Theology and The Church

ALEXANDER‚ William Lindsay. 12408

ALEXANDER‚ William Lindsay.	12408	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Hilditch‚ discussing passages from Scripture and giving spiritual advice. 4 pp. 4½ x 3½ inches‚ in good condition. Pinkie Burn‚ 11 October 1854. William Lindsay Alexander (1808 – 1884)‚ Scottish church leader. In 1836 he became one of the editors of the Congregational Magazine‚ to which he contributed articles on biblical literature and theology and on the "voluntary" controversy. In 1845 he visited Switzerland with the special object of inquiring into the religious life of the churches there. He published an account of his journey in a book‚ Switzerland and the Swiss Churches‚ which led to an interchange of correspondence between the Swiss and Scottish churches. In 1861 he undertook the editorship of the third edition of John Kitto's Biblical Encyclopaedia‚ with the understanding that the whole work should be thoroughly revised and brought up to date. In January 1870 he became one of the committee of Old Testament revisers.

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ALGER‚ William Rounseville. 6922

ALGER‚ William Rounseville.	6922 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wm.R.Alger’‚ to Mr.Marble‚ sending (not present) an article‚ ‘The World and the Soul’‚ the title of which “you will find on perusal does not refer to your paper‚ though it may to your essence”. 1½ pages 8 x 5 inches‚ lightly written but legible. Boston‚ 4 December 1869. William Rounseville Alger (1822-1905)‚ Unitarian clergyman and author. M.M.Marble (1835-1917)‚ newspaper editor and publisher.

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ANDREWS‚ William Eusebius. 12468

ANDREWS‚ William Eusebius.	12468 Autograph Letter Signed‚ acknowledging his correspondent’s note‚ agreeing to insert his remarks in the Orthodox Journal. 1½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Fenwick Court‚ undated. “... my wish is to open a field of discussion‚ and I hope it will be done on my part‚ at least‚ and of those of my correspondents‚ with the utmost degree of Charity and liberality.” William Eusebius Andrews (1773-1837)‚ Roman Catholic journalist‚ author of The Catholic School Book‚ editor of the Orthodox Journal & Catholic Monthly Intelligencer.

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BAPTISTS. Shrewsbury and Birmingham‚ 1774. 16248

BAPTISTS. Shrewsbury and Birmingham‚ 1774.	16248	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J.Turner’‚ to the Rev Mr Sutcliff [John Sutcliff]‚ Mrs. Harley’s‚ High Street‚ Shrewsbury‚ commenting on and criticising the preaching of Mr. Wise‚ who “preached at Mr. Doughty’s last night from Psa[lm] 69.32 latter part”‚ asking for Sutcliff’s discretion over this. 1½ pages‚ some damp stains and surface dust soiling only‚ address leaf (docketed by Sutcliff “Recd. Novr. 18.74”). 17 November 1774. For historical background (and other letters in this correspondence)‚ see Baptist Autographs in the John Rylands University Library of Manchester 1741-1845‚ By Timothy D. Whelan (2009). James Turner (1726-1780)‚ Baptist Minister at Birmingham (1755-1780). “Should you ask me for his sentiments respecting the doctrines of grace‚ I frankly declare I do not know them‚ & all I can say is‚ that he deliver’d nothing (as I observed) contrary to them‚ but too true it is I had neither pleasure nor proffit ...”

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Barbados. COLERIDGE‚ William Hart‚ Bishop. 15940

Barbados. COLERIDGE‚ William Hart‚ Bishop.	15940 Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.H.Barbados’‚ as Bishop of Barbados‚ to the Gentlemen of the Vestries of St. John’s & St. Mark’s‚ about the clergyman Mr. Luckock taking up the “arduous and important charge” of those parishes‚ discussing his duties‚ and other ecclesiastical matters. 2½ pages 9 x 7 inches‚ tears at folds repaired‚ in good condition. Bishop’s Court [Barbados]‚ 15 October 1832. The Rt Rev William Hart Coleridge (1789 – 1849) was the first Bishop of Barbados from 1824 until 1842. He was a nephew of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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BARRINGTON‚ Shute‚ Bishop of Durham. 7072

BARRINGTON‚ Shute‚ Bishop of Durham.	7072 Autograph Letter Signed ‘S.Dunelm’‚ to Archdeacon Paley‚ offering him the rectory of Bishop Wearmouth in his diocese. 2 pp. 9 x 7½ inches‚ folds‚ surface creasing. Cavendish Square‚ 5 March 1795. Shute Barrington (1734-1826)‚ Bishop of Durham. Barrington worked closely with Wilberforce's friend Beilby Porteus‚ bishop of London‚ and after Porteus's death he himself became Wilberforce's principal episcopal patron. His high standing and influence‚ no less than his considerable wealth‚ were invaluable to Wilberforce‚ who described him to Hannah More as ‘a very sun‚ the centre of an entire system’ (Overton‚ 89). Barrington interested himself in Wilberforce's causes‚ denouncing the slave trade‚ in his 1775 sermon for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel‚ as ‘a traffic as inhuman in the mode of carrying it on‚ as it is unjustifiable in it's principle’ (Barrington‚ Sermons‚ 45). Barrington was the most important ecclesiastical figure aligned with both the evangelical reformers and their high-church counterparts‚ known as the Hackney Phalanx. William Paley (1743-1805)‚ author of Horae Paulinae (1790) and Evidences of Christianity‚ both mentioned by Barrington in this letter. Paley accepted the offer f the living.

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BENNET‚ William‚ Bishop of Cloyne. 15873

BENNET‚ William‚ Bishop of Cloyne.	15873	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wm. Cloyne’‚ wishing to consult “the book of Pennant ...his tour from Chester to London‚ to which I should be glad to add if it is not too great a liberty the volume which includes any part of South Wales”‚ saying he is returning to Cloyne‚ and mentioning his correspondent’s “Memoir on Italian tragedy”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ with one line and signature overleaf‚ with the integral blank leaf‚ light toning‚ otherwise good. Dublin‚ 30 May 1799. William Bennet (1746-1820)‚ Bishop of Cloyne from 1794. He was a scholar and antiquary‚ elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1790. He was particularly interested in tracing the Roman roads of Britain‚ and Bishop Bennet Way is a horse-riding‚ walking and cycling route in Cheshire‚ England‚ named in honour of his surveys of the Roman roads of the area.

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BENNET‚ William‚ Bishop of Cloyne. 17093

BENNET‚ William‚ Bishop of Cloyne.	17093	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wm. Cloyne’‚ to the Revd. Mr. Maurice at the Museum‚ ready to collect him in his carriage tomorrow. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ minor repairs‚ with the address leaf. Monday‚ undated‚ watermark 1808. William Bennet (1746-1820)‚ Bishop of Cloyne from 1794. He was a scholar and antiquary‚ elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1790. He was particularly interested in tracing the Roman roads of Britain‚ and Bishop Bennet Way is a horse-riding‚ walking and cycling route in Cheshire‚ England‚ named in honour of his surveys of the Roman roads of the area. “I am ready to attend you tomorrow‚ and will call on you with my carriage at any hour you please. My Man drives but slow‚ so you will regulate the time accordingly‚ and if it proves a fine day I promise myself much entertainment. If it should be very bad‚ I suppose the Dr. will not expect us. I pray that it may not.” Annotated by the recipient: Bishop of Clyne‚ the intimate friend of Dr. Parr.

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BENSON‚ Mary. 17103

BENSON‚ Mary.	17103 Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed “Dear Madam”‚ recounting her own part in the rescue of a little kitten on a glacier near Zermatt. 4 pp. 4½ x 3½ inches‚ in good condition. Addington Park‚ Croydon‚ 16 October 1889. Uncommon. Mary Sidgwick Benson (1841-1918)‚ notable as the wife of Edward Benson‚ who later became archbishop of Canterbury‚ and for her later relationship with Lucy Tait‚ daughter of the previous Archbishop of Canterbury‚ Archibald Campbell Tait. Born Mary Sidgwick and nicknamed Minnie‚ she was the sister of the philosopher Henry Sidgwick. She was described by Gladstone as the 'cleverest woman in Europe'.

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BENTHAM‚ Edward. 16250

BENTHAM‚ Edward.	16250	Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed “My Lord”‚ saying that he intends to vote for the Bishop of Durham‚ “having voted for him formerly”‚ even if this is “counter to the stream of the inclinations of the Society in which I am placed...” 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ some damage to upper edge‚ otherwise in fair condition. Undated. Edward Bentham (1707-1776)‚ clergyman and natural philosopher. He entered Corpus Christi College‚ Oxford in 1724‚ became a Fellow of Oriel College in 1731 and received his MA in 1732 (BD‚ 1743; DD‚ 1749). He was a tutor for twenty years. He became a canon of Christ Church‚ Oxford in 1754‚ and was Regius Professor of Divinity from 1763 until his death. His Introduction to Moral Philosophy (1745)‚ designed for the use of students‚ is a good‚ clear account of contemporary discussions. He was a distant relative of Jeremy Bentham‚ who was a student at Queen's College‚ Oxford while Edward was teaching there.

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BENTHAM‚ James‚. 11189

BENTHAM‚ James‚.	11189 Autograph Note‚ in the third person‚ two months before his death at the age of 86‚ thanking Miss Wales “for the valuable Portrait of her venerable Father”. 4 x 6 inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of mounting at corners on verso. Ely‚ 26 September 1794. The Rev. James Bentham (1708-1794)‚ historian of Ely.

