Sarah Wesley (1726-1822) Subseries, 1799, 1811, and undated

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Personal letters between Sarah Gwynne Wesley, wife of Charles Wesley (1707-1788), and her friends and family, as well as a Gwynne family tree and other genealogical materials. Two letters see Wesley borrowing money: she asks Mr. Tooth (probably Samuel Tooth, fl.1770-1820) for 10 pounds on March 11, 1799, and on Feb. 18, 1811 Robert Thornton writes that he has sent her the same sum per her request. Also included is a 2-sided fragment: the first side is written in Wesley's hand announcing her marriage to Charles Wesley, while the reverse side, written by her son Charles Wesley, Jr., features fragments of scriptural verse, apparently in remembrance of her.

RELATED MATERIAL: several letters to Sarah Wesley appear in both the Gwynne Family Subseries, below, and in the William Wilberforce letters, which are arranged in the Correspondence Series. The Wilberforce letters repeatedly address the matter of financial subsistence implied in the letters here--a concern that would last through most of the thirty-eight years Sarah Wesley lived after the death of Charles.


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