Letters from Francis William Newman
date: Undated (1826–1830).
addressee: William Jacobson.
source: Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University.
subjects: essay by Jacobson; religious persecution.
 
date: 17 February 1843.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 132.
subjects: child education; education in foreign languages; Corn Laws.
 
date: June 1843.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 133.
subjects: Nicholson's article "Ahasuerus" in Kitto's Cyclopædia; Berber; Bible Society; William Jowett; Baron Bunsen; James Cowles Prichard.
 
date: October 1843.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 132-33.
subjects: personal health; vacation in Derby with sister; Berber Dictionary; James Cowles Prichard; Baron Bunsen.
 
date: November 1843.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 135-36.
subjects: Bishop Richard Bagot; John Henry Newman; Tract XC; Berber Dictionary; John Kitto; Cyclopædia; Friends of Ireland; Manchester Guardian; land tenure.
 
date: March 1844.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 136.
subjects: Berber; Royal Asiatic Society; Herodotus; sculpture on the tomb of Darius Hystaspes.
 
click to open date: September 1844.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 137-38.
subjects: personal health; horseback riding at Escot, Ottery St. Mary; Johnny Kennaway; meeting with sister Harriet Mozley; guardianship of Edward Conningham Sterling; John Sterling.
 
click to open date: 7 October 1844.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 140-41.
subjects: John Sterling; Edward Sterling; Capt. Anthony Conningham Sterling; Thomas Carlyle; Oxford; William George Ward; Bonamy Price; Baden Powell.
 
date: 26 March 1845.
addressee: Jemima (Newman) Mozley.
source: Dorothea Mozley, pp. 158-59.
subjects: Charles Robert Newman at Bonn; John Henry Newman at Oxford; family expences; Greek metrical singing; Classical Museum; lectures to the working-class at Ancoats Lyceum, Manchester.
 
date: 5 April 1845.
addressee: Jemima (Newman) Mozley.
source: Dorothea Mozley, pp. 159-60.
subjects: Latin Grammars; child education; Thomas Arnold.
 
date: 12 May 1845.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 134-35.
subjects: Greek metrical singing; translation of English poetry into Greek; Maynooth Controversy; Church of Ireland; George Howard, Lord Morpeth; Robert Peel.
 
date: 6 November 1845.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 141.
subjects: Potato famine; Corn Laws; Prospective Review; Westminster Review; "Church Reform"; co-operation among Dissenters.
 
date: 16 April 1846.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 142-43.
subjects: Anti-Corn-Law League; Robert Peel; Ireland; Berber and Arabic; William Brown Hodgson; Edward Sterling; Johnny Sterling; Maria Newman's health; nephew's accident.
 
date: 6 July 1846.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 143.
subjects: Latin professoriate at London University College.
 
date: 20 December 1847.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Chapman's review of Andrew Jackson Davis's Principles of Nature: Her Divine Revelations (1847); spiritualism.
 
date: 8 January 1850.
addressee: Joshua Toulmin Smith.
source: Sieveking, pp. 367-68.
subjects: Smith's public speeches in London; mob agitation; crowded rooms.
 
date: March 1850.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 144-45.
subjects: Charles Trevelyan; Edwin Norris; alphabets; British military affairs in India and China; strength of China.
 
date: 17 July 1850.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Alexander John Scott; in regard to commencing a ministry for reformed (purely Theistic) worship; Robert William Mackay's Progress of the Intellect (1850).
 
date: August 1850.
addressee: Joshua Toulmin Smith.
source: Sieveking, p. 368.
subjects: Smith's efforts in Bristol; Tom Taylor.
 
date: September 1850.
addressee: Joshua Toulmin Smith.
source: Sieveking, p. 369.
subjects: The Sanitary Board and local government; de-centralization of legislative power; Chartists.
 
date: 18 September 1850.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: publication of William Rathbone Greg's The Creed of Christendom (1850); Robert William Mackay's Progress of the Intellect (1850).
 
date: 16 October 1850.
addressee: Joshua Toulmin Smith.
source: Sieveking, pp. 370-71.
subjects: public speaking; popular misconception of Smith's aims; meeting with James Anthony Froude.
 
date: November 1850.
addressee: Joshua Toulmin Smith.
source: Sieveking, pp. 371-72.
subjects: Democracy; Radicalism; centralization; Smith's speech at the Radley Hotel dinner.
 
date: 21 November 1850.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Joshua Toulmin Smith's Parallels between the Constitution and Constitutional History of England and Hungary (1850).
 
date: December 1850.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 68-9.
subjects: Republicanism; Thomas Jefferson; monarchical power.
 
date: September 1851.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 75-8.
subjects: James Anthony Froude in Wales; William Ewert Gladstone's Letters to the Earl of Aberdeen; labor, wages, and morality of workers in Manchester and Birmingham; F. D. Maurice and Co.; Frances Mackintosh Wedgwood.
 
