Southern Methodist University

Collection on British Wesleyan Conference Presidents

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Bridwell Library
Title: Collection on British Wesleyan Conference Presidents
Dates: 1773-1950
1790-1900
Abstract: Bridwell Library’s collection on British Wesleyan Conference Presidents comprises three scrapbook albums containing printed likenesses, biographical sketches, autographs, correspondence, and other documents relating to every British Wesleyan Conference president who served between 1790 (John Wesley) and 1905 (Charles H. Kelly). The collection represents the convergence of British Victorian interests in Methodistica and scrapbooking. To the original scrapbooks Bishop Frederick DeLand Leete added materials by and about ten additional twentieth-century Conference presidents.
Accession No: Collection BridColl 03
Extent: 6 boxes (3.5 linear feet)
Language: Material is in English
Repository Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Historical Note

Conference Presidents in the Methodist Church of Great Britain serve one year terms in which they travel throughout Great Britain preaching and representing the denomination. Conference Presidents may serve non-consecutive additional terms. John Wesley personally presided over annual conferences of ordained ministers and lay preachers serving in connection with the Methodist movement beginning in 1744. The office of President was instituted after Wesley’s death in 1791.

Bridwell Library is the principal bibliographic resource at Southern Methodist University for the fields of theology and religious studies.

Source:

“The President and Vice-President,” Methodist Church of Great Britain website http://www.methodist.org.uk/who-we-are/structure/the-president-and-vice-president, accessed 07/23/2013


Scope and Contents of the Collection

The engraved portraits, biographical notes, autographs, and letters in this collection represent every Conference president who served between 1790 and 1905. The first series (“Buckled Album”) also includes items by or relating to these additional twentieth-century presidents: Dinsdale Thomas Young (1915); John T. Wardle Stafford (1920); Herbert B. Workman (1930); William Christopher Jackson (1936); Charles Ensor Walters (1937); Robert Bond (1938); Walter J. Noble (1943); A. W. Harrison (1946); William Edwin Sangster (1949); and Howard Watkins-Jones (1952?). The albums in the collection demonstrate a hobbyist approach to collecting. No one subject is covered in depth. However, the historical research value of the collection is enhanced by the ability to review the combined assets of all three albums.


Arrangement of the Collection

The collection contains three series. Each series comprises a separate album of materials.
Series 1: F. D. Leete Buckled Album, 1780-1950
Series 2: F. D. Leete Red Album, 1773 - circa 1950
Series 3: Frederick E. Maser Album, 1774-1899

Restrictions

Access to Collection:

The collection is open for research use. Patrons must sign the Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Head of Special Collections of the Bridwell Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

Sensitive Materials Statement:

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which Bridwell Library assumes no responsibility.


Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Methodist Church -- Great Britain -- Clergy.
Methodist Church -- History.
Letters -- England.
Leete, Frederick DeLand, 1866-1958.
Maser, Frederick E.

Related Materials

Digital reproductions of materials in the Collection on British Wesleyan Conference Presidents are available electronically at http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/bridwell/.

The Bridwell Library Collection on Methodism in the United Kingdom and Ireland also includes correspondence with Wesleyan Conference presidents.

A. M. Broadley Album on Brian Bury Collins, Bridwell Library Special Collections, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Wesleyan Methodist Church Presidents Scrapbook, George Osborn Collection, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item identification,] Collection on British Wesleyan Conference Presidents, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Acquired, ongoing.

Processing Information

The albums in the first two series were disbound and the contents were placed in acid-free folders within archival boxes. The album in the third series was not disbound, but the manuscript letters were removed for scanning and placed in archival folders and boxes.

Processed by

Timothy S. G. Binkley, 2013.

Finding aid written by

Timothy S. G. Binkley, 2013.

