, from "the Local and Community Preachers and Visitors," seeking a plan to improve their status, giving their thoughts about fuller education; the second, undated, replies to it as far as Bible study is concerned, and offers to meet with them in several divisions; it is signed by Joseph Benson, Adam Clarke, and six other "traveling preachers in the London Circuit". Appended is a letter by the late Thomas Rutherford on the plan, written March 14, 1806.]"

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11. Blanshard, Thomas. London, May 18, 1811 ... Dear Brother, / By this or to-morrow night's coach we intend to transmit you the Form of a Petition to the House of Lords, against Lord Sidmouth's Bill, which, we hope, will be instantly signed by all the Men in our Societies, and by all the Men who Attend our Congregations ... . London: Thomas Cordeux
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12. Blanshard, Thomas. Dear Brother, You will se by the News-Papers of to-day, that Lord Sidmouth's Bill is thrown out of the House of Lords; we have therefore no need of any more Petitions. We hope to write you by to-morrow's Post, and inform you more fully of the Particulars. I am, Dear Brother, Affectionately your's ... T. Blanshard. London, May 22, 1811
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13. Bradburn, Samuel. To the People called Methodists, and all who attend their Chapels ... We whose Names are undersigned do entirely approve of this Answer to the Address of the Trustees of the Room and Guinea-street Chapel. Southwell-Street, 1792 Oct. 5

FB: "Bradburn lists three other preachers, ten trustees of Portland Chapel (beginning with Thomas Webb), and eighteen "Leaders of the Bristol Society," with the added note: "We did not think it necessary to trouble the Women Leaders". For the place of this document in the controversy, see above, Nos. 4-5."

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14. Bramwell, William. Sheffield, November 10th, 1796. An Appeal to every Methodist Preacher... W. Bramwell.
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15. Butterworth, Joseph. At a Meeting of the General Committee of the Societies of the late Rev. John Wesley, convened for the purpose of taking into consideration a Bill brought into the House of Lords by the Right Honourable Lord Viscount Sidmouth [to encumber Protestant Dissenting ministers], held at the New Chapel, City Road, London, the 14th of May, 1811... W. Heseltine, London.
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16. Butterworth, Joseph. At the General Quarterly Meeting of the Itinerant Preachers, Stewards, and Representatives of the Methodist Society of the London Circuit, held at the New Chapel, City Road, the 30th December, 1802; Mr. Benson in the Chair...

FB: "Resolutions to expel any local preachers who "apply to the Quarter Sessions for a Licence to preach, without being approved as a Preacher by the Quarterly Meeting," aimed at those who used such licences to "claim exemption from civil and military offices"."

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18. [Butterworth, Joseph?]. London, May 7th, 1812. To the Superintendent of [blank] Circuit. W. Heseltine, London.

FB: "A letter from the Committee of Privileges to secure national toleration for the Methodists under a ruling of "the King v. the Justices of Gloucestershire."

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19. [Butterworth, Joseph?]. My Lord, I am directed by the Committee of the late Rev. Mr. Wesley's Societies, to transmit the inclosed Resolutions for your Lordship's Consideration...Frederick's Place, Old Jewry, May 16th, 1811. W. Heseltine, London.

FB: "Clearly a covering letter to accompany resolutions against Lord Sidmouth's Bill--cf. No. 7 above."

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20. [Butterworth, Joseph?]. Report for the year 1805, of a Society Instituted for the Casual Relief of Itinerant Preachers and their Families, in the Methodist Connexion of the late Rev. John Wesley, With a List of Subscribers. R. Edwards, London.
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22. [Clarke, Adam].Dublin, 6th May, 1791.

FB: "In considering Halifax circular about plans for Methodism after Wesley's recent death, they suggest that "a Committee of all the Assistant Preachers in the Kingdom should be convened in Dublin on Friday the 1st of July" to act on summoning of an Irish Conference; agree that whole Kingdom should be divided into Districts; and doubt wisdom of a Committee only to station preachers etc. Signed, Adam Clarke, Thomas Rutherford, and three others."

(quarto, with address to "Mr. Jos. Benson, Methodist Chapel, Birmingham," in the hand of Adam Clarke, postmarked May 11. )
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23. [Clarke, Adam].London, Oct. 27, 1806.

FB: "A letter canvassing the re-election of William Wilberforce to Parliament as a man "of pure Religion and genuine Humanity, [who] has ever been a steady, consistent Friend to the Methodist Connexion." Signed by Adam Clarke, Joseph Benson, and nine other preachers. A.P.S. urges that no Methodist should support any candidate "disposed to support the impious Traffic in our Fellow-Creatures, the Natives of Africa; or who will not declare his decided hostility to that Traffic.""

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24. [Clarke, Adam].New Chapel, City Road, London, 10th June, 1815. At a Meeting of the General Committee of the Societies of the late Rev. John Wesley held...for the purpose of taking into consideration a Bill, brought into the House of Commons by the Right Honourable Nicholas Vansittart, intituled "A Bill to exempt Churches, Chapels and other Places of Religious Worship, from Parochial Rates," Adam Clarke, LL.D, F.A.S. &c. President of the Methodist Annual Conference, in the Chair; it was resolved unanimously:... J. & T. Clarke, London.
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25. [Clarke, Adam].To the Preachers and Methodist Societies in Ireland...

FB: "Hearing of Irish agitations about administering the Lord's Supper, they ratify Irish plan to overcome problem, and reaffirm unity of English and Irish preachers. Although signed by the President, this document implies it was in fact prepared by ex-President Adam Clarke, himself an Irishman, who sent this particular copy to his wife. "

(quarto, with Adam Clarke's hand: "Mrs. Clarke, 3 St. John's Square, Clerkenwell / or to Mr. T. Clarke or Miss Eliza C.")
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27. The Judgment of the Court of King's Bench, on the Motion for a Mandamus, in the case of the King, on the Prosecution of Thomas Standfast Brittan, versus the Justices of Gloucestershire, 6th May, 1812, taken from the short-hand notes of Mr. Gurney... W. Heseltine, London.
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28. [Marsden, George?].Conference Room, Whitefriar Street. At the sitting of Monday, July the 10th, 1832, the Conference having taken into consideration the subject of National Education, it was moved by the Rev. Thomas Waugh--seconded by the Rev. William Stewart--and unanimously resolved--I. ...that all Schools should have the Bible in regular use...Signed on behalf of the Conference, George Marsden, President, Thomas W. Doolittle, Secretary.
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29. [Moore, Henry].To the People called Methodists, and all whom it may concern. Lancaster and Edwards.

Extended title quote: "Brethren, On Tuesday, October 30, 1792, The Preachers of the Bristol-District being assembled, to take into consideration the late disputes relative to Portland-Chapel, the following Propositions were unanimously agreed to: ...4. That those Persons who have lately published Papers, signed 'The Trustees of the Methodists' Chapels in Bristol', have, by publishing those Papers, as we think, grievously offended God and their Brethren, and that, unless they acknowledge their fault, they ought not to be continued Members of the Society..."

FB: "The complex history of the negotiations is recounted, ending with signatories proclaiming that they had done all they could to "promote Peace and Reconciliation". Signed "Henry Moore, Chairman," followed by twelve other names. This relates to Samuel Bradburn's actions as noted in No. 13 above. His name is listed among the signatories."

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31. Morgan, Webster. Liverpool North Circuit, 1829: As soon as the official documents, relating to the unhappy transactions in the Wesleyan Societies at Leeds, appeared on this circuit.... Worrall and Taylor, Liverpool.
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32. [Morley, George?]. Wesleyan Missions in the West Indies: Minutes of a Meeting of the General Committee of the Wesleyan Missionary Society, held at the Mission-House, Hatton-Garden, London, January 5th, 1825.

FB: "Gives resolutions of committee about troubles of Wesleyan Missionaries in Jamaica, and objecting to "the sweeping charges made against persons in this country, comprehended under the general term of 'Emancipatists and Abolitionists'." Copies were to be sent to Secretary of State and Governor of Jamaica. Signed, "George Morley, Richard Watson, John Mason, Secretaries". "

(folio Includes "Jamaica Resolutions," with some penciled comments. )
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33. Ouseley, Gideon. An Easy Mode of Securing Ireland's Peace.

FB: "After 33 years of service as an Irish Methodist Missionary, suggests that the Government should remove the power of Rome by offering regular support to the R.C. clergy."

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35. "Philanthropos". To every Lover of Truth, A Friendly Warning. Read and Consider! (Jones, Printer, 90, Bride-street.). Jones.
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37. [Shore, Samuel]. Protestant Dissenters ... At a Meeting of the Deputies of Protestant Dissenters of the three Denominations withing the Midland District, comprehending the following counties, viz. Derby, Nottingham, Lincoln, Warwick, Worcester, Salop, and Stafford, held at Leicester, on Wednesday. the 13th of Jan. 1790, in concert with the associated counties of Leicester and Rutland, Samuel Shore, Esq. in the Chair.... 1790
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38. Short Answers to the Resolutions formed and adopted by the Members of the Established Church, assembled at Warwick, February 2, 1790.

FB: "Six resolutions passed by clergy of the Church of England, supporting their natural privileges as an Established Church against claims of any dissenters, are given, with dissenters' answer to each one."

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39. Suggestions for an Association to promote the Intellectual and Moral Improvement of the Natives of British India. J. & T. Clarke, London, April 21, 1821
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40. [Wrigley, Francis? signed by Wrigley, L. Harrison, and H. Taylor]. Sheffield, June 27, 1791. To the Preachers, Trustees, Stewards, Leaders, and other Members of the Methodist Societies.
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8. [Atmore, Charles]. Newcastle upon Tyne, July 5, 1791. A Reply to the Circular Letter from Hull, addressed to the Stewards and Leaders of the Methodist Societies.
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17. [Butterworth, Joseph?]. The Late Insurrection in Demarara, and Riot in Barbadoes. J. & T. Clarke, London.

FB: "Page 4 contains a "Postscript" of a letter from John Ros "To Jos. Butterworth, Esq.," the probable compiler of the material. " (Cf. No. 21 below [Riot in Barbadoes, and Destruction of the Wesleyan Chapel and Mission House...])"

Box PM 9
21. [Butterworth, Joseph]. Riot in Barbadoes, and Destruction of the Wesleyan Chapel and Mission House... J. & T. Clarke, London.

FB: "Closes with letter from John Ross 'To Jos. Butterworth, Esq.' Cf. No. 17 above."

Box PM 9
26. [Hall, James?]. We, whose Names are under-written, having met this Day in pursuance of the Request of the Committee who met at Leeds, April 22, 1791, and having conscientiously weighed every Resolution of that and of the Committee met at Halifax, March 30, 1791, have thought proper to transmit to you the Result of our Deliberations...

FB: "Cf. above, Nos. 8, 22."

(folio, with address: "Mr. J. Benson, Methodist Chapel, Birmingham," postal charge, and postmark, "Caermarthen".)
Box PM 9
30. [Moore, Henry].Extract from the Minutes of the District Meeting, held at Manchester, May 31, 1797.

FB: "This occupies remainder of pp. 1-2 (six columns), in which Moore relates his relationships with Alexander Kilham and his supporters from 1796 Conference onwards, including copies of several important documents."

Box PM 9
34. Pawson, John. To the Members of the Methodist Societies .

FB: "A letter attacking Alexander Kilham as a slanderer, on the basis of a copy of his Methodist Monitor, published 1796. Signed at the end, "I am your affectionate Brother, J. Pawson.""

Box PM 9
36. Plan for the Relief of Embarrassed Chapels in the Wesleyan-Methodist Connexion, circa 1832.
Box PM 9

Subseries comprises reproductions of 16th century materials and originals that date to 1611, and original issues of several 18th and 19th century newspapers; there are also a number of 19th-century reproductions of 16th and 17th-century newspapers, the earliest of which, dated to 1588, reports of news of the Spanish Armada. Other items here include reproductions of frontispieces for various 16th-century English language Bibles, and authenticated original leaves from the King James Bible (1611) and the Germantown Bible, published in Philadelphia in 1743. There is also a list of posts

Bibles--pages and frontispieces, 1538-1569 and 1743

Five woodblock prints of 16th century Bible frontispieces, 1538-1569 (undated reproductions); and one authenticated original leaf from the Germantown Bible, Philadelphia, 1743, the earliest European language Bible published in the American Colonies.

Box PM 3
Bibles, New Testament: pages and frontispieces, 1536-1549 (reproductions), 1611, 1707, 1708, 1992

Woodblock prints of 16th century Bible frontispieces, 1536-1549 (undated reproductions); one original leaf from 1st edition of King James Bible, 1611, with certificate of authenticity, and other title pages.

Box PM 9 (Ovsz.)
The Duties of Stewards of the Methodist Church-posters, undated
(2 copies)
Box PM 9 (Ovsz.)
Fragments and single items: tickets, pages, broadsides, resolutions, amendments, cards, and emblems, circa 1799-1945 and undated
Box PM 9 (Ovsz.)
The Greyfriar: A Chronicle in Black and White by the Carthusians, 1911 [serial]
Box PM 9 (Ovsz.)

Original issues listed individually; reproductions summarized.

The St. James's Evening Post, 1724 Mar. 21-24
Box PM 3
The Warwick and Staffordshire Journal, with the History of the Life of Jesus Christ, 1741 Oct. 14
Box PM 3
Reproductions of various 16th and 17th-century newspapers, 1588-1658

The reproductions are largely undated, but appear to originate from the mid-19th century and reproduce content more often than appearance.

Box PM 3
Leeds Mercury, 1743 Aug. 23
Box PM 9 (Ovsz)
The Morning Chronicle, and London Advertiser, 1776 May 3
Box PM 9 (Ovsz)
The Newcastle Chronicle; or, General Weekly Advertiser, (facsimile of first number) 1764 Mar. 24, 1887
Box PM 9 (Ovsz)
The Watchman: a Weekly Journal of News, Politics, Religion, and Literature, "designed especially for the Wesleyan Methodists, Vol. I, 1835, and Vol. III, 1837
Box PM 9 (Ovsz)
Wesleyan Centenary issues, various newspapers, 1891 and 1938
Box PM 9 (Ovsz)
Certificate Reproductions: Cutherberson Prize, 4 copies, undated; and Genealogy of the Otley Circuit, 1890
Box PM 3
Jubilee Offering, List of 420 Deceased Wesleyan Missionaries, 1863
Box PM 3
Illuminated Leaf of Psalms 124-25 (123-124 in Vulgate), undated (circa 1470-1475?)
Box PM 3
Nicholas, Edward, To the most Reverend Father in God, William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, 1662 Oct. 14

Original fragment, pp. 5-8. of ten page document establishing the Act of Uniformity. The refusal of John and Charles Wesley's great-grandfather and grandfather, Bartholomew and John Wesley, to comply led to their expulsion from the Anglican clergy. An online exhibition commemorating the 350th anniversary of this historic document can be viewed online at the John Rylands University of Manchester.

