Calvanistic Methodism: Revivalist Letters

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 897
  • Dates of Creation
      18th century
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      185 x 120 mm. 1 volume (96 folios);

Scope and Content

A manuscript volume of Revivalist Letters containing copies of 60 letters (1719-1742), including 18 between Timothy Thomas and Vavasor Griffiths (1719), 12 from Howell Harris (of which 8 are to Mrs Godwin, 1739-1742), and 9 from Benjamin Seward (all of 1739; 7 to William Seward, 2 to George Whitefield). Partly in the hands of Mrs Godwin (sister of Timothy Thomas) and her son Edward. According to a note on folio 9v, the manuscript was consulted by Thomas Gibbons for his The Hidden Life of a Christian, 1752.

Acquisition Information

Presented by the Moravian Union through John Norman Libbey, April 1937.

Custodial History

Former owners: Mrs Godwin; E. Godwin; [Bishop] Alex[ander] C[ossart] Hasse.


See Ivimey, The English Baptists, iv, pp. 558-9 . For the Godwins see Journal of the Calvinistic Methodist Historical Society, Trevecka MSS. Supplemental, 4, 5 and 7; no letter from this collection is printed there.