Letter

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 DDWes/6/31
  • Former Reference
      GB 135 DDWes/6/31
      GB 135 Wesley Letters Black Folio, page 42.
  • Dates of Creation
      17 May 1828

Scope and Content

From Samuel Wesley in Euston Street, London, to Thomas Jackson, discussing in detail his setting to music of several psalms(?) from the 1825 edition [of the Methodist Hymn Book].

He feels that is only right to offer to the [Methodist Book] Committee first refusal of the copyright on the above. He feels that £150 would be a reasonable price to pay.

Jackson may recall that Wesley's printed edition of the Handel manuscripts sold 1800 copies, and that he afterwards sold the plates for a generous sum.

[DDWes 6/22, 26 30, DDWF 6/33,36 37.] [Referred to in James Lightwood's Samuel Wesley Musician, page 210. ]