Box PM 3
Declaration to conform to the Liturgy of the Church of England, signed by George Ollyffe(?) and witnessed by Bp. W. Lincoln, 1707 Oct.

Oath required of priests as "part of the declaration enjoyned by the Act of Parliament for the Uniformity of Publick Prayers."

Box PM 3
Document transferring church membership, 1725

Printed document, filled out and signed by Robert Barlow, Church Warden, and Robert Pacy, Overseer of the Poor, Parish of Tollerton, Nottingham, for William Sares and his family.

Box PM 3
"The curious Kitchen Gardener's new and compendious Director," [1753 - pencil note]

Includes list of vegetables and herbs with information for planting and growing them.

Box PM 3
"A Copy of the Press Warrants," ordering impressment of young men into the Royal Navy, 1770 Oct. 25
Box PM 3
Advertisement for The Phoenix Company, or New Fire-Office, in Lombard-Street, 1785
Box PM 3
Funeral procession flyer for the "late Admiral Sir George Campbell, G.C.B. Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Naval Forces at this Port," Portsmouth, 1821 Jan. 29
Box PM 3
"To all Sheriffs, Mayors, Bailiffs, & Burgesses," a notice for the arrest of "John Doe" for theft, 1843 Jan. 4
Box PM 3
[Diploma from "Institut D'Afrique," given to Rev. William B. Boyce, 1845 Sept. 5, in French.]
Box PM 3
St John's Post List for 1853-1854 (with 33 SC plantation names: Mepkin, Pawley's, Clermont, Rice Hope, Limerick, Camp Vere, Dean Hall, Bonneau's Ferry, etc.)
Box PM 3

Letters, legal and financial documents, portrait and landscape engravings, maps, photographs, research notes, autographs, franks, handbills, and other material that reflect FB's research interests in English and Methodist history of the 18th and 19th centuries. Arranged alphabetically by topic or geographical name.

Includes portraits of over two dozen missionaries to Africa and various manuscripts about the early history of the mission to Sierra Leone.

Portraits--engravings of missionaries, ministers, and other church officials, 1817-1887 and undated
(26 items)
Box SU 1
Sierra Leone--mission history, 1812 and 1848

Correspondence and other documents on the early history of the Wesleyan Methodist missions in Sierra Leone. In an affidavit of 1812 Jan. 28, a citizen of Freetown swears that "George Warren, Preacher in the Connexion of the late Rev. John Wesley," did not pray, preach, or read in the Connexion's meeting house on a Sunday morning earlier that month. An 1848 letter from Francis Collier to Rev. S.R. Hall recalls events of some forty years earlier, regarding Thomas Coke's appointment of Warren to establish a mission in Sierra Leone. And a petition to the Wesleyan Missions in London, also from 1848 and signed by some seventy preachers and class leaders in Sierra Leone, requests that Thomas Dove be re-appointed as General Superintendent of the Sierra Leone missions.

(3 items)
Box SU 1
Armed Forces, 1857-1870

One printed and illustrated playbill for an evening of "Vocal, Instrumental, and Terpsichorean Entertainment" aboard the H.M.S. Duke of Wellington, 1857 Jan. 1, featuring the Virginia Minstrels, Ethiopian Serenaders, and the Young Patagonian or Morocco Monkey.

Unrelated to the above, there are forty-nine form letters from Charles Prest, Secretary of Wesleyan Army Committee, to ministers at Wesleyan circuits around England, asking for the number of militiamen their chapels this year (1866). Autograph replies from respondents vary from simple completion of the form to additional notes.

Soldiers' Home at Aldershot, 1868-1870: four letters from Joseph Webster, thanking various contributors to a fund for a proposed home for soldiers near Aldershot; one letter to the editor from Charles H. Kelly, in support of the same home.

(55 items)
Box SU 1

RELATED MATERIAL:

  • Correspondence Series, Thomas Coke Letters
  • Volumes Series, Letter Book Simpson D:388 (long letter to his sister from Alfred Levell, India, 1859, about his experiences there)(
  • Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files, William Ault (letter from India and Ceylon, 1814)

Portraits--engravings of missionaries, ministers, and other church officials, 1813-1873 and undated
Box SU 1
Printed and Visual material -- printed materials re: Methodist missionary activity in Bombay and South India, 1791-1793, 1909, 1939; map and engravings, 1814 and undated.

"Conversion of a Young Man in the East-Indies," 1791-1793: Series of narrative letters from Bombay, printed in several issues of the Arminian Magazine.

Wesleyan Missionary Newspaper from Madras (now Chennai), 1909, presumably in Tamil language.

Missionary letter from South India, 1939, detailing work there.

Engravings of a mission in Colombo.

Map of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) showing the locations of Methodist Missions.

(3 items)
Box SU 1

RELATED MATERIAL:

  • Volumes Series, Letter Book Simpson D:391: letter from W. Lowry, Auckland, 1844, about the mission to New Zealand

Document: "Instructions to Walter Lawry General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Missions in New Zealand, the Friendly Island and Feejee [Fiji]," 1851

FB note: "copy of document in the handwriting of Dr. Osborn, probable date 1851 or thereabouts"

Box SU 1
Hunt, John and Joseph, 1838, 1853, and undated

Materials related to the Wesleyan missionary John Hunt (1812-1848) and his brother Joseph. Contents: letter from J. Hunt, 1838 Apr. 21; engraving, "Illustrated Map of Feejee, Presented by the Missionary Committee to Collectors of Juvenile Christmas Offerings, 1853," showing images of many sites in Fiji, including the tomb of the Rev. John Hunt; clipping on John Hunt (obituary or memoir); engraving of Joseph Hunt.

(4 items)
Box SU 1
Portraits--engravings of missionaries, ministers, and other church officials, 1855-1887 and undated
(37 items)
Box SU 1
Visual materials: engravings of missions in New Zealand and Feejee (Fiji), undated
(2 items)
Box SU 1
Visual materials: letter and engravings (b/w and color) by George Baxter of missionary scenes and people in Fiji, New Zealand, Madras, Ceylon, 1844 and undated

Contents: Baxter correspondence to Jabez Bunting about the first image, 1844 Nov. 18; Untitled engraving (color, 9x12), John Waterhouse landing at Fiji (mislabled in pencil, verso, as Rev. L. Williams); "Va-Ta-Ah, the Feejeean Princess" (color); two engravings (color) of Wesleyan chapels and mission houses in New Zealand and Madras; and five engravings of ships, including three of the missionary ship "John Wesley" and one entitle "Destruction of the 'Tanjore' by Lightning off Ceylon." A penciled note on the last item says "Dr. [Elijah] Hoole in the boat holding up his hand." Found separately, a copy of FB's extended note about the history and provenance of the large engraving in included in the folder. He identifies subject as "John Waterhouse, appointed 1839, as 'General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Missions in Australia and Polynesia.'"

(10 items)
Box SU 1
Autographs: C.19 letters, Methodist, 1810-1840

Miscellaneous autographs on title pages, endpapers, and other fragments. 2 folders from CORR1, plus 1 folder from Smith;

(20-30 items)
Box SU 1
Baptismal Certificates, 1787, 1818, 1826, 1883, 1952-3

Contains the following original and reproductions of baptismal certificates: 1787 photograph of John Wesley autograph; 1826 photograph with FB correspondence dated 1952-3 documenting provenance; 1883 original. Attached to the 1883 item is a note documenting a 1798 certificate not found.

RELATED MATERIAL: See also Correspondence Series, Adam Clarke Papers.

(12 items)
Box SU 1
Bibliography--other scholars' notes on Wesleys' publications, 1830s, 1913-1919, 1944-1945, and undated

Folder 1 houses manuscript notes of Rev. S. R. Hall, a 19th-century Wesleyan Methodist minister, passed to FB by Bretherton in the 1940s. Undated text with 1831 watermarks. Folder 2 contains correspondence, notes, and writings of John Simon, John Telford, and other scholars, 1913-1919 and undated, about editions of JW's sermons.

(2 folders)
Box SU 1
Book plates and miscellaneous items, 1775-1936 and undated

Mainly a collection of 18th and 19th century British Methodist book plates. Found in the box with the book plates were miscellaneous items, including 2 postcard advertisements for Sugden's Flour, a small color portrait of Sir Christopher Wren, invitations to various services, a Memorial Book for Mary Hannah,and various other items.

(3 folders, 90 items)
Box SU 1
Burnley history, 1833-1870, 1912, 1917, 1961, and undated

Correspondence, notes, account pages, cards, clippings, and 1833-1834 class schedule, all related to Burnley Circuit and the Wesleyan chapel there. Also included here are two small volumes, a journal of the Wesleyan chapel in Burnley, 1839-1870, and a log of School's Collections, 1852-1862.

RELATED MATERIAL: See also the two Burnley account books and journals, housed in the Volumes Series.

(20 items)
Box SU 1
Lusher, R. L., Montreal, to John Shum, Bath, 1838 Jan. 5

Long and detailed letter from R. L. (Robert Langham) Lusher (1787-1849), writing from Montreal, where he had recently returned from Bath after a previous mission in Canada in the 1820s. In reporting to Shum he gives many details about the current political, an important era in Canadian history that came to be known as the Upper and Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837.

***[ to be transferred to oversize box.] WAS THIS DONE?

Box SU 2
Portraits--engravings of Canadian missionaries, ministers, and other church officials, 1802-1877 and undated
(23 items)
Box SU 2

RELATED MATERIAL:

  • Various items in different subseries of the Printed Materials Series, including The Late Insurrection in Demarara, and Riot in Barbadoes, 1824; Dreadful Hurricane in the West Indies, 1819; and Wesleyan Missions in the West Indies, 1825
  • Volumes Series, Letter Book Simpson E:292 (long letter from Wilkinson, Belize, Honduras, 1826 Jan. 13 about the mission there)
  • William Smith Papers, 1785-1860: correspondence and documents about the 1823 riot in Barbadoes referenced above
  • Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files, "Gilbert Family" and "West Indies" files: research on early missionaries in the West Indies
  • Monographs on Methodism and the West Indies: the Rubenstein Library's Frank Baker Collection of Wesleyana and British Methodism holds several monographs on these topics--see especially items by or about Thomas Coke

Portraits: engravings of missionaries, ministers, and other church officials, 1787-1878 and undated
(13 items)
Box SU 2
Printed material: A Private Letter from Jamaica, 1780 Aug. 2

Letter of four pages from an unidentified book or serial that describes life and conditions in Jamaica. Portrays the terrible life of the slaves, concluding that only one class of people suffer more--"our fair countrywomen."

Box SU 2

Manuscript and printed minutes, notes, and other materials from various Wesleyan Methodist Conferences.

Conferences--1804, 1855-1880, 1927-1960, 1978, and undated

Eleven Wesleyan Methodist Conference Admission Cards, circa 1855-1880, for Rev. Francis Barker. Autographs for presidents of corresponding years present. Nine admission tickets, circa 1930-1959. FB research and notes on Wesleyan Methodist Conferences, mid-20th cent. Copy of a document, circa 1804, by John Pawson: "Thoughts Respecting the Conference". Transcribed by A. Rowlinson. An unbound article from the Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, circa 1863: "The Early Methodist Conferences". A page from an 1859/60 copy of The Watchman and Wesleyan Advertiser. One photograph, "A Key to Methodism in 1866," undated. One engraving, "The First Wesleyan Conference 1744," undated but probably 19th century. One photograph(?), "Key to Groupe (sic), Commemorative of First Wesleyan Mixed Conference Held in Bradford, August, 1878". Various 20th cent. newspaper clippings.

[The Watchman and Wesleyan Advertiser is currently stored in Smith Warehouse, Bay 11, Map Cabinet.]

Box SU 2
Conferences--minutes, 1910-1915, 1924

Manuscript and printed minutes and notes of various Wesleyan Methodist conferences held in London, Bristol, and elsewhere.

Box SU 2
Printed material, various conferences, 1876, 1927
Box SU 2
Dissenters, 1770

"Licence for Rochdale [Lancaster] Methodist preaching House," 1770 Jan. 5. Contemporary copy.

Box SU 2
Education, 1844-1879 and undated

Correspondence and certificates regarding various contributions to the Education Fund. Unrelated to these items, the Education folder also contains the pamphlet Subscriptions of Travelling Preachers Towards the Purchase of Woodhouse-Grove School, undated [early/mid-19 century); this items lists the names, stations, and contributions of some 700 preachers.

RELATED MATERIAL: Many other letters on the Education Fund can be found in the Correspondence Series, Methodist Preachers Subseries.

(8 items)
Box SU 2
Franks (by various individuals), 1800-1830s
(approx. 45 items)
Box SU 2

Receipts (bills), receipts (recipes and remedies), materials about JW's interest in medicine and home remedies, and correspondence and case histories of three well-known doctors in 18th and 19th century England: Andrew Duncan, the elder (1744-1828); John Coakley Lettsom (1744-1815); and Sir Walter Farquhar, (1738-1819). In addition to materials in the box list below, other Baker materials on the history of medicine can be found elsewhere in this or other collections in the Rubenstein Library.

RELATED MATERIAL:

  • Robert Farquhar Letter Book and Journal, 1775-1819 (Volumes Series, Writings and Addresses): correspondence from 18th century physicians
  • Elizabeth (Ritchie) Mortimer Letters, 1779-1836 (Correspondence Series): descriptions of illnesses and cures, including JW's interest in electro therapy
  • Sarah Crosby Papers, 1760-1804: recipes for "stomachic pills" and "aperient pills"
  • Duncan, Andrew, Cases (manuscript records) Nov. 7th, 1776-May 27, 1777; April 3d, 1777-July 9th, 1777: case histories of 18th century doctors (Rubenstein Library, History of Medicine Bound Manuscripts, gift of FB, 1980)
  • Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files, Medicine (JW and Methodists): general research on this topic and detailed description of Andrew Duncan gift, above
  • Monographs on JW and medicine: the Rubenstein Library's Frank Baker Collection of Wesleyana and British Methodism and History of Medicine collections hold several dozen monographs by or about JW on medical topics

Dallinger, W.H. (1842-1909), 1878-1894 and undated

One letter, a portrait, clippings, and an interview with Dallenger (1842-1909), Wesleyan Methodist minister and micro-biologist. A copy of "The Young Man," circa 1894. Interview entitled: "The Religion of a Scientist: an Interview with the Rev. W. H. Dallinger, D.D., D.Sc., F.R.S.," 1894.

