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John Newton and John Campbell Correspondence, 1789-1802

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Campbell, John, 1766-1840
Title
John Newton and John Campbell Correspondence
Dates
1789-1802 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 linear foot
Collection Number
MS010 (collection)
Summary
The collection contains correspondence between John Newton, clergyman and hymn writer ("Amazing Grace"), and John Campbell, philanthropist, author, and traveller. Portions of the letters were published by Campbell in "Letters and conversational remarks, by the late Rev. John Newton, rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, Lombard-street, London: during the last eighteen years of his life." The collection contains 36 letters written by John Newton to John Campbell and copies of seven letters from Newton to recipients other than Campbell. All letters date between 1789 and 1802.
Repository
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West
Suite 306
Seattle, Washington
98119-1957
Telephone: 206-281-2422
Fax: 206-281-2936
ameier@spu.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Languages
English

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The collection contains 36 letters written by John Newton to John Campbell of Edinburgh, Scotland, and seven copies of letters written by Newton to recipients other than Campbell. All letters date between 1789 and 1802. Newton wrote on theological and personal topics and current events. Some of the letters are stamped for postage and have sealing wax residue on them.

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Alternative Forms Available

Digitized copies of the letters in the collection are available on Digital Commons at SPU: digitalcommons.spu.edu/newton_campbell/.

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