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  • Group III Class S - Letters from BJ to A.P. Stanley
  • III S Appendix - Letters from A.P. Stanley to BJ (MS 410)

Group III Class S - Letters from BJ to A.P. Stanley

I E7/10, a letter from Sir George Grove, the then custodian of A.P. Stanley's papers, shows that Grove sent these letters to Lewis Campbell in 1895, and their original envelope, addressed to Campbell in George Grove's hand (III S120), survives. The letters were found by Faber in Box E, when he assigned them the letter γ. At some stage after 1957, they were extracted from the Jowett Papers and placed alongside A.P. Stanley's letters to BJ (MS 410 in Mynors' catalogue), where they remained until the present catalogue was compiled. It was then decided to return these letters to the Jowett Papers, and place them alongside BJ's letters to Lewis Campbell, Sir Robert Morier and Florence Nightingale, as relating to one of the four best-documented relationships in BJ's life.

Although Abbott and Campbell almost certainly possessed these letters, they nonetheless made copies of most of them (now at I F5). A note from Campbell to Abbott (I F5/1) shows that they had much difficulty dating them (he commented: 'The order of the Platonic Dialogues is a joke to this!'). Many letters therefore bear more or less approximate dates given them in Campbell's hand. These are given, as usual, in square brackets. A significant number of letters are incomplete: they were already so in the 1890s, as the relevant copies in I F5 break off at the same points.

The Stanley correspondence is, like the Morier correspondence, highly unusual in that over 160 letters from Stanley to BJ have survived as MS 410 (see the Appendix to this section for their history). Therefore, as with Morier's letters to BJ, although no detailed list of Stanley's letters is given, the dates of his letters are inserted into the main list to provide a chronological survey of the entire correspondence. However, since several letters from both men have either incomplete dates or none, and can only be approximately dated, so that the order should not be regarded as exact. It does, however, provide a general picture of the chronological distribution of the letters. Of the letters in MS 410, about 150 are dated, but there are 13 for which no date could be found, and which are therefore not referred to in this list.

III S and MS 410 do not, however, between them contain the complete correspondence between BJ and Stanley. On BJ's side, I F contains copies of letters, the originals of which are not in Balliol, and other parts of the Jowett Papers have originals and copies which Abbott and Campbell seem never to have found [their dates, with references, are inserted below]. The fact too that there are long periods with only one side of the correspondence extant makes it certain that a significant proportion of it is either in other collections, or, more probably, lost.

All letters are from BJ to A.P. Stanley and are written in ink unless otherwise indicated.