Box SU 2
Correspondence--letters to Dr. John Lettsom, 1792-1812, 1964, and undated

Five letters from three physicians and a minister to Dr. John Lettsom (1744-1815), physician, philanthropist, and one of the founders of Medical Society of London. Two letters from Jonathan Stokes, 1792 and 1812, discuss new medical literature, including the Botanical Arrangement and new papers by a Dr. Pearce of Philadelphia. Dr. Vaughn of Leicester (1793), writes to Lettsom about a new disease which, in his experience, kills within 86 hours, and one of the symptoms of which are spasms of the diaphragm unlike any that occur with other known diseases; he posits that this is a disorder of the nervous system as opposed to one resulting from the circulatory fluids, and discusses some experimental treatments. Rev. John Rudd, Preston, writes to Dr. Lettsom in 1811, claiming that an instrument exists, housed in some of the country's palaces, which can revive persons apparently dead; he also mentions the Royal Humane Society, an organization formed in 1774 aimed at reanimating the dead, esp. those who died by drowning; he also refers Dr. Lettsom to others who know more about it and might be able to help further.

(7 items)

[ Provenance information and FB's purchase receipt included. The sixth letter mentioned in the catalog, from Thomas Coke to Lettsom, was previous separated by FB and can be found in the Correspondence Series, Thomas Coke Letters..]

Box SU 2
"Mr. Barrowclough--Dr. to John Halkyard"--one manuscript receipt for medical supplies with circa 60 entries, by day, from 1804 Mar. 28-Sept. 16
Box SU 2
Receipts and remedies, undated

Book cover has written on it two hand-written medicinal remedies, "A Receipt to Cure the [indistinguishable] Watter" and "For the Same Desorder[...]". Probably late-18th or early 19th century.

Box SU 2
Turrell, W. J., John Wesley: Physician & Electrotherapist, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1938. 38 pp.

Also includes signed letter from Turrell, a physician and author of other books on electrotherapy; and notes by FB on the history of JW's interest in electricity and electrotherapy.

Box SU 2
Printed Materials

Preface to "Circle of the Sciences" (?), 1854. One folio.

"Winter Medicine Chest," information on liquorice as a medicine, undated. One page.

Typewritten notes from the formation of the Sheffield Microscopical Society. 2 pages.

Eight pages from "The Chemist and Druggist" 1903, including articles and advertisements.

Box SU 2

RELATED MATERIAL: See also Volumes Series, Local Histories Subseries.

Clippings, 1884-1925

Clippings from Grantham Journal, Methodist Reader, and other sources about events in Lincolnshire.

Box SU 2
Correspondence, Riggall--research requests and other inquiries, 1924-1925
Box SU 2
Correspondence, FB--1951-1958
Box SU 2
Photographs of Alford and Lincolnshire preachers, circa 1841-1875, and of Hogsthorpe Wesleyan Chapel, undated
(approx. 20 items)
Box SU 2
Research--manuscripts: Barduey Methodism: a Brief History, by Rev. H. Osborne Annett, 1938
Box SU 3
Research--manuscripts: Sketch of Wesleyan Methodism at Fulletby, 1878
Box SU 3
Research--transcriptions: Grimsby Circuit Records, 1784-1785
Box SU 3
Research notes, 1865-1965

Includes notes, printed materials, and transcriptions--mainly by Riggall, supplemented by FB--on various topics, including "line-dissenters," lists of ministers and members, and a copy of The Victoria History of the County of Lincoln, Vol. 2, edited by William Page, F.S.A., 1906

(8? folders)
Box SU 3
Lincolnshire obituaries extracted by M. Riggall from Methodist Magazine, 1814, 1816, and 1825; and from Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, 1858-1859, 1866
(6 volumes)
Box SU 3
Liverpool, 1805-1819, 1861-1902, and undated

Correspondence, manuscript notes, scrapbooks, printed materials, and six early-19th century class schedules from the Liverpool area. Some materials are fragile and minimally processed.

(1 of 5 folders, 40 items)
Box SU 3
Liverpool, 1805-1819, 1861-1902, and undated

Correspondence, manuscript notes, scrapbooks, printed materials, and six early-19th century class schedules from the Liverpool area. Some materials are fragile and minimally processed.

*** WHICH ONE? NOTE: Folder 5 in Ovsz. Box.

(2-4 of 5 folders, 40 items)
Box SU 4
Lotteries, 1763-1788, 1934-1963, and undated

Variety of notes, printed materials, and engravings on the subject of lotteries. 18th century original materials include printed items on both English and Irish lottery tickets, an order for 50 tickets in 1747 (written and signed by the Bp. of London, a portrait of whom is also included), undated small engravings, and the engraving, "The Representation of the Drawing of the State-Lottery at Guildhall, 1763." Also included, a satirical cartoon series, "Gretna Green, or, The Elopement" (in reference to the Scottish town on the English border).

(17 items)
Box SU 4
Manchester history, 1792, 1815, 1826-1829

Minutes from five district meetings held in Manchester. Folder 1 contains various loose pages removed from the four pamphlets of the same dates to be found in Folder 2. All items appear to be original autograph minutes except for the pages from 1792, which are labeled as copies. Folder 3 contains printed items from various Manchester chapels, including music to be performed at various services, 1792, 1794, and 1826.

RELATED MATERIAL: for other items about Manchester local history, see Volumes Series, Local Histories, Manchester.

(3 folders, 11 items)
Box SU 4
Marriage

One manuscript item circa 1859 and two print items circa 1833 and 1898.

Box SU 4
Manuscripts--fragments and unidentified items
Box SU 4
Methodist portraits, 1872-1994 and undated

FB's correspondence and research related to Methodist portrait engravings. Materials include his index of his collection of engravings, a list of approximately 2000 18th and 19th century preachers. Also contains dealers' listings dating to the 1870s, and three notebook indexes apparently compiled by F. F. Bretherton in the early 1900s and passed on to FB.

RELATED MATERIAL: FB's collection of portrait engravings is housed in the Visual Materials Series, mainly in the People Subseries and Magazines Subseries.

(2 folders and 3 envelopes)
Box SU 4
Methodist seat rent tickets, 1782-1840 and undated

Eight seat rent tickets from the 18th and 19th century, together with text from FB explaining the history of these items; some items mounted, possibly for an unspecified exhibit or class.

(8 items)
Box SU 5
Missions and Missionary Societies, 1846-47, 1905-08, and undated

Three cheques (?), 1846-47, overwritten.

Two printed Plans for "Services and Meetings for the Banbury Circuit" re: Foreign Missions, 1905-6 (8 pages, stapled) and 1906-7 (tri-fold pamphlet).

Printed advertisement for "The Missionary Echo," 1908.

Manuscript sample of "the long-winded resolutions proposed and seconded at Wesleyan F[oreign] M[issions] Meetings a generation ago" (FB note).

Single loose page with a list of items (not present), including "An address at the formation of a Missionary Society in London by Dr. A. Clarke, Dec. 1, 1814."

(8 items)
Box SU 5
Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society, Centenary Celebration, 1913

Printed materials relating to the Centenary Celebration of the Methodist Missionary Society, 1913.

(circa 12 items)
Box SU 5
Lending--One manuscript item circa 1838 and one print item circa 1877

Manuscript item (1838) is a paper packet entitled "Anecdotes [concerning] The Rev John Wesley". Print item (1877) is entitled "John Wesley and Usury."

Box SU 5
Money, 1776-1976

Contents include: currency, certificates, manuscript (original and transcribed) and printed material. Includes American Revolution era currency.

(circa 30 items)
Box SU 5
Hymns--artifact, manuscript photocopies, and notes, undated

Artifact is the cover to a hymnal, containing inscription: "Joseph Steel is my name". Photocopies are of 18th century hymns originally bound into this book. Notes by FB explain that the hymns were copies rather than originals, and how and why he disbound the volume, but not the location of disbound hymns.

Box SU 5
Music--printed music and other print items, 1742 and undated

Sheet of printed music, 1742, entitled "Tunes Usually Sung at the Baptist"; sheet of printed music, 18th or 19th century; "Hymn Sheet: for use in Holiness and Christian Workers' Meetings," [pencil note: "in use during [eighteen?] eighties and nineties"]; other printed hymns and bookmark, 19th or early 20th century; and hymns by John Beaumont.

(12 items)
Box SU 5
Lay preachers--ALS from President and Secretary of the Quarterly Meeting of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, circa 1849
Box SU 5
Local preachers--notebook and certificate, circa 1840 and 1910

A printed certificate of membership for the Wesleyan Methodist Local Preachers' Mutual Aid Association. The notebook: A Local Preachers' Mutual Aid. "Bro. Spencers Contributions Book"; "The Wesleyan Local Preacher's Fund in the Seven Oaks Circuit."

Box SU 5
Preachers' wives and families--print item, "A Preacher's Fund," circa 1853
Box SU 5
Preaching licences: James and William Fowler, 1797-1798, 1960, and undated

Two autograph fragments, signed by James Fowler. One copy of an Ordination Certificate written and signed by Bishop Thomas Coke in 1798 for William Fowler. One print form certifying William Fowler as having taken the requisite oath as a dissenting minister, signed by Henry Selby.

(5 items)
Box SU 5
Correspondence, notes, and clippings, 1840-1863, 1950, and undated

Items found tipped or laid in to a A History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from Its Origins to the Conference of 1860, by John Petty, 1864.

(14 items)
Box SU 5
Manuscript items and artifacts, circa 1836-1883, 1907-8, 1920, and undated

Artifact is a book cover, possibly signed by William Clowes. Print items are a membership card for the Primitive Methodist Church, circa 1909,and Quarterly Report Form for Hull Station. Also included, pamphlets of hymns to be sung at St. George's Road Sunday School Anniversaries, 1878-1883; "Questions to be answered by the Candidates for the Preachers' Plan," answered and signed by George Beaumont, 1920; "Statistics of the PM Connexion in the year 1839," handwritten; two blank "Seat-letting Cards" for Jubilee Primitive Methodist Church; letter to the PM Connexion on re: Book Room goods, 1860; Form for a loan from the PM Chapel Aid Association.

Box SU 5
Minutes and regulations of the Annual Conference of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, printed by James Bourne, Bemersley, 1836-1840

Printed minutes of the 17th, 20th, and 21st conferences, held at Lynn Regis in Norfolk, Bradford in Yorkshire, and Manchester, respectively.

Box SU 5
Primitive Methodist music, 1893, 1951, 1960, and undated

Five items of music, circa 1893 and undated (likely late 19th and early to mid-20th century). Two clippings, circa 1951 and 1960

Box SU 5
Primitive Methodist preachers' plans, 1840-1844

Plans for the Brigg and Alkbro branch of Hull Circuit, 1840-1841, and of the Whitby Circuit, 1843-1844 (2 items). Items appear to be later reprints of originals in the Frank Baker Collection of Methodist Circuit Plans.

Box SU 5
Printed materials, ca. 1845, 1890, and undated

Text cards from Primitive Methodist Children's Magazine, images of locations related to Primitive Methodism; broadsheet of "Hymns to be Sung at the Opening Services" of church at Ramsbottom, 1890; Centenary Fund, undated.

Box SU 5
The Pioneers of Primitive Methodism, 1914 Jan. 18

Typed notes for a "service of song" celebrating "The Pioneers of Primitive Methodism". The format is a hymn, followed by a short section narrating the beginnings of Primitive Methodism, followed by another hymn, and another narrated section, etc.

Box SU 5
Printers and printing, 1742-1757 and 1782-1783

Includes: manuscript copies, probably 19th century, of Bristol newspaper notes dating to 1740s and 1750s; and copies of covers of the Arminian Magazine, nos. 850-867, 1782-1783.

[ items transferred from the Wesley Works Archive, Bibliography Series.

Box SU 5
Protestant Methodists, 1827 and undated

Letter from Joah Mallinson, 1827 Dec. 25, regarding his unjust trial and expulsion from Wesleyan Methodism; accompanied by the Letter "To the Editors of the Leeds Mercury" from Mallinson and James Sigston (1827 Dec. 13), in which they defend themselves against Wesleyan Methodism. The controversy to which this refers is over placing an organ in Brunswick Chapel, Leeds -- those opposed were expelled from the connexion and started the Protestant Methodist Church.

Typed copy (4 pages) of Wesleyan Protestant Methodist Magazine, 1829-1832

Box SU 5
Resolutions of the Wesleyan-Methodist Conference, Assembled at Leeds, on the Subject of Colonial Slavery. The Reverend George Morley, in the Chair--printed letters with autograph additions, 1830 July 30-Aug. 2

Copy 1, ALS by William McNichol on verso, addressed to Thomas Farmer, Esq., London, Aug. 2; Copy 2, Autograph address to Rev. J. Bunting, Chelsea, Aug. 1

(2 copies)
Box SU 5

Materials documenting to the history and sale of a Methodist chapel in Compton Dando, Somerset. Descendents of the original family apparently sent these documents, including the 1809 indenture, to FB in the 1950s.

[13 items, being transferred from Smith, are already described here.]

Bince family correspondence, photographs, wills, and other documents, 1874, 1910, 1923-1956, and undated
Box SU 5
Indenture for the sale of Compton Dando Chapel, circa December 21 and 22, 1809. Signed by James Bince and Elijah Bush.
(on vellum, 23.5" x 30.5")
Box VM 32
Sunderland history, 1896-1911 and undated

Correspondence, notes, printed materials, photographs, and other loose items removed from the endsheets of the volume "Records of Methodism in Sunderland," by B. A. Hurd Barley, housed in the Volumes Series, Local Histories Subseries. Most of these items appear to have been intended as additions to the latter portion of that history, which covers the entire 19th century.

(11 items)
Box SU 5
Swinefleet, 1802
(circa 10 items)
Box SU 5
Temperance Movement, circa 1832, 1851, 1860, and 1934-37.

--Five printed abstinence pledge cards, signed and fair copies, various sizes. 1851 card, approx. 8x11, is "Designed and Etched by George Cruikshank, Total Abstainer from All Intoxicating Liquors and Tobacco, 1852," with FB note added.

Three poems on Temperance [pencil note: from PM Magazine, 1832]

Small envelope with quotes about temperance.

(7 items)
Box SU 5
Trade cards, 1750, 1836, 1959, and undated

Trade cards and handbills for a bookseller (1750), a draper (1836), and a tailor (undated); and 20th century manuscripts dealers' announcements.

(7 items)
Box SU 5
Twentieth Century Fund--three enrollment certificates, 1893 and undated
Box SU 6 (Ovsz.)
United States, 1820-1876 and undated

Portraits--engravings of missionaries, ministers, and other church officials, 1820-1876 and undated

(12 items)
Box SU 5
Wesleyan Presidents--One engraving/photograph (undated) and three print items, circa 1851 and undated

Items are as follows: One large document with engravings and photographs of the Presidents of the Wesleyan Conference from 1837 to 1899. One print item: "Alphabetic List of the Ninety Presidents of the Wesleyan Conference, 1791-1906". One print item: "Tabulated Biography of the Presidents of the Wesleyan Conference". One print item: "The Following are the Autographs of All the Presidents of the Wesleyan Conference from the Death of Wesley"; note states "from originals in the library of Geo. [Jas. ?] Stevenson, London."

Box SU 5
Yorkshire, circa 1836 and undated

Two manuscript documents giving the Society of Wesleyan Methodists the right to enlarge their chapel in the township of Churwell. Undated, but watermarked 1836.

