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PLUMPTRE, Very Reverend Edward Hayes (1821-1891)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP73
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: PLUMPTRE, Very Reverend Edward Hayes (1821-1891)
Date(s): 1843
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Plumptre | Edward Hayes | 1821-1891 | Dean of Wells


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1821; educated at home; after a brief period studying at King's College London, entered University College Oxford (of which his uncle, Frederick Charles Plumptre, was Master, 1836-1870) as a scholar; took a double first-class in mathematics and classics, 1844; elected to a fellowship at Brasenose; ordained by Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, 1846; MA, 1847; resigned his fellowship on his marriage, 1847; for a period his religious views were influenced by his brother-in-law Frederick Denison Maurice, but later in life he rejected his conclusions; joined the staff of King's College London, where he introduced evening classes; chaplain, 1847-1868; professor of pastoral theology, 1853-1863; professor of exegesis, 1864-1881; took a leading role in promoting the higher education of women, and until 1877 a professor of Queen's College, Harley Street, where he was principal, 1875-1877; assistant preacher at Lincoln's Inn, 1851-1858; prebendary of St. Paul's, 1863; Boyle lecturer, 1866; rector of Pluckley from 1869 and of Bickley from 1873; member of the Old Testament revision committee, 1869-1874; Grinfield lecturer and examiner at Oxford, 1872-1874; resigned his work in London on becoming Dean of Wells, 1881-1891; served not only the cathedral and the Theological College but the city of Wells and its hospital, almshouse and workhouse; died at Wells, 1891; buried in the cathedral cemetery. Publications: contributed to the Cambridge Bible, Speaker's Commentary, and Bible Educator; wrote Christ and Christendom. The Boyle Lectures for 1866 (1867); Biblical Studies (1870); St Paul in Asia (1877); Popular Exposition of the Epistles to the Seven Churches (1877 and 1879); Movements in Religious Thought: Romanism, Protestantism, Agnosticism (1879); Theology and Life (1884); The Spirits in Prison, and other studies on Life after Death (1884 and 1885); Wells Cathedral and its Deans (1888); Life of Bishop Ken (1888). Verse: Lazarus and other poems (1864); Master and Scholar (1866); Things New and Old (1884); several hymns. Translated the plays of Sophocles (1865) and of Ęschylus (1868); English version of Dante's work, The Divina Commedia and Canzoniere of Dante Alighieri; with Biographical Introduction, Notes and Essays (volume i, 1886; volume ii, 1887).


Scope and content/abstract:

Copy of Sermons by the Right Reverend Joseph Butler, late Lord Bishop of Durham (published by Scott, Webster, and Geary, London, 1841), inscribed by Edward Hayes Plumptre, University College Oxford, 1843, and annotated.

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 reading room at King's College London Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to King's College by Plumptre.

Allied Materials

Related material:

King's College London Archives holds letters of Plumptre among the College Secretary's in-correspondence (Ref: KA/IC/P).

