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University of St. Michael's College, John M. Kelly Library, Special Collections Douglas Ellory Pett fonds
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Douglas Ellory Pett fonds

  • CA ON00389 F12
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1978

Fonds consists of the archival materials received in conjunction with the book collection of Rev. Douglas Ellory Pett (B.A., B.D., Ph.D.) of Truro, Cornwall, England, who wrote a thesis on Newman "The Published and unpublished Anglican sermons of John Henry Newman : Prolegomena to an Edition". Fonds is comprised of the following series: Manuscripts Research and reference notes

Pett, Douglas Ellory

Manuscripts

Series consists of handwritten and typed manuscripts of essays on Newman, as well as various draft chapters from his PhD thesis, "The Published and Unpublished Anglican Sermons of John Henry Newman : Prolegomena to an Edition" (completed in 1974), and two copies of the final thesis.

Mr. Kingsley and Dr. Newman : a controversy manuscript

File consists of a 171 page typed manuscript "Mr. Kingsley and Dr. Newman: A Controversy", including a copy of Pett's article "The Newman-Kingsley Dispute Continues" (published in the The Times" on Friday February 17, 1961); four pages of handwritten notes, and several slips of paper containing extrapolations on his arguments.

Vicar of St. Mary's manuscript

File consists of 50 handwritten pages of prose and notes (including pasted in cuttings from the Bible) labelled "II. Vicar of St. Mary's", presumed to be an early working draft of the second chapter of Pett's thesis.

The Parochial Sermons manuscript

File consists of 31 pages of handwritten notes and prose, including detailed references, and pasted passages from the Bible, labelled "III. The Parochial Sermons", presumed to be an early working draft of the third chapter of Pett's thesis.

The published and unpublished Anglican sermons of John Henry Newman : Prolegomena to an Edition

File consists of a photocopy of Pett's thesis, "The published and unpublished Anglican sermons of John Henry Newman : Prolegomena to an Edition". Originally stored in three boxes, the thesis includes two or three copies of each page, although pages 2, 26, 47, 87, 114, 137, 155, 183, 214, 255, 270, 359, appear to be missing. This may be an error in pagination.

Research and reference material

Series consists of bound and loose leaf research and reference notes handwritten and typed by Douglas Ellory Pett relating to his thesis and extensive research on the early Anglican sermons of John Henry Newman. Includes detailed bibliographic entries on published works; meticulous notes on biblical references used by Newman in his sermons; transcriptions of Newman's correspondence and archival records; as well as notes on contemporary accounts of Newman's preaching activities.

A handlist of Newman's Anglican sermons and related manuscripts, volume II

File consists of a bound ledger containing handwritten reference lists and bibliographic descriptions of sermons by John Henry Newman and related published and archival material relevant to Pett's research. This appears to have been a continuation of Pett's notes from a previous ledger "A Handlist of Newman's Anglican Sermons and Related Manuscripts", as it continues the previous volume's pagination.

Notebooks on letters from Pusey House

File consists of three bound notebooks of transcriptions of letters and notes. Each notebook has been labelled by Pett "Letters from Pusey House I, II and III". The first notebook includes a letter from the Custodian of Pusey House, Ron [Cathury?], dated July 17, 1957, and a small photograph of three men swimming.

Notebooks on sermon diaries

File consists of two bound notebooks of handwritten notes and references. The notebooks have been labelled by Pett "Sermon Diary I 1824-29.9.38" and "Sermon Diariy 2 30.9 1838- end".

Notebooks on Newman's sermons, volume 1, IV

File consists of three bound notebooks of handwritten notes and references. The notebooks have been labelled by Pett "Newman Sermons Vol. I" and "Sermons Vol. IV" and "J.H. Newman. Anglican Sermons".

Notebooks on material from the Oratory

File consists of eight notebooks of handwritten notes and references. The notebooks have been labelled by Pett "Letter from the Oratory I", "Letters from Oratory II", "Oratory Notes 1960", "Oratory I", "Oratory II", "Oratory III Mostly extracts from Sermons", "Oratory III Luther Rivington", "Oratory IV".

Notebooks on John Henry Newman

File consists of thirteen notebooks of handwritten notes, bibliographic entries and references. These notebooks are not clearly labelled, but relate to his research on Newman. Also includes a photocopy of "A Classified List of Works by Roman Catholic Writers" (Longmans, Green and Co., 1914)."