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BERKELEY‚ George. 16270

BERKELEY‚ George.	16270 Autograph Letter Signed ‘G.Berkeley’‚ confirming Dr. Percy’s “readiness to patronize depressed genius”‚ and putting forward the case of a young gentleman from Alnwick‚ an apothecary’s apprentice‚ whom Berkeley himself recommends to his correspondent. 3 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ fine. Canterbury‚ 22 July 1773. George Berkeley‚ Vicar of Bray‚ who became a prebendary at Canterbury in 1771. He was the son of George Berkeley D.D. (1685-1753)‚ Bishop of Cloyne.

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BINNEY‚ Thomas. 11135

BINNEY‚ Thomas.	11135 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to B.W.Smith‚ discussing a preaching engagement. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ a few small pieces of paper adhering. Walworth‚ 17 August 1855. “Mr. Bearsall‚ I suppose‚ could take my puplit.” The Rev. Dr. Thomas Binney (1798–1874) was an English Congregationalist divine of the 19th century‚ popularly known as the 'Archbishop of Nonconformity'. He was noted for sermons and writings in defence of the principles of Nonconformity‚ for devotional verse‚ and for involvement in the cause of anti-slavery.

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BLOMFIELD‚ Charles James. 3852

BLOMFIELD‚ Charles James.	3852 Autograph Letter Signed as Bishop of London‚ to the Rev.Charles Forster‚ thanking him for the copy of his work on the Epistle to the Hebrews. 1 page 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. London‚ 10 December 1838. Charles James Blomfield (1786-1857)‚ Bishop of London‚ bestows his cautious thanks “for your kindness in sending me a Copy of your work on the Epistle to the Hebrews‚ which I have no doubt I shall find‚ when I have time to read it‚ as learned and accurate‚ as its outward appearance is prepossessing - I do not mean the covers‚ but the typography”.

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BURDER‚ George. 11203

BURDER‚ George.	11203	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.Wilks (author of Memoirs of Queen Caroline)‚ discussing Sabbath observance‚ and venturing a criticism of Wilks for his part in the story of Queen Caroline. 2 pp. 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with a short biography attached. 9 King’s Road‚ 6 March 1822. George Burder (1752-1832)‚ Nonconformist minister. In his youth he was an engraver‚ but in 1776 he began preaching‚ and was minister of the Independent Church at Lancaster from 1778 to 1783. Subsequently he held charges at Coventry (1784 1803) and at Fetter Lane‚ London (1803-1832). He was one of the founders of the British and Foreign Bible Society‚ the Religious Tract Society‚ and the London Missionary Society‚ and was secretary to the last-named for several years. As editor of the Evangelical Magazine and author of Village Sermons‚ he commanded a wide influence. A Life (by Henry Forster Burder) appeared in 1833. “Will you pardon me if I say that the public part you have taken respecting the late Queen may prejudice the minds of the King’s ministers & some others against any measure of reform which bears your name‚ & I am sorry for it.”

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BURDER‚ Samuel. 6996

BURDER‚ Samuel.	6996 Autograph Letter Signed‚ saying he has “looked over the part of the life now sent”‚ but does not see the need for alterations. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Undated. Burder‚ Samuel (1773–1836)‚ Church of England clergyman‚ formerly first pastor of an Independent congregation in St Albans‚ author of Memoirs of Eminently Pious British Women (1815) and three popular compilations‚ Oriental Customs in Illustration of the Scriptures (1802)‚ Oriental Literature Applied to the Illustration of the Sacred Scriptures (1812)‚ and Oriental Customs (1831); the first of these ran to several editions and a German translation.

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COTTON‚ Henry. 0041

COTTON‚ Henry.	0041	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Jos. Harding‚ thanking him for some prints which he had donated to the Common Room at Christ Church. 1 page 4to‚ mounted on guard. Christ Church‚ Oxford‚ 19 April 1818. The Revd. Henry Cotton (1789-1879)‚ among whose works are ‘Fasti Ecclesiæ Hibernicæ’ (1848-50) and ‘List of Editions of the Bible 1505-1850’ (1852)

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CRAIG Thomas. 10512

CRAIG Thomas.	10512	A correspondence of 13 Autograph Letters Signed by Thomas Craig to Thomas Winkworth in London discussing family news the placing of his sons in London offices and schools local visits a planned trip to Paris and much else. 13 letters 22 pp. mostly 9 x 7½ inches folds in good clean legible condition. Bocking Essex 1824-1830 (and one from 1837). The Revd. Thomas Craig of Bocking Essex minister of the Independent Chapel at Bocking End a congregation of protestant dissenters. This affectionate correspondence includes the occasional observation on national affairs (the distress of agricultural labourers) with many thanks for the assistance given by Winkworth in London to young Edward and Davis beginning their careers in commerce and the law. Winkworth purchases a “bagatelle board” for Edward and is asked for whatever he can find out about a commercial school on Tower Hill including details of the accommodation which would be provided for Davis. Craig describes his local visits to Aldborough Sudbury and Stowmarket gives an account of Dunwich and makes arrangements for Winkworth’s visits to Bocking.

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CUNNINGHAM‚ John William. 5710

CUNNINGHAM‚ John William.	5710 Autograph Note in the third person‚ asking Messrs.Cadell & Davies to send copies of The Velvet Cushion to Mr.Roberts‚ Lord Gambier‚ three bishops and Mr.Gisborne‚ and to the Reviews as appropriate. 1 page 4½ x 3½ inches‚ central spindle hole‚ traces of mounting. Undated. The Rev.John William Cunningham (1780-1861)‚ Vicar of Harrow. The Velvet Cushion‚ the memoirs of a vicarage cushion‚ first published in 1814‚ was an evangelical account of the Church of England since the Reformation‚ and achieved considerable popular success.

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DALE‚ Robert William. 11675

DALE‚ Robert William.	11675 Autograph Letter Signed‚ about the reading of the Bible in the Birmingham Board Schools. 4 pp. 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ remains of guard‚ with a separate carte-de-visite portrait of Dale. Birmingham‚ 18 November 1882. Robert William Dale (1829-1895)‚ Congregationalist leader. Dale welcomed social improvement and was an advocate‚ with George Dawson of what became known in Birmingham as the 'civic gospel'. The health‚ housing‚ sanitation and living conditions in Birmingham had suffered from its rapid population expansion in the previous thirty years. Dale argued 'the public duty of the state is the private duty of every citizen': service on the town council to improve the wellbeing of Birmingham was advocated by Dale as having moral and religious worth.

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DOUGLAS‚ James. 12411

DOUGLAS‚ James.	12411	Autograph Letter Signed‚ sending a copy of the Structure of Prophecy‚ hoping for “a speedy standard work on Prophecy that might form a rallying point for all sound thinkers on the subject”. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches‚ light creasing‚ traces of former mounting. Cavers‚ 11 July 1858. James Douglas of Cavers‚ author of The Truths of Religion (1831)‚ The Advancement of Society in Knowledge and Religion‚ etc.

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ETTRICK‚ William. 4961

ETTRICK‚ William.	4961 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Wm.Ettrick’‚ to T.Robson‚ thanking him for his favourable opinion of his book and remarking that he would not understand the Greek and Latin quotations “in yr. shop”‚ and “certain subjects of wh. you probably have not read very much‚ as they lie out of yr. line”. 2 pp. 7 x 6 inches‚ in good condition. 29 November 1816. The Rev.William Ettrick‚ theological writer‚ author of The Season and Time; or an Exposition of the Prophercies which relate to the two Periods of Daniel (1816).

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FOX‚ William Johnson. 7228

FOX‚ William Johnson.	7228	Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.J.Fox’‚ forwarding two letters‚ probably for publication (“the names must be taken out - of living persons‚ that is”)‚ also discussing the work of Di Conte. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ surface creasing. Upper Clapton‚ 10 May 1832. William Johnson Fox (1786-1864)‚ Unitarian minister‚ politician‚ journalist‚ and “literary father” of Robert Browning. In 1831 Fox bought the journal of the Unitarian Association‚ The Monthly Repository‚ of which he was already editor. Verse was contributed to it by both Tennyson and Browning.

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FREND‚ William. 16952

FREND‚ William.	16952	Autograph Letter Signed [to William Tooke]‚ explaining that he has to set out for Cambridge to attend a funeral‚ adding that Mr. Tyrwhitt has made him an executor of his will‚ hoping to assist Tooke on his return‚ when he has seen “a list of some of your circulars which I shall think myself happy in using to your advantage.” A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches. Rock [Rock Life Assurance Company]‚ 26 March 1817. Uncommon. William Frend (1757 – 1841)‚ clergyman (later Unitarian)‚ social reformer and writer. After a high-profile university trial in Cambridge deprived of his residency rights as fellow of his college‚ he became a leading figure in London radical circles. On leaving Cambridge he came to London. He maintained himself by teaching and writing‚ to supplement his continuing fellowship stipend. It was at Frend's house that William Wordsworth met William Godwin. Among Frend's pupils were Edward Daniel Clarke‚ John Singleton Copley‚ and Robert Malthus; he was himself the last of ‘the learned anti-Newtonians and a noted oppugner of all that distinguishes Algebra from Arithmetic.’ In Cambridge the leading intellectual dissenters formed a circle including George Dyer‚ Benjamin Flower‚ Robert Hall and Robert Tyrwhitt‚ as well as Frend and Robert Robinson. A Unitarian and a Whig by conviction‚ reformers such as Francis Burdett and John Horne Tooke were his friends‚ and he maintained an active correspondence with the main supporters of radicalism. This letter was found among the correspondence of William Tooke (1777-1863)‚ solicitor‚ Fellow of the Royal Society. President of the Society of Arts‚ and a founding member of the University of London.

