James Spencer Northcote, Roman Catholic convert, President of Oscott College [ Richard Simpson (1820-1876); Daniel William Cahill (1796-1864); Oxford Movement ]
The Oratory, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Undated [ 1854 ].
4pp., 12mo. Bifolium with mourning border. In good condition, on lightly aged paper. The Rambler was hugely unpopular with the Roman Catholic hierarchy in England for its liberal attitude and satirical emphasis. According to his entry in the ODNB, Northcote edited the journal between June 1852 and September 1854. Simpson (whose ODNB entry also see), under co-proprietor Sir John Dalberg Acton, would take over the editorship before turning it over to John Henry Newman, who would resign after a few months due to pressure from the hierarchy, and the magazine would be discontinued in 1864.
Renn Dickson Hampden (1793-1868), Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford and Bishop of Hereford, subject of the Hampden Controversy of 1836 [ Richard Bentley (1794-1871), London publisher ]
Ewelme Rectory. 21 July 1846.
3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition. Addressed to 'R. Bentley Esq'. Having explained that the delay in replying is due to his absence from Oxford during the vacation, he turns to Bentley's proposal. 'I am much flattered by your applying to me, under the high recommendation which you state, for the work in question. And I cannot but admire your spirit in desiring that a work of that kind should go forth to the world under your auspices.
Two pages, 12mo, black-bordered, good condiytion. "The paper in the Spectator is for May 13, 1871. | I suspect I made a mistake when I said there were 20 Oxford Catholics. A more accurate person than my informant told me 9. I suspect the truth lies between the two. | What guarantee have you that the authorities at Oxford won't re-tinker their statutes in six months!".
Ambrose St. John (1815-1875), English Oratorian and convert to Catholicism. He is best known as a lifelong friend of Cardinal John Henry Newman
The Oratory, Edgbaston, 28 Feb. [ no year ].
Two pages, 12mo, grubby but text clear and complete. With top half of Northcote's headed notepaper (The Presbytery, Stoke upon Trent) attached with following words, presumably in Northcote's hand, "Positively the final gleamings [all underlined] Sep.23, 90 | 1. Father Abrose St John. Newman's dearest friend. He [ Newman ] chose to be buried next to him & never ceased to speak most pathetically of the loss he had sustained by his death." St John writes as follows: I enlclose you my answers to yor questions such as they are the result of my [10?] years experiences.
Bruce Stewart (1925-2005), New Zealand-born actor and scriptwriter, based in England [ British Broadcasting Corporation; BBC Radio 4; the Oxford Movement; John Henry Newman; Edward Bouverie Pusey ]
[ BBC Bristol. ] Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 5 May 1979.
The duplicated typescript of the play is 79pp., folio, on 79 leaves attached with a stud. Aged and worn, with slight staining to early leaves. Accompanied by a BBC compliments slip, with the typed name of the play's producer Shaun MacLoughlin. Also present is a BBC postcard, with short typed message dated 26 July 1979: 'We are sorry but there is nothing in print for the play "Shadowfall".' A carbon copy of the typed letter from Mrs. D. G.
Rev. Isaac Williams (1802-1865), prominent member of the Oxford Movement [ Rev. William Stevens Oliver du Sautoy (1809-1865) ]
No place. 11 September [circa 1845].
1p., 12mo. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper with a couple of short closed tears at fore-edge. He states that he will derive 'much satisfaction in being allowed to join in any undertaking to do honor to the Memory of Bishop Ken' [ Thomas Ken (1637-1711) ], and subscribes for three guineas. The memorial would appear to have been a stained-glass window in Ken's church at Frome by 'Mr. O'Connor and his son', as reported in the Gentleman's Magazine, February 1845 and February 1849.
F. W. Newman [Francis William Newman (1805-1897), younger brother of Cardinal John Henry Newman], Secretary, Bristol and Clifton Branch of the National Society for Women's Suffrage
Published for the Bristol and Clifton Branch of the National Society for Women's Suffrage. ['L. Arrowsmith, Printer, Quay Street, Bristol.'] Undated .