Encoded by

Ada Negraru, 2014.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: F. D. Leete Buckled Album, 1780-1950

Frederick D. Leete’s album “Autograph Letters and Portraits of Wesleyan Presidents” (also known as “the buckled album”) features printed likenesses, biographical sketches, and autograph letters of 86 men who served as British Wesleyan Conference presidents from the 1790s to the 1890s. After purchasing the album from Sotheby’s in 1950, Bishop Leete added items from other scrapbooks that he owned, a carte-de-visite, and his own personal correspondence with twentieth-century Conference presidents.
The contents of this album were not physically attached to the pages. Instead they were carefully placed in the binder in letter-file fashion. The organization of the materials within the album reflects the succession of the Conference presidents. Roughly half of the folders in this series contain pages removed from a copy of Wesley and His Successors: A Centenary Memorial of the Death of John Wesley (1891)
The following manuscript letters were removed from series 1 (the “buckled album”) and added to other collections created by Bridwell Library staff in the 1980s: John Wesley letter to Joseph Benson, 1773 September 10; and Thomas Coke letter to the Assistant or Resident Preacher 1792 April 26.
Box Folder
01 01 Album provenance data, 1950
02 Lists of Wesleyan Conference presidents, circa 1950
03 Wesley family prints and biographical statements, 1891
04 John Fletcher print and biographical statement, 1891
05 William Thompson print and biographical statement, 1891
06 William Thompson letter to Joseph Benson, 1794 October 7
07 Alexander Mather print and biographical statement, 1891
08 Alexander Mather letter to William Marriott, Jr., 1793 October 17
09 John Pawson print and biographical statement, 1891
10 John Pawson letter to unidentified “My Dear Brother,” 1780 May 26
11 Thomas Hanby print and biographical statement, 1891
12 Joseph Bradford print and biographical statement, 1891
13 Thomas Taylor print and biographical statement, 1891
14 Thomas Coke print and biographical statement, 1891
15 Joseph Benson print and biographical statement, 1891
16 Joseph Benson letter to Mr. Everett, 1818 November 30
17 Samuel Bradburn print and biographical statement, 1891
18 Samuel Bradburn letter to Mr. Taylor, 1794 April 15
19 James Wood print and biographical statement, 1891
20 James Wood letter to Joseph Benson, 1798 May 21
21 Joseph Taylor, Sr. print and biographical statement, 1891
22 Henry Moore print and biographical statement, 1891
23 Henry Moore letter to Mrs. Moore, 1810 July 5
24 Henry Moore letter to Miss Taylor, 1830 February 5
25 Adam Clarke print and biographical statement, 1891
26 Adam Clarke letter to unidentified “My Dear Brother,” 1827 December 7
27 Adam Clarke letter to the Rev. J. Birdsal, 1828 October 8
28 John Barber print and biographical statement, 1891
29 Charles Atmore print and biographical statement, 1891
30 Charles Atmore letter to Jabez Bunting, 1824 April 10
31 Joseph Entwisle print and biographical statement, 1891
32 Joseph Entwisle letter to John Simpson, 1809 April 29
33 Joseph Entwisle letter to Mr. Wood, 1830 May 18
34 Joseph Entwisle notes on Luke 10:42, 1836 March 2
35 Joseph Entwisle letter to Isaac Keeling, 1836 May 24
36 Walter Griffith print and biographical statement, 1891
37 Richard Reece print and biographical statement, 1891
38 Richard Reece letter to J. B. Finley, undated
39 Richard Reece note to William Marriott, Jr., undated
40 John Gaulter print and biographical statement, 1891
41 John Gaulter letter to Thomas Chubb, 1819 September 1
42 Jonathan Edmondson print and biographical statement, 1891
43 Jonathan Edmondson letter to Allen Edmondson, 1834 July 3
44 Jonathan Crowther print and biographical statement, 1891
45 Jonathan Crowther, Sr., letter to Jonathan Crowther, Jr., undated
46 Jabez Bunting print and biographical statement, 1891
47 Jabez Bunting letter to George Marsden, 1822 September 14
48 Jabez Bunting letter unidentified “My dear Brother,” 1827 September 21
49 Hymn text “Acquaint thee, O mortal!” by William Knox signed by Jabez Bunting, 1834 April 2
50 Jabez Bunting, letter to James Fildes, 1843 April 20
51 Jabez Bunting letter to James Fildes, 1857 July 28