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GINSBURG‚ Christian David. 12606

GINSBURG‚ Christian David.	12606 Autograph Letter Signed‚ telling his correspondent that “The parable to which you refer is unknown to me”‚ and discussing the Talmud. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in fine condition‚ integral blank leaf. Wokingham‚ Berkshire‚ 23 February 1879. Uncommon. “... I never pay any attention much less attach any value to quotations from the Talmud ... without the precise page being given. I hardly need tell you that there is no concordance or Index to the Talmud...” Christian David Ginsburg (born 1831 in Warsaw‚ died 1914 in England) was a Polish-born‚ British Bible scholar and student of the masoretic tradition in Judaism. Coming to England shortly after the completion of his education in the Rabbinic College at Warsaw‚ Ginsburg continued his study of the Hebrew Scriptures‚ with special attention to the Megillot. The first result of these studies was a translation of the Song of Songs‚ with a historical and critical commentary‚ published in 1857. His life-work culminated in the publication of the Masorah‚ in three volumes (1880–1886)‚ followed by the Massoretico-critical edition of the Hebrew Bible (1894).

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GOOCH‚ Sir Thomas‚ Bishop of Ely. 2351

GOOCH‚ Sir Thomas‚ Bishop of Ely.	2351 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Tho.Ely’‚ to an unnamed correspondent‚ agreeing to give Mr.Evans a Presentation to the Bishop of Norwich‚ but raising the question of his residence. 1 page 9 x 6.5 inches‚ minor defects only. Cambridge‚ 4 January 1753. Sir Thomas Gooch (1674-1754)‚ Bishop of Ely‚ Master of Caius College Cambridge. ‘But do you think to have in him a resident Minister‚ as you propos’d & promis’d? I wish you may‚ as I like his Character‚ an shd think my Self happy in my Patronage‚ if I could so fill all my Preferments.’

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GOODRICH‚ Chauncey Allen. 12634

GOODRICH‚ Chauncey Allen.	12634	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Thomas Waddington at St. Remy‚ regretting he was unable to meet Waddington in St. Remy but looking forward to their meeting in Heaven “when we stand among the myriads of the just made perfect”. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ in good conditon‚ folds‚ address leaf. Paris‚ 5 July 1826. Chauncey Allen Goodrich (1790 – 1860) was an American clergyman‚ educator and lexicographer. He was the son-in-law of Noah Webster and edited his Dictionary after his father-in-law's death. “Nothing is more encouraging to the soul in the midst of spiritual death‚ than to turn aside to some quiet spot‚ and mingle our affections with ‘those who seek a better country‚ that is an heavenly’. This sweet satisfaction I enjoyed at Venice in the society of Mr. Money and his truly excellent wife. We met as strangers‚ but we parted as Brothers.”

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GRAY‚ Robert‚ Bishop of Cape Town. 11727

GRAY‚ Robert‚ Bishop of Cape Town.	11727 Autograph Letter Signed ‘R Capetown’‚ explaining that he has meetings every day while he is in Cornwall. 2 pp. 5½ x 3½ inches‚ in good condition‚ integral blank leaf (traces of mounting). Exeter‚ 6 December‚ no year given. Robert Gray (1809-1872)‚ Bishop of Cape Town‚ and metropolitan of Africa.

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HALL‚ Robert. 12024

HALL‚ Robert.	12024 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. [Josiah] Conder‚ Bookseller‚ St Paul’s Church Yard‚ discussing his reading‚ expressing dissatisfaction with one book‚ saying he is joining forces with two friends to purchase another. 2½ pages 7 x 6 inches‚ removed from an album‚ with the address panel. 29 June 1814. Robert Hall (1764–1831)‚ Baptist minister. Hall established a reputation ‘as perhaps the greatest pulpit orator of his time. With admirers including William Wilberforce‚ Lord Brougham‚ Sydney Smith‚ and several Anglican bishops‚ and accolades in well-known periodicals‚ Hall's oratory and writings did much to enhance the Baptists' standing.’ [DNB]

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HARMER‚ Thomas. 6206

HARMER‚ Thomas.	6206	Manuscript Baptism Certificate‚ signed ‘Thomas Harmer’. 4 x 6½ inches‚ laid down‚ some staining. Watisfield‚ 11 December 1750. Thomas Harmer (1714-1788)‚ Independent minister and church historian. Harmer’s reputation as a scholar and useful writer rested originally upon his Observations on Divers Passages of Scripture‚ Illustrated by Accounts of Travellers in the East‚ which was published initially in a single volume in 1764‚ but by 1787 had been extended to four volumes. A fourth edition‚ edited and revised by Dr Adam Clarke‚ appeared in 1808. However‚ Harmer is probably better remembered for his histories of the dissenting churches of East Anglia. Harmer remained minister at Wattisfield for fifty-four years‚ during which time he missed only one Sunday service through illness. [DNB]

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HERRING‚ William. 11681

HERRING‚ William.	11681	Autograph Letter Signed‚ on behalf of the Archbishop‚ to the Rev. Mr.Wynn in Merioneth‚ expressing satisfaction with his Orders‚ addressed on the verso in pencil‚ and signed ‘Tho: free Cantuar’ in pencil by the Archbishop of Canterbury. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ inlaid‚ in good condition. Kensington‚ 11 July 1749. William Herring (d.1774)‚ Dean of St. Asaph‚ brother of Thomas‚ Archbishop of Canterbury. The archbishop has inserted ‘free’ into his signature‚ to ensure the signature is only used to secure free postage‚ and is not cut out and used for other purposes.

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HOLMES‚ Robert. 8774

HOLMES‚ Robert.	8774	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Robert Holmes’‚ about the dispatch of copies of his Discourses [Bampton Lectures]. 1 page 8 x 6½ inches‚ one old repair‚ remains of guard. New College‚ Oxford‚ 3 July 1782. Robert Holmes (1748-1805)‚ biblical scholar. “I will be obliged to you‚ to send one copy stitched‚ to mr Blamire’s not far from you‚ in the Strand‚ with this direction upon the cover in which you pack up the parcel‚ To the Reverend Mr Wray‚ Darley‚ near Bakewell‚ Derbyshire - carriage paid.” In 1782 Holmes was chosen to be Bampton lecturer‚ and during the same year published his eight lectures ‘On the Prophecies and Testimony of John the Baptist‚ and the parallel Prophecies of Jesus Christ’.

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IRELAND. Church Missionary Society. 16729

IRELAND. Church Missionary Society.	16729 Autograph Letter Signed ‘D.Wilson’‚ accepting his correspondent’s offer of assistance‚ asking him to write “to two or three among the persons of rank & influence in that Metropolis [Dublin] who may be able to patronize our Church Missionary Society”‚ mentioning support already secured with the Latouches and the Liffords. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ minor blemishes and creases. Barnett‚ 9 of Clock Monday Morning‚ undated [watermark 1810]. The Revd. D.Wilson. See F.E.Bland‚ How the Church Missionary Society came to Ireland (1935). This letter prepares the protestant campaign: “Persons likely to be in Dublin within the next fortnight & not known to our religious friends‚ would probably be those whom we should most aim at securing.”

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JACKSON‚ Cyril. 9806

JACKSON‚ Cyril.	9806	Autograph Letter Signed [probaby to a Mr. Maitland]‚ about candlesticks and books‚ and other favours granted by his correspondent relating to a legacy and to the nomination of a boy to Christ’s Hospital. 3½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ in fine condition. Felpham‚ 11 April 1812. Dr. Cyril Jackson (1746-1819)‚ Dean of Christ Church.

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JAMES‚ John Angell. 16648

JAMES‚ John Angell.	16648	Autograph Letter Signed ‘J. A.James’‚ to Joshua Liddle in Edinburgh‚ responding to an invitation to preach for the Scottish Missionary Society‚ expressing support for the missions‚ but explaining that his plans and engagements during the Spring would prevent a visit to Edinburgh. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ minor blemishes‚ light staining down centre fold‚ address leaf. London‚ 28 October 1822. John Angell James (1785 -1859)‚ English Nonconformist clergyman and writer. James was a typical Congregational preacher of the early 19th century. He published numerous books on practical subjects of the Christian life‚ including: The Anxious Inquirer‚ Pastoral Addresses‚ an Earnest Ministry‚ A Help to Domestic Happiness‚ Female Piety‚ The Christian Father's Present to His Children‚ The Young Man's Friend and Guide‚ and The Widow Directed to the Widow's God. A collected edition of James's works appeared in 17 volumes between 1860 and 1864.

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JONES‚ William. 12412

JONES‚ William.	12412	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Miss Hilditch‚ imparting much spiritual counsel. 4 pp. 7½ x 5 inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of former mounting. Religious Tract Society‚ London‚ 10 May 1854. William Jones‚ author of The Jubilee Memorial of the Religious Tract Society. London‚ The Religious Tract Society‚ 1850‚ 706 pages. This gives a full description of the first fifty years and remains the indispensable guide to the foundation of the Society.

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KENSIT‚ John. 5464

KENSIT‚ John.	5464 Autograph letter Signed‚ regretting that at the moment he has no date free for an engagement. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ folds‚ diagonal blue crayon marking the letter as read. Printed heading of Kensit’s Wickliffe Preachers. London‚ 18 July 1899. John Kensit (1853-1902)‚ militant protestant agitator. His itinerant Wickliffites caused disturbances in ritualist churches throughout England.

