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Maurice, Frederick Denison: letter

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL174
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Maurice, Frederick Denison: letter
Date(s): [1855]
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 18 leaves
Name of creator(s): Maurice | John Frederick Denison | 1805-1872 | theologian and Christian Socialist x Maurice | Frederick Denison


Administrative/Biographical history:

(John) Frederick Denison Maurice was born in Suffolk into a Unitarian family. He was educated at Trinity College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and studied for the bar, but became a journalist instead of a lawyer. In the late 1820s his religious beliefs changed and he decided to become an Anglican clergyman. He studied at Exeter College, Oxford, before being ordained in 1834. Maurice was much involved with the theological issues and religious controversies of his day, and was known as a Christian socialist and for his views on hell and on the nature of divine revelation. He held a chair in casuistry, moral theology and moral philosophy at Cambridge from 1866 to 1869.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Frederick Denison Maurice of 5 Russell Square, [London] to the editor of The Inquirer, 6 Aug [1855]. Protests against references to himself in an article on Rowland Williams's Rational Godliness (1855). Autograph, with signature.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Bought from Percy Dobell and Son, Jan 1852.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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