Album of Sermons and Verses

Scope and Content

Album consisting mainly of a series of sermons and verses, 1 January 1809 - 10 November 1822, fos 34-121, the copy dating from c. 1850. There are also entries by (fo. 6) William M. Bunting, 16 June 183[ ]; (fo. 8) J. F[arrar], 24 April 1832; (fo. 9) Harriet Bunting; (fo. 10) John Hannah, 14 July 1832; (fo. 15) Frederick J. Bentley, 1858; and (fo. 31) Sophia M. Farrar, 24 April 1832. The writing is in various hands, and there are 133 folios in total. On fo. 4 is an elaborate title-page. Fos 1-3, 5, 7, 11-13, 16-30, 32, 33 and 122-133 are blank. Inside the front cover is the bookplate of Maude Bentley (Mrs Drinan).

Administrative / Biographical History

Three of the original authors featured in the album are most likely the Wesleyan ministers William Maclardie Bunting (1805-1866) and John Hannah (1792-1867), and John Farrar (1802-1884), president of the Wesleyan methodist conference.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Stanley Hawley, in accordance with the wishes of Mrs Drinan, 1915.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.