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KNOX‚ Ronald. 17551

KNOX‚ Ronald.	17551 Autograph Letter Signed ‘R.A.Knox’‚ to Mr. MacAlister‚ about a tutor for John. 2 pp. 4½ x 7 inches‚ in good condition. The Old Palace‚ Oxford‚ 19 April‚ no year given. Ronald Knox (1888-1957)‚ Roman Catholic chaplain and author. “... I believe MacNulty is a good man; he got one of my men through who was the most complete poop at Latin‚ I’ve ever seen‚ in similar circumstances.”

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LAURENCE‚ Richard. 12233

LAURENCE‚ Richard.	12233	Two Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Mr. R.Howden in London‚ about the arrival of “stores” at Christ Church‚ their installation in the Cathedral‚ and discussing “the plan for an Air Dispenser to warm the Bodleian Library”. 2½ pages 9 x 7 inches‚ with the integral address leaves‚ postmarks‚ central filing holes. Christ Church Oxford‚ 17 January and 23 February 1821. Richard Laurence (1760–1838) was an English Hebraist and Anglican churchman. He was made Regius Professor of Hebrew and canon of Christ Church‚ Oxford‚ in 1814‚ and Archbishop of Cashel‚ Ireland‚ in 1822. Regarding the Bodleian “air dispenser”‚ “Exeter College has granted the University a strip of ground for the purpose‚ on which it may be placed‚ within the Museum Wall ...”

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LEIFCHILD‚ John. 12192

LEIFCHILD‚ John.	12192 Autograph Quotation from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage‚ beginning “The beings of the mind are not of clay...”‚ signed J.Leifchild. 6 lines on 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ fine. 29 July 1831. John Leifchild‚ independent minister‚ author‚ was minister of the Craven Chapel‚ Bayswater‚ London‚ from 1831 to 1854.

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LIDDON‚ Henry Parry. 16050

LIDDON‚ Henry Parry.	16050	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Edgar Jacob‚ responding the state of church affairs in Natal revealed in a letter by his correspondent’s brother‚ referring to the challenge facing the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel‚ and the “Erastianism & Infidelity” of the ecclesiastical autorities there. 6 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ partial staining‚ otherwise good. Brislington‚ near Bristol‚ 28 June 1866. H.P.Liddon (1829-90)‚ Anglican High Churchman. In 1866 he delivered his Bampton Lectures on the doctrine of the divinity of Christ. “... Natal is not the first scene of self-sacrifice and suffering‚ consecrated to the advancement of the Kingdom of God. We must indeed pray that the believing Clergy and Laity of that Diocese may be strengthened to rise to the height of their duty to Our Lord & Saviour. Meanwhile‚ among other things‚ your brother’s letter shows how greatly the S.P.G. ‘wants looking after’; and I hope that before long some definite issue shall be raised which shall force the Secretary & the Standing Committee to adopt a more Xtian and courageous line in South Africa.”

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MACKENZIE‚ William Bell. 4520

MACKENZIE‚ William Bell.	4520 Autograph Letter Signed ‘W.B.Mackenzie’‚ to Mrs.Johns‚ encouraging her in the faith. 4 pp. 5 x 3½ inches‚ fine. 19 July 1847. William Bell Mackenzie (1806-1870)‚ Anglican clergyman and author. “Very soon some other voice will be heard in that church‚ and other families occupying the pews. We shall be gone...”

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MANNERS-SUTTON‚ Charles‚ Archbishop of Canterbury. 16613

MANNERS-SUTTON‚ Charles‚ Archbishop of Canterbury.	16613	Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.Cantuar’‚ having yesterday “united your Son & my Daughter in marriage”‚ saying he has given his correspondent’s son‚ a clergyman‚ additional time off to visit his relations. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition. Addington‚ 6 October 1812. Charles Manners-Sutton‚ Archbishop of Canterbury from 1805 to 1828.

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MARSH‚ William. 13676

MARSH‚ William.	13676 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Rev. C.Clayton‚ about sending Sermons to Prince Albert; “I consider that as including the Queen.” 2½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ folds‚ second leaf laid down‚ occasional light spots only. Beckenham‚ London‚ 16 December 1852. William Marsh (1775-1864)‚ evangelical divine‚ known as ‘Millennial Marsh’. “O that the Great knew their obligations & duties to The Captain of Salvation‚ & the Privilege of being instruments of‚ and relying upon‚ Divine Providence.”

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MATAMOROS‚ Manuel. 11339

MATAMOROS‚ Manuel.	11339	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Manuel Matamoros’‚ to Mr. Hovy‚ referring to a telegram‚ and apparently thanking him for his support. In Spanish. A good one page example‚ 8 x 5 inches‚ mounted at corners on an old album page. Bayonne‚ 8 October 1863. Uncommon. Matamoros Manuel Garcia (1834-1866) was convicted and later exiled for the dissemination of Protestantism in Spain.

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MAURICE‚ F.D. 11731

MAURICE‚ F.D.	11731 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Paul’‚ referring to his time at Guy’s Hospital (where Maurice was chaplain) and the changes since then‚ thanking his correspondent “for your kindness to my boy”‚ and other matters. 3 pp. 6 x 4 inches‚ black edged‚ in good condition‚ traces of mounting. 27 January‚ no year given. Frederick Denison Maurice (1805-72)‚ theologian‚ professor of Moral Theology at Cambridge.

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MAURICE‚ F.D. 17649

MAURICE‚ F.D.	17649	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Self‚ much grieved by the scandal at Maurice’s church‚ and hoping “I shall be able to put a stop to it”. 1 page 7 x 4 inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of mounting at corners. 23 October‚ no year given. Frederick Denison Maurice (1805-72)‚ theologian‚ professor of Moral Theology at Cambridge.

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MAURICE‚ F.D. 7407

MAURICE‚ F.D.	7407 Autograph Note Signed ‘F.D.Maurice’‚ to Miss Craig‚ explaining that he has been out of town. 1 page 4½ x 3½ inches‚ traces of mounting‚ in good condition. 16 October‚ no year given. F.D.Maurice (1805-72)‚ theologian‚ professor of Moral Theology at Cambridge.

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MAURICE‚ F.D. 7408

MAURICE‚ F.D.	7408	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear Theobald’‚ wishing he could recommend “a book of Family Prayers that‚ in any degree‚ meets my desires”‚ finding them all unsatisfactory‚ and discussing the case of Rowland Wlliams and his book ‘Rational Godliness’. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ some paper adhering to first page where formerly mounted‚ small piece torn from upper margin. Folkestone‚ 27 August‚ no year given. F.D.Maurice (1805-72)‚ theologian‚ professor of Moral Theology at Cambridge. “I have not seen any charge of the Bp of Llandaff. Rational Godliness is written by a Mr.Rowland Williams who was head of Lampeter College & was for some time his Chaplain. ...certainly he deserves as little to be called an Infidel as I do.”

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MAXWELL‚ Henry‚ Bishop of Meath. 15559

MAXWELL‚ Henry‚ Bishop of Meath.	15559	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Henry Meath’‚ as Bishop of Meath‚ to ‘My Lord’‚ expressing his concern that he would not be able to attend His Excellency as he had been “seized with a smart fit of the gout”‚ sending his son instead to receive “your Excellency’s commands”‚ and assuring him of his own “steady support of your Excellency’s Administration”. 1 page 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition. 31 December 1787. Henry Maxwell‚ D.D. (c.1723–1798) was an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of Ireland as the Dean of Kilmore‚ then Bishop of Dromore‚ and finally Bishop of Meath.

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McALL‚ Robert Stephens. 16421

McALL‚ Robert Stephens.	16421	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to J.Heaton‚ Bookseller‚ Leeds‚ about the circumstances surrounding the possible publication of “so valuable & beautiful a discourse” by Mr. Hamilton. 2½ pages 10 x 8 inches‚ remains of guard where formerly mounted‚ some light staining‚ address panel. Manchester‚ 24 August 1833. Robert Stephens McAll (1792-1838)‚ Congregational minister‚ renowned preacher. His published works consist of several occasional sermons and poems (some in Wheeler's ‘Manchester Poetry‚’ 1838) and a collection of ‘Discourses on Special Occasions‚’ with a memoir by Dr. Ralph Wardlaw‚ 2 vols. 1840. Another collection of sermons‚ with a preface by T. H.‚ is dated 1843. There is a large engraved portrait of him by J. Bostock‚ after Ward.

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MIALL‚ Edward. 10580

MIALL‚ Edward.	10580	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to C.Gilpin‚ regretting he is unable to accept the invitation. 1 page 6 x 3½ inches. Undated. Edward Miall (1809–1881)‚ politician‚ journalist‚ and Congregational minister‚ editor of The Nonconformist from 1841. ‘A state church!’‚ ran an editorial. ‘Have they never looked into that dark‚ polluted‚ inner chamber of which it is the door? Have they never caught a glimpse of the loathsome things that live‚ and crawl‚ and gender there?’ (E. Miall‚ The Nonconformist's Sketch Book‚ 1842‚ 17).