date: 8 October 1851.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 72-3.
subjects: Fredrika Bremer; Lajos Kossuth; Charles Kingsley; sanitation; wages.
 
date: 19 December 1851.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 146.
subjects: character of Lajos Kossuth; Charles Dickens; Thomas Carlyle; Henry John Temple, Lord Palmerston.
 
date: 12 May 1852.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Drummond and Upton, 2: 320-21.
subjects: John Chapman; The Soul, 3rd ed.; "Metaphysics of Morals"; Harriet Martineau; George Jacob Holyoake; free-will.
 
date: 2 June 1852.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Drummond and Upton, 2: 325.
subjects: On Martineau's criticism and suggestions in response to letter of 12 May 1852.
 
date: 28 January 1853.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 148-49.
subjects: Giuseppe Mazzini; Italian liberation; honour and martyrdom; Louis Napoleon.
 
date: May 1853.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Drummond and Upton, 2: 319-20.
subjects: On Martineau's review of Henry George Atkinson and Harriet Martineau's Letters on the Laws of Man's Nature and Development (1851); morality; free-will; Theism; George Jacob Holyoake's criticism of The Soul; atheism; Hegelianism at Oxford; Prof. Thomas Brown's moral and inductive philosophy.
 
date: 8 June 1853.
addressee: George Jacob Holyoake.
source: McCabe, 1: 222.
subjects: On Holyoake's conduct as a debater and controversialist; Phases of Faith, 2nd ed.
 
date: 28 November 1853.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Newman's Crimes of the House of Hapsburg against Its Own Liege Subjects (1853).
 
date: 20 June 1854.
addressee: J. H. Newman.
source: Dorothea Mozley, p. 204.
subjects: On F.W.N.'s "Introductory Lecture to the Classical Course" at Manchester New College, 1840.; on education in languages; Westminster Review.
 
date: 31 July 1854.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 79-80.
subjects: vacation at Patterdale; walks; the "Eastern Question" and Spanish insurrection; Charles Loring Brace.
 
date: November 1854.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 253-54.
subjects: Crimean War; military movements and preparations; prognostications.
 
date: 17 February 1855.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 82-3.
subjects: Harriet Martineau; migraine headaches; sleeplessness; mesmerism.
 
date: June 1855.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 256-57.
subjects: Austria and Turkey; Hungary; Italy; Poland; Louis Napoleon and Nicholas I; prospects of the Crimean War.
 
date: 14 June 1855.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 84-5.
subjects: National Review; Walter Bagehot; Westminster Review; "Administrative Example of the United States" and "International Immorality"; John Chapman; democracy; Revue des Deux Mondes; anonymous articles.
 
date: August 1855.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 254-55.
subjects: Lajos Kossuth; British foreign policy in connection with Austria and Hungary.
 
date: November 1855.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 149-52.
subjects: Crimean War; Kars; Omar Pasha; Louis Napoleon; terms of peace; Lajos Kossuth; Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin; British foreign policy in connection with Austria and Hungary; G. H. Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen; British and American relations.
 
date: 24 August 1856.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 154-55.
subjects: The Treaty of Paris; Russian weakness; France; personal health; The Iliad of Homer Faithfully Translated; John Henry Newman.
 
date: 18 September 1856.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 88-91.
subjects: John Henry Newman; John Hill; Benjamin Parson Symons; Henry Bellenden Bulteel; Benjamin Newton; Edward Hawkins; Oriel College; swimming; controversy over bathing attire; Ferencz Aurel Pulszky.
 
date: October 1856.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 155.
subjects: University College London; students; Albert Abdullah David Sassoon.
 
date: October 1856.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 156.
subjects: Giuseppe Mazzini; Italy; insurrection; Henry (Harry) Alleyne Nicholson; Sophocles.
 
date: 28 October 1856.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 152-53.
subjects: Advice concerning Greek and Latin textbooks to be used by Henry A. Nicholson in preparation for University College; entomology.
 
date: 28 October 1856.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Drummond and Upton, 1: 252-53.
subjects: On Martineau's article "Personal Influences on Our Present Theology"; John Henry Newman; Frederick Denison Maurice.
 
date: 19 December 1856.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 160.
subjects: Heinrich Barth; North African languages; Libyan; the Anglo-Persian War; Richard Cobden.
 
date: 30 May 1857.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 92-4.
subjects: On Martineau's leaving Liverpool for London; advice regarding sermon preparation; Frances Power Cobbe; Theodore Parker; belief in life after death.
 
date: 30 May 1857.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Carpenter, pp. 393-94.
subjects: On Martineau's leaving Liverpool for London; advice regarding sermon preparation; public misconceptions resulting from a want of clarity in Martineau's preaching.
 