  • [ Stanley to BJ, 21 Aug 1841]
  • [ Stanley to BJ, 22 Dec 1841]
  • [ Stanley to BJ, 28 Dec 1841]
  • [ Stanley to BJ, [?Dec 1841]]
  • [ Stanley to BJ, 23 Aug 1844]
  • [IV B14/1: BJ to Stanley, 14 Oct [1844 or 1845?]]
  • [ Stanley to BJ, 21 Dec 1844]
  • [ Stanley to BJ, 24 Dec [1844?]]
  • [ Stanley to BJ, 27 Dec [1844?]]
  • [ Stanley to BJ, 31 Dec [1844?]]
  • [ Stanley to BJ, 1 Jan 1845]
  • [ Stanley to BJ, 11 Jan [1845]]
  • [1] Direct to Teignmouth, Devon, [January 1845?], ALS [2 leaves]. About the New Testament and how to study it. BJ is trying to get people to sign a protest on the Test and has tried several people [all indexed]. Thoughts on a book by Ruskin [not specified]. Can H.H. Vaughan be brought round? Thoughts on  a pamphlet by Stanley.
  • [2] Direct Bowness, [Jan 1845], ALS [2 leaves]. On a pamphlet which Stanley  has written; he should show it to Tait, Donkin, Price or Clough. BJ advises publishing it. BJ concerned about the views of Oakeley, Montague and Ward, and whether Newman will leave the Anglican Church.
    • [ Stanley to BJ, 15 Mar [1845?]]
    • [ Stanley to BJ, 25 Mar [1845?]]
    • [ Stanley to BJ, 29 Mar [1845]]
    • [ Stanley to BJ, 5 Apr [mid 1840s?]
    • [ Stanley to BJ, 20 Jun 1845]
    • [ Stanley to BJ, 19 Aug [1845?]]
  • [3] n.a., [Sept 1845], ALS [1 leaf]. Thanks for the invitation to Norwich. They could see BJ's family and Scott. Discussion of Ewald's and Bunsen's work.
    • [ Stanley to BJ, 19 Sep [1845?]]
    • [ Stanley to BJ, 24 Sep [1845]]
    • [ Stanley to BJ, 1 Oct [1845]]
  • [4] 1 Great George Street, [Oct 1845?], ALS [2 leaves]. BJ returns Donkin's letter with thanks. He is concerned about the latter's views on the Resurrection. Discussion of Hegel, Erdmann and Bunsen. Concern over Stanley's health.
    • [ Stanley to BJ, 27 Oct [1845?]]
  • [5] 1 Great George Street, Saturday [Dec 1845], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ can't come to Norwich. Discussion of the close of the scriptural Canon, and the decision to include no more in it. More on Ewald.
    • [ Stanley to BJ, 30 Dec [1845?]]
  • [6] Duloe, Liskeard, [Dec 1845/Jan 1846], ALS [2 leaves]. BJ is staying with Scott after the death of his wife. Temple is there too. Thoughts on Samuel Wilberforce and Trench - BJ gives lively account of his examination by both. Discussion of their project of a commentary on the New Testament. Reactions to Daub and Olshausen.
  • [7] Duloe, Liskeard, 4 Jan [1846], ALS [2 leaves]. Scott is still not up to work. BJ is reading Hegel - his thoughts on him. Thoughts too on St. John in relation to the other gospels. Temple is here too. More on BJ's examination by Samuel Wilberforce.
  • [8] [This is not a letter, but a list of questions about university reform. 1 leaf survives, dated (by Campbell) 1846. It is not clear if it is incomplete].
  • [9] Sonning, [Jun 1846], ALS [1 leaf]. There is a possibility of a vacancy at the university for Morgan's son. Account of life at Sonning with Pearson. References to Lingen, Brodie and Vaughan. BJ is about to visit Scott.
    • [Stanley to BJ, [1846?]]
  • [10] n.a., [July 1846/7?], ALS [2 leaves, found separately in the box, and brought together]. Discussion of St. Peter and St. Mark with Lonsdale. Thoughts on Ward and Utterton and discussion of University reform.On the Evangelical Alliance. Discussion of Box, Pattison, Shairpe, Liddle, Temple and Oliver Farrer.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 3 Jul 1846]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 5 Jul [1846]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 9 Jul [1846?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 12 Jul 1846]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 24 Jul [1846?]]
  • [11] Mrs. Robert's Lodgings, Beaumaris, 1 Aug [1846], AL[S] [1 leaf; at least 1 more leaf, with the conclusion and the signature, now missing]. BJ is staying with Keene. Thoughts on Hook's pamphlet on education.
  • [12] Mrs. Robert's Lodgings, Beaumaris, 9 Aug [?1846], ALS [1 leaf]. Thoughts on Keene. Detailed replies to Stanley on St. John and St. Paul.
  • [13] Mrs. Robert's Lodgings, Beaumaris, 11 Aug [?1846], ALS  [1 leaf; at least 1 more leaf, with the conclusion and the signature, now missing]. More on Keene. Thoughts on Stanley's sermons on St. Paul and St. John.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 11 Aug [1846?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 13 Aug 1846]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 16 Aug [1846]]
  • [14] n.a., [1846?], ALS [1 leaf; conclusion of letter only - at least 1 other leaf missing]. On the liberalisation of theology. Encouragement to Stanley.
  • [15] Beaumaris, 17 Aug [1846?], ALS [2 leaves]. On Pritchard reading Ewald. On the Clergy, St. John, Tait and Samuel Wilberforce.
  • [16] Mrs. Robert's, Beaumaris, [1846?], ALS [2 leaves]. On BJ's notes, and the possibility of publishing them. Thoughts on Stanley's work on the Apocalypse. Comments on Congreve, Dr. Blomfield, Thomas Arnold and Ward.