4pp., 8vo. Bifolium with drophead title. In fair condition, lightly-aged, disbound with slight damage to spine. Newman poses the question: 'Why has our law been so unjust to women? - Because woman never had a voice in the making of it, and men, as a class, have not realized the oppression of women as a class.
[The Press and St. James's Chronicle, London; the Oxford Movement; Edward Bouverie Pusey; John David Macbride, Principal of Magdalene Hall, Oxford; Henry Philpott, Bishop of Worcester]
[London: The Press and St. James's Chronicle, 1868.]
2pp., folio. On single leaf, with the reverse paginated 2. In double column. The article begins: 'No sign of the times appears to us fraught with more emphatic warning than the proposal of Dr. Pusey, that the Universities should abandon subscription to the Thirty-nine Articles, as the practical qualifications for orthodox Church of England Protestant teaching.' A footnote cites a work by Macbride.
Rev. Dr Christopher Newman Hall (1816-1902), Congregational minister, known in later life as 'The Dissenters' Bishop'
[Albion Chapel] Hull [Yorkshire]. 25 December 1850.
2pp., 12mo. In good condition, on lightly aged paper, in a windowpane mount. It gives him 'much pain' to refuse the recipient's 'kind and friendly invitation': 'My Sundays for 12 Months are engaged. I fear some kind friends forget I am a settled Pastor & not at liberty to accept one twentieth of the Invitations I get. I have only a few Sundays which I feel I can consistently spend away from home - & these are generally engaged several months in advance'.
Desmond Flower [Desmond John Newman Flower] (1907-1997), director of London publishers Cassell & Co, 1931-1971, and book collector [Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) (1694-1778)]
Neither catalogue with place or date. [London, from the 1940s?]
All three items in very good condition, in superior bindings. ONE (Voltaire catalogue): Written out by Flower in his neat, calligraphic hand, on the rectos only of 102 leaves, 8vo, with some blanks. In very good condition, in a lightly-wrn red morocco quarter binding, with grey boards and gilt title on spine. Entries are short and businesslike, as the following two examples indicate: 'Commentaire sur le livre des Délits et des Peines, s.l., 1766. Bengesco 1724. pp. viii + 120. A pretty copy in contemporary scarlet morocco. Ex libris Mortimer L. Schiff. | Ditto, s.l., 1766. pp. 104 + iii.
Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman [Cardinal Wiseman] (1802-1865), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster
London. 10 February 1851.
3pp., foolscap 8vo. On three leaves, with the reverse of the first docketed 'Cardinal Wiseman's reply to the Address of the Clergy of the Diocese of Brierley | Feb: 10th. 1851'. In fair condition, on aged paper with wear to the heads of the leaves. The address was published in the Tablet, 22 February 1851. The first page is headed 'To the Clergy of the Diocese of Beverley' and the first paragraph reads: 'My Rev.
'Scriblerus Redivivus' [Edward Caswall (1814-1878) of Brasenose College, Oxford; Anglican clergyman and hymn writer who converted to Roman Catholicism] [Joseph Vincent, Oxford bookseller and printer]
Fourth Edition. Oxford: Printed and Published by J. Vincent; 1836.
12mo: viii + 40pp. As a fold-out tipped-in onto p.23 is 'A Synopsis of Drinking, formed according to the Categories of Aristotle' (1p., folio); and following the text is a four-page catalogue of 'Books published by J. Vincent, Oxford; Whittaker and Co.; Simpkin and Marshall; and Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper, London.' Side-stitched, in original grey printed wraps. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with small burn-hole to dogeared front wrap, which carries the ownership inscription of 'F. Saunders / Trin Coll'. A satire on the dissolute ways of the Oxford undergraduate.
Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), Regius Professor of Hebrew at Christ Church, Oxford, and a leader of the Oxford Movement [Rev. William Hale Hale (1795-1870); Renn Dickson Hampden (1793-1868)]
Postmarked 29 April 1836.