date: 28 September 1857.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Newman's Evangelical critics; Archbishop Richard Whately; Newman's Theism, Doctrinal and Practical (1858); James Frederick Ferrier's Institutes of Metaphysic: The Theory of Knowing and Being (1854; 2nd ed., 1856); response to Chapman's suggestion that Newman write a book on Mormonism and the Agapemonè; Henry Prince.
 
date: 12 November 1857.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: The form and style of Newman's Theism, Doctrinal and Practical (1858).
 
date: 30 November 1857.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 164-65.
subjects: translations of English poetry into Latin verse; Latin metre.
 
date: 2 December 1857.
addressee: Letter to the Editor.
title: "English Policy in India."
source: The Times 3 December 1857: 5.
subjects: Principles by which India should be colonized and governed.
 
date: 20 December 1857.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 166.
subjects: prescription for trigeminal neuralgia; Ferencz Aurel Pulszky; Brigadier-General John Nicholson, C.B..
 
date: 26 December 1857.
addressee: Letter to the Editor.
title: "Mr. Newman and Mr. Merivale."
source: The Times 29 December 1857: 4.
subjects: British policy in India; the Charters of 1833 and 1853; the Board of Control; Thomas Babington Macaulay; John Cam Hobhouse; Rammohan Roy; Rajaram Roy.
 
date: 5 January 1858.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Walter Bagehot; cover of Theism; publisher advertisements in reprints; payment for "The Religious Weakness of Protestantism"; prospectus for "Party Government"; Gladstone on Homer.
 
date: 28 January 1858.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Chapman's criticism of "Party Government" and "Our Relation to the Princes of India."
 
date: 6 February 1858.
addressee: John Henry Newman.
source: Dorothea Mozley, pp. 206-07.
subjects: The Atlantis; cultural influence of Roman Catholicism in medieval Europe; belief in life after death.
 
date: 15 March 1858.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: "Our Relation to the Princes of India"; advertisements; Chapman's article "Medical Reform."
 
date: 17 April 1858.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Loss of subscriptions resulting from the publication of "The Weakness of Protestantism"; Henry Rogers's Defence of "The Eclipse of Faith" (1854).
 
date: August 1858.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 168-69.
subjects: Latin versification; the Atlantic telegraph.
 
date: 18 September 1858.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: colonial governments; Frances Power Cobbe; "F. W. Newman and His Evangelical Critics."
 
date: 30 September 1858.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: "Reform of Parliament"; Joseph Cowen.
 
date: 7 October 1858.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: soireé invitation declined; disclaims approval of Chapman's "Medical Reform."
 
date: 8 October 1858.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: "F. W. Newman and His Evangelical Critics"; explanations on refusal to pass judgment on Chapman's "Medical Reform"; London parties; Chapman's business principles and dealings with James Martineau as a creditor; Newman's pecuniary loss.
 
date: 16 October 1858.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Chapman's pecuniary difficulties, irresponsibilities, and business dealings with creditors; William Ballantyne Hodgson; Charles Hennell; James Martineau; John James Taylor; the inheritance of Susanna Chapman (neé Brewitt); S. D. Darbishire.
 
date: 30 October 1858.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: "Reform of Parliament"; on his position relative to Chapman and Martineau.
 
date: 22 November 1858.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: "Reform of Parliament."
 
date: 30 December 1858.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 170-71.
subjects: Arabic, ancient and modern.
 
date: 24 January 1859.
addressee: Frances Power Cobbe.
source: Huntington Library.
subjects: Reception of "Religious Freedom"; vacations; translations in Horatian verse; George Buchanan's Paraphrasis Psalmorum Davidis Poetica (London, 1648); Theodore Parker's health.
 
date: 31 March 1859.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: change of residence; disinclination to review theological works; John Henry Bridges.
 
date: 11 April 1859.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: relations of Austria and Piedmont-Sardinia; Giuseppe Mazzini; "Jowett and the Broad Church."
 
date: 5 May 1859.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 171-72.
subjects: Louis Napoleon; Victor Emmanuel; France; Italy; Austria.
 
date: 20 June 1859.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Alexander Johnstone Ross (1819–1887).
 
date: 13 July 1859.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 173.
subjects: vacation on the coast of Wales; Arabic translation; Louis Napoleon.
 
date: 12 August 1859.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: "The Ethics of War"; comparison of national militias; Lajos Kossuth.
 
date: September 1859.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 173-75.
subjects: Robinson Crusoe; difficulties with Arabic; the health of Maria Newman; Louis Napoleon; Italy.
 
date: 5 November 1859.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Publishing Association; James Heywood; "The Ethics of War."
 
date: 19 November 1859.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: "The Ethics of War.".
 
date: 12 December 1859.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: prospectus of an article on teaching Latin to the working class.
 
