RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 2935-2943
Extent9 files
Date18th century
DescriptionLetters and papers of John Newton (1725-1807), evangelical divine and friend of William Cowper. Newton, who was at one time a slave-trader, was ordained deacon in 1764 and appointed Curate of Olney, where Cowper, with whom Newton wrote the Olney hymns, settled in 1767. In 1780 Newton became Rector of St. Mary Woolnoth, London. See also MSS. 3095-8.
AcquisitionGiven by the Friends of Lambeth Palace Library, 1976.
RelatedMaterialSee also MSS 3970-3975
PublnNoteVarious items from this collection are referred to on the website of the John Newton Project:

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GB/109/8678Friends of Lambeth Palace Library; 1964-1964-
467Newton; John (1725-1807); Rector of St Mary Woolnoth, London; poet1725-1807
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