Box SU 5
Liverpool, "Statistical Report for Year Ending in 1861"

A printed statistical report for the Wesleyan Sunday School Union, Liverpool, 1861. For more information, see Frank Baker Papers, Subject Files, Liverpool.

Box SU 6 (Ovsz.)
Marriage--One manuscript item circa 1756
Box SU 6 (Ovsz.)
Middlesex, St. Giles: Particulars, Plan, and Conditions of Sale of the Freehold Episcopal Chapel, 1887 Dec. 15
(2 sheets)
Box SU 6 (Ovsz.)
Staffordshire--Three manuscript items circa 1822

Accounts/balances for Quarterly Meetings for Leek, Longmor, and Flash.

Box SU 6 (Ovsz.)
Correspondence: [Felvus?], John, Tortola, to Rev'd Joseph Entwisle, Birmingham, 1823 Nov. 12

Describes missions and natives in the West Indies; discusses mixed public opinion about the Methodist missions in London and relates antagonism they face in Barbados, including an incident during which some Barbadians took a Methodist preacher captive; worries about the safety of the missionaries in the West Indies.

Box SU 6 (Ovsz.)
Printed Material: Whitworth and 5 others, Dreadful Hurricane in the West Indies, London: T. Cordeux, 1819 Dec.
Box SU 6 (Ovsz.)

Visual Materials Series, 1670-1990 and undated

(35 boxes, approximately 8500 items)

Contains engraved portraits, maps, landscapes, architectural renderings, and other subjects that portray many of the important people and places of 18th and 19th century England as the Wesleys and their contemporaries might have known them. Formats include engravings, wood-block prints, photographs, and plates removed from 20th century books and calendars. The People Subseries is devoted almost entirely to Wesley family portraits, the bulk of it to John Wesley, who was one of the most frequent subjects of portraits in 18th century England. The Places Subseries houses some 300 engravings of landscapes and architectural sites. Scenes depicted include many well-known historical sites--Edinburgh Castle, King's College Chapel, Stonehenge--as well as others less familiar to a modern eye, such as Bath or Tintern Abbey as they might have appeared to the young Jane Austen or William Wordsworth. The Magazines Subseries contains groupings of portrait prints from various Methodist and other denominations' magazines from the late 18th through early 20th centuries. In the Maps Subseries are found approximately 250 maps, predominantly consisting of engraved prints from the 18th century. The Subjects Subseries houses images of literary, Biblical, and mythical scenes; pastoral and animal scenes; and painted and photographic copies and reproductions of well-known 18th and 19th century artists. Finally, a small Photographs Subseries houses albumen, panoramic, and modern black-and white prints, and glass plate negatives. Images portray individuals, churches, and scenes from Europe and the Americas.

RELATED MATERIALS: In addition to materials housed in this series, several thousand other engravings can be found in: the Wesley Family Series, Wesley Family Portraits Subseries; Volumes Series, Albums and Scrapbooks Subseries; and the Methodist Class and Band Tickets Series.

[Duplicates have not been weeded in most subseries, but it should be noted that for many items published prior to about 1820, apparent duplicates may show the minute variations common to copperplate printing. This is especially true in the various portraits gathered under "People," where FB often penciled notes that label "copies" as A, B, C, etc. and indicated points where the printing plates began to wear down and lose definition during subsequent print runs.]

Prints vary in size by box, as follows: Boxes VM 1-4, stored upright, prints 7" x 9" or smaller; Boxes VM 5-6, stored flat, prints 11" x 14" or smaller; Box 7, stored flat, prints 16" x 20" or smaller.

[ATTENTION: handle with care--many items have not been individually sleeved.]

Adam Liveh-goona Munhi Rathanal, Adam Liveh-goona Munhi Rathanal, Formerly a High priest of Boodhu, Educated in England by the Rev. Adam Clarke, L.L.D., 1821
Box VM 1
Addison, Joseph, undated
(2 items)
Box VM 1
Aldrich, Henricus, undated
Box VM 1
Amelia, Princess, daughter of George II, King of Britain, 1810
Box VM 1
Andrewes, Lancelot, Bishop of Ely, 1618
Box VM 1
Arminius, James, 1781 and undated
(11 items)
Box VM 1
Arndt, John, General Superintendant in the Dutchy of Luneburg, undated
(6 items)
Box VM 1
Arnold, Matthew, undated
Box VM 1
Arthur, William, 1854 and undated
(6 items)
Box VM 1 and VM 5
Asbury, Francis, 1809, 1954
(7 items)
Box VM 1 and VM 5
Aselli, Gaspare, undated
Box VM 1
Atherton, William, 1825-1826 and undated
(2 folders, 18 items)
Box VM 1 and VM 5
Atmore, Charles, 1821 and undated
(13 items)
Box VM 1
Bacon, Francis, Sir, Lord Chancellor, undated
Box VM 1
Bagford, John and John Murray, 1817
Box VM 1
Bannister, John, 1811
Box VM 1
Barclay, Robert Heirot, Lieutenant Colonel, 1811
Box VM 1
Bardsley, Samuel, 1784, 1797, and undated
(11 items)
Box VM 1
Barker, Robert, "Inventor and Proprietor of the Panorama," 1802
Box VM 1
Bartholin, Thomas, undated
Box VM 1
Bates, William, undated
Box VM 1
Bandini, Angelo Maria and Jacopo Morelli, 1817
Box VM 1
Baxter, Richard, undated
Box VM 1
Beaumont, Francis, undated
Box VM 1
Bennigsen, Levin, General Count, 1807
Box VM 1
Benson, Joseph, circa 1780-1822 and undated
(26 items)
Box VM 1 and VM 5
Benson, Joseph, Jabez Bunting, Adam Clarke, Thomas Coke, and John Pawson, 1829
Box VM 1
Blackstone, William, 1800
Box VM 1
Blood, Thomas, "Who stole the crown from the Tower of London," 1804
Box VM 1
Boerhaave, Herman, undated
Box VM 1
Bogerman, John, undated
(2 items)
Box VM 1
Bogie, James, 1790 and undated
(7 items)
Box VM 1
Boleyn, Anne, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, undated
Box VM 1
Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso, undated
Box VM 1
Boyle, Robert, undated
Box VM 1
Bradburn, Samuel, 1785, 1796
(9 items)
Box VM 1
Bradford, Joseph, 1783
(3 items)
Box VM 1
Broadbent, John, 1783 and undated
(4 items)
Box VM 1
Broome, William, undated
Box VM 1
Bunting, Jabez, circa 1804-1858 and undated
(3 folders, 25 items)
Box VM 1, VM 5, and VM 7
Bunyan, John, undated
(2 items)
Box VM 1
Burgess, Daniel, undated
Box VM 1
Burke, Edmund, undated
Box VM 1
Burns, Robert, 1909
Box VM 1
Busby, Richard, "Master of Westminster School, 1640 ob 1695," undated
Box VM 1
Buxton, Thomas Fowell, Sir, undated
Box VM 1
Byrom, John, 1814
Box VM 1
Byron, George Gordon, Lord, undated
Box VM 1
Calamy, Edmund, undated
Box VM 1
Canning, George, 1812
Box VM 1
Carew, Bampfylde Moore, 1753
Box VM 1
Carey, William, 1839
Box VM 1
Cavendish, Georgiana Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire, 1787
Box VM 1
Chalie, Francis, 1810
Box VM 1
Chalmers, Thomas, undated
Box VM 1
Charles I, King of England, undated
Box VM 1
Charles II, King of England, undated
Box VM 1
Charles Edward, Prince, grandson of James II, King of England (i.e., "Bonnie Prince Charlie"), undated
Box VM 1
Charles John, Crown Prince of Sweden, 1813
Box VM 1
Chaucer, Geoffrey, 1753 and undated
(2 items)
Box VM 1
Chicheley, Henry, undated
Box VM 1
Clark, Samuel, author of "Annotations on the Bible," undated
Box VM 1
Clarke, Adam, circa 1782-1839 and undated

Six unique portraits, a silhouette, a clipping, and "Dr. Adam Clarke and the Priests of Budha from Ceylon" (VM 1). One portrait in Box VM 5 has a long engraved inscription, signed by Clarke.

(3 folders, 39 items)
Box VM 1, VM 5, and VM 7
Claxton, Marshall, undated
(4 items)
Box VM 1
Clowes, William, 1839
Box VM 1
Coates, Robert, 1813
Box VM 1
Cochrane, Thomas, 1808
Box VM 1
Coke, Thomas, circa 1780, 1947, and undated
(2 folders, 7 items)
Box VM1 and VM 5
Collingwood, Cuthbert Collingwood, Baron, 1810
Box VM 1
Collins, William, 1811
Box VM 1
Collyer, W.B., undated
Box VM 1
Colman, George, the Younger, 1809
Box VM 1
Conder, John, 1774
Box VM 1
Coote, Eyre, Sir, 1810
Box VM 1
Cracherode, Clayton Mordaunt, 1817
Box VM 1
Creighton, James, 1785
Box VM 1
Croker, John Wilson, Secretary of the Admiralty, 1812
Box VM 1
Cromwell, Oliver, undated
Box VM 1
Cromwell, Oliver, and Sir Philip Warwick, 1790
Box VM 1
Crowther, Jonathan, 1819 and undated
(2 folders, 18 items)
Box VM 1 and VM 5
Cudworth, Robert, undated
Box VM 1
Cumberland, Richard, 1809
Box VM 1
Cumberland, William, undated
Box VM 1
Dampier, Thomas, Bishop of Ely, 1817
Box VM 2
Davis, Howell, undated
Box VM 2
Dawson, William, 1842 and undated
(2 folders, 3 items)
Box VM 1 and VM 5
Descartes, Renee, undated
Box VM 1
Dibden, charles, 1809
Box VM 1
Dickinson, Peard, undated
(3 items)
Box VM 1
Donton, William, 1815
Box VM 1
Doddridge, Philip, undated
Box VM 1
Dorsche, Johann Georg, undated [circa 1700?]
Box VM 1
Drew, Samuel, 1834-1835 and undated
(3 items)
Box VM 1
Earl Cowper, 1812
Box VM 1
Entwisle, Joseph, 1825 and undated
(2 folders, 9 items)
Box VM 2 and VM 5
Episcopius, Simon, 1781
(2 items)
Box VM 2
Farrar, John, undated
Box VM 2
Fenelon, Francois de Salignac de La Mothe, Duke of Cambray, undated
Box VM 2
Flavel, John, undated
Box VM 2
Fletcher, John, undated
Box VM 2
Fletcher, John, Reverend, 1788 and undated
(6 items)
Box VM 2
Fletcher, S., 1848
Box VM 2
Fonson, Ben, undated
Box VM 2
Fortin, John, 1807
Box VM 2
Fothergill, John, undated
Box VM 2
Fox, Charles James, undated
Box VM 2
Frankland, Richard, undated
Box VM 2
Frederick, Augustus, Prince and Duke of Sussex, 1812
Box VM 2
Garrick, David, 1809
Box VM 2
Gibbons, Thomas, 1775
Box VM 2
Gibson, Edmund, 1737, 1820
(2 items)
Box VM 2
Gilbert, Lord Bishop of Sarum, 1753
Box VM 2
Gilpin, Bernard, undated
Box VM 2
Glenorchy (Lady), 1804
Box VM 2
George II, King of Great Britain, 1803
Box VM 2
George III, King of Great Britain, 1803
Box VM 2
Glisson, Francis, undated
Box VM 2
Goldsmith, Abraham, 1810
Box VM 2
Goldsmith, Oliver, undated
Box VM 2
Goodall, Thomas, Admiral of Haiti, 1808
Box VM 2
Goodwin, Thomas, 1801
Box VM 2
Graaf, Reinier de, undated
Box VM 2
Graham, Thomas, 1811
Box VM 2
Granger, James, 1775
Box VM 2
Greathead, Henry, "Inventor of the Life Boat," 1804
Box VM 2
Grew, Nehemiah, undated
Box VM 2
Grey, Jane, Lady, 1817
Box VM 2
Grimshaw, William, circa 1821
(3 items)
Box VM 2
Hall, Joseph, Lord Bishop of Norwich, undated
Box VM 2
Haller, Albrecht von, undated
Box VM 2
Hamilton, James, General Sir, 1st Duke of Hamilton, 1649
Box VM 2
Hanby, Thomas, undated
Box VM 2
Hardinge, Geroge Nicholas, 1810
Box VM 2
Harrison, John, undated
Box VM 2
Harrocks, M. R., Nottingham, undated
Box VM 2
Harvey, William, undated
(2 items)
Box VM 2
Hassan, Mirza Abul, "His Excellency Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Persia," 1810
Box VM 2
Hastings, Francis Rawdon, Earl of Moira, 1811
Box VM 2
Hastings, Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, 1784, 1790, 1815, and undated
(9 items)
Box VM 2
Heath, Benjamin, 1817
Box VM 2
Heginbottom, Sam, 1808
Box VM 2
Helmont, Jean Baptiste van, undated
Box VM 2
Henley, John, undated
Box VM 2
Henry VII, King of England, undated
Box VM 2
Henry VIII, King of England, undated
Box VM 2
Herring, Thomas, 1757
Box VM 2
Herschel, William, undated
Box VM 2
Hervey, James, 1796 and undated
(3 items)
Box VM 2
Hickes, John, 1802
Box VM 2
Hill (Governor), undated
Box VM 2
Hill, George Gordon, General, 1812
Box VM 2
Hill, Lord Hill, the Statue of Lord Hill of Shrewsbury, undated
Box VM 2
Hill, Rich, 1839
Box VM 2
Honeywood, Dean, 1817
Box VM 2
Hood, Samuel, 1807
Box VM 2
Hook, James, 1813
Box VM 2
Hooker, Mr., undated
Box VM 2
Hopper, Christopher, 1782
(2 items)
Box VM 2
Horsley, Samuel, Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, 1813
Box VM 2
Howard, John, 1788
Box VM 2
Howell, John, undated
Box VM 2
Huddart, Joseph, 1811
Box VM 2
Hughes, J., undated
Box VM 2
Hughes, Obadiah, undated
Box VM 2
Hurd, Richard, 1800
Box VM 2
Jackson, Samuel, undated
Box VM 2
Jackson, Thomas, 1853 and undated
(3 folders, 11 items)
Box VM 2, VM 5, and VM 7
James II, King of England, undated
Box VM 2
Jenkinson, Charles, Earl of Liverpool, 1808
Box VM 2
Jessey, Henry, Reverend, undated
Box VM 2
Johnson, Ben, 1753
Box VM 2
Johnson, Samuel, undated
Box VM 2
Jollie, Thomas, undated
Box VM 2
Kauffmann, Angelica, 1809
Box VM 3
Keats, Richard Goodwin, 1808
Box VM 3
Keble, John, undated
Box VM 3
Kenn, Thomas, undated
Box VM 3
Kennet, White, "Bishop of Peterborough obit, 1723, aet 68," 1803
Box VM 3
Kenton, Benjamin, 1808
Box VM 3
Kilham, Alexander, undated
(2 items)
Box VM 3
Kinsman, Andrew, 1774
Box VM 3
Knox, John, undated
Box VM 3
Lacy, James, Late Patentee of the Theatre Royal Drum Lane, 1802
Box VM 3
Lake, George Augustus Frederic, 1808
Box VM 3
Lake. Gerard, Lord and Viscount, 1808
Box VM 3
Langius, Mattheus (Cardinal Gurce), undated [circa 1700?]
Box VM 3
Lee, Samuel, Regius Professor of Hebrew in the University of Cambridge, undated
Box VM 3
Leeuwenhoek, Antoni van, undated
Box VM 3
Lessey, Theophilus, 1793, 1839, undated
(13 items)
Box VM 3
Lightfoot, John, undated
Box VM 3
Linne, Carl von (Linnaeus), undated
Box VM 3
Locke, John, undated
(2 items)
Box VM 3
Love, John, Mr. Iohn Love, Bookseller, of Weymouth: the Fatest & Heaviest Man ever known in England, undated
Box VM 3
Lower, Richard, undated
Box VM 3
Lowth, Robert, 1787
Box VM 3
Madan, 1784
Box VM 3
Magliabechi, Antonio and Apostolo Zeno, undated
Box VM 3
Maittaire, Michael and Gerard Meerman, 1817
Box VM 3
Malpighi, Marcello, 1694
Box VM 3
Manby, William, 1813
Box VM 3
Manners, John, Marquis of Granby, undated
Box VM 3
Mary I, Queen of England, undated
Box VM 3
Mary II, Queen of England, undated
Box VM 3
Mather, Alexander, undated
(8 items)
Box VM 3
Mather, Increase, undated
Box VM 3
Mather, Samuel, undated
Box VM 3
Mattocks (nee Hallam), Isabella, 1807
Box VM 3
Mayow, John, undated
Box VM 3
Melancthon, Philip, Celebrated German reformer, undated
(5 items)
Box VM 3
Melmoth, William, "Formerly one of the Senior Benebers of the Honor Society of Lincolns Inn,"1810
Box VM 3
Metcalf, John, "Blind Jack of Knaresborough," 1804
Box VM 3
Middleton, Conyers, undated
Box VM 3
Miller, William, 1817
Box VM 3
Milton, John, undated
Box VM 3
Moliere, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin de, undated
Box VM 3
Montgomery, James, 1825, 1828
(2 items)
Box VM 3
Moore, Henry, 1797 and undated
(23 items)
Box VM 3
Moore, John, Lieutenant General, 1809
Box VM 3
Moore, Thomas, undated
Box VM 3
More, Hannah, 1819 and undated
(2 items)
Box VM 3
Moreau, Jean Victor, 1813
Box VM 3
Mortimer, Elizabeth, undated
(2 items)
Box VM 3
Mother Damnable (or, Mother Red Cap), Mother Damnable, the remarkable Shrew of Kentish Town, the person who gave rise to the Sign of Mother Red Cap, on the Hampstead Road, near London, 1676
Box VM 3
Murray, William, Lord Chief Justice Mansfield, 1st Earl of Mansfield, 1768
(2 items)
Box VM 3
Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1797 and undated