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MONSELL‚ John Samuel Bewley. 16608

MONSELL‚ John Samuel Bewley.	16608 A long Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Messrs. Parker‚ Son & Bourn‚ 445 West Strand‚ about the content and appearance of his forthcoming book Hymns for the Church’s Year‚ describing the hymns‚ suggesting a Preface‚ giving consideration to the name and form of the book. 8 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition‚ some very light foxing spots. Egham Vicarage‚ 22 September 1862. John Samuel Bewley Monsell (1811 - 1875)‚ Irish Anglican clergyman and poet. John Monsell became influenced by the Oxford Movement and an admirer of Edward Bouverie Pusey‚ and also became acquainted with William Ewart Gladstone‚ with whom he maintained a correspondence.

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MOORE‚ John‚ Bishop of Ely. 11187

MOORE‚ John‚ Bishop of Ely.	11187 Manuscript Warrant Signed ‘J Norwich’ as Bishop of Norwich‚ relating to the surrender of leases at Ludham (near Great Yarmouth‚ Norfolk). 1 page 12 x 7½ inches‚ folds‚ minor marginal tears‚ in clean condition‚ Moore’s personal seal in red wax affixed. 9 July 1707. John Moore (1646–1714) was an English cleric‚ scholar‚ and book collector. He was Bishop of Norwich (1691–1707) and Bishop of Ely (1707–1714). At the time of his death in 1714‚ Moore's collection of books and papers contained over 30‚000 items‚ and may have been the largest in England. To celebrate his coronation‚ King George I caused it to be purchased intact‚ at a cost of 6‚000 guineas‚ and donated to Cambridge University. Moore's library alone contained nearly twice the material in the existing University library. While some material has been removed over the years‚ the gift is still largely intact‚ and is called The Royal Library in honour of its patron.

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NIEMOLLER‚ Martin. 17306

NIEMOLLER‚ Martin.	17306	Autograph Letter Signed “truly yours Martin Niemöller” [to the Revd. F.G.Gilling]‚ explaining that there was no time to answer his note‚ received through the Bishop of Chichester‚ “because I had to return to Germany rather suddenly in order to arrange passports and transportation for my tour to USA”‚ enclosing a portrait photograph‚ inscribed and dated on verso: “To Revd. F.G.Gilling from Martin Niemöller”. Card 4 x 6 inches‚ and photograph 5 x 4 inches‚ generally in good condition. Budingen‚ Hesse [Germany]‚ 18 November 1946. Martin Niemöller (1892 –1984)‚ German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor.

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NOEL‚ Baptist Wriothesley. 11190

NOEL‚ Baptist Wriothesley.	11190	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to ‘My dear friend’‚ about his own decision to leave the Church of England. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. With a separate engraved portrait (lower right corner torn). Hornsey‚ 23 November [1848]. A great little letter‚ being the confession of Baptist Wriothesley Noel (1799–1873)‚ Church of England clergyman and Baptist minister‚ one of the most influential evangelical clergymen of early Victorian England. The Gorham case (1848)‚ which drove some high churchmen to Rome‚ helped to send Noel into the ranks of the Baptists. He took farewell of his Anglcian congregation on 3 December 1848. “Wide & deep rooted objections to the principle of a Union between Church & State & to its practice in this Country‚ which have been growing for years‚ have at length compelled me to announce to some of my friends at St. Johns that I must leave them. I have not done this without much reading‚ throught & prayer.”

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NOEL‚ Baptist Wriothesley. 13215

NOEL‚ Baptist Wriothesley.	13215	Autograph Letter Signed‚ about a matter of church patronage‚ agreeing to attend a meeting. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Walthamstow‚ 11 July‚ no year given. Baptist Wriothesley Noel (1799–1873)‚ Church of England clergyman and Baptist minister‚ one of the most influential evangelical clergymen of early Victorian England.

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NORTH‚ Brownlow‚ Bishop of Winchester. 5670

NORTH‚ Brownlow‚ Bishop of Winchester.	5670 Autograph Letter Signed ‘B.Winchester’‚ addressed ‘My dear Lord’‚ discussing in detail the lease of allotments. 2¼ inches‚ in very good condition. Chelsea‚ 1 June 1813. Brownlow North (1741-1820)‚ Bishop of Winchester from 1781‚ half-brother of Frederick‚ Lord North‚ prime minister. “In a word it appears to me that Government paying the price of the whole‚ must pay me for the term in lease‚ & pay to the See the value of the Reversion. Is not this so?”

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OBERLIN‚ Jean-Frederic‚ Pastor. 16554

OBERLIN‚ Jean-Frederic‚ Pastor.	16554 Coloured Map of Canaan‚ drawn by children of Pastor Oberlin’s school; autograph of Pastor Oberlin‚ as a receipt‚ on the verso of a printed Biblical quotation (dated by Oberlin 15 February 1790) ; and another quotation‚ in Oberlin’s hand (La Prudence de l’Homme retient sa Colère). 3 items mounted (along edges) on an old album page. 1790. J. F. Oberlin (1740 –1826) was a French pastor and a philanthropist who worked in Alsace. Oberlin's orphan asylums were the beginning of the many “Oberlinvereine” for the protection of children. Oberlin College‚ an American liberal arts college in Ohio‚ was named for him upon its founding in 1833. Obirin University in Tokyo‚ Japan‚ which was named for Oberlin College‚ also bears a variant form of his name. Oberlin has been called the "true precursor of social Christianity in France."

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PERCY‚ William. 13016

PERCY‚ William.	13016	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mrs. Spragg‚ about the sale of a horse‚ and the impending visit of “my Boy Barnard” to the Spraggs (”I am distressed lest he should be troublesome”)‚ enthusing about the service held on New Year’s Day. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ integral address leaf. [early annotation: 1794] The Rev. William Percy‚ evangelical minister‚ of Woolwich and Westminster Chapels. William Percy went to America in 1773 under the auspices of Lady Huntingdon‚ first to Georgia‚ where he preached in the open air to his Baptist and Independent brethren‚ and then to Charleston. He sometimes preached to the American troops‚ and was the first minister in Charleston to deliver an Address on the first anniversary of Independence. Later in England he moved from Woolwich Chapel to become in 1793 the Minister of Westminster Chapel‚ known as Dr. Peckwell’s. In 1804 he returned to Charleston. “It was a memorable Time & the Lord was with us of a Truth. Morning Text was 2 Chron:32:26. The Power of the Lord came down & many Hearts were melted in the Presence of the Lord. My very Heart ardently longs sometimes to see you among us. When will you come & see us? I hope you will keep my Boy in Order.”

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PIETRO‚ Michele di‚ Cardinal. 14201

PIETRO‚ Michele di‚ Cardinal.	14201 Letter Signed‚ as head of the Propaganda Fide‚ to Stephano Agem in Constantinople‚ about the Chintaye Mission‚ apparently correcting a matter concerning communication with heretics. In Italian. 1 page 9½ x 7½ inches‚ folds‚ in good condition‚ with the integral address leaf (torn at seal opening). Roma dalla Propaganda‚ 13 August 1808. Michele di Pietro (1747-1821)‚ Cardinal‚ Prefect of the Congregation of Propaganda Fide‚ one of the most distinguished "black cardinals" (prohibited by Napoleon to wear cardinal red).

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PORTEUS‚ Beilby‚ Bishop of London. 14370

PORTEUS‚ Beilby‚ Bishop of London.	14370 Autograph Letter Signed ‘B. London’‚ to the Revd. Mr. Bull Pentlow in Suffolk‚ about his future appointment‚ saying his correspondent’s friends must exert themselves‚ and “I shall not be idle.” 1 page 8½ x 7½ inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral address leaf‚ also signed‚ and bearing the bishop’s seal in red wax. London‚ 26 February 1803. Beilby Porteus (1731 – 1809)‚ successively Bishop of Chester and of London was an Anglican reformer and leading abolitionist in England. He was the first Anglican in a position of authority to seriously challenge the Church's position on slavery.

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PUNSHON‚ William Morley. 11870

PUNSHON‚ William Morley.	11870	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Rev. Dr.Raffles‚ hoping that circumstances in Liverpool will allow him to accept Raffles’ invitation‚ and looking forward to being “the guest of one for whom I have long felt sincere admiration & esteem.” 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. 8 Arundel Square‚ Islington‚ 9 September 1862. William Morley Punshon (1824-1881)‚ Wesleyan preacher and lecturer. At this time Punshon was superintendent of the Hinde Street and Islington circuits.

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PUSEY‚ Edward Bouverie. 17571

PUSEY‚ Edward Bouverie.	17571	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Churton” (probably Edward Churton‚ 1800-1874‚ Archdeacon of Cleveland)‚ regretting he is not strong enough to leave Oxford‚ wishing to help “in such an important plan for the good of souls”‚ but would be glad “to be more distinctly acknowledged by the Bishop as helping in his work ...” 3 pp. 4 x 3½ inches‚ fine. Undated. A good letter by Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-82)‚ theologian and leader of the Oxford Movement.

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RAFFLES‚ Thomas. 11851

RAFFLES‚ Thomas.	11851	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to T.Thompson‚ rejoicing at finding a mislaid Autograph of John Bunyan‚ returning a scrap of Goldsmith’s writing‚ and explaining the scope of his autograph collection. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Edge Hill‚ 3 June 1846. Thomas Raffles (1788-1863)‚ Congregational Minister of the Newington Chapel‚ Liverpool (1811-1862). His cousin was Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. Besides his verse compositions and his translation of Klopstock's Messiah (1814)‚ Raffles published his Memoirs of Thomas Spencer (1813)‚ Letters during a Tour through France‚ Savoy‚ etc. (1818)‚ Lectures on Practical Religion (1820)‚ Lectures on the Doctrines of the Gospel (1822)‚ Hear the Church! A Word for All. By a Doctor of Divinity‚ but not of Oxford (1839—a riposte to Pusey)‚ The Divine Command: a Jubilee Sermon to the London Missionary Society (1844)‚ Internal Evidence of the Inspiration of Scripture (1849)‚ and Independency at St Helens (1856).

