George Wilson Meadley: Annotated Memoirs of William Paley

Scope and Content

Copy of the first edition of Memoirs of William Paley, interleaved and annotated in pen and pencil with supplementary information from several sources, including 'F' [William Frend], 'Quarterly Review' and 'Lambert'.

Loose letters and papers: copy letters, Meadley to Earl Grey, and reply, 1818, on toleration for Roman Catholics and Dissenters; Francis Huish to Trevilian, c.1808; S. Hodgson to Meadley, 1809; J.K. Lewis to Miss Meadley, undated, used by Meadley for drafts of his memoir; and Thomas Burgess, Bishop of Salisbury to -, 1829, on Roman Catholic emancipation, and 1831, on St. Paul's visit to Spain.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Wilson Meadley (1774-1818), biographer, published Memoirs of William Paley, D.D., Sunderland, 1809; second edition, Edinburgh, 1810. William Paley (1743-1805), Archdeacon of Carlisle, Rector of Bishopwearmouth, etc., was author of A view of the evidences of Christianity, 1794, and other theological works.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased 1993.


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

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