[ John Wesley and Methodism. ] Three items from the papers of Rev. Richard Bartelot: Autograph Letters Signed from J. S. Simon of Wesley Historical Society and J. Crosland of Sutton Bridge; printed programme of Liverpool bi-centenary celebrations.

[ John Wesley and Methodism ] Rev. John Smith Simon (1843-1933), President of the Wesley Historical Society; J. Crosland of Sutton Bridge, Wisbech [ Rev. Richard Bartelot (1868-1947), local historian
Publication details: 
Crosland's letter on letterhead of Sutton Bridge, Wisbech, 16 June 1903. Simon's letter on Wesley Historical Society letterhead, 22 April 1914. Programme from Liverpool Wesleyan Methodist Council, for celebration on 17 June 1903.
SKU: 19696

The three items in fair condition, lightly aged and worn. ONE: ALS [to Bartelot] from 'J. Crosland'. (There are postcards printed by 'J. Crosland and Son, Post Office, Sutton Bridge Wisbech.') 3pp., 12mo. He begins with reference to a Wesley letter which 'has been in the family about 50 years – more rather than less – the family has been connected with Methodism almost from the days of Wesley himself without a break.' He also discusses 'a statue in white (parian marble) I think it is standing 6 ½ in high (Base on which he stands 1 in) in full clerical robe – with open book in left hand & the right hand uplifted evidently in the act of addressing the people or preaching.' This has been 'in the family 3 generations at least'. TWO: ALS to Bartelot from Rev. J. S. Simon. 2pp., 4to. He is 'interested in John Wesley's pedigree' and has been in correspondence with 'Mr. Broadley of Bridport', who suggested he should write. He asks for elucidation regarding 'Calamy's statement', going into detail on the question of Wesley's wife's uncle Thomas Fuller. He requests 'light on the subject of the marriage and death of John Westley, and on the place of his burial'. THREE: Printed handbill in light blue and red, headed: 'The Liverpool Wesleyan Methodist Council. | BI-CENTENARY OF WESLEY'S BIRTH, | 1703 – JUNE 17th – 1903. | PROGRAMME'. 1p., 8vo. Includes an organ recital by Dr A. L. Peace, and contributions by seven clergymen: Joseph Jackson, T. J. Choate, E. T. Carrier, T. Hughes, Owen Roberts, H. J. Taylor and Robert Killip. No other copy traced, either on OCLC WorldCat, or on COPAC.