Two engravings and one color lithograph.

(3 items)
Box VM 3
Nelson, Horatio, Lord and 1st Viscount, undated
Box VM 3
Nelson, John, John Nelson Aet. 66 and Ivegate, Bradford: the Entrance to the Dungeon Where John Nelson Was Imprisoned, undated
(2 items)
Box VM 3
Newton, John, 1808
Box VM 3
Newton, Robert, undated
(34 items)
Box VM 3
Nicholson, William, 1812
Box VM 3
Oglethorpe, General James, including Sketch'd from Life at the Sale of Dr. Johnsons books, Feb. 18 1785, 1785 and undated

Inscription: "General James Oglethorpe Died 30th June 1785 aged 102 said to be the oldest General in Europe__Sketch'd from Life at the sale of Dr Johnsons books Feby 18, 1785 where the Genl was reading a book he had purchas'd without spectacles__In 1706 he had an Ensigns commission in the Guards and remember'd to have shot snipes in Conduitmead where Conduit Street now stands" There is also a small newspaper clipping attached.

(3 items)
Box VM 3
Okey, John, Coll. Okey Regicide, Executed at Tyburn 1662, 1810
Box VM 3
Osborn, George, undated
(11 items)
Box VM 3
Ouseley, William, 1811
Box VM 3
Ousely, Gore, 1812
Box VM 3
Owen, John, undated
Box VM 3
Palafox, Don Jose Rebolledo de, 1st Duke of Saragossa, 1809
Box VM 3
Parker, Peter, Sir and Baronet, late Admiral of the Fleet, 1812
Box VM 3
Parr, Samuel, 1809
Box VM 3
Parsons, William, 1808
Box VM 3
Partridge, Nathaniel, undated
Box VM 3
Pawson, John, undated
(9 items)
Box VM 3
Payne, Thomas, Bookseller, 1817
Box VM 3
Pearson, John, 1683 and 1820
(2 items)
Box VM 3
Peckwell, Henry, 1775
Box VM 3
Perceval, Spencer, 1813
Box VM 3
Percy, Thomas, Bishop of Dromore, 1811 and 1817
(2 items)
Box VM 3
Perronet, Vincent, 1799 and undated
(5 items)
Box VM 3
Pinkerton, John, 1807
Box VM 3
Pitt, William, 1812 and undated
(3 items)
Box VM 3
Pope, Jane, "Miss Pope of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane," 1807
Box VM 3
Porson, Richard, Professor of Greek Language in the University of Cambridge, 1809
Box VM 3
Preston, William, P.M. of the Lodge of Antiquity N.1, 1811
Box VM 3
Prior, Matthew, undated
Box VM 3
Racine, Jean, undated
Box VM 3
Rajus, Johannes, "Joannes Rajus Societatis Regiae Socius," undated
Box VM 3
Rankin, Thomas, undated
(3 items)
Box VM 3
Reece, Richard, undated
(12 items)
Box VM 4
Reed, Isaac, 1807
Box VM 4
Reynolds, Henry Revell, 1812
Box VM 4
Reynolds, Joshua, undated
Box VM 4
Reynolds, Richard, undated
Box VM 4
Rodda, Richard, undated
(9 items)
Box VM 4
Rogers, James, undated
(11 items)
Box VM 4
Rogers, W. (Captain), 1808
Box VM 4
Rollock, Robert, Principal of the University of Edinburgh, undated
Box VM 4
Romaine, William, 1796
Box VM 4
Russell, Patrick, 1811
Box VM 4
Ruysch, Frederik, undated
Box VM 4
Saml, Charles, 1828
Box VM 4
Sapho, La Mort de Sapho, undated
Box VM 4
Saumarez, James, Sir, 1838
(2 items)
Box VM 4
Scholey, George, Lord Mayor of London, 1813
Box VM 4
Scott, Walter, Esq., 1811
(2 items)
Box VM 4
Secker, Thomas, undated
Box VM 4
Selim II, late Emperor of the Turks, 1807
Box VM 4
Seton, Elizabeth Ann, Foundress and first superior of the sisters of charity, undated
Box VM 4
Shakespeare, William, undated
Box VM 4
Shaw, Samuel, undated
Box VM 4
Shenstone, William, undated
Box VM 4
Skelton, Sir John, Poet Lauret of King Henry VIII, 1797
Box VM 4
Sloane, Hans, 1753
Box VM 4
Smith, Elizabeth, 1809
Box VM 4
Smollett, Tobias, 1822
Box VM 4
Soane, John, Sir, 1813
Box VM 4
Sparrow, Anthony, "Successively Bishop of Exeter and Norwich," 1798
Box VM 4
Spencer, Charles, 3rd Earl of Sunderland, Founder of the Blenheim Library, 1817
Box VM 4
Spencer, Edmund, 1753
Box VM 4
Staines, William, Lord Mayor of the city of London, 1801, 1807
Box VM 4
Steele, Richard, Sir, undated
Box VM 4
Steno, Nicolaus (i.e., Niels Stensen), undated
Box VM 4
Stephens, Philip, Sir, 1810
Box VM 4
Story, George, undated
(10 items)
Box VM 4
Stuart, James, undated
Box VM 4
Stuart, John, 1810
Box VM 4
Sylvius, Franciscus, undated
Box VM 4
Taft, Zacharias, undated
(7 items)
Box VM 4
Taylor, Charles, 1811
Box VM 4
Taylor, Joseph, undated
Box VM 4
Taylor, Thomas, undated
Box VM 4
Tennyson, Alfred, Baron, undated
Box VM 4
Thompson, Thomas, undated
Box VM 4
Tickell, Thomas, undated
Box VM 4
Tilotson, John, 1753
Box VM 4
Toplady, Augustus, 1794
Box VM 4
Townley, James, undated
Box VM 4
Trapp, Joseph, "From an Original Picture in the Bodlean Gallery," 1796
Box VM 4
Treffry, Richard, undated
(17 items)
Box VM 4
Uitenbogaert, John, 1781
(2 items)
Box VM 4
Unknown people, undated
(8 items)
Box VM 4
Upto, John, 1794
Box VM 4
Vasey, Thomas, 1799-1816 and undated
(22 items)
Box VM 4
Victoria I, Queen of England, undated
Box VM 4
Vieussens, Raymond, undated
Box VM 4
Wallack, James William, Actor, as Rugantino, 1820
Box VM 4
Walpole, Horatio, 1796
Box VM 4
Watson, Richard, Bishop of Landalf, 1810
Box VM 4
Watson, Richard, Wesleyan Methodist minister and theologian, 1826, 1863, and undated
(16 items)
Box VM 4
Watson, Robert, 1833
Box VM 4
Watson, Thomas, Minister of St. Stephens, Walbrook, London, undated
Box VM 4
Watts, Isaac, undated
Box VM 4
Wellesley, Richard, 1st Marquess, 1808
Box VM 4
Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1808
(2 items)
Box VM 4
West, Francis, undated
(20 items)
Box VM 4
Wharton, Thomas (anatomist, 1614-1673), undated
Box VM 4
Whitbread, Samuel, 1813
Box VM 4
White, Henry Kirke, undated

Engraved caption--four line poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron, in memory of White's early death.

Box VM 4
Whitefield, George, 1783, 1825 and undated

Folder 2 contains the print, "The Rev'd Mr. Whitefield preaching at Leeds, 1749."

(2 folders, 8 items)
Box VM 4 and VM 6
Whitefoord, Caleb, 1810
Box VM 4
Whittington, Richard (i.e., Dick Whittington), undated
Box VM 4
Wilberforce, William, 1826
Box VM 4
William I, King of England, 1803
Box VM 4
William III, King of England, undated
Box VM 4
Willis, Thomas, undated
Box VM 4
Woffington, Margaret, 1795
Box VM 4
Wolsley, Thomas, Cardinal, undated
Box VM 4
Wride, Thomas, undated
(6 items)
Box VM 4
Wyatt, Benjamin, 1812
Box VM 4
Young, Mr., "Mr. Young of the Theatre Royal Covent Garden," 1812
Box VM 4
Zinzendorf, Count Nicholas Ludwig vin, undated
Box VM 4
Arkright, Richard, undated
Box VM 5
Ault, William, undated
Box VM 5
Bacon, William, undated
Box VM 5
Barton, William, undated
Box VM 5
Bates, Jonathan J., undated
Box VM 5
Beattie, James, 1805
Box VM 5
Beecham, John, President of the Conference, undated
Box VM 5
Berridge, John, Rev'd John Berridge, A.M., Aged 73: Vicar of Everton near Potton, Bedfordshire; late of Clare Hall, Cambridge, & Chaplain to the Earl of Buchan, 1788 June 17
Box VM 5
Blacket, James, undated
Box VM 5
Booth, William O., undated
Box VM 5
Bradford, John, undated
Box VM 5
Bowers, John, President of the Conference, 1858 or later
Box VM 5
Brice, Edward, undated
Box VM 5
Brooke, Henry, 1793
Box VM 5
Byron, George Gordon, Lord, undated
Box VM 5
Churchill, Charles, Halifax, Nova Scotia, undated
Box VM 5
Clough, Benjamin, undated
Box VM 5
Cusworth, Joseph, undated
Box VM 5
Dickson, Thomas, undated
Box VM 5
Dixon, James, undated
Box VM 5
Doddridge, Philip, "Though dead, He yet speaketh" and "Doddridge: the Family Expositor," 1808
Box VM 5
Eastwood, Thomas, undated
Box VM 5
Edmondson, Jonathan, undated
Box VM 5
Emmett, M., undated
Box VM 5
Everett, James, with engraved inscription, "I am, my dear Dr. Clarke, Yours most truly, James Everett," undated
Box VM 5
Farrar, John, 1872 and undated
(2 items)
Box VM 5
Fletcher, Mary (Bosanquet), Mrs. Mary Fletcher, Madeley, Shropshire, 1810
Box VM 5
Gaulter, John, circa 1817
Box VM 5
Griffith, Richard D., undated
Box VM 5
Griffith, William, undated
Box VM 5
Hamer, Thomas, undated
Box VM 5
Hardy, Robert Spence, undated
Box VM 5
Hinson, William, undated
Box VM 5
Hobson, John, undated
Box VM 5
Hodgson, John, undated
Box VM 5
Hodson, Thomas, Missionary to Mysore, undated
Box VM 5
Inglis, Robert, undated
Box VM 5
Jackson, George, undated
Box VM 5
Jackson, Robert, undated
Box VM 5
Jackson, Samuel, President of the Conference, undated
Box VM 5
James, John, undated
Box VM 5
Jenkins, Isaac, undated
Box VM 5
Kane, Lawrence, undated
Box VM 6
Keeling, Isaac, President of the Conference, undated
Box VM 6
Kelk, William, undated
Box VM 6
Kemble, J., "Kemble in the Character of Hamlet,"circa 1780s
Box VM 6
Kirk, John, undated
Box VM 6
LaTrobe, Benjamin, 1793
Box VM 6
Laycock, James, undated
Box VM 6
Levinz, Sir Creswell, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, undated, 18th century
Box VM 6
Maltby, Edvardus, 1815
Box VM 6
Melson, Robert, undated
Box VM 6
Monkhouse, Thomas S., undated
Box VM 6
Moore, Roger, undated
Box VM 6
Morley, George, undated
Box VM 6
Newton, John, undated
Box VM 6
Newton, Robert, President of the Conference, undated and 1824 or later
(3 items)
Box VM 6
Oldham, Hugh (Bishop Oldham), undated
Box VM 6
Pengelly, John C., undated
Box VM 6
Pickard, Humphrey, D.D., Principal of the Mount Allison Wesleyan Academy, Sackville, New Brunswick, undated
Box VM 6
Prest, Charles, 1862
Box VM 6
Punshon, William Morley, undated
Box VM 6
Radcliffe, Charles, undated
Box VM 6
Reece, Richard, undated
Box VM 6
Reynolds, Joshua, portrait of unidentified woman, undated
Box VM 6
Robinson, Mary, undated
Box VM 6
Scott, George, Wesleyan Missionary, Stockholm, undated
Box VM 6
Scott, John, President of the Conference, 1843 or later
Box VM 6
Shaw, Barnabas, Missionary to South Africa, undated
Box VM 6
Shrewsbury, William M., undated
Box VM 6
Sophie, Daughter of Louis XV, From the painting by Nattier, at Versailles, undated
Box VM 6
Southcott, Joanna, "A Correct view of the Superb Crib, presented to Joanna Southcott," 1814 Sept. 9
Box VM 6
Stanley, Jacob, President of the Conference, 1845 or later
Box VM 6
Stanley, Thomas, undated
Box VM 6
Stanley, Sir William, undated
Box VM 6
Stoner, David, undated
Box VM 6
Sutcliffe, Joseph, undated
(2 items)
Box VM 6
Taft, Zacharias, undated
Box VM 6
Taylor, Thomas, undated
Box VM 6
Thompson, George, undated
Box VM 6
Vasey, Thomas, undated
Box VM 6
Waddy, Samuel Dousland, The Reverend Samuel Dousland Waddy, President of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference for 1859-1860, undated
Box VM 6
Watson, R., undated
Box VM 6
Westlake, Charles, undated
Box VM 6
Wheeler, Robert, undated
Box VM 6
Wood, Thomas, undated
Box VM 6
Young, Samuel, undated
Box VM 6
Unidentified man, undated
Box VM 6
Beaumont, M., undated
Box VM 7
Bunting, W.M., undated
Box VM 7
Coke, Edward, Lord Chief Justice, 1741
Box VM 7
Cromwell, Oliver, "Lord Protector of England Scotland and Ireland," undated
Box VM 7
Curnoch, J.P., undated

Individual portraits that depict Maxfield along with (apparently) his wife and 13 children. Penciled notes on verso summarize history of Maxfield, JW, and the Countess of Huntingdon.