date: 4 January 1860.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 176-77.
subjects: international prospects for the new year; Camillo Benso di Cavour; Victor Emmanuel; Louis Napoleon; Arabic; Harriet Beecher Stowe; translation of modern English into Latin.
 
date: February 1860.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 178.
subjects: personal health; Robinson Crusoe in Latin.
 
date: 17 October 1860.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: "Neo-Christianity" by Frederic Harrison (WR 18 [1860]: 293-332); Essays and Reviews; Frederick Temple; William Rathbone Greg; William Benjamin Carpenter.
 
date: 10 November 1860.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 179-80.
subjects: rail travel; Book of Proverbs in Latin; Italy; Hungary; Austria; Louis Napoleon; Giuseppe Garibaldi; Lord Palmerston; secret diplomacy.
 
date: 14 June 1861.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 181.
subjects: United States; patriotism of the northern states; British feeling concerning the Union.
 
date: ca. May 1862.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 181-82.
subjects: Gladstone's Manchester speech; Indian affairs; Robinson Crusoe in Latin; Maria Newman; secret diplomacy.
 
date: 4 December 1862.
addressee: William Ewert Gladstone.
source: Goddard, pp. 282-85.
subjects: On Gladstone's Newcastle speech; John Russell, 1st Earl Russell; the United States.
 
date: 2 March 1863.
addressee: John Henry Newman.
source: Dorothea Mozley, p. 207.
subjects: on his sympathy with J. H. Newman; Francis Close, Dean of Carlisle.
 
date: 19 April 1863.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: James Anthony Froude; John William Colenso; "The Future of the National Church"; "The Reformation Arrested"; Gilbert Elliott, Dean of Bristol.
 
date: 6 May 1863.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects:Susan or Joanna Horner; receipt recognizing payment for "The Reformation Arrested."
 
date: July 1863.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 183.
subjects: severance from University College; destruction of papers; photogram.
 
date: 4 August 1863.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 184-85.
subjects: progress of war in the United States; emancipation of slaves; Neal S. Dow; Abraham Lincoln; Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
 
date: 20 August 1863.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 189-90.
subjects: Iguvine Inscriptions; Anglo-Arabic Dictionary in European type; Ulysses S. Grant; regarding "colour," equality, and racism in the United States; Abraham Lincoln.
 
date: September 1863.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 185.
subjects: Russia and the United States; Louis Napoleon and Mexico; Poland.
 
date: 17 September 1863.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 186-87.
subjects: athletics; alcohol; tobacco; William Gilbert Grace.
 
date: 26 March 1864.
addressee: John Patterson.
source: Huntington Library.
subjects: Charles Sumner pamphlets; emancipation; the CSS Alabama; Charles Greely Loring.
 
date: 7 June 1864.
addressee: William Lloyd Garrison.
source: The Liberator 1 July 1864: 106.
subjects: slavery; emancipation; reconstruction; United States; Abraham Lincoln; Nathaniel Banks; E. Arnold Bertonneau; Jean-Baptiste Roudanez.
 
date: 3 July 1864.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: business concerns; George Manwaring; William Shaen; S. D. Darbishire's Hall (Plas Mawr).
 
date: September 1864.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 192-93.
subjects: economic prospects of the United States; Abraham Lincoln; racial equality.
 
date: ca. September 1864.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 191-92.
subjects: Abraham Lincoln; gradual abolition of slavery; William Lloyd Garrison; Charles Sumner; Wendell Phillips; Handbook of Arabic.
 
date: 24 November 1864.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 190-91.
subjects: re-election of Abraham Lincoln; Andrew Johnson; racial equality; United States Sanitary Commission; Florence Nightingale.
 
date: May 1865.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 193.
subjects: Abraham Lincoln; Andrew Johnson.
 
date: 3 July 1865.
addressee: Thomas Haines Dudley.
source: Huntington Library.
subjects: grateful acknowledgment in receipt of Diplomatic Correspondence; victory of the federal cause.
 
date: 17 July 1865.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: "death in my household"; review of Frances Power Cobbe, "Capacities of Women."
 
date: ca. December 1865.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 188-89.
subjects: studies in cuneiform; Fraser's Magazine; education in the United States.
 
date: February 1866.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 193-94.
subjects: Maria Newman's health crisis; personal anxieties; James John Garth Wilkinson.
 
date: June 1866.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 194.
subjects: Maria Newman's health; relocation to Clifton.
 
date: 17 June 1866.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: prospective reprinting of "The Religious Weakness of Protestantism."
 
date: 18 June 1866.
addressee: Thomas Haines Dudley.
source: Huntington Library.
subjects: grateful acknowledgment in receipt of Diplomatic Correspondence; relocation to Clifton; England's responsibility in the case of the CSS Alabama.
 