1p., 4to. 18 lines of text. Fair, on aged paper, with a few closed tears. Addressed on the reverse, with three postmarks and Pusey's seal in black wax broken in two, to 'Rev. Wm. H. Hale | Charter-house'. Writing in a tight, difficult hand, Pusey begins with a reference to an 'intended present' from Hale (from the context clearly a copy of Hale's edition of Jeremy Taylor's 'Doctrine and Practice of Repentence'). Pusey praises 'the earnest, energetic truth-speaking language of Bp. Taylor', which he considers 'a voice as from another world'.
Henry Edward Manning (1808-1892), Archdeacon of Chichester in the established church, and Roman Catholic Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster [John Lavicount Anderdon (1792-1874); Stulz & Housley]
11 October 1843; Lavington.
12mo, 1 p. Text clear and complete. On aged and creased paper. As 'Archdeacon Manning was unable to call in Clifford street' on the previous Saturday, he would like 'Messrs Stulz to finish his frock coat, & to send it to 22 Tavistock Square, not to be forwarded.' The address was the home of Manning's brother-in-law John Lavicount Anderdon.
Charles William Russell (1812-1880), President of St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland, and the priest who was instrumental in John Henry Newman's conversion to Catholicism
27 April 1852; St Patrick's College, Maynooth, Ireland.
12mo, 5 pp. 78 lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper. His unnamed correspondent's paper was sent to Russell 'by Mr Bagshawe, who expressed his opinion that it would not suit our pages'. Gives his reasons for concurring with Bagshawe, and thinking that the paper 'would to our readers be heavy & uninteresting'.
Greatrex Newman (1892-1984), English author and screenwriter [The Fol-de-Rols; theatrical; the London stage]
Two undated; the rest between 1951 and 1959. On various letterheads of 39 and 47 Whitehall Court, London.
Five of the items are 8vo, with the other on a 12mo slip. All texts clear and complete. Fair, on slightly-aged and worn paper. A total of five typed 8vo pages, and two autograph 8vo and two autograph 12mo pages. Four of the lettters have 'The Fol-de-Rols' printed on the letterhead. Dealing with practical everyday theatre matters, with Newman writing, for example, on 19 November 1955: 'I have bought a few costume from the Punch Revue which died an early death at the Duke of York's theatre last Saturday.
Rev. E. B. Pusey [Edward Bouverie Pusey], Regius Professor Hebrew, Canon of Christ Church, and Late Fellow of Oriel College [Richard Jenkyns (1782-1854), Master of Balliol College, Oxford University]
Oxford: J. H. Parker; J. G. and F. Rivington, London. 1837. [Baxter, Printer, Oxford.]
8vo, xvi + 57 pp. Final blank leaf. Stitched as issued. Text clear and complete. Aged and worn, with damp bloom to prelims and final leaves. INSCRIPTION, in Pusey's hand, at head of title, 'Rev. The Master of Balliol | with the author's respects'. Sermon on Exod. xiv. 13'. Preface begins 'Non-resistance or passive obedience, in the sense to which they are generally limited, are but two sides of the same doctrine, and, together, are only a particular application of a general principle.'
Cardinal Wiseman [Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman] (1802-1865)
16 August 1856; Brussells.
12mo: 1 p. On the recto of the first leaf of a bifolium, with the address, with postmark, on the reverse of the second. On brittle, aged paper. The letter has been neatly folded three times, and there are a few closed tears along the crease lines, including one through the initial 'N' of the signature. Wiseman thanks Castermann for the copy he has sent of 'votre nouvelle édition en Français de "Fabiola". Not only is the 'execution typographique de l'ouvrage' deserving of his praise, but also the translation, which leaves nothing to be desired.
Undated [1930s?]; 'All Communications to Harold Holt, 3 Clifford Street, London, W.1. Telephone: Regent 6845'.