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REEVES‚ William‚ Bishop. 14012

REEVES‚ William‚ Bishop.	14012 A long Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My very dear Lord” [later annotation Dr Reeves to Bp. Forbes]‚ discussing the transcript of ancient manuscripts‚ Latin translations‚ assistance from Cambridge in reading old manuscripts‚ and other antiquarian matters. 8 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. The Library‚ Curragh‚ 17 July 1875. William Reeves (1815 – 1892)‚ Irish antiquarian and the Church of Ireland Bishop of Down‚ Connor and Dromore from 1886 until his death. He was the last private keeper of the Book of Armagh and at the time of his death was President of the Royal Irish Academy. “As to your plan I think you should give the text of the Life and of the Opera. The latter are in very tough & obscure Latin. But so much the better. There is no pleasure to a translator in fair sailing.”

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REYNOLDS‚ Henry Robert. 6209

REYNOLDS‚ Henry Robert.	6209	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Ambrose Spong‚ imparting much spiritual advice on the occasion of his preaching at Cheshunt College Chapel‚ and discussing the music. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ traces of guard‚ with a separate carte de visite size photographic portrait of Reynolds. Townshend House‚ Malvern‚ 9 August [1860’s]. Henry Robert Reynolds (1825-1896)‚ Congregational minister. In 1860 Reynolds became president of Cheshunt College. Besides fulfilling the duties of principal of the college and pastor of the college chapel and village churches‚ he was professor of dogmatic theology‚ ecclesiastical history‚ and New Testament exegesis. In addition‚ from 1866 to 1874 he was co-editor with Henry Allon of the British Quarterly Review‚ and from 1877 to 1882 he edited the Evangelical Magazine. He and his brother‚ John Russell Reynolds‚ wrote a novel dealing with the intellectual and religious questions of the time‚ which was published anonymously in 1860 as Yes and No‚ or‚ Glimpses of the Great Conflict.

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ROBINSON‚ Hastings‚ and St. John’s College‚ Cambridge. 14802

ROBINSON‚ Hastings‚ and St. John’s College‚ Cambridge.	14802 Three Autograph Letters Signed by Hastings Robinson (one probably written on his behalf)‚ to George Harris at Rugby School‚ about the half yearly payments of Twenty Pounds for his Exhibition. Three letters 9 x 7 inches‚ minor blemishes only‚ integral address leaves (postal markings)‚ one with the red wax seal reading De Loin Comme De Pres. St. John’s College Cambridge‚ 1812 & 1817. Hastings Robinson (1792-1866)‚ earnest evangelical churchman and scholar‚ author of works of church history.

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ROBINSON‚ Thomas‚ and Trinity College‚ Cambridge. 14800

ROBINSON‚ Thomas‚ and Trinity College‚ Cambridge.	14800 A series of four Autograph Letters Signed‚ to Geo: Harris at Rugby School‚ acknowledging Drafts of Twenty Pounds‚ being payments for his Exhibition to Trinity College Cambridge. Together with two certificates of residence at Trinity‚ also sent as letters‚ each signed by William Lort Mansel‚ Bishop of Bristol and Master of Trinity. Six letters 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition‚ with the integral address leaves (postal markings). Trinity College Cambridge‚ 1811-1815. Thomas Robinson (1790-1873)‚ Master of the Temple‚ and Arabic scholar‚ was educated at Rugby and at Trinity‚ Cambridge‚ where he graduated in 1813 as thirteenth wrangler and second classical medallist. He went out to India as a missionary priest‚ and there he began the translation of the Old Testament into Persian. He was chaplain to Reginald Heber‚ and was present at Trichinopoly on 2 April 1826 when Heber was drowned. In 1837 Robinson was appointed lord almoner’s professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge.

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SAVILE‚ Bourchier Wrey. 13330

SAVILE‚ Bourchier Wrey.	13330	Autograph Letter Signed [to Thomas Waddington in Paris]‚ about a funding matter‚ and the delivery of “a note of hand” for the recovery of £50 lent to J.Roth of the Hotel d’Angleterre “to set him up in the way of trade”. 4 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ fine. Okehampton‚ 28 March 1842. Bourchier Wrey Savile (1817-1888)‚ author of religious works.

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SELWYN‚ George Augustus. 15390

SELWYN‚ George Augustus.	15390	Autograph Letter Signed ‘G.A. New Zealand’ as Bishop of New Zealand‚ to “My dear Friend”‚ making the arrangements for a party and asking him to tell Rogers. A good one page example 7 x 4½ inches‚ embossed heading GA NZ. Richmond‚ 1 February 1855. George Augustus Selwyn (1809-1878) was consecrated Bishop on 17 October 1841‚ and sailed for New Zealand on 26 December. He was a significant figure in the development of the colonial churches‚ and his travels to the Pacific Islands led to the formation of the separate diocese of Melanesia. Selwyn College Cambridge was built in his memory. Frederic Rogers‚ 1st Baron Blachford (1811 – 1889)‚ Newman’s pupil and disciple and lifelong friend.

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SHEPHERD‚ Dr. William. 10268

SHEPHERD‚ Dr. William.	10268	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Mr. Ford‚ sending “a dozen of my lately published dialogue for sale‚ price to the public four shillings”. 1 page 9½ x 7½ inches‚ minor defects only. Gateacre‚ 27 April 1808. William Shepherd (1768-1847)‚ Unitarian minister and politician‚ enthusiast for civil and religious liberty‚ friend of William Roscoe‚ and the author of poems and pamphlets. “You may recommend it to the Warden and Fellows of the Old Church as treating on an interesting subject‚ and now and then decently bordering on what fashionable ladies call tawdry.” Shepherd had edited a Dialogue (pubished Liverpool‚ 1807) by Poggio Bracciolini‚ whose biography he had published in 1802. Shepherd’s friendship with Roscoe had led to his interest in Italian literature.

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SHEPPARD‚ John. 4301

SHEPPARD‚ John.	4301 Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his correspondent for the books‚ commenting on the religious content‚ and enquiring after the health of Mr.Forster‚ although “I know not why we should regret any good man’s summons from a world like this”. 1 page 9 x 7 inches‚ lightly tipped on to an old album page‚ in good condition. Irongates‚ Frome‚ 11 May 1840. John Sheppard (1785-1879)‚ religious writer‚ friend of Thomas Chalmers‚ joined the anabaptists in 1806. His published works included ‘Letters on a Tour in France’ [1817]‚ ‘An Autumn Dream’ [poem‚ 1837]‚ and ‘On Dreams’ [1847].

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SHERMAN‚ James. 17404

SHERMAN‚ James.	17404	Autograph Letter Signed‚ agreeing to preside at his correspondent’s anniversary‚ although it means breaking his own rule “not to take an extra service beside Surrey Chapel”. A good one page example‚ 7 x 4½ inches. Surrey Chapel‚ 9 January 1839. James Sherman (1796–1862)‚ was a Congregationalist and abolitionist; a popular preacher at the Surrey Chapel‚ Blackfriars‚ London from 1836-54. He was successor at the Surrey Chapel to Rowland Hill. James Sherman contributed an introduction to Uncle Tom's Cabin‚ written by the American Congregationalist‚ Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin was written in serial form for The National Era‚ a slavery abolitionist newspaper‚ in 1851. When it appeared as a two volume work by March 1852‚ with James Sherman's introduction‚ it quickly became a work of historical significance. For the book's promotional tour in London in the early summer of 1852‚ Harriet Beecher Stowe‚ her husband‚ and brother Charles Beecher‚ stayed at James Sherman's house. At the same time he invited the African-American escaped slave and Congregational minister Samuel Ringgold Ward‚ and assisted his stay in Britain for nearly a year‚ helping him raise funds for the Canadian Anti-slavery Society at a time when many escaped slaves from the USA were trying to reach freedom in British Canada.

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SIMEON‚ Charles. 16728

SIMEON‚ Charles.	16728	Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.Simeon’‚ to Mr. Cadell‚ the bookseller in The Strand‚ London‚ written by Simeon beneath a letter by John Cummins (Dublin‚ 19 November 1824) who says he has paid for copies of Simeon’s book through Mr. Cadell’s house‚ trying to sort out this matter so that accounts and settlement correspond. 8 lines‚ 9 x 7 inches‚ torn at seal opening‚ addressed on verso by Simeon to Cadell. London postmark‚ 24 November 1824. How this three way dispute over payment for copies of Simeon’s work was resolved‚ we can not tell. Charles Simeon (1759-1836)‚ evangelical preacher. He led the evangelical revival in the Church of England.

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SIMEONI‚ Giovanni‚ Cardinal. 17618

SIMEONI‚ Giovanni‚ Cardinal.	17618	Letter Signed ‘Giovanni Card. Simeoni’‚ to Fr. Ludovico da Bagnaja‚ the Capuchin Chaplain on board the ‘Corvetta Pontificia "Immacolata Concezione"’ at Toulon‚ about Indulgences. In Italian. 1 page 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ remains of guard‚ with the original envelope Rome‚ 24 April 1877. Giovanni Simeoni (1816 – 1892)‚ Italian Cardinal who served as Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Propagation of the Faith from 1878.

