Scope and Content

One volume containing lecture papers, notes, correspondence and copies ofsome of Wicksteed's publications, includes:

  • Inventory in ink in the hand of Wicksteeds's daughter RebeccaWicksteed, of her father's papers sent by her to this Library in 1946. Exceptfor the nine entries marked with a blue x, which have not been included inthis collection, the inventory tallies with Items 2-23 below. See also inthe correspondence files of the library, the correspondence with RebeccaWicksteed of January 1946, especially her letter of 20 February 1946, quotedin Item 16.

Administrative / Biographical History

Philip Henry Wicksteed 1844 - 1927

Philip Wicksteed was educated at Ruthin Grammar School, University CollegeSchool, University College and Manchester New College. In 1868 he marriedEmily Rebecca the eldest daughter of the Rev Henry Solly (1813 - 1903),social reformer and author of The Condition of the English Working Class:the papers of the Reverend Henry Solly (1990).

He became a Unitarian minister in 1867 and moved to Taunton. In 1870 hemoved to Dukinfield, near Manchester, staying for four years before moving tothe Little Portland Street Chapel in London. He remained here from 1874 -1897.

In addition to his ministry Philip Wicksteed was a University ExtensionLecturer. He held this position from 1887 - 1918 and lectured on Dante,political economy, Wordsworth and Greek tragedy.

His publications include:

  • Alphabet of Economic Science(1888)
  • Co-ordination of the Laws of Distribution(1894)
  • Religion of Time and Religion of Eternity(1899)
  • Dante and Giovanni Del Virgilio(1902)
  • The Common Sense of Political Economy(1910)
  • Dante and Acquinas(1913)
  • Dogma and Philosophy(1920)
  • From Vita Nuova to Paradiso(1922)


One volume containing 23 items.

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Wicksteed Rebecca

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