Transcript of John Wesley's Collection of Psalms and Hymns

Scope and Content

The manuscript is a transcript of John Wesley's first hymn-book Collection of Psalms and Hymns, first printed by Lewis Timothy in 1737. The transcript was made by an unknown writer in about 1878.

Conditions Governing Access

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by the John Rylands Library with the 'Wesley Collection', accessioned in October 1937.


Description compiled by Henry Sullivan and Jo Humpleby, project archivists.

Other Finding Aids

Catalogued in the Supplementary Hand-List of Western Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, 1937 (English MS 903).

Related Material

The JRUL also holds the Thursfield-Smith Wesleyan Collection (English MSS 749, 865, 879) and a large collection of Wesleyan printed books. The Methodist Archives and Research Centre within the JRUL holds the largest collection in the world of the papers of John and Charles Wesley.