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STEVENS‚ Maria. 2784

STEVENS‚ Maria.	2784 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Believe me in the bonds of Jesus‚ yours in Truth‚ Maria Stevens’‚ to Miss E.Ould‚ ‚ rejoicing in her faith‚ encouraging Miss Ould to ‘press towards the mark’‚ and asking her to accept ‘my little work’. 2 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches‚ fine. Stonefall‚ 8 November 1832. Maria Stevens‚ author of devotional and religious works.

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STRATICO‚ Giovanni Domenico. 11061

STRATICO‚ Giovanni Domenico.	11061 Autograph Letter Signed‚ discussing the whereabouts of various pictures‚ notably La Madonna Della Seggiola by Raphael. In Italian. 2 pp. 11 x 7½ inches‚in very good condition. Lesina [Foggia‚ southern Italy]‚ 1 March 1794. Giovanni Domenico Stratico (1732-1799)‚ Bishop of Lesina‚ Dominican‚ author of a book on the pastoral use of Scripture.

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SYMONS‚ Benjamin Parsons. 2279

SYMONS‚ Benjamin Parsons.	2279 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr.Wilson‚ concerning the revision of two books of Homilies‚ being prepared by a former subwarden‚ John Griffiths‚ asking for help in providing early editions‚ with mention of several sixteenth and seventeenth century works. 3 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches. Wadham College‚ Oxford‚ 6 September 1856. Benjamin Parsons Symons (1785-1878)‚ Warden of Wadham‚ leader of the evangelical party at Oxford. This John Griffiths was one of the Four Tutors who signed the protest against John Henry Newman’s Tract 90.

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TERRICK‚ Richard‚ Bishop of London. 17015

TERRICK‚ Richard‚ Bishop of London.	17015 Autograph Letter Signed ‘Ric. London.’‚ to Lord Holderness‚ thanking him for the £1000 Bank Note for distribution to the London poor who “suffer by the severity of the present season‚ but thro’ shame and modesty are restrained from seeking relief in the manner it is usually obtained”. 2 pp. 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. 28 January 1769[?]. Richard Terrick (1710 – 1777)‚ Bishop of London from 1764 to 1777. He became Bishop of Peterborough in 1757 through the influence of William Cavendish‚ 4th Duke of Devonshire‚ briefly Prime Minister. Horace Walpole‚ who disliked him‚ said he lacked ability‚ save "a sonorous delivery and an assiduity of backstairs address".

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THOMSON‚ William. 2689

THOMSON‚ William.	2689 Letter Signed ‘W.Ebor’ as Archbishop of York‚ to Sydney Williams‚ thanking him for the trouble taken over the sale of the archbishop’s copy of the Codex Sinaiticus‚ agreeing to the sale‚ and suggesting the price. 3 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches. Bishopthorpe‚ York‚ 8 November 1872. William Thomson (1819-90)‚ Archbishop of York.

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TURNER‚ William. 5146

TURNER‚ William.	5146 Autograph Letter Signed‚ addressed ‘My dear Sir’‚ discussing the distribution of “my little Tract on the Duty of looking to ourselves” and referring to his son’s marriage. 1 page 9½ x 7½ inches‚ spotted. Newcastle‚ June 1819. William Turner (1761-1859)‚ dissenting minister and author‚ ministered at Newcastle for fifty-nine years.

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VAUGHAN‚ Herbert‚ Cardinal. 16427

VAUGHAN‚ Herbert‚ Cardinal.	16427	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Herbert Card Vaughan’‚ to Sir Frank Green‚ Lord Mayor of London‚ about a Church collection for the erection of a monument in London‚ pointing out a difficulty with this “while there is the Jubilee Nurses Memorial to the Queen also claiming support”. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Archbishop’s House‚ Westminster‚ 28 April 1901. Herbert Cardinal Vaughan (1832-1903)‚ Archbishop of Westminster (1892-1903).

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VINCENT‚ William‚ Dean of Westminster. 13212

VINCENT‚ William‚ Dean of Westminster.	13212	Autograph Letter Signed‚ thanking his correspondent for the plates Ratcliffe and Sheppy‚ asking for three copies of the Pedigree‚ praising his cousin Hannah‚ etc. 1 page 7 x 7 inches‚ inlaid to an album leaf. With a separate engraved portrait of Vincent‚ trimmed‚ some foxing. Deanery‚ 10 March 1811. William Vincent (1739-1815)‚ Dean of Westminster and classical scholar. His chief study was ancient geography and commerce‚ and he published The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates (1797) and The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea (1800 & 1805).

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WARDLAW‚ Ralph. 16142

WARDLAW‚ Ralph.	16142	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Rev. F.A.Cox in Hackney‚ naming two representatives from his church who hoped to attend the Anti-State Church Conference‚ and arranging for the Rev. John Barnet to represent them if they were not able to attend. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Glasgow‚ 23 April 1844. Ralph Wardlaw (1779-1853)‚ Scottish Congregational minister and theologian‚ slavery abolitionist. In May 1818 he travelled to London to preach one of the annual sermons on behalf of the London Missionary Society‚ which brought him acclaim from the English nonconformist community‚ and in September of that year he was granted a doctorate in divinity by Yale College in the United States. A long-standing opponent of slavery‚ Wardlaw was one of the founders of the Glasgow Anti-Slavery Society in 1823. He came to reject the moderate anti-slavery position that the abolition of slavery should be a gradual process. In November 1830 he delivered a powerful speech before the Glasgow Anti-Slavery Society‚ in which he demanded the immediate abolition of slavery.

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WAUGH‚ Alexander. 17665

WAUGH‚ Alexander.	17665	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Revd. John Esqre‚ Well Street‚ Hackney‚ sending some observations on nature by Duncanson of Airdrie‚ describing his own preaching engagement at Henley‚ quoting Goldsmith‚ etc. 1 page 12 x 7 inches‚ with the address panel‚ postmarks‚ minor blemishes and stains. Postmarked 28 July 1797. The banks of the Thames are lovely‚ but “alas! in what a dead & withered state the peoples minds in regard to the growth of righteousness are said to be”. Alexander Waugh (1754-1827)‚ United Secession minister‚ one of the original members of the London Missionary Society. He supported a host of other religious and philanthropic bodies‚ including the British and Foreign Bible Society‚ the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge‚ the Scottish Hospital‚ and Mill Hill Academy. He contributed to the Evangelical Magazine and made missionary tours in England‚ Ireland‚ Scotland‚ and France.

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WILKINSON‚ William Francis. 9605

WILKINSON‚ William Francis.	9605	Autograph Letter Signed‚ about the circumstances of his resignation from Cheltenham College. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. Cheltenham‚ 26 November 1847. The Revd. William Francis Wilkinson‚ author of many theological books.

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WILKS‚ Samuel Charles. 12025

WILKS‚ Samuel Charles.	12025 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to Dr. Pye Smith‚ thanking him for his “Scriptural Geology”‚ which he has managed to read despite many other duties (including attendance at the deathbed of his eldest son)‚ and commenting on the controversy about “the union which we know does & must exist between the words & the works of God”. 4 pp. 9 x 7½ inches‚ in good condition‚ traces of guard. St John’s Wood Road‚ 2 April 1840. An interesting letter by Samuel Charles Wilks (1789-1872)‚ evangelical clergyman‚ author‚ member of the ‘Clapham sect’‚ who succeeded Zachary Macaulay as editor of the Christian Observer. He acquired much scientific knowledge and maintained‚ against prevalent religious opinion‚ many of the new views propounded by geologists. John Pye Smith (1774-1851)‚ non conformist divine‚ correspondent of Lyell and Darwin‚ and the author of The Relation between the Holy Scriptures and some parts of Geological Science (1839). “I am not myself much of a geologist; but I know enough to admire & value highly your book; & also the Christian integrity with which you have met difficulties‚ though I am startled at the extent - I will not say of concession‚ but of interpretation which you consider requisite to solve them.”

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WILLIAMS‚ Isaac. 15402

WILLIAMS‚ Isaac.	15402 Autograph Letter Signed‚ to “My dear Church” (R.W.Church‚ later Dean Church)‚ asking him to pay “the Architectural visit you talked of” to see the new church in its “beautiful situation”‚ asking whether he sees Marriott‚ whom T.K. (Thomas Keble) wishes to meet‚ concluding: “I am rejoiced to find Pusey so much better.” 1¼ pages‚ 7½ x 4½ inches‚ in fine condition. Bisley‚ near Stroud [Gloucestershire]‚ 28 August [1840s]. Uncommon. Isaac Williams (1802–1865)‚ poet and theologian‚ was a prominent member of the Oxford Movement‚ acquainted with John Keble and‚ like the other members of the movement‚ associated with Oxford University. He wrote religious poetry and one of the movement's famous tracts: "Reserve in communicating Religious Knowledge". From 1842 to 1848 Williams was curate to Thomas Keble (younger brother of John Keble) at Bisley‚ near Stroud. Keble set the pattern for Tractarian observance by his practice of daily services and gathered around him a group of clergy of sympathetic views who were later described as the 'Bisley school' of the Oxford Movement.