Octavo bifolium on shiny art paper. A bit grubby, with two horizontal fold lines across photograph of Miss Doniach's head and shoulders in profile. Signed beneath photograph in blue ink. Central section contains twelve press opinions, ranging from Ernest Newman in the Sunday Times to the Amsterdam Handelsblatt.
Henry Stanley Newman [THE ORPHANS' PRINTING PRESS]
5 September 1890; on letterhead 'BUCKFIELD, | LEOMINSTER.'
Newman established the Orphans' Printing Press in 1873 to enable orphans to earn money and learn a trade. One page, 8vo. Folded twice. Good only: paper slightly discoloured with some closed tears and creasing. 'Dear Friend/ | We should be much pleased if you will come & lodge with us at our approaching Quarterly M[eetin]g. on the 16th & 17th Instant | I suppose E. L. Squire is off to America & will be unable to come | Your sincere Friend | Henry Stanley Newman'.
Rt Revd Edward Churton (1800-1874), Archdeacon of Cleveland [The Oxford Movement]
1 May 1861; 'Crayke nr. Easingwold'.
One page, 12mo. Good, on grey paper and with the merest trace of cream mount adhering to blank reverse. The previous month he received 'an engraved Circular' from his correspondent, from which he now quotes a passage stating that his subscription of a guinea [to the Church Institution] is due. 'I have no recollection of having ever promised a subscription to the Institution referred to.
Richard Battley (1770-1856), English chemist; William Yarrell (1784-1856), English zoologist; John Frost (1803-40), founder of the Medico-Botanical Society.
London; 12 October 1827.
One page, roughly eleven inches by eight. On aged paper, with fraying to extremites affecting one word of text. 'Richard Battley Esqre. of Fore Street Cripplegate a Gentleman very conversant in several branches of science particularly Vegetable Chemistry and Pharmacy being desirous of becoming a Fellow of the Medico Botanical Society of London | We whose names are hereunto subscribed do recommend him as highly deserving of that honor & likely to pr an useful and valuable member.' Signed 'J Frost', 'Wm. Yarrell' and 'Wm. Newman'.
Oxford: John Henry Parker; J. G. F. and J. Rivington, London. 1841. 'BAXTER, PRINTER, OXFORD.'
Octavo. 13 pages. Disbound pamphlet from the Churchill Babington collection. Good, but foxed and with title grubby and stained. Cutting [from the Guardian, September, 1890] of correspondence relating to Cardinal Newman and the authors of 'Tracts for the times' loosely inserted.
St Beuno's College, S: Asaph. | October 27, 1875.'
English Jesuit (1826-93). Two pages, 12mo. Very good. He found what his correspondent had to say about Nicholas Roscarrock (an Elizabethan Roman Catholic versifier) very interesting, and is 'glad to hear that you have materials for a memoir of him.' He provides detailed answers to the two questions his correspondent has asked, but 'cannot add to the information you have so industriously collected'. Looks forward to his correspondent's memoir and thanks him for promising to send it.
A reprint from 'Notes and Queries,' ninth series, vol. x. p. 425.; November 1902.
Horton Smith is described on the title as 'K.C., M.A., late Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge'. Attractively printed 12mo bifoliate on good quality paper, but with the blank verso of the second leaf still adhering to piece of the paper on which it was mounted. Newman's poem of 1833 and Smith's translation of 1902 facing.
Nicholas Patrick Stephen Wiseman [Cardinal Wiseman]
No date (but 1853); on letterhead '8 York Place | Portman Square | London W'.
Four pages. 16mo bifoliate. In poor condition: grubby, creased, stained and worn. Traces of previous mounting along top of two central pages, and of stub along one edge, removal of which has caused a small hole (not affecting text). A letter to the publisher of his 'Essays on various subjects' (3 vols, 1853): '<...> sermons, I have "50 Heaven" "Means of salvation" being "49." | Either therefore our lists do not agree, or one of us has made a mistake.