52 George Marsden print and biographical statement, 1891
53 Robert Newton print and biographical statement, 1891
54 Robert Newton letter to Joshua Priestley, 1851 October 24
55 Richard Watson print and biographical statement, 1891
56 Richard Watson letter to unknown recipient, 1814 November 10
57 John Stephens print and biographical statement, 1891
58 James Townley print and biographical statement, 1891
59 Richard Treffry, Sr. print and biographical statement, 1891
60 Richard Treffry, Sr., letter to Joseph Entwisle, 1833 October 1
61 Joseph Taylor print and biographical statement, 1891
62 Joseph Taylor letter to unknown recipient “Dear Sir,” 1819 February 6
63 Edmund Grindrod print and biographical statement, 1891
64 Thomas Jackson print and biographical statement, 1891
65 Thomas Jackson letter to Gervase Smith, 1854 November 4
66 Theophilus Lessey print and biographical statement, 1891
67 Theophilus Lessey letter to Mr. Burdekin, bookseller, 1826 January 27
68 James Dixon print and biographical statement, 1891
69 James Dixon letter to unknown recipient, undated
Box Folder
02 01 John Hannah print and biographical statement, 1891
02 John Hannah manuscript statement on “Truth, in the revelations of Holy Scripture,” 1836 March 4
03 John Hannah letter to J. S. Thomas, 1849 April 25
04 John Hannah letter to John Hearnshaw, 1851 April 9
05 John Hannah letter to Dr. Butler, 1867 June 13
06 John Scott print and biographical statement, 1891
07 John Scott letter to Jabez Bunting, 1821 February 27
08 Jacob Stanley print and biographical statement, 1891
09 Jacob Stanley letter to unknown recipient “Dear Brother,” 1809 December 12
10 William Atherton print and biographical statement, 1891
11 William Atherton letter to James Everett, 1812 December 4
12 James Everett letter to William Atherton, 1813 March 12
13 Samuel Jackson print and biographical statement, 1891
14 Samuel Jackson print engraved by Thomson after a painting by J. Jackson, undated
15 Samuel Jackson letter to Joseph Blake, 1847 September 15
16 John Beecham print and biographical statement, 1891
17 John Beecham letter to G. P. Green, 1855 September 5
18 John Lomas print and biographical statement, 1891
19 John Lomas autograph, undated
20 John Lomas letter to Mrs. Green, 1859? June 15
21 John Farrar print and biographical statement, 1891
22 John Farrar print engraved by J. Cochran after a painting by W. Gush, undated
23 John Farrar letter to Luke H. Wiseman, 1871 January 13
24 John Farrar letter to William Morley Punshon, 1878 January 4
25 Isaac Keeling print and biographical statement, 1891
26 Isaac Keeling letter to Jabez Bunting, undated
27 Robert Young print and biographical statement, 1891
28 Robert Young letter to Thomas Mease, 1832 December 21
29 Robert Young letter to unknown recipient "My dear Sir," 1855 February 14
30 Francis A. West print and biographical statement, 1891
31 Francis A. West letter to William Morley Punshon, 1862 April 21
32 Francis A. West letter to Gervase Smith, 1860s? February 17
33 Francis A. West letter to William Morley Punshon, 1867 February 27
34 John Bowers print and biographical statement, 1891
35 Samuel D. Waddy print and biographical statement, 1891
36 Samuel D. Waddy letter to Frederick J. Jobson, 1853 April 29
37 Samuel D. Waddy letter to Gervase Smith, 1870 September 26
38 Closing and signature from a Samuel D. Waddy letter to Joshua Priestley, undated
39 William W. Stamp print and biographical statement, 1891
40 William W. Stamp autograph, undated
41 John Rattenbury print and biographical statement, 1891
42 John Rattenbury print engraved by T. W. Hunt, undated
43 John Rattenbury letter to Gervase Smith, 1855 February 20
44 Charles Prest print and biographical statement, 1891
45 Charles Prest print by J. Cochran after a painting by W. Gush, undated
46 Charles Prest letter to John Shipham, 1860 May 25
47 Charles Prest letter to William Morley Punshon, 1874 September 9
48 George Osborn print and biographical statement, 1891
49 George Osborn letter to unidentified recipient “My dear Sir,” 1857 March 23
50 George Osborn letter to William Morley Punshon, 1873 August 13
51 George Osborn letter to William Morley Punshon, 1881 June 7
52 William L. Thornton print and biographical statement, 1891
53 William L. Thornton manuscript sermon notes, 1829 May 19
