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BROWNE, Bertha (fl 1839-1840)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA Browne
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: BROWNE, Bertha (fl 1839-1840)
Date(s): 1839-1840
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Browne | Bertha | fl 1839-1840
Rose | Hugh James | 1795-1838 | theologian and author


Administrative/Biographical history:

No information is available on Bertha Browne. Hugh James Rose was born at Little Horsted, Sussex, 1795; educated at Uckfield school; studied at Trinity College Cambridge, 1813-1817 (graduated, BA); ordained deacon, 1818; ordained priest, 1819; curate of Buxted, Sussex, 1819; vicar of Horsham, Sussex, 1821-1830; curate of Little Horsted, Sussex and Uckfield, Sussex; vicar of Glynde, Sussex, 1824-1838; spent a year in Germany for his health, 1824, came into contact with the German rationalistic schools of theology, and published four discourses, 'The State of the Protestant Religion in Germany'; collated to the prebend of Middleton in the church of Chichester, 1827-1833; select preacher at Cambridge, 1828-1830, 1833-1834, and Christian advocate, 1829-1833; a leading exponent of King's College London, and of the idea that religious study and practice should form an integral part of higher education; rector of Hadleigh, Suffolk, 1830-1833; met with William Palmer (1803-1885), Arthur Philip Perceval and Richard Hurrell Froude at Hadleigh, 1833 - this `Hadleigh Conference' being an important milestone in the development of the Oxford Movement; the Association of Friends of the Church was formed soon after by Froude and Palmer; founder and first editor of the British Magazine and Monthly Register of Religious and Ecclesiastical Information, 1832; chair of divinity, Durham University, 1833-1834; domestic chaplain to Archbishop Howley, 1834; rector of Fairsted, Essex, 1834-1837; perpetual curacy of St Thomas's, Southwark, 1835-1838; Principal of King's College London, 1836; died in Florence, 1838. Publications: include: Inscriptiones Gręcę Vetustissimę. Collegit et Observationes tum aliorum tum suas adjecit Hugo Jacobus Rose, M A (Cambridge, 1825); The Tendency of prevalent opinions about knowledge considered (Cambridge, 1926); The Commission and consequent Duties of the Clergy; in a series of discourses preached before the University of Cambridge(London and Cambridge, 1828); Greek and English Lexicon to the New Testament new edition (London, 1829); Doctrine of the Greek Article applied to the Criticism and Illustration of the New Testament new edition (Cambridge, 1833); The State of the Protestant Religion in Germany; in a series of discourses (Cambridge, 1825); Christianity always Progressive (London, 1829); Brief Remarks on the Disposition towards Christianity generated by prevailing Opinions and Pursuits (London, 1830); Eight Sermons preached before the University of Cambridge at Great St. Mary's in the Years 1830 and 1831 (Cambridge, 1831); Notices of the Mosaic Law: with some Account of the Opinions of recent French Writers concerning it (London, 1831); The Gospel an Abiding System. With some remarks on the "New Christianity" of the St Simonians (London, 1832); An Apology for the Study of Divinity: being, the Terminal Divinity Lecture, delivered in Bishop Cosins's Library, ... Durham (London, 1834); The Study of Church History recommended, being the Terminal Divinity Lecture delivered ... April XV, 1834, before the ... University of Durham (J G & F Rivington, London, 1834); contributed leaders to the British Magazine; editor of the Encyclopędia Metropolitana.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notebook compiled by Bertha Browne, 1839-1840, containing miscellaneous extracts and themes for religious contemplation, including notes taken from a lecture course delivered by Hugh James Rose, Principal of King's College London, on 'The evidence of Christianity' in the session 1836-1837.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Collection level description available in hard copy in the reading room of King's College London Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

The volume at one time appears to have been in the possession of Thomas Davis, an Associate of King's College London, and who attended evening classes in the college from 1862.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift transferred from the British Records Association, from the collection of the late A W Turner, in 1961.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Sermon notes, held at Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives (ref: Add 5870); letters to John Keble, 1828-1836, held at Keble College Oxford Library; letters to Henry Edward Manning, 1836-1837, held at the Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts (ref: MSS Eng lett b 37, c 651-64, d 526-27; misc c 873-76, d 1278-80, e 1393-99, f 852-53, g 355); letters to John Henry Newman, held at Birmingham Oratory (ref: Newman correspondence); correspondence with William Whewell, 1817-1838, held at Trinity College Cambridge Library (ref: Whewell MSS); letters to Christopher Wordsworth, 1821-1838, held at Lambeth Palace Library (ref: MSS 1822, 2140-41).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: The centenary history of King's College London by F J C Hearnshaw (Harrap, London, 1929); Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 1995); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97; National Register of Archives; King's College London, Manuscripts and Private Papers, A Select Guide. Compiled by Julie Tancell for the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
January 2001

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