Queen's College Library, London, holds reports and memoranda for college committees and sub-committees, 1856-1873 and undated; letters from Plumptre to various recipients, 1856-1881 and undated; letters to Plumtre from Richard Chevenix Trench, 1855-1866; a letter from Charles Kingsley probably to Plumptre, 1849; collection of letters to Plumptre from various writers, c1856-c1881. British Library, Manuscript Collections, holds correspondence with W E Gladstone (34 items), 1858-1890 (Ref: Add MSS 44389-44511 & 44786); letter to Sir George Grove and one to H Grove, 1860-1869 (Ref: Add MSS 35223, f 5 & 35237, f 372); letter to Sir Richard Owen, 1867 (Ref: Add MS 39954, f 476); letter to the Royal Literary Fund, 1867 (in Loan no 96); letter to R Palgrave, 1879 (Ref: Add MS 45741, f 177); letter to Lord Gladstone, 1880 (Ref: Add MS 46048, f 141); letter to Messrs Macmillan and Co, 1882 (Ref: Add MS 55256, ff 175-177). Lambeth Palace Library holds c30 letters mainly to A C Tait, 1862-1882 (Ref: Tait); two letters to Richard Chevenix Trench, 1858 (Ref: Tait Papers 424, ff 43-47); photographs of Plumptre (Ref: MSS2154, f 39, 2944 f 3 & 3063, f 3). Dr Williams' Library, London, holds a letter from Plumptre to Henry Crabb Robinson, 1856 (in Crabb Robinson MSS). Aberdeen University Library holds a letter to an unidentified recipient, 1865 (Ref: MS2167/1/22). Cambridge University Library holds six letters from Plumptre to J M Ludlow, 1854-1867 (Ref: Add 7348/11/76-81); letter to Professor W R Smith, 1868 (Ref: Add 7449/D565); two letters to Edward Atkinson, 1877 (Ref: Add 6582/337 & 425); letter to Annie [Maurice], 1887 (Ref: Add 7792/III/40). Girton College Library, Cambridge, holds three letters to Emily Davies, 1864-1867 (in Emily Davies Papers, boxes VII & XVII). Trinity College Cambridge holds letters from Plumptre, including some to W A Wright, 1870-1872 and undated (Ref: Add Ms b 114/42, Add Ms c 70/111, Add Ms b 64/108, 109, Add Ms b 65/171, 271). Durham University Library holds a letter to the Reverend A P Moor, 1875 (in SR Cabinet C1 (1807) ). Manchester University, John Rylands Library, holds a letter, 1890 (Ref: English MS 843/341). Nottingham University Library holds three letters to John Evelyn Denison, 1864-1869, 1871 (Ref: OsC 1305, 1387, 1497; Os2C 155); two letters to Lord Portland, 1874-1875, and a printed appeal for Queen's College London (Ref: PwK 3569-3571). Oxford University, Bodleian Library, Department of Western Manuscripts, holds letters from Plumptre to E H Plumptre, 1845-1846 (Ref: MS Eng lett e 130, ff 1-2, 7-51); four letters from Plumptre to Samuel Wilberforce, 1853-1860 (in MSS Wilberforce c 10-12); letter to C H Pearson, [? 1873] (Ref: MS Eng lett d 190, ff 107-108); letter to R Payne Smith, 1878 (Ref: MS Eng lett e 47, f 62); poem by Plumptre, 1854, with sketched portrait (Ref: MS Autogr c 24, f 384). Keble College Library, Oxford, holds a letter to H P Liddon, 1868 (in Liddon Papers). New College Library, Oxford, holds four letters to the Warden, 1888-1890 (in 3031). Pusey House Library, Oxford, holds a letter to E B Pusey, 1864 (in Pusey Papers, Cupboard 5/52); letter to R W Randall, 1882 (in Randall Correspondence, Volume III). Reading University Library holds letters to Macmillan and Co Ltd, 1878-1879, possibly from Plumptre (in MS1089, in boxes 6-7). Cheltenham Ladies College Archives holds seven letters from Plumptre to Miss Beale, 1853-1890 (Ref: Miss Beale's Correspondence, vol 3, pp 17-18). Birmingham Oratory Library holds letters to John Henry Newman, 1871-1890 (Ref: Newman correspondence PC98). Wells Cathedral Library holds correspondence and papers of Plumptre, 1880s-1890s (in Miscellaneous Chapter Papers and MS Series IV); notes for his biography of Bishop Thomas Ken, 1880s (Ref: MS Series IV/53). Leicestershire Libraries Information Centre holds a letter to Mr Vaughan, 1880 (in 920 Vau). Lincoln Central Library, Tennyson Research Centre, holds two letters to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1881 (Ref: 6977-6978). Liverpool City Libraries, Hornby Library, holds a letter, 1883 (in Picton Autograph Letter Collection). Nottinghamshire Archives holds a letter to "Conti", 1883 (Ref: DD 1251/20/283). National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Department of Manuscripts and Records, holds a letter to the Reverend D R Thomas, 1868 (in NLW MS1201D). Glamorgan Record Office, Cardiff, holds a letter to Mrs Thornton, 1869 (Ref: D/D Art/C 300).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: brief description in King's College London Manuscripts and Private Papers: A Select Guide (1982); Dictionary of National Biography; National Register of Archives; Location register of English literary manuscripts and letters: eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, ed David C Sutton (1995).

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:
Feb 2001

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