  • [17] Mrs. Robert's, Beaumaris, 20 Aug [1846], ALS [2 leaves]. BJ asks after Stanley's sermons. Thoughts on Orientalism and Gnosticism, Hegel, the first three Gospels and Ward. Advice on certain parts of Stanley's Life of Arnold. On Newton's religious views.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 21 Aug [1846?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 25 Aug [1846?]]
  • [18] n.a., [1846?], ALS [1 leaf; conclusion of letter only - at least 1 other leaf missing]. On Ward's articles in the Tablet.
  • [19] Mrs. Robert's Lodgings, 28 Aug [1846], ALS [2 leaves]. News of social life in Beaumaris. Thoughts on the Life of Newton, the Gospels, Morgan, Wordsworth, Brodie and Keene.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 31 Aug [1846/7?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 4 Sep [1846]]
  • [20] Beaumaris, 6 Sep [1846?], ALS [2 leaves]. On the possibility of St. Mark being St. Peter's amanuensis. Discussion of Wordsworth, a sermon by Utterton, plans by Stanley to go to the South West to see Moberly and Waldegrave. BJ expresses high hopes of the new Pope [Pius IX].
  • [21] Beaumaris, [Sep 1846], ALS [1 leaf]. On Cureton's notes on Ignatius, and on Samuel Wilberforce, Temple, Lonsdale, Box, the Concentration Theory and Ewald.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 17(?) Sep [1846]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 29 Sep [1846]]
  • [22] n.a., [1846], ALS [2 leaves]. BJ is a little unwell. He plans to go to the Lakes, but perhaps he and Stanley might meet elsewhere. Irritation on Box and thoughts on Black Sweet [nickname for unknown person].
  • [23] n.a., [Dec 1846], ALS [1 leaf]. Thoughts on Lake and Trench's lectures. BJ gives his plans for Oxford, and mentions a visit to Brodie. Thoughts on Ward.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 25 Dec [1846]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 28 Dec [1846?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, [1847?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, [1847?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 3 Jan [1847?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 20 Jan [1847]]
  • [24] n.a., [Jan/Feb 1847?], ALS [1 leaf]. On Stanley's tour and Ranke's history.
  • [25] n.a. [Duloe?], [1846/7?], ALS [2 leaves; conclusion only; at least one leaf with beginning missing]. On the authorship of the Epistles to the Hebrews and of James and Peter. Thoughts on Stanley's sermons. Scott sends his regards.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 12 Apr 1847]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 9 Jul [1847]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 19 Jul [1847]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 26 Jul [1847]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 7 Aug [1847]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 18 Aug [1847]]
  • [26] Duloe, nr Liskeard, [Aug 1847], ALS [2 leaves]. Thoughts on the Morgan family, Clement's Epistles and Selden's Table Talk.
  • [27] n.a., [1847], AL[S] [1 leaf; at least 1 more leaf, with the conclusion and the signature, is missing]. BJ encourages Stanley over his sermons.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 29 Aug [1847?]]
  • [28] Duloe, nr Liskeard, [Aug or Sep 1847], ALS [1 leaf]. Reference to Morgan. BJ cannot come to Norwich, even to hear Jenny Lind, as Scott still needs his help. More on St. John's gospel. Reactions to Tholock on the first three gospels. News of H.H. Vaughan.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 24 Sep [1847]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 3 Oct 1847]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 30 Oct [1847]]
  • [29] n.a., [1846/7?], ALS [1 leaf; conclusion of letter only - at least 1 other leaf missing]. Plans for BJ and Stanley's New Testament work; should they collaborate in the manner of Liddell and Scott? Discussion of Bunsen's work on Egypt and Selden's Table Talk. Plans to visit his parents in Paris.
  • [30] n.a.,  [Dec 1847], ALS [1 leaf]. On the Bishop of Exeter [Philpotts], Temple, Samuel Wilberforce, Ecclesiastical courts (and their inefficiency) and Pearson.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 24 Dec [1847]]
  • [31] n.a., [1847,8], ALS [2 leaves]. BJ glad that Stanley has extricated himself from the Hampden affair. He expresses exasperation over Hampden, his relationship with Wilberforce and his retreat from the views expressed in his Bampton lectures. On an [unknown] Archdeacon's views on the 'Satisfactions theorie'. [R.] Palmer has declined to present a petition of BJ's, and explains why. BJ is anxious about Wall for the Registrarship.
  • [32] n.a., [1847?], ALS [1 leaf]. Allusions to Hampden, Horsman, and [Roundell] Palmer. BJ is writing an essay on Romans I 17, and expresses pleasure that he is collaborating with Stanley.
  • [33] n.a. [but must be somewhere in Scotland], [Summer 1848 or 1849?], ALS [1 leaf; conclusion of letter only - at least 1 other leaf missing]. Allusions to R.B.Morier, Max Müller and Froude. BJ expresses pleasure at the scenery.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 21 Jul [1848]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 19 Aug [1848?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 25 Aug [1848?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 4 Sep [1848]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 15 Sep [1848]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 23 Sep [1848?]]
