Spiritual diary of John Cowell, apparently inspired by the death of his wife

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      GB 206 MS 471
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  • Physical Description
      1 vol. (150 ff.) Leather bound note-book with two metal clasps. Text on ff. 140v to 150 inverted; ff. 114v and 140r blank.

Scope and Content

Also contains notes of sermons preached by the Rev. Joseph Irons, minister of Grove Chapel, Camberwell, London, and other annotations, 1826-1839.

Administrative / Biographical History

John Cowell (fl. 1826) was apparently a Quaker. See Sotheby's catalogue in loco.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

Purchased at Sotheby's sale on 3rd March 1980, part lot 145.


In English

Custodial History

Given by John Cowell to his daughter, Sarah, 21st July 1839 and apparently still in her possession in 1853 (cf. f. 2v).