date: 19 July 1866.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: review of Ecce Homo; Thomas Scott's reprinting of "The Religious Weakness of Protestantism"; Prussia; the Seven Weeks War; relocation to Clifton.
 
date: September 1866.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 194-95.
subjects: new home at Clifton; Maria Newman's health; Ferencz Aurel Pulszky; extension of the suffrage in Prussia; Otto von Bismarck; Andrew Johnson.
 
date: 1867.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Bruce, p. 163.
subjects: women's rights; justice.
 
date: 23 February 1867.
addressee: Moncure Daniel Conway.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: subscriptions to American abolitionist journals; Conway's lecture "New England"; Anglo-Arabic Dictionary; democratic principles.
 
date: 6 March 1867.
addressee: Moncure Daniel Conway.
source: The Waidner-Spahr Library Archives, Dickinson College.
subjects: The Permissive Bill; English marriage laws; George Henry Lewes; Mary Anne Evans.
 
date: 12 March 1867.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 196-97.
subjects: severe weather; recollection of spring 1836; Anglo-Arabic Dictionary; the Russell ministry; political unions; the prospects of Radicalism.
 
date: 15 April 1867.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 198-99.
subjects: pronunciation of Turkish; the progress of racial equality and unionism in the southern United States; agitation for reform in England.
 
date: 1868.
addressee: William Ewert Gladstone.
source: Morley, 2: 177.
subjects: expression of admiration, sympathy, hope, and expectation upon Gladstone's appointment as Prime Minister.
 
date: 2 February 1868.
addressee: John Chapman.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Chapman's notorious affair with his publishing assistant Hannah Macdonald.
 
date: March 1868–1897. 146 letters.
addressee: Robert Braithwaite.
source: Letters of Francis William Newman, Chiefly on Religion: The Braithwaite Correspondence. Ed. Tod E. Jones. Charlottesville: Philosophy Documentation Center, 2009. [Access requires subscription.]
subjects: Roman Catholicism; Agnosticism; Theism; Unitarianism; biblical criticism; Gospels; miracles; spiritualism; immortality; diet; smoking; alcohol; Jesus; James Martineau; Charles Wicksteed; Moncure Daniel Conway; Charles Voysey; Frances Power Cobbe; John Henry Newman; Charles Robert Newman.
 
date: ca. 1869.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 200-01.
subjects: vaccination; small-pox; Henry Alleyne Nicholson.
 
   date: 6 October 1869.
addressee: Moncure Daniel Conway.
source: Donald F. Winslow, "Francis W. Newman's Assessment of John Sterling: Two Letters." English Language Notes 11.4 (June 1974): 278-83, 280-81.
subjects: first meeting with Sterling at Oxford, and subsequently at Clifton; Sterling's and F. W. Newman's estimate of Thomas Carlyle; Edward Sterling.
 
   date: 16 October 1869.
addressee: Moncure Daniel Conway.
source: Donald F. Winslow, "Francis W. Newman's Assessment of John Sterling: Two Letters." English Language Notes 11.4 (June 1974): 278-83, 281-83.
subjects: first meeting with Sterling at Oxford and subsequent friendship at Clifton; Sterling as a thinker and talker; his estimate of Alexander the Great, Th. Carlyle, F. D. Maurice, and S. T. Coleridge; F. W. Newman's criticism of Sterling's poetry.
 
date: 15 March 1870.
addressee: John Henry Newman.
source: JHN Collection, Birmingham Oratory; transcription from a microfilm copy, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University.
subjects: Miscellanies; elliptic integrals; difficulties in reading mathematical notation; Adrien-Marie Legendre.
 
date: 23 March 1870.
addressee: John Henry Newman.
source: JHN Collection, Birmingham Oratory; transcription from a microfilm copy, Sterling Memorial Library, Yale University.
subjects: elliptic integrals; Iliad, rev. ed.; printer's costs; J. H. Newman's offer of a loan; investment in an American railroad.
 
date: 30 August 1870.
addressee: Letter to the Editor.
title: "Professor Newman and the Contagious Diseases Act."
source: The Medical Times and Gazette 17 Sept. 1870: 351. Reproduced in "F. W. Newman and the Ethics of Reporting Anonymous Allegations," ed. Tod E. Jones.
subjects: response to Dr. W. H. Rumsey's public charge against Newman for publishing slanderous reports against the authorities responsible for the implementation of the C.D.A.
 
date: 11 April 1871.
addressee: Moncure Daniel Conway.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: Thomas Scott; Frederick Wrothingham.
 
date: 20 May 1871.
addressee: Frances Power Cobbe.
source: Huntington Library.
subjects: Alone to the Alone: Prayers for Theists, by Several Contributors (London, 1871); An Essay on Intuitive Morals, Being an Attempt to Popularize Ethical Science. Part II: Practice of Morals. Book I: Religious Duty (London, 1857).
 
