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Letter from William Williams to Mary Williams (nee Marsh), May 10, 1822

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  • Description

    Williams writes to his mother of the delay in his starting at Oxford, due to the new building not having been completed. Dr Macbride had written to him at Hampstead and asked that he come back to college on May 3 rather than April 24. He goes on to write that the delay had enabled him to attend several meetings with his brother Henry Williams, and Mr Jenkinson. Including the Church Missionary sermon, preached by Mr Marmaduke Thompson.

    William also attended the Anniversary meeting, at which the liberation of African Slaves of Sierra Leone was discussed. The principal speakers were Mr Wilberforce, Mr Grant, Mr Buxton, Mr P, Mr [Thornton], Lord Calthorpe, Earl Gosford, Mr Cunningham, and Mr [B]. Other speakers included the Duke of Gloucester, Earl Harrowby, Mr Vansittant, Lord Sandon, and Sir Akland. Finally, he writes of the new church of St Pancras that had been constructed as a replica of the Erechtheion.

  • Other Id

    14918 (Presto content ID)

    MS-1991-75-861 (Reference Number)

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  • Name/Title
    Letter from William Williams to Mary Williams (nee Marsh), May 10, 1822
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  • Physical Description

    3pp on 1 leaf ; 227mm x 374mm

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  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Wesleyan Misison, Chapel, Slavery, Surgeons apprentice]

  • Copyright
    No known copyright restrictions
  • Last Update
    04 Nov 2022
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