Incoming correspondence from George Tyrrell, or concerning Tyrrell from Friedrich Von Hgel, M Quin, MD Petre and Norah Shelley.
Papers of Canon Charles Edward Osborne
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Charles Edward Osborne (1856-1935) must rank as the closest of the many Anglican sympathisers of George Tyrrell, the English Roman Catholic modernist par excellence. Older than Tyrrell, Osborne shared the latter's high regard for Robert Dolling whose biographer he became. Rector of Wallsend from the time of this correspondence, later Canon of Newcastle and lecturer at Durham in the last years of his life, Osborne shared the concerns of his Catholic counterparts concerning developments in biblical studies and their implications for the Church. On international questions he shared many of the views of Tyrrell's other close companion, Friedrich von Hgel, and later delivered the 1929 Holland lectures on the contribution of Christianity within the realm of political ideas. His death in 1935 before the outbreak of a second world conflagration perhaps spared this sensitive spiritual guide a bitter disappointment.
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Given to the University of St Andrews by Dr Alex Vidler in August 1974.
These papers form part of the collection of Roman Catholic Modernist papers held by the University. Correspondence between Osborne and Von Hgel, for example, will appear as part of the descriptions of the papers of both individuals.
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