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John Newton was an English clergyman who had been a captain of slave ships. He authored numerous hymns including the famous "Amazing Grace."
The collection contains over forty letters by Newton, one of which is addressed to Hannah More, three to William Cowper, and twenty-six to Thomas Haweis, concerning Newton's research on the history of the Church of England. Also included are three autograph manuscripts of hymns, all dated 1792, and a ninety-two page notebook in the hand of the author containing the minutes of the Eclectic Society from 1787 to 1789.
The collection was formed as a result of a departmental practice of combining into one collection manuscript material of various accessions relating to a particular author.
Various AM. Letters to Ebenezer Maitland and Dr. Benamer purchased in 1979 from John Wilson.
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Folder inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
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3 A.L.S. to Cowper: June 17, July 1, December 16 1780.Physical Description
1 A.L.S. 2pp.Physical Description
26 A.L.S.Physical Description
A.L.S. to Maitland, possibly editor of "The Monthly Review, or Literary Journal Enlarged" expressing his thanks for the volumes by James Bruce, the African traveller and explorer, and asks if he can have a peep at the last two years of his "Monthly Review." 2pp. April 13, . A.L.S. to Dr. Benamer, Milman Street, describing the suffering of [his wife]. 1 pp.Physical Description
1 A.L.S. to London.Physical Description