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WILLIAMS‚ Isaac. 16983

WILLIAMS‚ Isaac.	16983	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Is. Williams’‚ about “the Proof Sheets of the Thoughts in Past Years”‚ with mention of The Mountain Home‚ one of the sections of the work. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches. Trinity College [Oxford]‚ Tuesday‚ undated. Uncommon. Isaac Williams (1802–1865)‚ poet and theologian‚ was a prominent member of the Oxford Movement‚ acquainted with John Keble and‚ like the other members of the movement‚ associated with Oxford University. He wrote religious poetry and one of the movement's famous tracts: "Reserve in communicating Religious Knowledge". From 1842 to 1848 Williams was curate to Thomas Keble (younger brother of John Keble) at Bisley‚ near Stroud. Keble set the pattern for Tractarian observance by his practice of daily services and gathered around him a group of clergy of sympathetic views who were later described as the 'Bisley school' of the Oxford Movement.

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WILLIAMS‚ John Bickerton. 9788

WILLIAMS‚ John Bickerton.	9788	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to the Rev. Dr. Raffles at Edge Hill‚ thanking him for his congratulations on Williams’ knighthood)‚ commenting that “I am the first knight of the new reign”‚ and discussing arrangements to meet Raffles and other friends. 2 pp. 10 x 8 inches‚ in good condition‚ address panel‚ red wax seal. Green Bank Cottage‚ Rock Ferry‚ 31 August 1837. Sir John Bickerton Williams (1792-1855)‚ nonconformist writer.

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WILLIAMS‚ John. 12396

WILLIAMS‚ John.	12396	Document Signed by John Williams and six other clergymen‚ certifying that “Mr John Hill‚ Batchelour of Arts‚ is a man whom we know to bee well Qualified for the ministry‚ Orthodox in his Principles‚ of a sober life‚ and exactly Conformable to the Rites and Ceremonys of the Church of England.” 1 page 12 x 8 inches‚ wormholes. 14 May 1675. John Williams (1636-1709)‚ Bishop of Chichester‚ was instituted to the rectory of St. Mildred’s Poultry in 1673. He was Boyle lecturer in 1696. A collective edition of his sermons appeared in 1708. Williams was well known as a controversialist‚ writing pamphlets against Roman Catholics and against dissenters.

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WILLIAMS‚ Rowland. 16365

WILLIAMS‚ Rowland.	16365	Autograph Letter Signed‚ to his sister Mary‚ sending news‚ with some observations on John Henry Newman’s Apologia. 3½ pages 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Broadchalke Vicarage‚ 24 August 1864. Rowland Williams (1817–1870)‚ vice-principal and Professor of Hebrew at St David’s College‚ Lampeter‚ from 1849 to 1862 and one of the most influential theologians of the nineteenth century. He supported biblical criticism and pioneered comparative Religious Studies in Britain. He was also a priest in the Church of England‚ the vicar of Broad Chalke‚ where he is buried there. Williams is also credited with introducing Rugby to Wales – Lampeter's team was the first to be established in the nation. “I have been reading Dr J.H.N.’s Apology for his life. It is a poorer book than you would guess‚ from all the holding up of hands about it; not wanting in neatness‚ and a certain perplexed ingenuity; but not a single question investigated upon proper evidence‚ from the beginning to the end.”

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WILSON‚ Daniel‚ Bishop of Calcutta. 10621

WILSON‚ Daniel‚ Bishop of Calcutta.	10621	Autograph Letter Signed ‘D Calcutta’‚ to W.H.Abbott‚ asking him to draw up the papers “for constituting The Revd William Bateman my Commissary for executing the office of Archdeacon on occasion of the absence of the Venerable Archdeacon Corrie”‚ and giving notice of a Confirmation and an Ordination to be held in the Cathedral. 2 pp. 13 x 8 inches‚ with integral address leaf also signed ‘D Calcutta’‚ some blemishes. ‘Palace’ [Calcutta]‚ 7 March 1835. Daniel Wilson (1778-1858)‚ fifth Bishop of Calcutta from 1832‚ established episcopal authority throughout the diocese.

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WINTER‚ Cornelius. 16247

WINTER‚ Cornelius.	16247	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Cornelius Winter’‚ to “My dear Friend”‚ discussing books‚ money owed for them‚ asking after friends and for information “which you think will refresh my spirit”. 1½ pages 9 x 7 inches‚ in good condition. Painswick‚ 28 December 1805. Rare. Cornelius Winter was an early Methodist preacher working in the Savannah‚ Georgia‚ and ministering in the footsteps of John Wesley‚ one of the founders of Methodism. He heard the preaching of John Wesley in England and travelled to the American colony arriving in Savannah in 1769 and preaching at what is now Trinity United Methodist Church‚ the first and oldest Methodist church in the city. Later he returned to England. See Memoirs of the life and character of the late Rev. Cornelius Winter‚ by William Jay (New York‚ 1811).

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WISEMAN‚ Nicholas‚ Cardinal. 11336

WISEMAN‚ Nicholas‚ Cardinal.	11336	Autograph Letter Signed ‘N.Wiseman’‚ to Vincent Novello in Bayswater‚ hoping for the safe arrival of Wiseman’s books at Oscott‚ agreeing to send one of them to Novello with “a copy of the Sistine Holy Week music”. 1½ pages‚ 7 x 4½ inches‚ remains of guard‚ with the original wrapper (stamp removed)‚ postmark. Alton Towers‚ 15 October 1840. Cardinal Wiseman (1802-65). In 1840‚ he was consecrated bishop‚ and was sent to England as coadjutor to Bishop Thomas Walsh‚ vicar-apostolic of the Central district‚ and was also appointed president of Oscott College near Birmingham.

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WISEMAN‚ Nicholas‚ Cardinal. 15114

WISEMAN‚ Nicholas‚ Cardinal.	15114 Autograph Letter Signed‚ on a boat on the Rhine (with “hardly I fear‚ from its shaking‚ a legible hand”)‚ to Mme. Vict Otter at Tours‚ while engaged with preparations for the journey to Rome “& the winding up of much business”)‚ discussing Mr. Bruère’s manuscript‚ looking forward to hearing from her at the College Anglais in Rome. 3 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ folds‚ address panel (small hole at seal opening)‚ minor blemishes‚ in good condition. Paper watermarked 1841. With a small portrait of Wiseman. On the Rhine near Strasbourg‚ Feast of St Vincent de Paul [18]42. Cardinal Wiseman (1802-65). In 1840‚ he was consecrated bishop‚ and was sent to England as coadjutor to Bishop Thomas Walsh‚ vicar-apostolic of the Central district‚ and was also appointed president of Oscott College near Birmingham.

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WISEMAN‚ Nicholas‚ Cardinal. 15361

WISEMAN‚ Nicholas‚ Cardinal.	15361 Autograph Letter Signed ‘N.Wiseman’‚ inviting his correspondent to call round on Saturday before Wiseman leaves England. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ in good condition. 7 November 1839. “I could then answer all your enquiries to the best of my power.” Cardinal Wiseman (1802-65). In 1840‚ he was consecrated bishop‚ and was sent to England as coadjutor to Bishop Thomas Walsh‚ vicar-apostolic of the Central district‚ and was also appointed president of Oscott College near Birmingham.

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WORDSWORTH‚ Charles. 1651

WORDSWORTH‚ Charles.	1651	Autograph Letter Signed‚ asking his correspondent to obtain the 1688 reprint of Bishop Poinet’s Diallacticon on the Holy Eucharist‚ and providing bibliographical details. 2 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches. Chipping Norton‚ 19 March 1858. Charles Wordsworth (1806-92)‚ nephew of the poet‚ tutor to Manning and Gladstone‚ Bishop of St.Andrews.

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WORDSWORTH‚ Christopher. 1650

WORDSWORTH‚ Christopher.	1650	Autograph Letter Signed ‘Chr:Wordsworth’‚ to the Bishop of Winchester‚ enclosing an order for £100 and ‘praying that the Divine Blessing may abundantly accompany your Lordship’s exertions in the this truly episcopal undertaking’. 6 x 5 inches‚ trimmed‚ mounted at corners on part of an album leaf‚ date pasted on. [Buxted Parsonage] 30 June 1845. Christopher Wordsworth (1774-1846)‚ youngest brother of the poet‚ Master of Trinity Cambridge (1820-21).

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WRIGHT‚ Charles Henry Hamilton. 7394

WRIGHT‚ Charles Henry Hamilton.	7394 A series of three Autograph Letters Signed‚ describing his published works‚ pamphlets etc.‚ advising on Irish theologians and theological publications. 10 pp. 8 x 5 inches‚ in good condition. Antrim Road‚ Belfast‚ 15 & 22 September‚ 3 October 1883. “The Roman Catholics have done nothing for theology.” Charles Henry Hamilton Wright (1836–1909)‚ Irish theologian and Hebraist. One of the last great militant Protestants‚ Wright devoted himself with conspicuous ability to the cause of the Protestant Reformation Society‚ of which he was clerical superintendent from 1898 to 1907. His prolific writings against Roman Catholicism were published in pamphlet form and also in A Protestant Dictionary (1904)‚ of which he was joint editor.

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ZULULAND. Thomas Edward Wilkinson‚ Bishop. 17180

ZULULAND. Thomas Edward Wilkinson‚ Bishop.	17180 Autograph Letter Signed‚ as Bishop of Zululand‚ reflecting on the work in South Africa which brings him to England. 3 pp. 7 x 4½ inches‚ fine. Walsham Hall‚ Bury St. Edmunds‚ 7 October 1875. Thomas Edward Wilkinson (1837-1914)‚ inaugural Bishop of Zululand (1870-1880)‚ author of Twenty Years of Continental Work and Travel‚ and other works. “I do not think a stronger case of spiritual destitution can exist just now in any part of the world or that our Church could have a greater oportunity of supplying that need.”

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