John Henry Newman Collection

Scope and Content

The John Henry Newman Collection is the result of the amalgamation of Newman's own published works (including first editions), books on or related to Newman, and ephemeral material brought together from deposited collections to Liverpool Hope University, including the Talbot Library, the Gradwell and the Radcliffe Collections. This scholarly resource is complemented by the availability of an updated extensive collection of Newman related publications from our main Sheppard-Worlock Library collection.

The collection also includes, preserved on microfilm, the diaries, letters and miscellaneous documents from the Cardinal Newman Archive held at the Oratory of St. Philip Neri, in Birmingham.

Administrative / Biographical History

Saint John Henry Newman was declared Venerable by Pope John Paul II in 1991, Beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2010, and Canonised by Pope Francis on 13 October 2019, Britain's first new saint since St. John Ogilvie was Canonised in 1976. John Henry Newman stands as a Victorian giant in the field of theology, philosophy and education. Influencing many academic and spiritual disciplines, Cardinal Newman's writings and his lifelong search for religious truth continue to inspire scholars throughout the world.

Access Information

Please consult the Visiting the Library webpage containing access information for external visitors. The archives and special collections are available for consultation by special appointment only. To arrange an appointment please email . Allow at least 24 hours notice. Please note that, in line with other archives and special collections, we require personal identification, and may, in some circumstances, ask you to provide references from your research supervisor or other suitable person or body. Please refer to the Access the Collections webpage for detailed information.

Other Finding Aids

For the list of contents of the 'Personal Papers of John Henry Newman' archive on microfilm please visit the Archives & Special Collections webpage Finding Aids to access and download.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic images can be supplied for private study purposes only, depending on the condition and size of the original documents, as long as it complies with copyright law and Data Protection legislation.

To reproduce an image for publication, either for personal or commercial purposes, requires written consent from the rights holder. For further information and contact details please consult the Access the Collections webpages.