Baxter’s Letter to a Critic

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 123 DWL/RB/1/422
  • Alternative Id.
      GB 58 Egerton ff 124-125
  • Former Reference
      GB 123 Treatises xxii.371
  • Dates of Creation
      1 April 1684
  • Name of Creator
  • Physical Description
      Facsimiles, vol. II, ff 91-94

Scope and Content

The first part of a letter from Baxter to an anonymous critic, the latter part of which, dated 1 April 1684, is Letters vi. 240. Includes: ‘Sir Though it be many wayes inconvenient to deale with unknown persons, your candour inviteth me to consent. Your letter only I feare cometh too late:’


Argent notes: 'The anonymous critic may have been Stephen Lobb, for whom see DWL/RB/1/28 above and Corr 1133 (of which this item is the first part). For the rest of this correspondence see Corr 1132-1137, 1138 and 1139.' And Thomas notes: 'The sobriquet, ‘Dr Owen’s Vindicator,’ adopted from Baxter for this anonymous writer by W H Black, is unfortunate for it identifies him as the author of A vindication of the late Reverend… John Owen D.D., 1684, and yet in Corr 1138 he disclaimed the authorship of this pamphlet.'

Other Finding Aids

Argent xxii.371; Thomas p.19; British Library, Egerton ff 124-125 (being the original)