Box VM 7
Elliott, George Aug., 1794
Box VM 7
Fuseli, Henry, undated
Box VM 7
Hall, Samuel Romilly, President of the Conference, 1868, 1868
Box VM 7
Jenkins, Henry, Henry Jenkins of Ellerton in Yorkshire. Who lived to the surprising age of 169, 1752
Box VM 7
Locke, John, 1738
(3 items)
Box VM 7
Madan, Martin, The Rev'd Mr. Martin Madan, Chaplain to the R' Hon'ble Henry Lord Apsley, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, & to the Lock Hospital, Hide Park Corner, undated
Box VM 7
Maxfield, Thomas, The Reverend Thomas Maxfield, Chaplain to the Countess of Huntingdon,
Box VM 7
Nelson, John, "John Nelson Aetatis 66"; "Mr. John Nelson"; and Untitled portrait of John Nelson and seven places from his life, undated
Box VM 7
Punshon, William Morley, undated
Box VM 7
Roe, Thomas, Sir Thomas Roe, Knight Embassador to the Great Mogul, Grand Signior, Kings of Poland, Sweden, and Denmark, the Emperor and Princes of Germany at Ratisbon, Chancellor of the Garter & Privy Councellor, 1741
Box VM 7
Romney, George, Painter, 1810
Box VM 7
Spencer, John, Duke of Marlborough, 1745
Box VM 7
Thurlow, John, Secretary to Oliver Cromwell, 1738
Box VM 7
Tillotson, [John], Archbishop of Canterbury, undated
Box VM 7
Toplady, Augustus M., 1840
Box VM 7
Waddy, Samuel Dousland, President of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference for 1859-1860, 1860
Box VM 7
Vesalii, Andreae, undated
Box VM 7
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, Her Majesty when Princess Victoria, Aged Four Years, undated
Box VM 7
Vertue, G. (painter and engraver), Job Patri Ar Cha, undated
Box VM 7
Unidentified or unsorted prints of individuals, 1795-1822 and undated

Housed in several folders. Includes portraits of nobility, groups of people such as "Savoyards", 1795, unknown individuals, the surrender of Napoleon, and types such as a Spanish girl.

(34 items)
Box VM 7
Shirley, Reverend, 1773, Chaplain to the Countess of Huntingdon
Box VM 27
Doddridge, Phillip, 1751, by G. Vertue
Box VM 27
Watson, R., 1842. Painted by J. Jackson, Engraved by S.W. Reynolds
Box VM 27
Newton, Robert, undated. Painted by W. Gush, Engraved by J. Cochran
Box VM 27
Unnamed, 1843. Painted by G.P. Green, Engraved by W.O. Burgess
Box VM 27
Asbury, Francis, 1925. He wore rough trails smooth for the tender feet of Christian Civilization, sculpture by A. Lukeman
Box VM 27
Beaumont, J., 1818
Box VM 27
Cennick, John, 1785. Engraved by W.M. Hinton
Box VM 27
Maxfield, Thomas, 1772. Assistant Chaplain to the Right Honourable Countess of Huntingdon
Box VM 27
Presidents of the Wesleyan Conference, undated
Box VM 27
Macgowan, John, 1774
Box VM 27
Mascfield, Thomas, undated. By Houston
Box VM 27
Wesleyan Methodist Conference, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1901
Box VM 27
One Hundred and Fifty Primitive Methodist Ministers, undated

Subject: composite three-dimension portrait, achieved by individual portraits having been cut out and pasted to board, beginning with founder of Primitive Methodism, Hugh Bourne, as No. 1. Key is on separate board, though whether this is original or due to damage is unclear.

(B/W composite engraving and key, 24.5 x 20 and 24.2 x 5.5)
Box VM 29
The Wesleyan Centenary Meeting, painted by C. A. Du Val; engraved by C. E. Wagstaff; published by Thomas Agnew, Manchester, and Messrs. Ackermann and Co., London, 1843 Feb. 1

Subject: Two almost identical versions of the same scene, labeled "Proof" and "First Class Proof, No. 295," in which approximately 100 men are meeting in large hall, as women (mainly) look on from galleries above. The latter, numbered image is slightly smaller, has captions in script rather than block letters, and adds a small bust of JW to center bottom margin.

(2 B/W engravings, 39.1 x 30.3 and 36.9 x 30.2)
Oversize Map Folder 3

Groupings of portrait prints from various Methodist and other denominations' magazines, late 18th through early 20th centuries. Primarily prints from copper-plate and steel-plate engravings; a much smaller number of photographic prints from late-19th and early 20th-century magazines.

RELATED MATERIAL: Individual prints from all of these magazines appear at many other places in the collection. See especially the portraits of many of the more well-known figures in Methodist history, housed in the People Subseries above.

[ATTENTION: handle with care--items have not been individually sleeved.]

Prints of engraved portraits from Arminian Magazine, founded by JW in 1778, and Methodist Magazine, to which it was renamed in 1798. It was re-named again in 1822 to Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, housed in a separate subseries below. Prints from these first two series of the magazine are almost all from copper-plate engravings, and this partially accounts for many of the apparent duplicates. FB studied the fact that copper-plate images, due to the softness of the metal, change over the course of many printings; many of these prints bear evidence of his study, usually in the form of penciled notes that label slight variants as A, B, C, etc.

RELATED MATERIAL: prints from both magazines appear at many other points in the collection, though especially in the Portraits Subseries, above, and in the Volumes Series, Albums and Scrapbooks Subseries.

A-C, 1778-1822 and undated
(14 folders)
Box VM 8
C-H, 1778-1822 and undated
(16 folders)
Box VM 9
H-M, 1778-1822 and undated
(13 folders)
Box VM 10
M-R, 1778-1822 and undated
(12 folders)
Box VM 11
S-W, 1778-1822 and undated
(12 folders)
Box VM 12
W-Y, 1778-1822 and undated
(4 folders)
Box VM 13

Prints of photographic portraits from The Congregationalist magazine. Unarranged.

A-Z, unarranged, 1879 and undated
(1 folder)
Box VM 13

Prints of engraved portraits from The Evangelical Magazine, from 1790s into the 1820s. Unarranged

RELATED MATERIAL: an album of prints from The Evangelical Magazine is housed in the Volumes Series, Albums and Scrapbooks Subseries.

A-Z, unarranged, 1794-1795, 1808, 1829, and 1855-1868
(5 folders)
Box VM 13

Prints of photographic portraits from various magazines and other sources, mainly late 19th- through mid-20th century. Unarranged.

A-Z, unarranged, circa 1890-1940s
(3 folders)
Box VM 13
Methodist Ministers Stationed at Nottingham in the Eighteenth Century, 1776-1800
(9 items)
Box VM 14
Frederick Strong's Portrait Biography data, 1845-1846

Collection of thirteen portraits, with Strong's notes, apparently for a planned biography of Methodist preachers; Joseph Sutcliffe's data and portrait include a long letter from Sutcliffe.

Box VM 14

Prints of engraved portraits from Wesleyan Methodist Magazine, the re-named successor to Methodist Magazine, above; and from several other Methodist magazines, though primarily Primitive Methodist Magazine.. Since the name change in 1822 roughly coincided with the widespread introduction of steel-plate engraving, most of the prints can be assumed as such. There is much less change to these prints over time, as compared to copper-plate, and thus much less evidence of FB's study of this. However, as with the earlier magazines, duplicates here have not been weeded.

RELATED MATERIAL: prints from both magazines appear at many other points in the collection, though especially in the Portraits Subseries, above, and in the Volumes Series, Albums and Scrapbooks Subseries.

A-B, 1822-1900s and undated
(11 folders)
Box VM 14
B-D, 1822-1900s and undated
(14 folders)
Box VM 15
D-H, 1822-1900s and undated
(16 folders)
Box VM 16
H-J, 1822-1900s and undated
(11 folders)
Box VM 17
K-M, 1822-1900s and undated
(12 folders)
Box VM 18
M-R, 1822-1900s and undated
(13 folders)
Box VM 19
R-S, 1822-1900s and undated
(12 folders)
Box VM 20
S-V, 1822-1900s and undated
(12 folders)
Box VM 21
W-Y, 1822-1900s and undated
(10 folders)
Box VM 22

Approximately 250 maps, predominantly consisting of engraved prints from the 18th century. England is by far the most frequent geographical subject: its counties, cities, roads, canals, and islands are covered in great detail, beginning with one of earliest maps in the collection, the 1693 engraving of "The River Avon from the Severn to the Citty of Bristol." Generally arranged in alphabetical order by category, though with many exceptions due to the wide variety of sizes housed in different boxes and map drawers.

[ATTENTION: handle with care--many items have not been individually sleeved.]

Canals, 1753-1779 and undated

Engraved prints depicting the routes of existing and planned canals throughout mid-18th century England. Most of these prints originally appeared in various issues of The Gentleman's Magazine. Includes FB's notes, which list cities, routes, known or conjectured dates of individual maps, and a numbered key.

(24 engravings)
Box VM 23
Channel Islands, 1753 and 1779

Two different engraved prints of Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, and Sark from The London Magazine (1753) and The Gentleman's Magazine (1779).

(2 engravings)
Box VM 23
Cities and towns--engravings, notes, and printed materials, 1804-1806, 1950, 1990, and undated

Six engraved printed maps (color and black-and-white) of Derby, Durham, Exeter, Hereford, Winchester, Worchester, to "accompany The Beauties of England and Wales." Also, miscellaneous 20th century printed maps and other materials.

(15 items)
Box VM 23
Lists and notes and lists, 1948-1973 and undated
(circa 20 items)
Box VM 23
Engravings from 18th century magazines, 1753-1768 and undated

Engraved printed maps of counties that originally appeared in The General Magazine, The Universal Museum, and other sources. Mainly black-and-white, but some in color.

(27 engravings)
Box VM 23
Plates (color) from Encyclopedia Britannica, Ninth Edition, circa 1875-1889
(27 plates)
Box VM 23
London, 1765-1777, 1799, and undated

Four engraved printed maps of London, 1765-1777; one map drawn by FB of "Wesley's Spitalfields, from R. Horwood's Plan, 1799"; and miscellaneous notes and 20th century printed material.

(9 items)
Box VM 23
Roads, 1765-1782 and undated

Engraved maps depicting roads throughout mid-18th century England, though especially routes from London to other cities. Most of these prints originally appeared in various issues of The Gentleman's Magazine. Includes FB's numbered key plus his notes about other maps that appeared in the magazine from the 1740s-1780s. Also included here, one b/w engraving, "The Turnpike," undated.

(20 engravings)
Box VM 23
Thames: Map of the River Thames, engraved by S. I. Neele, 1796 Oct. 5
(B/W engraving, 33.5 x 11)
Box VM 23
A Topographical Map of the Isle of Wight in Hampshire, on a Scale of 2 Inches to a Mile, from an actual Survey in which are Express'd all the Towns, Roads, Villages, Houses, Rivers, Woods, Hills, Noblemen & Gentlemen's Seats, and Everything Remarkable in the Island; with the Division of the Parishes, by John Andrews, Land Surveyor, circa 1770
(Color engraving, 48.5 x 38)
Box VM 23
Yorkshire: two ordnance maps of Cave Castle Estate, 1852-1855

Maps of "South Cave," No. 224 and "Cave Sands and Broomfleet," No. 238A, both surveyed in 1852 and engraved in 1855; heavily hand-annotated through 1899 or later.

(2 items, unfolding to 39 x 25.5)
Box VM 23
A Map of all the Earth and how after the Flood it was Divided among the Sons of Noah, by J. Moxon, Hydrographer to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty, undated (late 17th/early 18th century)

Map of the world, with biblical images around all borders; at extreme eastern edge, reproduces 16th/17th century cartographic error of California depicted as an island. Dedication reads "To the most Reverend Father in God Gilbert Lord Arch Bishop of Canterbury His Grace Primate of all England and Metropolitan This Map is humbly Dedicated, by Joseph Moxon."

(B/W engraving, 18 x 15.5)
Box VM 27
Canaan, or The Land of Promise, Possessed by the Children of Israel and Travelled through by our Saviour Jesus Christ; and His Apostles. Translated by Joseph Moxon, Hydrographer to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, at Amsterdam by Nicolaus Visscher with Priviledge of y H. M. Lords y States Generall, undated (late 17th/early 18th century)

Dedication reads: "To the Right Reverend Father in God Humphrey Lord Bishop of London this Mapp is humbly Dedicated by J. Moxon." Verso autograph inscription: "Elizabeth Stockes her hand and Pen December the 28 1790 Amen." Other notes on the verso show the calculation of various people's ages based on birth and death dates from 1695-1802.

