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Newman Papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 MS ADD 170
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Newman Papers
Date(s): Created 1850-1865
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Newman | Francis William | 1805-1897 | Professor of Latin
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Francis William Newman was born in London and educated at private school in Ealing. He then went to Oxford University and achieved a double first in classics and mathematics in 1826. From 1827 to 1828 he tutored in Dublin, Ireland, and here he met John Nelson Darby and attended non-conformist worship for the first time. In 1828 Newman returned to Oxford and helped in looking after the poor. Through Darby he met Anthony Norris Groves whom he followed to Bagdad in 1830 on a mission. He returned to England in 1833. In 1834 he became a classical scholar at Bristol College and he lectured on logic. In 1840 he was appointed Professor of Classical Literature at Manchester New College Oxford. In 1846 he was appointed to the Chair of Latin at University College London, where he translated books into Latin and also wrote on subjects of religion. He held the Chair till 1869, when he became Emeritus Professor. Newman had a keen interest in political questions especially those bearing on social problems. He was a friend of Mazzini and Kossuth and published 'Reminiscences of Kossuth and Pulszky' in 1888. Newman died in 1897 in Weston-Super-Mare. During his life he published many religious, social and political, historical, mathematical, and linguistic writings.


Scope and content/abstract:

Photocopies of correspondence with the Hungarian politician Ferencz Aurelius Pulszky.

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Mr T Kabdebo in March 1969.

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Publication note:

Thomas Kabdebo, Diplomat in exile: Francis Pulszky's political activities in England, 1849-1860 (East European monographs no 56, East European Quarterly, Boulder, 1979).

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