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"Meditations and Soliliquies of John Rutty, M.D. with Religious Experiences"


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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John Rutty (1698-1775) was born in 1698/1699 in Wiltshire, England, the son of Richard Rutty. He was educated in medicine in Leyden, Holland. He was an Elder in his meeting in Dublin, Ireland. He was doctor to John Wesley when Wesley visited Ireland. From 1739 to 1771, he published many tracts and books, including "History of the Rise and Progress of the People called Quakers" (1751), "A methodical synopsis of the Mineral Waters of Ireland" (1757), and "An Essay towards the Natural History of the County of Dublin" (1772). After his death in 1775, his spiritual diary was published.

This collection is comprised of the single handwritten copy of "Meditations and Soliliquies of John Rutty, M.D. with Religious Experience." The volume contains extracts from Rutty's spiritual diary, and includes descriptions of his religious experiences, and discussions, or "meditations," of various religious tenets and principles.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
October, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Manuscript, Undated.
Volume 1

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