date: 4 July 1871.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Sieveking, pp. 216-18.
subjects: philanthropy; Charles Robert Newman; Robert Owen; family influence; Aeschylus.
 
date: 26 December 1872.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 202-03.
subjects: Maria Newman's injury; Joseph Arch; National Agricultural Labourers Union; land-ownership; prognostications of imminent reforms.
 
date: February 1873.
addressee: Editor of The Spectator.
source: Every Saturday: A Journal of Choice Reading, 3 [n.s.] (29 March 1878): 356
subjects: euthanasia; Lionel Tollemache.
 
date: 1875.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 204.
subjects: reminiscence of the summer of 1842; personal health; "the triple abstinence."
 
date: 25 April 1875.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 314-16.
subjects: public meetings; vivisection; Sir William Thomson (afterwards, Lord Kelvin); George Richard Jesse; animal rights; vegetarianism; Cadbury's cacao butter; vegetable garden.
 
date: 15 July 1875.
addressee: William Allingham, editor of Fraser's Magazine (1874–1879).
source: Allingham and Williams, pp. 244-45.
subjects: John Bright; Owens College, Manchester; "On National Universities"; "On a University Curriculum."
 
date: August 1875.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 204-05.
subjects: fruit of Ventnor; international inflation.
 
date: 27 December 1875.
addressee: William Allingham.
source: Allingham and Williams, p. 246.
subjects: proposed review of Virgil translations; "National Religion and Its Break-up."
 
date: 3 April 1876.
addressee: Henry Pitman.
source: Prison Thoughts on Vaccination by Henry Pitman (1876).
subjects: on the cause of Pitman's imprisonment; duty of parents; legislative tyranny; fear of smallpox; Edward Jenner.
 
date: 21 July 1876.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 58-9.
subjects: decline and death of Maria Newman; Sir John Kennaway; personal health; gratitude.
 
date: 16 August 1876.
addressee: Frances Power Cobbe.
source: Huntington Library.
subjects: bereavement after death of Maria Newman; married life; Sir John Kennaway; gratitude.
 
date: 14 January 1877.
addressee: William Allingham.
source: Allingham and Williams, pp. 246-47.
subjects: Thomas Penyngton Kirkman's Philosophy without Assumptions; Etruscan; Thomas Jarrett; Richard Francis Burton.
 
date: 31 October 1877.
addressee: W. H. Burrows.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: autobiographical reflections; compulsory trust-deeds.
 
date: 4 November 1877.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 373-74.
subjects: on the hospitality of the Kingsley's children; vegetarianism; Religion, not History.
 
date: 25 May 1878.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 374-75.
subjects: population; Malthusianism; Thomas Robert Malthus; John Stuart Mill.
 
date: 28 January 1879.
addressee: William Tebb.
source: The Vaccination Inquirer and Health Review 1.2 (May 1879): 18-19.
subjects: the duty of obeying God rather than man; personal responsibility in being an instrument of government tyranny.
 
date: 8 May 1879.
addressee: William Allingham.
source: Allingham and Williams, pp. 247-48.
subjects: On Fraser's Magazine under Allingham's editorship.
 
date: ca. May 1879.
addressee: Henry Pitman.
source: "Vaccination Viewed Politically." The Vaccination Inquirer and Health Review 1.3 (June 1879): 35.
subjects: on legislation against healthy children; medical tyranny; martyrdom.
 
date: 7 November 1879.
addressee: George Kidson.
source: "Professor Newman on Bingley Justice." The Vaccination Inquirer and Health Review 1.9 (December 1879): 133.
subjects: Walker Ferrand; Oddfellows Hall, Bingley, West Yorkshire; comprehensibility of English law to common men; duty to obey conscience.
 
date: 28 December 1879.
addressee: William Tebb.
source: "F. W. Newman on the Vaccination Conference." The Vaccination Inquirer and Health Review 2.11 (February 1880): 165.
subjects: errors in medical theory; legislative tyranny; small-pox.
 
date: 29 December 1879.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 205-06.
subjects: death of Jemima Charlotte (Newman) Mozley.
 
date: 29 December 1879.
addressee: A Friend.
source: Dorothea Mozley, p. 208.
subjects: death of Jemima Charlotte (Newman) Mozley.
 
date: January 1880.
addressee: Letter to the Editor.
title: "The Hittites."
source: The Times 27 January 1880: 10.
subjects: historical veracity of the Old Testament; Herodotus; Assyrian Empire; Hebrew Monarchy.
 
date: 12 February 1880.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 375-77.
subjects: troubled last years and death of his sister Jemima Charlotte Mozley; sheep murrain.
 
date: 30 July 1880.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Sieveking, pp. 218-19.
subjects: William Ewert Gladstone's policy toward Afghanistan inconsistent with his avowed moral principles; Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies; Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield; Liberal foreign policy.
 