54 William Shaw print and biographical statement, 1891
55 William Shaw letter to Mr. Heyes, 1861 September 12
56 William Arthur print and biographical statement, 1891
57 William Arthur letter to William Morley Punshon, 1855 May 11
58 John Bedford print and biographical statement, 1891
59 John Bedford letter to Joshua Priestley, 1866 May 29
60 Samuel Romilly Hall print and biographical statement, 1891
61 Samuel Romilly Hall letter to J. Priestley, 1867 October 25
62 Samuel Romilly Hall autograph, undated
63 Frederick J. Jobson print and biographical statement, 1891
64 Frederick J. Jobson autograph, undated
65 John H. James print and biographical statement, 1891
66 John H. James letter to Joshua Priestley, 1858 March 11
67 Luke H. Wiseman print and biographical statement, 1891
68 Luke H. Wiseman letter to William Morley Punshon, 1868 November 19
69 Luke H. Wiseman letter to William Morley Punshon, 1874 September 7
70 Luke H. Wiseman letter to Richard Tabraham, 1870s? May 12
Box Folder
03 01 George T. Perks print and biographical statement, 1891
02 George T. Perks letter to William Morley Punshon, 1874 April 13
03 George T. Perks letter to Samuel Wesley, 1858 September 17
04 William Morley Punshon print and biographical statement, 1891
05 William Morley Punshon letter to unidentified recipient “My dear Brother” at Gloucester, 1859 March 9
06 William Morley Punshon letter to Thomas Wetherell, 1872 November
07 William Morley Punshon letter to Samuel Rose, 1873 July 31
08 William Morley Punshon letter to J. Stewart Beattie, 1879 April 21
09 Gervase Smith print and biographical statement, 1891
10 Gervase Smith autograph and photograph, 1870s?
11 Alexander McAulay print and biographical statement, 1891
12 Alexander McAulay autograph, 1870s?
13 Alexander McAulay letter to William Morley Punshon, 1880 February 4
14 William B. Pope print and biographical statement, 1891
15 William B. Pope letter to George Osborn, 1865 June 8
16 William B. Pope letter to William Morley Punshon, 1877 January 21
17 William B. Pope letter to William Morley Punshon, 1877 August 13
18 William B. Pope letter to William Morley Punshon, 1877 September 22
19 William B. Pope letter to Mr. Smith (Gervase Smith?), 1877 November 16
20 James H. Rigg print and biographical statement, 1891
21 James H. Rigg letter to William Morley Punshon, 1877 October 25
22 Ebenezer E. Jenkins print and biographical statement, 1891
23 Ebenezer E. Jenkins letter to William Morley Punshon, 1868 January 6
24 Ebenezer E. Jenkins letter to Mr. Heyes (Robert Heyes?)], 1882
25 Charles Garrett print and biographical statement, 1891
26 Thomas McCullagh print and biographical statement, 1891
27 Frederick Greeves print and biographical statement, 1891
28 Richard Roberts print and biographical statement, 1891
29 Robert Newton Young print and biographical statement, 1891
30 John Walton print and biographical statement, 1891
31 Joseph Bush print and biographical statement, 1891
32 Charles H. Kelly print and biographical statement, 1891
33 Charles H. Kelly letter to Herbert Welch, 1902 August 4
34 William Fiddian Moulton print and biographical statement, 1891
35 David J. Waller letter to Charles Betts Galloway, 1893 September 13
36 Hugh Price Hughes letter to A. Welch, 1891 October 19
37 S. Y. Argonaut passenger list including Hugh Price Hughes, 1900 January 29
38 Letter to “My dear Bishop,” 1949 November 23
39 Dinsdale Thomas Young print and typescript biographical notes, undated
40 J. T. Wardle Stafford letter to unknown recipient “Dearest G,” 1944 January 8
41 H. B. Workman letter to Frederick D. Leete, 1930 February 26
42 William C. Jackson letters to Frederick D. Leete 1935
43 C. Ensor Walters letters to Frederick D. Leete, 1936-1937
44 Robert Bond letter to Frederick D. Leete, 1939 February 7
45 W. J. Noble letters to Frederick D. Leete, 1946
46 W. J. Noble letters to Herbert Welch, 1947 August 2
47 A. W. Harrison letters to Frederick D. Leete, 1940-1946
48 A. W. Harrison Methodist Recorder articles, 1945-1946
49 W. E. Sangster letters to Frederick D. Leete, 1946-1950
50 W. E. Sangster letter to Sydney Walton, C.B.E., 1946 May 16
51 W. E. Sangster Christian Advocate article, 1950 August 31
52 H. Watkins-Jones letter to Frederick D. Leete, 1950 October 13



