Miss Elizabeth Pearson to the Office

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Written from Wilmslow (nr Manchester)

Asks for copies of Storm Bell to be sent her. She goes on to tell of the impression made upon Professor Francis Newman by JB and her work. He wrote to Miss Pearson's mother after 'Sursum Corda' was published (1871) and said: 'It is only on historical points I differ from Mrs Butler I agree with what she says'. He then made the well-known remark: 'She reads Scripture like a child and interprets it like an angel'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Professor Francis Newman (1805-1897) (classical professor at Manchester, author and philosopher) Brother of Cardinal Newman