date: 19 October 1880.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 377-78.
subjects: resignation of Presidency over the London Vegetarian Society; piscatorial diet; the Gladstone ministry.
 
date: 31 December 1880.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Sieveking, pp. 220-21.
subjects: land-ownership; rent; wages; Frederick Pennington.
 
date: 20 February 1881.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Sieveking, pp. 221-23.
subjects: Libyan Dictionary; idleness; Land Act; Coercion Bill; Ireland; William Ewert Gladstone; William Edward Forster; Charles Stewart Parnell; Michael Davitt's Boycott; Afghan-British War.
 
date: 2 Mar 1881.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Sieveking, pp. 223-25.
subjects: William Ewert Gladstone; British foreign policy; Afghan-British War; prospects of Republicanism.
 
date: June 1881.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, p. 316.
subjects: on how Nicholson's cook may accommodate F.W.N.'s vegetarianism during a coming visit.
 
date: October 1881.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Sieveking, pp. 225-26.
subjects: personal disappointment over William Ewert Gladstone; morality and politics; Charles Stewart Parnell; the Coercion Bill.
 
date: 1 October 1881.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 207-08.
subjects: receipt of Nicholson's photograph; James Abram Garfield; the slave trade; landed tenure.
 
date: November 1881.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Sieveking, pp. 226-27.
subjects: Afghan-British War; the Boer War; personal disappointment over William Ewert Gladstone and John Bright.
 
date: 26 November 1881.
addressee: Friends (A Circular).
source: Sieveking, p. 209.
subjects: personal health; partial paralysis; temporary cessation from writing.
 
date: 1 May 1882.
addressee: To the Editor.
source: The Vaccination Inquirer and Health Review 4.39 (June 1882): 49-50.
subjects: the moral argument against compulsory vaccination versus the statistical argument against vaccination; small-pox and averages of mortality.
 
date: 8 May 1882.
addressee: John Nicholson.
source: Sieveking, pp. 210-11.
subjects: the Phoenix Park murders; Frederick Charles Cavendish; Thomas Henry Burke; William Ewert Gladstone; Numidian Dictionary.
 
date: ca. August 1882.
addressee: J. A. Parker, Secr. of the Land Nationalization Society.
source: "The Nationalization of the Land," The Times 6 September 1882: 5.
subjects: Henry George; land-possession as opposed to land-ownership; Alfred Russell Wallace; hunting preserves.
 
date: 26 April 1883.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, p. 378.
subjects: A Christian Commonwealth.
 
date: 21 September 1883.
addressee: F. P. Doremus, Secretary of the National Food Reform Society, London.
source: Sieveking, pp. 310-11.
subjects: interpretation of the rule of the London Vegetarian Society; personal dietary code; Eleanor Newman.
 
date: 1 October 1883.
addressee: F. P. Doremus.
source: Sieveking, pp. 311-12.
subjects: On maintaining the rule of the London Vegetarian Society when dining as a guest in mixed company; grades of vegetarianism; Anna Swanwick; Nicolas Trubner; Kegan Paul.
 
date: 14 October 1883.
addressee: F. P. Doremus.
source: Sieveking, p. 312.
subjects: vegetarian diet; hospitality of Anna Swanwick; Kegan Paul.
 
date: 16 February 1884.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Sieveking, pp. 230-31.
subjects: priority of modern to ancient languages in general education; linguistics pedagogy; George Long; William Brown Hodgson; Robert Gordon Latham; Augustus De Morgan; George Boole.
 
date: 9 April 1884.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, p. 379.
subjects: Gladstone's ministry; marriage to a deceased wife's sister; leaflet promoting new political party.
 
date: 31 July 1884.
addressee: F. P. Doremus.
source: Sieveking, pp. 313-14.
subjects: professional photographic portraits by Joseph John Elliott and Clarence Edmund Fry; "my biography"; the Food Reformer.
 
date: January 1885.
addressee: Letter to the Editor.
title: "Vegetarianism."
source: The Times 20 January 1885: 6.
subjects: influence and growth of the London Vegetarian Society; the proper food of humans.
 
date: 29 March 1885.
addressee: Moncure Daniel Conway.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: "Vegetarianism"; receipt of Conway's Farewell Discourses (1884); life after death; Frances Power Cobbe.
 
date: 15 April 1885.
addressee: Moncure Daniel Conway.
source: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
subjects: reply to Conway's criticism on Newman's Christianity in Its Cradle (1884).
 
date: 17 April 1885.
addressee: William Allingham.
source: Allingham and Williams, pp. 248-49.
subjects: correspondence; current automatism and materialism; vegetarianism; the triple abstinence.
 
date: 5 May 1886.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Sieveking, pp. 232-34.
subjects: English policy in Ireland; William Ewert Gladstone; Charles Stewart Parnell.
 