Series 2: F. D. Leete Red Album, 1773 - circa 1950

This album of “Portraits and Letters of the Presidents of the British Conference, 1744-1900,” was purchased by Bishop Leete from L. E. S. Gutteridge, Epworth Secondhand Books, London in 1953. In 2013 the album was disbound and the contents placed in archival folders and boxes in order to facilitate preservation, use, and digitization. The following manuscript letters were removed from series 2 (the “red album”) and added to other collections created by Bridwell Library staff in the 1980s: John Wesley letter to John Valton, 1784 October 13, and Thomas Coke letter to Mr. Churchey, 1792 March 3.
Box Folder
04 01 Lists of the Presidents of the Conference 1791-1900, circa 1900
02 John Wesley data, circa 1900
William Thompson data, circa 1900
William Thompson letter to Joseph Benson, 1794 June 17
03 Alexander Mather data, circa 1900
Alexander Mather letter to Joseph Benson, 1798, October 20
John Pawson data, circa 1900
John Pawson letter to Matthew Mayes, 1773 February 26
04 Thomas Hanby data, circa 1900
Joseph Bradford data, circa 1900
Thomas Taylor data, circa 1900
Thomas Taylor letter to Adam Clarke, 1806 October 15
05 Thomas Coke data, circa 1900
Joseph Benson data, circa 1900
Joseph Benson letter to James Everett, 1819 February 27
Samuel Bradburn data, circa 1900
Samuel Bradburn letter to Mr. Wrigley, 1799 January 25
06 James Wood data, circa 1900
James Wood letter to John Hearnshaw, 1806 March 1
Joseph Taylor data, circa 1900
Henry Moore data, circa 1900
Henry Moore letter to John Pawson, 1806 February 8
07 Adam Clarke data, circa 1900
Adam Clarke letter to Arnold MacAlwine and family, 1832 June 22
James Kirkley poem "Lines suggested by a perusal of the Memoirs of the late Dr. Adam Clarke,” 1847 May
John Barber data, circa 1900
John Barber letter to Jabez Bunting, 1816 January 25
08 Charles Atmore data, circa 1900
Charles Atmore letter to an unknown recipient “My dear Brother,” 1813?
Joseph Entwisle data, circa 1900
Joseph Entwisle letter to John Hanwell, 1836 February 13
Walter Griffith data, circa 1900
Walter Griffith letter to Jabez Bunting, 1813 June 29
09 Richard Reece data, circa 1900
Richard Reece letter to Joseph Benson, 1814 March 12
John Gaulter data, circa 1900
John Gaulter letter to Jabez Bunting, 1805?
Jonathan Edmonson data, circa 1900
Jonathan Edmondson letter to Jabez Bunting, 1832 July 10
Jonathan Crowther data, circa 1900
Jonathan Crowther letter to Jonathan Crowther, Jr., 1817 April 17
10 Jabez Bunting data, circa 1900
Jabez Bunting letter to Barnard Slater, 1826 October 10
George Marsden data, circa 1900
George Marsden letter to Jabez Bunting 1839 December 3
Robert Newton data, circa 1900
Robert Newton letter to Thomas Raffles, 1831 April 2
Robert Newton letter to Thomas Raffles, undated, 1833? September
Robert Newton letter to Jabez Bunting, 1840 November 11
Double letter: John Napier letter to Thomas Raffles, 1833 June 24, and Robert Newton letter to Thomas Raffles, undated, 1833 June?
11 Richard Watson data, circa 1900
Richard Watson letter to Barnard Slater, 1826 September 23
John Stephens data, circa 1900
John Stephens letter to Jabez Bunting, 1820 January 24
Broadside advertising two sermons to be preached by the Rev. John Stephens at the Wesleyan Chapel, Witney, on 1827 October 14
12 James Townley data, circa 1900
James Townley letter to Daniel Isaac, 1805 July 6
George Morley data, circa 1900
George Morley letter to Thomas Hickson, 1825 March 2
Richard Treffry data, circa 1900
Richard Treffry letter to Jacob Stanley, 1821 September 17
13 Joseph Taylor data, circa 1900
Joseph Taylor letter to an unknown recipient, 1836 May 25
Joseph Taylor letter to Thomas Hickson, 1823, September 1
Edmund Grindrod data, circa 1900
Edmund Grindrod letter to Jabez Bunting, 1829 January 10
14 Thomas Jackson data, circa 1900
Thomas Jackson letter to Thomas Farmer, 1850 April 23
Theophilus Lessey data, circa 1900
Theophilus Lessey letter to John Dowling, 1828 June 20
15 James Dixon data, circa 1900
James Dixon letter to Henry Wilkinson, 1845 October 27
John Hannah data, circa 1900
John Hannah letter to Henry Wilkinson, 1845 October 16
John Scott data, circa 1900
John Scott letter to George Osborn, 1836 November 4
Jacob Stanley data, circa 1900
Jacob Stanley letter to Jabez Bunting, 1842 April 30
16 William Atherton data, circa 1900
William Atherton letter to The Secretaries of the Wesleyan Missions, 1836? July 2
Samuel Jackson data, circa 1900
Samuel Jackson letter to John Dyson, 1841 July 27
17 John Beecham data, circa 1900
John Beecham letter to Jabez Bunting, 1842 October 21
John Lomas data, circa 1900