(B/W engraving, 18 x 15)
Box VM 27
Kitchin's Most Accurate Map of the Roads of England and Wales with the Distances by the Mile-Stones and other most exact Admenfurations between Town and Town, Universal Magazine, p. 32, 1763
(1 sheet, 17 x 14.5)
Box VM 27
An Accurate Map of England, Scotland, and Ireland with all the adjacent Islands from the latest Improvements, Universal Magazine, undated
(1 sheet, color, 15 x 12)
Box VM 27
Derbyshire, published by Henry Teesdale, 1830
(1 sheet, color, 13.5 x 18.5)
Box VM 27
Northumberland, published by Henry Teesdale, 1830
(1 sheet, color, 13.5 x 18.5)
Box VM 27
Map of Warminster District, [undated?]
(1 sheet, 16 x 14)
Box VM 27
A Map of Surrey...of Middlesex...of Kent...of Hartfordshire...of Essex, 1811
(5 sheets, 16 x 20)
Box VM 27
Bartholomew's Plan of Cambridge, undated
(1 sheet, 14.5 x 21)
Box VM 27
Location Map of the Centre of Harrogate, [undated?]
Box VM 27
Plan of the City and Environs of Bradford, [undated?]
Box VM 27
An Improvised Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster and Borough of Southwark, including the New Buildings, Roads, to the Present Year 1765
Box VM 27
Shoreditch, Norton Fullgate and Coppergate Without (photocopy)
Box VM 27
Aldersgate Ward with its divisions into precincts and parishes (photocopy)
Box VM 27
Etching of London landscape
Box VM 27
Map of London, Westminster, and Southwark in Wesley's Day, showing the locality of some of the principal places mentioned in the Journal
Box VM 27
An Accurate Plan of the Cities of London and ... [cut off], 1765
Box VM 27
An Accurate Map of the Countries Twenty Miles round London drawn from actual Surveys, describing the cities, borough, k market towns, churches, seats, roads
Box VM 27
An Accurate Map of the Country Sixteen Miles round London drawn and engraved from an actual survey
Box VM 27
London, extending from the Head of the Paddington Canal West to the West India Docks, East, 1806
Box VM 27
The City Guide or a Pocket Plan of London, Westminster, and Southwark, with the New Buildings to this Present Year 1763
Box VM 27
A Map of the Roads of England and Wales, undated, published by P. Wogan, Dublin
(1 sheet, 18 x 21)
Box VM 27
An Accurate Map of the Road from London to the Land's End in Cornwall, Passing through Salisbury, Exeter, Plymouth, etc. and The Road from Exeter to Truro, [undated?]
(1 sheet, 8.5 x 18)
Box VM 27
Bedfordshire and other counties with like titles, A Map of Bedfordshire from the Best Authorities, engraved by J. Cary, circa 1789-1809

Also includes maps for Durham, Essex, Hampshire, Hartfordshire, Herefordshire, Huntingdonshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Rutlandshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Surry, Warwickshire, Westmoreland, and Worcestershire.

(18 maps, 22.5 x 17)
Box VM 27
Warwickshire, A New Map of the County of Warwick, Divided into Hundreds, 1804 Jan. 26
(1 sheet, color, 20.5 x 19)
Box VM 27
World maps, 1757-1947 and undated

Color and black-and-white engraved maps, and one colored modern printed map, of various places around the world, generally from areas associated with the spread of Methodism in the 18th century. Extracted from Universal Magazine and other publications; sizes range from approximately 10x8 to 18x14. Includes the following maps (short titles): India beyond the Ganges, with the Oriental Islands 1762; Island of Guadaloupe and LaMarie Galante, 1759; Celestial Globe rectified for the Age and Birth-Place of Hesiod, undated; Improved Map of Asia, 1762; Island of Martinico with its Towns, Forts,and Batteries, 1759; Island of Minorca, 1781; Maryland with the Delaware Counties and the Southern Part of New Jersey, 1757; New and Correct Map of the West Indies, 1762; and New and Accurate Map of Quebec and its Boundaries, 1787. Last and most modern item is a map of Christianity around the world, 1947 Dec. 20.

(11 items)
Box VM 27
Tithe Redemption Commission, Q22588, as of June 30 1843, photographic extract

Bird's eye view of unknown area bounded by Oole and Itterby Roads, black and white.

Box VM 28
Cheshire, A New and Accurate Map of the County Palatine of Cheshire; A New and Accurate Map of the County of Suffolk...Divided into Hundreds, London: C. Smith, 2nd ed., corrected, 1808
(2 maps, color, 25 x 20)
Box VM 28
Cornwall, A New and Accurate Map of the County of Cornwall, from an Actual Survey, Made by Thomas Martyn, seven sheets and title, 1" to 1 mile, Thosas Martyn, 1748

Title sheet shows "The Arms of the Nobility and Gentry that have Subscrib'd for the Map." FB has added a diagram page that shows the seven sectional maps, on following sheets, in relation to the whole of Cornwall. Title page approx. 53" x 11"; maps approx. 28.5" x 21.5," w/one smaller.

(8 sheets)
Box VM 28
County Ordinance Surveys, 1867, 1883, 1888, amd 1900
(4 items)
Box VM 28
The East Riding of Yorkshire, undated
(3 items: 2 plain, one with handwritten notes: 1786 Plan for Hull Circuit)
Box VM 28
London and other cities, ordnance surveys, 1894-1923

Circa 45 maps, most of London, but also Edinburgh, Hull, Liverpool, Manchester, and other cities.

(45 maps, 41 x 29)
Box VM 30
Methodism in Lincolnshire, after 1936

British ordnance map of Lincolnshire, adapted and retitled to indicate birthplaces and historical significance of, among others, JW, Richard Watson, and Robert Carr Brackenbury. A two-page typed narrative/explication has also been pasted in. On a separate sheet, approx. 12x36", is a detailed visual timeline, ca. 1900 of Methodism in Lincolnshire from its beginnings to about 1900, including the Grimsby, Hull and Lincoln Districts, with numers of members by circuit graphed in conjunction with the current minister.

(ordnance map, 45.5 x 36 )
Oversize Map Folder 1
Plan of an Estate in the Parish of Raithby in the County of Lincoln, offered for sale in lots on the 1848..., 1848?
(30 x 19)
Oversize Map Folder 1
London in 1741-45, by John Rocque, undated (20th century reprint)
(2 copies, 31.5 x 21.5)
Oversize Map Folder 1
A New and Accurate Plan of the Cities of London and Westminster and Borough of Southwark with the New Roads and Buildings to the present Year 1799 from a late Survey to which is added many useful tables, views &c., undated (20th century reprint)
(1 sheet, 43 x 36)
Oversize Map Folder 1
Norfolk, A New and Accurate Map of the County of Norfolk, London: Robert Sayer Map and Printseller, before 1745

Colored map containing list of M.P.'s, including Sir Robert Walpole; prospect of Norwich; plan of Great Yarmouth; and index of towns and villages.

(1 sheet, 41.5 x 26)
Oversize Map Folder 2
Norwich, A Plan of the City of Norwich, 1741
(1 sheet, 32 x 26)
Box VM 32
Oxfordshire, The County of Oxford, Surveyed Anno MDCCLXVI & VII, and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to His Majesty, 1" to 1 m., 1768-1769

Large bound volume. Includes plan of University of Oxford.

(4 sheets, complete, 30.5 x 24)
Box VM 31
The River Avon from the Severn to the Citty of Bristol, surveyed by Capt. Grenville Collins and dedicated to "The Right Worshipfull Robert Yates, Esqr., Mayor of Bristoll, and Master of the Merchants Hall in that Citty," [1693]

Damage to item prevented close examination, but tentatively dated to 1693 based on two WorldCat records.

(B/W engraving, 33 x 20)
Box VM 32

Engraved prints of landscapes and architectural sites, mainly in England. Items in this subseries are pictorial only, not cartographic--maps are arranged in a separate subseries, above. These prints were collected from a variety of books, serials, and other unidentified publications, with one of the most frequent sources being The Modern Universal British Traveller, which appeared in several editions in the late 18th century. Although they vary greatly in type, date, and size, they are predominantly prints from copper-plate engravings from the 1760s-1780s, with the most common size being about 14" x 9". There are also smaller format prints, mainly from steel-plate engravings, that date from as late as the 1840s. Arranged in alphabetical order, primarily by English county or city name; there are also places beyond England and topical headings for various types of buildings. Unsorted engravings are filed at the end, followed by folders of images in other formats, such as clippings and photographic plates from later books and serials.

[ATTENTION: handle with care--only a portion of items in this subseries have been individually sleeved.]

Abbeys, churches, priories, circa 1780, 1829-1840s
(16 engravings)
Box VM 23
Baltimore, undated
(colored engraving)
Box VM 23
Bristol, circa 1780, 1840s
(7 engravings)
Box VM 23
Cambridge, circa 1780
(6 engravings)
Box VM 23
Castles and homes, circa 1780, 1840s, and undated
(2 folders, 29 engravings in b/w and color)
Box VM 23
Cheshire and Chester, circa 1780, 1840s
(8 engravings)
Box VM 23
Cornwall, circa 1780, 1845
(12 engravings)
Box VM 23
Devonshire & Derbyshire, circa 1780, 1840s
(11 engravings)
Box VM 24
Durham, circa 1780
(10 engravings)
Box VM 24
Gloucestershire, circa 1780, 1840
(4 engravings)
Box VM 24
Ireland, circa 1780-1845 and undated
(9 engravings)
Box VM 24
Kent, circa 1814
(engraving)
Box VM 24
Lancashire and Lancaster, circa 1780-1844 and undated
(17 engravings)
Box VM 24
Leicestershire, circa 1780, 1844
(4 engravings)
Box VM 24
Lincolnshire, circa 1780, 1844
(7 engravings)
Box VM 24
Liverpool, 1845-1846 and undated
(7 engravings)
Box VM 24
London, circa 1757, 1805, and undated
(14 engravings)
Box VM 24
London, west front of the Wesleyan Centenary Hall and Mission House, 1839
Box VM 7
Manchester, 1844-1845 and undated
(6 engravings)
Box VM 24
Matlock Batts, undated (mid-19th?)
(2 folders with 2 colored engravings (?), on heavy board material)
Box VM 24
Monmouthshire, circa 1780
(7 engravings)
Box VM 24
Naples,undated
(colored engraving)
Box VM 24
Norfolk, circa 1780, 1840s
(7 engravings)
Box VM 24
Nottinghamshire, circa 1780-1806
(6 engravings)
Box VM 24
Old England Pictorial Museum of National Antiquities-- various residential and church interiors, circa 1844
(17 color plates)
Box VM 24
Scotland, circa 1780, 1817, and undated
(23 engravings)
Box VM 24
Shropshire, circa 1780
(6 engravings)
Box VM 24
Somersetshire & Sussex, circa 1780
(7 engravings)
Box VM 24
Wales, circa 1776-1780, 1818-1824, and undated
(7 engravings)
Box VM 24
Wiltshire & Westmoreland, circa 1780-1788
(11 engravings)
Box VM 24
Yorkshire, circa 1780 and undated
(7 engravings)
Box VM 24
Various places, Great Britain (including many water scenes--Blackpool, Cumberland, Hartley Hill, Jersey, Newcastle, Portsmouth, and lakes and waterfalls), circa 1770s, 1794-1795, 1845, and undated
(3 folders, 32 engravings and colored engravings)
Box VM 24
Various places, Europe, photographs, undated
(2 folders, 4 pages with 8 photograph mounted on double sided board)
Box VM 24
Venice, undated
(colored engraving)
Box VM 24
Alex Ansted prints of France, possibly Italy and Spain, undated
(11 items)
Box VM 24
Unsorted or unidentified views, 19th c. and undated

Chiefly black and white engravings with scenes from Great Britain, but also some of France. Most are rural or coastal landscapes. Artists include Whistler, Dalgliesh, Burgess, Heselline, Huson, Law, Pennell, Edwards.

(55 black and white and colored engravings)
Box VM 24
Unsorted views of places, 1700s-1800s

Chiefly engravings of ruins, castles, estates, churches, and landmarks across England, such as stone crosses and watering places. Also included is a painting of a scene.

(approx. 50 items)
Box VM 25-A

Images on a variety of topics and in a variety of formats, including engravings, wood-block prints, photographs, and plates removed from 20th century books and calendars. Especially prominent topics include literary, Biblical, and mythical scenes; pastoral and animal scenes; and painted and photographic copies and reproductions of well-known 18th and 19th century artists. The William Hogarth satire, "Credulity, Superstition, and Fanaticism. A Medley," is a famous illustration and critique in the early history of British Methodism. At least one of the Falstaff series by 19th century illustrator George Cruikshank appears to have a signed dedication by the artist. The 1814 Ann Hewson needlepoint/crosstitch sampler, "'Gold' and 'Virtue'," if accurately attributed, would constitute a very early document in the history of Primitive Methodism, generally agreed to have been initiated around 1809 by Hugh Bourne, William Clowes, and others.

Arranged in alphabetical order by artist, title, or category, with many unsorted small prints housed at the end of the subseries. Oversize prints (larger than 16"x20") are arranged in separate boxes and sequences at the end.

Animals: series of portraits of cart and purebred horses; 2 scenes from stag hunting in Scotland by E. Landseer; portrait of tiger by George Cooper; horse and cow entitled "Companions" by J. Foxcroft Cole, 1800 and undated
(15 items)
Box VM 25
Birds, undated

Color images of birds; "Wagler's Cassicus" and "Ruby Bird of Paradise" from Cassett's Book of Birds, and Paon mâle et femelle from "Oiseaux d'Europe."

(3 items)
Box VM 25
Caricatures and cartoons (color prints), 1817, 1829, and undated

Variety of colored prints. Topics include, among others: "A Peep into the Green Bag or the Secret Committee of Magnifiers" (1817), "Le Vrai Amateur" (1829), "Wrestling with the Sinner" (undated), etc.

(7 color prints)
Box VM 25
Caricatures and cartoons (b/w prints), 1827-1834 and undated

Variety of b/w engravings and other prints. Includes a series of caricatures by Thomas Landseer in the shape of monkeys, with quotations from Shakespeare, Swift, and Dryden; and an undated, 19th c. series entitled "Bird's-Eye Views of Society." Other titles include: "30 Extraordinary Characters &c. Described in the Work" (undated) and "The Suicide Club" (1834), and "A Moment of Agony" among others.

(5 b/w prints)
Box VM 25
Commentaria in Duodecim Prohetas Minores, 1625

Frontispiece to a book by R.P. Cornelio Cornelii, published in Antwerp.

Box VM 25
The Connoisseur Portfolio: Fair Women of the XVIIIth Century, 1902

Images of real and fictional women by Reynolds, Hoppner, and Opie and engraved by Bartolozzi, Ward, and J.R. Smith.