date: 14 July 1886.
addressee: Letter to the Editor.
title: "Professor Newman on the Currency."
source: The Times 16 July 1886: 7.
subjects: commemorative coin; decimal currency.
 
date: 7 October 1886.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Sieveking, pp. 235-36.
subjects: cancellation of visit; personal health; partial paralysis; Alexander of Battenberg; Bulgaria; Servia; Roumania; Armenia; Russia.
 
date: 3 January 1887.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 379-81.
subjects: William Thomas Stead; Contagious Diseases' Acts; anti-vaccination; British colonization and empire; the sacred moralities.
 
date: April 1887.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Sieveking, pp. 238-40.
subjects: Henry Grattan; parliamentary independence in Ireland; Charles Stewart Parnell; William Ewert Gladstone; William Sproston Caine; the Liberal Party; Germany and the Triple Alliance.
 
date: 19 April 1887.
addressee: Mrs. Bucknall.
source: Sieveking, pp. 353-54.
subjects: Samuel Walker Griffith; Josephine Butler; the Contagious Diseases Acts.
 
date: ca. 1 March 1888.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 381-82.
subjects: winter; deaths from cold; son in Calcutta.
 
date: 21 March 1888.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 382.
subjects: the drowning of Leonard; experience in swimming; enquiry into the circumstances of William Kingsley Tarpey's death.
 
date: 6 July 1888.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 96-8.
subjects: personal health; difficulty in writing; visit with John Henry Newman; Worcester College Gaudy; Balliol College Gaudy; Benjamin Jowett; General Richard Strachey; influence of Martineau's Types of Ethical Theory ; Reminiscences of Two Exiles and Two Wars.
 
date: 7 January 1889.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 382-83.
subjects: immortality; Leo Tolstoy.
 
date: 17 August 1889.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 383-84.
subjects: decreased strength; increased labors; continued interest in public affairs; Miscellanies.
 
date: 19 May 1890.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, p. 384.
subjects: Mrs. Kingsley's letters; hindrances to agriculture.
 
date: September 1890.
addressee: J. E. Tucker.
source: Sieveking, p. 361.
subjects: recollections of Easter 1836; Maria Newman's health and medical treatment; final visit to his mother; Eleanor Newman.
 
date: October 1890.
addressee: John Henry Tucker.
source: Sieveking, pp. 357-58.
subjects: Contributions Chiefly to the Early History of the Late Cardinal Newman; anticipations of public reception.
 
date: 15 July 1891.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 384-85.
subjects: factional discord in Ireland; advance of democracy; women's rights; prospects of Christianity.
 
date: 27 November 1891.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 385-86.
subjects: declining strength; joy and increased hopefulness in regard to social and political reforms.
 
date: June 1892.
addressee: John Henry Tucker.
source: Sieveking, pp. 361-62.
subjects: Secret Hymns; divergence from history-based religion.
 
date: 19 August 1892.
addressee: James Martineau.
source: Sieveking, pp. 98-9.
subjects: renunciation of London; Anna Swanwick; First Steps in Etruscan; Robert Braithwaite; William Ewert Gladstone; prospects of Theism.
 
date: 1 November 1892.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 387-88.
subjects: personal health; race relations in the United States; prospects of revolution in Russia; necessity of a higher morality in government.
 
date: 10 November 1892.
addressee: William Tallack.
source: Tallack, pp. 79-80.
subjects: personal health; duty and love; Evangelicals; John Nelson Darby; Hebraism; Paulinism; Unitarianism.
 
date: 16 November 1892.
addressee: William Tallack.
source: Tallack, pp. 81-3.
subjects: Quakers; article on the Plymouth Brethren; James Guinness Rogers; John Nelson Darby; Theism; capital punishment.
 
date: ca. July 1893.
addressee: Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey.
source: Sieveking, pp. 386-87.
subjects: vacation at Bournemouth; concerning his health and that of his wife; piscatorial diet; Christianity before and after Paul of Tarsus.
 
date: 1897.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Bruce, pp. 216-17.
subjects: 3rd edition of Paul of Tarsus; James Martineau; definition of a "Christian."
 
date: 1897.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Bruce, p. 217.
subjects: definition of a "Christian."
 
date: 17 April 1897.
addressee: Anna Swanwick.
source: Sieveking, pp. 243-44.
subjects: belief in immortality; John James Taylor.
 
date: undated.
addressee: Moncure Daniel Conway.
source: Conway, 1: 442-43.
subjects: on religious regimens; recollections of childhood; John Newman (Sr.); importance of candor.
 
date: undated.
addressee: Moncure Daniel Conway.
source: Conway, 1: 443-44.
subjects: John Henry Newman in the 1820s; Evangelicals; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; Thomas Carlyle; Charles Lloyd.


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