John Lomas letter to an unknown recipient “My dear Brother,” 1860 October 31
18 John Farrar data, circa 1900
John Farrar letter to Jabez Bunting, 1849 May 1
Isaac Keeling data, circa 1900
Isaac Keeling letter to William H. Rule, 1849 August 21
19 Robert Young data, circa 1900
Robert Young letter to Thomas Mease, 1836 June 6
Frances A. West data, circa 1900
Frances A. West letter to James Everett, 1830 November 17
20 John Bowers data, circa 1900
John Bowers letter to William Jackson, 1864 September 20
Samuel D. Waddy data, circa 1900
Samuel D. Waddy letter to John Beecham, 1850 November 19
21 William W. Stamp data, circa 1900
William W. Stamp letter to Luke Tyerman, 1847 August 31
John Rattenbury data, circa 1900
John Rattenbury letter to Henry Wilkinson, 1845 November 3
Charles Prest data, circa 1900
Charles Prest letter to Jabez Bunting, 1843 May 11
22 George Osborn data, circa 1900
George Osborn letter to John P. Johnson, 1865 June 2
William L. Thornton data, circa 1900
William L. Thornton letter to Luke Tyerman, 1862 October
William Shaw data, circa 1900
William Shaw letter to William Morley Punshon, 1856 September 23
23 William Arthur data, circa 1900
William Arthur letter to J. E. Coulson, 1866 May 30
John Bedford data, circa 1900
John Bedford letter to Alexander McAulay, 1858 November 30
24 Samuel Romilly Hall data, circa 1900
Samuel Romilly Hall letter to Nehemiah Curnock, 1854 September 4
Frederick J. Jobson data, circa 1900
Frederick J. Jobson letter to Fenteman, 1848 January 12
25 John H. James data, circa 1900
John H. James letter to John B. Dyson, 1872 February 29
Luke H. Wiseman data, circa 1900
Luke H. Wiseman letter to William H. Rule, 1869, April 10
26 George T. Perks data, circa 1900
George T. Perks letter to Luke Tyerman, 1866 March 17
William Morley Punshon data, circa 1900
William Morley Punshon letter to John B. Dyson, 1864 April 25
27 Gervase Smith data, circa 1900
Gervase Smith letter to John B. Dyson, 1874 June 8
Alexander McAulay data, circa 1900
Alexander McAulay letter to J. E. Coulson, 1874 May 12
William B. Pope data, circa 1900
28 James H. Rigg data, circa 1900
James H. Rigg letter to George Osborn, 1882 May 14
Benjamin Gregory data, circa 1900
Benjamin Gregory letter to an unknown recipient "My dear Brother," 1870 October 13
Benjamin Gregory letter to an unknown recipient "My dear Dr.,” 1878 April 10
Will A. Gregory letter to Frederick D. Leete concerning Benjamin Gregory, circa 1950
Ebenezer E. Jenkins data, circa 1900
Ebenezer E. Jenkins letter to J. B. Leslie, 1880s May 21
29 Charles Garrett data, circa 1900
Charles Garrett letter to Mr. Leslie (J. B. Leslie?), 1870s July 7
Thomas McCullagh data, circa 1900
Thomas McCullagh letter to T. Stokoe, 1856 July 16
30 Frederick Greeves data, circa 1900
Frederick Greeves letter to Henry J. Pope, 1874 March 27
Richard Roberts data, circa 1900
Richard Roberts letter to J. B. Leslie, 1894 October 17
31 Robert Newton Young data, circa 1900
Robert Newton Young letter to W. J. Morris, 1888 December 27
John Walton data, circa 1900
John Walton letter to John W. Crake, 1887 December 31
32 Joseph Bush data, circa 1900
Joseph Bush letter to George Osborn, 1874 June 1
Charles H. Kelly data, circa 1900
Charles H. Kelly letter to R. Thursfield Smith, 1893 February 27
33 William F. Moulton data, circa 1900
William F. Moulton letter to Richard Green, circa 1890 October 24
T. Bowman Stephenson data, circa 1900
T. Bowman Stephenson poem “When my Sorrow’s waves run high,” 1876 April 6
T. Bowman Stephenson letter to R. Thursfield Smith, 1896 May 1
34 Henry John Pope data, circa 1900
Henry John Pope letter to Mr. Smith (R. Thursfield Smith?), 1898 December 30
Walford Green data, circa 1900
Walford Green letter to Moses Atkinson, 1893 August 16
35 David J. Waller data, circa 1900
David J. Waller letter Mr. Smith (R. Thursfield Smith?), 1898 December 16
Marshall Randles data, circa 1900
Marshall Randles letter to R. Thursfield Smith, 1898 March 19
36 William L. Watkinson data, circa 1900
William L. Watkinson letter to R. Thursfield Smith, 1899 January 24
Hugh Price Hughes data, circa 1900
Hugh Price Hughes letter to R. Thursfield Smith, 1898 August 3
37 Frederic W. Macdonald data, circa 1900
Frederic W. Macdonald letter to M. C. Taylor, 1862 June 12
Thomas Allen data, circa 1900
Thomas Allen letter to R. Thursfield Smith, 1898 March 18
38 William Theophilus Davison print, 1901
William Theophilus Davison letter to John W. Crake, 1902 August 7
John Shaw Banks print, 1902
John Shaw Banks letter to an unknown recipient “Dear Sir” concerning R. Thursfield Smith, 1903 September 21
Silvester Whitehead print, 1904
Silvester Whitehead letter to R. Thursfield Smith, 1904 June 22