Box VM 25
Cruikshank, George, Falstaff: Merry Wives of Windsor images from Sir John Falstaff, 1851

Drawn and etched by George Cruikshank, Published by Longman & Co. Illustrations of the adventures of Falstaff including, among others: "Sir John Falstaff discovering that Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page have been making a fool of him," and "Sir John Falstaff thrown into the 'muddy ditch close by the Thames side'" from Acts. I, III, and V of The Merry Wives of Windsor in addition to the volume's frontispiece.

(7 etchings)
Box VM 25
Cruikshank, George, Falstaff: Henry IV and V images from "Sir John Falstaff," 1851

Drawn and etched by George Cruikshank, Published by Longman & Co. Illustrations of the adventures of Falstaff including, among others: "The last scene, in the life of Sir John Falstaff," and "Falstaff giving his account of the affair at Gadshill."

(10 etchings)
Box VM 25
Descriptions and Counterfeits of the World's most Distinguished Cities: 1574-1618, Frontispiece facsimile, undated

Color frontispiece print after original.

Box VM 25
Durand, Armand, Annunciation, undated, circa late 19th century

Lithograph image of the Annunciation, likely after a Dutch Old Master painting.

Box VM 25
Falstaff: image from King Henry IVth, 1788

Subject: the last scene of Henry IV printed in anticipation of the publication by S. W. Fores illustrating the play.

Box VM 25
The Graphic, 1884, 1885

Images and text from December 27, 1884 and Summer 1885 editions of The Graphic. Includes stories such as "The Ballad of Dame Durden" and "The Strange Adventures of a Dog-Cart," illustrated in color.

(10 printed pages)
Box VM 25
Hogarth, William, Credulity, Superstition, and Fanaticism. A Medley, 1762 Mar. 15

Designed and engraved by William Hogarth. Satire of Methodism and Methodist preachers, including John Wesley and George Whitefield. Original release is only date on item, but heavy paper is more similar to early 19th century re-strikes.

Box VM 25
Linguarum Vett. Septentrionalium Thesaurus Grammatico-Criticus et Archaeologicus, 1705

Volume with autograph dedication by the author (George Hickes) to a Mr. James St. Amand.

Box VM 25
Methodist Book Room: "Interior of the Wesleyan-Methodist Book-Room, City-Road, London," circa 1840
Box VM 25
Miscellaneous Prints, undated

Includes: page of printed autograph samples of the Clifford Family; religious scenes; mythological scenes (including engraving of Brittania with lion).

Box VM 25
Our National Church: the Ægis of Liberty, Fraternity, Equality, published by John Heywood, 1883 June

Cartoon satirizing "the National Church and its Parties" in relation to various sects and heresies, including Low and High Church, Agnosticism, Darwinism, and many other groups and topics.

Box VM 27
Pastoral landscapes and scenes, undated

Includes: color images printed by Leighton Bros., color plates of country images, seasonal scenes, birds and insects from various unidentified sources.

(29 plates)
Box VM 25
Printed reproductions of pastel and oil works, undated (early 20th c.?)

Includes: color reproductions of British and Continental artworks after artists such as Josef Israels, George Frederic Watts, James Ward, and Frans Mieris.

(13 items)
Box VM 25
Rogers, J. after H. Singleton, The Departure of Cain, undated
Box VM 25
"Select Pieces" Written by Mas H. Barker at Sutcliffe & Son's Academy, Wright Street, Manchester, 1869

Subject: view of a fortified city with individuals in the foreground. Short prescriptive texts inside include "Advocacy," "Procrastination Continued," etc. and short proverb entries for "April" and "May."

Box VM 25
Scene (unidentified)--etching depicting a beggar and other individuals in a rocky landscape, undated
Box VM 25
Unidentified people and characters (b/w prints), 1793 and undated

Subjects include, among others: an allegory of charity, Triton, Joseph.

(5 b/w prints)
Box VM 25
Unidentified people and characters (color prints), 1813 and undated

Subjects include, among others: a gypsy woman, children playing marbles, allegorical depictions of "Faith" and "Hope."

(14 color images)
Box VM 25
Unsorted small prints, 1700s-1900s

Includes group of small prints by R. Seymour, with scenes from Christmas events, a christening dinner, street scenes, and other social scenes and portraits of individual types. Also a colored engraving portraying an African dance, "Singular Custom of the Ashantees during the Annual Yam Feast," 1828.

(5 envelopes, circa 180 items)
Box VM 25-A
Hewson, Ann, "Gold" and "Virtue," needlepoint/crossstitch sampler, 1814

Text, two quatrains on "Gold" and "Virtue," set amid illustrations of trees, birds, flowers in vases, etc. Embroidered inscription: "I have done this that you may see,/what care my parents took of me. Ann Hewson, Her Sampler done in the 10th year of her Age 1814." Notes on back about Hewsons: "probably Primitive Methodists, of Holton-on[?]-Clay."

(1 item, framed)

[Attention: Fragile--framed item]

Box VM 26
Miscellaneous, undated
Box VM 27
Miscellaneous maps, 1887 and undated
Box VM 27
Drawings and paintings, undated
Box VM 27
Landscapes, 1733, 1739, and undated

Includes "The East View of Winchester Palace," 1730; "The North East View of Lolworth Castle," 1733; and "The View Near Alnwick," undated.

Box VM 27
Photograph: University College of Hull, Staff and Students in Opening Year, 1928-1929
Box VM 27
Ego sum vitis vera et vos pamitites [16x20" engraving of crucifixion surrounded by portraits of disciples and saints], 1700s?
Box VM 27
Engravings, undated
Box VM 29
Engraving, church nave, unidentified, undated
Box VM 29
Gravestone rubbing, unidentified Methodist person, from St. John's church, Hampton, Virginia, [1700s], made in 1969
Box VM 32
Landscape reproduction, "Veduta prospettica di Firenze 1470 circa," 1921
Box VM 32
Large mounted albumen photograph of unidentified manor house, undated
Box VM 32

Small subseries houses albumen prints, panoramic photographs, modern black-and white prints, and glass plate negatives. Images portray individuals, churches, and scenes from Europe and the Americas.

Albumen: mounted image of storefront of Turner & Drinkwater Artists and Photographers, with small child standing to the side, after 1878

Studio was established in Hull, England in 1878.

Box VM 33
F. F. Bretherton photograph album, 1896-1933 and undated

Photograph album, received disbound, probably compiled by F. F. Bretherton and given to FB. Bretherton, according to a news clipping,was the Secretary of the Wesley Historical Society. Contains 41 pasted-in photographs: group portraits of house parties, estate grounds, country houses, and small head-shots of individuals, chiefly women. Place-names include Holkham Hall, Poulton, Norfolk; Leckhampton Court, North Cheltenham; Elton Hall, Peterborough; Shane's Castle, Antrim; Howth Castle, County Dublin; Castle Boro, Enniscorthy; Powerscourt, Enniskerry; and Patshull House, Wolverhampton. Typically each page is dedicated to an estate and a house party, with a list of participants and an array of related photos; one includes a pasted-in tally of a shooting party. Also contains some letters, news clippings on Methodist and Wesley family history, clippings on weddings and deaths, and other manuscript items, received in the same binder.

(2 folders, 5 unbound pages, 37 items)
Box VM 33
Churches (Methodist)--primarily exterior views, including but not limited to Devonport, Kent, and Poundsbridge, 1894, 1934, and undated
(19 items)
Box VM 33
European and South American locales, including Naples, Rome, Genova, Buenos Aires, and Jersey, 1910 and undated
(11 items)
Box VM 34
Methodist preachers--individual and group portraits, including several with family members, 1909, 1913, and undated
(2 folders, 23 items)
Box VM 34
Cliff College collections, glass plate negatives, undated
(25 items)

[Glass plate negatives are in Conservation Dept. as of Dec. 2012 and are not available for use.]

Box ***VM35 DOES NOT EXIST AND ITEMS NOT ON SHELF AS OF 12/2012 - pjm] VM 35
Wesley at his mother's tomb: Kodak "Lightning Plate," undated

RELATED MATERIAL: This may be an image of either the engraving "The Visit of the Rev. John Wesley, A.M., to His Mother's Grave, A.D. 1779 (Bunhill Fields)," housed in Wesley Family Series, Wesley Family Portraits Subseries; or of the photograph described in Correspondence Series, Robert Hutchinson.

Box ***VM35 DOES NOT EXIST AND ITEMS NOT ON SHELF AS OF 12/2012 - pjm] VM 35
Wesleyan Methodist and Primitive Methodist conferences, undated

Tightly rolled, panoramic photographs, b/w.

(7 items)
Box VM ?? [or map folder--[***VERIFY LOC. Not on shelf or box as of 1/29/2013-pjm] still in Preservation, dimensions not determined]

Small collection of three-dimensional objects, personal effects, and memorabilia. Items of like provenance are kept together in labeled containers, but grouped by genre categories.

RELATED MATERIAL: Frank Baker's main gift of Wesley artifacts and realia is held in the Divinity School Library at Duke University.

Boards (book binding fragments), 1771, 1798-1816, and undated

Fragments of disbound books, generally with owner autographs and/or manuscript fragments such as outlines of book contents, bible verses, and other brief notes.

(18 items)
Box ARTIFACTS 1
Plant material, undated

Leaves and stems in mailing envelope, unidentified, though possibly from pear tree, undated.

[Needs conservation treatment before use. Please consult with Research Services staff before coming to use this material.]

Box ARTIFACTS 1
Cloth: reportedly piece of cloth of John Wesley's deathbed (can't find in box); piece of cloth from JW's bedcurtain from Kingswood; 1791 and undated
Box ARTIFACTS 2
Hair: hair clippings from Rev. John Fletcher and Rev. John Wesley, 1780s-1790s
Box ARTIFACTS 2
Jigsaw puzzle: the Foundery (JW's headquarters in London until 1778), mid-1900s
Box ARTIFACTS 2
Plant material, undated

(1) Cross-section of tree, approx. 4" diameter and 3" thick, with carved text "Pear Tree Planted by Wesley at Old King's Wood," undated; (2) Leaves from tree beneath which JW preached his last outdoor sermon, 1790 (in large envelope with its own smaller envelope)

Box ARTIFACTS 2
Plaque: dove ringed by serpent, from Wesley's Chapel, London

The dove ringed by a serpent, a motif found throughout the Chapel, was designed by JW based on Matt. 10:16, "Be as wise as a serpent and as gentle as a dove." Inscription on back: "John Wesley's Chapel City Road, London England, 1778-1978" with a signature by "Hb Elston."

Box ARTIFACTS 2
Cuneiform tablet facsimile, undated
Box ARTIFACTS 2
Dried ink, labeled "from Wesley's Inkhorn," undated
Box ARTIFACTS 2
Two coins: 1947 Irish reul (6d) and 1882 Indian rupee with profile of "Empress Victoria"
Box ARTIFACTS 2
Dark red wax seal labeled "Reproduction of John Wesley's seal" with insignia "Live, Love, Obey"
Box ARTIFACTS 2
Two print plates made of very thin metal, undated, with one small prayer card, undated

One contains text describing a loan and the other has the façade of a building. Both are very deteriorated.

Box ARTIFACTS 2
Objects without provenance, undated

Miscellaneous objects of unidentified origin or meaning, including a piece of chalk, a wooden pin (or stake?), and other items. Also, five sampler texts and embroidered artifacts, undated, early 20th century.

(12 items)
Box ARTIFACTS 2

Poetry, sermons, lectures, historical research, and other writings and addresses by various authors. Arranged in alphabetical order by author, with anonymous works listed at the end of the series in chronological order. Closely related to this series are the bound materials to be found in the Volumes Series, Writings and Addresses Subseries.

Anderson, John, Addresses, 1822 and undated

Contains "The Second Report of the Manchester Wesleyan Tract Society," 1822; and and untitled response to the President on the Warren case, undated. Second item is unsigned, but a penciled note by FB tentatively attributes authorship to Anderson.

(2 folders)
Box WA 5 [ovsz.]

Correspondence, meeting minutes, printed material, research notes, and original source documents for a proposed multi-volume history of British Methodism. A note added by FB in 1990 explains that he originally gathered many of these materials in the 1950s in preparation for his work on "Documents and Bibliography," to be the fourth volume of what he generally refers to as "the New History" (n.b., many materials here indicate this was projected as volume III, not IV). When he moved to the United States in 1960, his role was taken up by John Vickers. The project was never published under its original name. In its stead there eventually appeared the somewhat differently-conceived A History of the Methodist Church in Great Britain, published in four volumes from 1964 through 1988. For this history FB wrote the section entitled "The People called Methodist, Pt. 3 Polity" (recorded as no. 158, 1965, in the Hart bibliography of FB's works). Finally, in 1991 he wrote an extensive review of Volume 4 of the new work, which was in fact edited by Vickers and focused on historical documents, as first contemplated in the 1950s for the concluding volume of the original project.

The documents that FB himself collected, however, remained in his own files and eventually came to the library in various accessions of the Frank Baker Papers. All this material is here transferred to the Wesleyana collection as being the more appropriate setting for the historical documents, many of which are quite fragile. FB's own correspondence and research notes have been placed here as well, due to their possible relevance to the content and provenance of the source materials. Arranged with the original source documents first, chronologically ordered in numbered folders, followed by the work of FB and his colleagues in the following categories: alphabetical topic index, correspondence, minutes, outlines, printed material, research notes, and transcriptions.

In addition to the list below, these three items were separated and cataloged as monographs with Special Collections:

  • Religious toleration. Hull: Robert Peck, printer, [1811]. 1 broadside; 41 x 26 cm. OCLC Number: 35363209. Dated at end: Beverley, May 23d, 1811. Invites those attending Methodist chapel to sign petition to House of Lords against Lord Sidmouth's bill concerning Protestant dissenting ministers; includes text of petition.
  • A narrative of what passed...Messrs. Mather, Pawson, and Hanby. London: Printed by W. Kemmish, 1795. [2], 21 p.; 19 cm. (4to). OCLC Number: 34877235. ESTC N065566. Includes armorial bookplate of George Smith.
  • An act to repeal certain acts, and amend...teaching or preaching therein. London?: Printed by G. Eyre and A. Strahan?, 1812? P. 3-4; 50 cm. OCLC Number: 35363149

Alphabetical topic index, circa 1950s

Research notes and transcriptions on approximately ninety topics. Major categories include: charities; circuits (accounts, finances, and plans); class meetings; day schools (Wesleyan); education; entire sanctification; Great Queen Street Chapel, London; hymn singing; local preachers; London West Circuit; newspapers; overseas missions; preachers' licences; preaching houses; private Methodist schools; Sunday schools; superintendent ministers; tracts and distribution; trustees' power; and villages.

Box WA 1
Correspondence, 1942-1963
Box WA 1
Minutes, 1953-1964
Box WA 1
Outlines, circa 1950s
Box WA 1
Printed material and illustrations (plates), 1934-1955 and undated
Box WA 1
Research notes, circa 1950s
Box WA 1
Review by FB of History of the Methodist Church in Great Britain, Vol. 4, 1991