Series 3: Frederick E. Maser Album, 1774-1899

The maser album was created around 1900 and bears this inscription on its spine: “Portraits and Letters of the Presidents of the British Conference.” The contents and organization of the Maser Album parallel that of both preceding albums. It is not clear whether Rev. Maser sold the album to Bishop Leete or if Bridwell Library acquired it directly from the compiler. Due to the excellent condition of the binding, this album was not disbound in processing. However, loose documents and all manuscript letters were removed and foldered in order to facilitate digitization. The following manuscript letters were removed from series 3 (the “Maser album”) and added to other collections created by Bridwell Library staff in the 1980s: John Wesley letter to Peard Dickenson, 1788 May 29; Thomas Coke letter to Walter Churchey, 1794 August 22; and Thomas Coke letter to J. Phillips, 1813 February 18.
Box Folder
05 01 Maser album, circa 1900
Box Folder
06 01 William Thompson letter to Joseph Benson, 1794 July 1
02 Alexander Mather letter to "My Dear Children," 1798 July 3
03 John Pawson letter to Samuel Bardsley, 1774 March 16
04 Thomas Taylor letter to Joseph Entwistle, 1809 August 25
05 Joseph Benson letter to James Everett, 1818, October 1
06 Samuel Bradburn letter to unknown recipient, possibly Edward Gibbons, 1793 January 7
07 James Wood letter to Jabez Bunting, undated, 1813?
08 Henry Moore letter to Miss Taylor, 1825 August 4
09 Adam Clarke letter to John Gaulter, 1827 December 15
10 John Barber letter to James Everett, 1811? May 17
11 Charles Atmore letter to Thomas Garbutt, 1824 April 24
12 Joseph Entwisle letter to Jabez Bunting, 1830 June 19
13 Copy of a Walter Griffith letter to Mr. Ridgway, 1810 May 4
14 Richard Reece letter to Jabez Bunting, undated, 1814?
15 Manuscript five-line poem signed by John Gaulter, 1820? May 13
16 Jonathan Edmondson letter to Jack Handly, 1821 May 7
17 Jonathan Crowther letter to Jonathan Crowther, Jr., 1820 March 4
18 Jabez Bunting letter to Mr. Brooks, 1817 March 26
19 George Marsden letter to Jabez Bunting, 1836 December 23
20 Robert Newton letter to John Beecham, 1852 February 28
21 Richard Watson letter to an unknown recipient, 1832 October 18
22 Presentation note signed by James Townley, undated
23 George Morley letter to T. S. Sanderson, 1829 August 6
24 Richard Treffry letter to George Osborn, undated, circa 1836-1838
25 Joseph Taylor letter to Thomas Eastwood, 1841 January 5
26 Edmund Grindrod letter to James Everett, 1816 April 29
27 Thomas Jackson letter to Mrs. Green, 1862 December 29
28 Theophilus Lessey letter to Thomas Waugh, 1833 December 28
29 James Dixon letter to Robert Alder, 1848 March 30
30 John Hannah letter to G. Stringer Rowe, 1861 November 9
31 John Scott letter to Edmund Lockyer, 1854 November 23
32 Jacob Stanley letter to Joshua Marsden, 1829 July 24
33 William Atherton letter to James Everett, undated, 1820?
34 Samuel Jackson letter to James Everett, 1831 January 1
35 John Beecham letter to an unknown recipient “Dear Brother,” 1856 January 11
36 John Lomas letter to an unknown recipient, year not indicated, October 31
37 John Farrar letter to John P. Lockwood, 1860 October 4
38 Isaac Keeling letter to an unknown recipient "Dear Madam," 1841 February 26
39 Robert Young letter to John Knowles, 1839 November 30
40 Francis A. West letter to John Shipman, 1864? May 2
41 John Bowers letter to J. D. Julian, 1860 May 11
42 Samuel D. Waddy letter to John Knowles, 1864 December 17
43 William W. Stamp letter to Luke Tyerman, 1847 June 5
44 John Rattenbury letter to an unknown recipient "My dear Sir," 1864 March 1
45 Charles Prest letter to William Moister, 1865 December 13
46 George Osborn letter to an unknown recipient "My dear brother," 1868, July 9
47 William Thornton letter to Mr. Church, 1857 April 7
48 William Shaw letter to Thomas Stokoe, 1858 March 4
49 William Arthur letter to John Knowles, 1847 June 6
50 John Bedford letter to W. B. Boyce, 1871 October 27
51 Samuel Romilly Hall letter to William Moister, 1869 January 12
52 Frederick James Jobson letter to an unknown recipient “Dear Bro.,” 1843? July 24
53 John H. James letter to John Shipham, 1870 August 13
54 Luke H. Wiseman letter to J. Jones, 1843 July 19
55 George T. Perks letter to Mr/ Roberts, 1877 March 10
56 William Morley Punshon letter to John Knowles, 1851 July 17
57 Gervase Smith letter to William H. Rule, 1859 June 6
58 Alexander McAulay letter to Joseph Nettleton, 1882 January 3
59 William B. Pope letter to William H. Rule, 1869 November 29
60 James H. Rigg letter to John Lord, 1885 January 19
61 The Methodist Recorder article photocopy “Death of Dr. Gregory,” 1900 August 30
62 Benjamin Gregory letter to John Hearnshaw, 1853 October 14
63 Ebenezer E. Jenkins letter to Alfred Owen Smith, 1882 May 26
64 Charles Garrett letter to an unknown recipient “My dear friend,” year not indicated, May 12
65 Thomas McCullagh letter to J. W. Crake, 1875 February 11
66 Frederic Greeves letter to J. P. Johnson, 1881 January 7
67 Richard Roberts letter to an unknown recipient “My dear Sir,” 1852 December 9
68 Robert Newton Young letter to an unknown recipient “My dear Sir,” 1893 October 11
69 John Walton letter to J. E. Coulson, 1878 May 25
70 Joseph Bush letter to John W. Crake, 1875 May 7
71 Charles Henry Kelly letter to J. E. Coulson, 1863 October 9
72 William F. Moulton letter to W. Hudson, 1883 January 25
73 T. Bowman Stephenson letter to J. E. Coulson, 1877 April 6
74 Henry J. Pope letter to John W. Crake, 1895 January 5
75 Walford Green letter to John W. Crake, 1894 November 3
76 David J. Waller letter to J. W. Read, 1895 March 27
77 Marshall Randles letter to J. B. Leslie, 1893 May 19
78 William L. Watkinson letter to an unknown recipient, 1890s
79 Hugh Price Hughes letter to Thomas Hayes, 1899 August 4
80 Thomas Allen letter to John P. Lockwood, 1862 December 18