  • [34] n.a., [Oct 1848], ALS [1 leaf]. On the Professorship of Modern History. Allusions to Mrs. Ewing, R.B. Morier and Moncrieff.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 16 Oct [1848]]
  • [35] n.a., [Oct 1848], ALS [1 leaf]. Thoughts on Stanley's accepting a position offered him; BJ thinks he should accept. Regards sent from Morier and ffolliott. Thoughts on Baur.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 31 Dec 1848]
  • [36] Bonn, 1 Jan 1849, ALS, [2 leaves, on one of which are several postmarks]. BJ sends news of life in Germany - there are no new theological developments at present [the preceding part is written in German]. Discussion of their book on the reform of Oxford University; BJ gives some ideas about reform. Account of sermons preached by Brookfield and Dr. Thompson (he disliked the latter). News of a pupil called Cruikshank. Reactions to Macaulay's history. BJ has finished his translation of Hegel's Logic [almost certainly the translation in I A3, I D48, I H6-10 and II G1].
    • [Stanley to BJ, 4 Jan 1849]
  • [37] Bonn, 10 Jan 1849 [year from postmarks], ALS [3 leaves, on one of which are several postmarks]. BJ cannot come to Norwich this Christmas, not even to hear Jenny Lind, and he sends his compliments to Stanley's parents. Trouble with a difficult pupil (Cruikshank) leads BJ to a discussion if Discussion of Catholic converts in general, with reference to Ward and Capes in particular. Discussion of Examination Statutes, and German professors as a class.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 2 Apr [1849]]
  • [38] n.a., [1849], ALS [1 leaf; conclusion of letter only - at least 1 other leaf missing]. Thoughts on St. John and St. Paul. BJ is working on an essay on the Parables.
  • [39] 4 Hertford Street, Mayfair, [1849], ALS [1 leaf]. Stanley thanked for the introduction to Myers. Thoughts on an 'old Jesuit' [unknown] - BJ finds him preferable to Wilberforce. Lingen has been appointed Commissioner of Education for South Wales. BJ's hopes for him.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 14 Jul [1849]]
  • [40] Borrowdale, Saturday afternoon [1849], ALS [3 leaves]. BJ's annoyance at the wetness of the Lake District. News of meeting with Dr. Wolff, and an account of a sermon of his. Mention of Bishop Ewing and Myers. Messages from Morier. Conington and Froude are in the area.
  • [41] Borrowdale, nr, Keswick, [Aug 1849], AL[S] [1 leaf; at least 1 more leaf, with the conclusion and the signature, is missing]. Discussion of Baur. News on the company of Max Müller and Morier.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 23 Sep [1849]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 1 Oct [[1849]]
  • [42] The Bishop of Argyll's, Rothesay, Glasgow, 3 Oct [1849], ALS [2 leaves]. BJ hears that Stanley has been offered the Deanery of Carlisle. Is it true? If so, he should take it. BJ recounts his visit there. Allusions to the new Bishop of Norwich [Samuel Hinds]; what Ward and Newman make of him. BJ hopes that Stanley's family are bearing up after the loss of his father. News of Scott. BJ is now off to see ffolliott and R.B. Morier.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 15 Oct [1849]
  • [43] Balliol, 23 Oct [1849], ALS [2 leaves]. BJ thought that Stanley was right not to accept the Deanery, and Lonsdale and Temple agreed, but not Dr. Jenkyns. News of Riddell. Comments on the changes in the friendship between BJ and Stanley - have they been too intellectual in their discussion of theology?
    • [Stanley to BJ, 24 Oct [1849]]
  • [44] n.a., [Oct 1849], ALS [3 leaves]. On Bunsen's work and St. John's Gospel. Account of H.H. Vaughan's inaugural lecture. Comparison with Thomas Arnold's lecture in 1841.
  • [45] n.a., [1849?], ALS [3 leaves; the top of the first leaf has some (illegible) comments by Stanley]. On trying to finish their book [on university reform?]. News of Prichard, and of Vaughan's second lecture. News of Stanley's cousin Penrhyn [either O.H.L or E.H.L. Leycester-Penrhyn (both Balliol 1845/6)]. Discussion of Stanley's giving BJ money for charitable purposes; could he help a man called James Sadler emigrate to America?
  • [46] n.a., [1849], ALS [1 leaf]. Thoughts on Rugby [who is to succeed Tait as headmaster?]. BJ's views on Lake's suitability for the job. Stanley thanked for giving Sadler £5.  Vaughan is with BJ at the moment.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 1 Nov (?) [1849]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 15 Nov [1849]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 24 Nov [1849]]
  • [47] At Morier's, 11 Lansdowne Crescent, Bath [Nov 1849], AL[S] [2 leaves]. On plans to reform Modern History at Oxford by 'The Sheepskin' [unknown]. More on the Rugby headmastership - will Lake stand a chance? Concern for Stanley's family. News of Morier's father, and thoughts on Newman's latest sermons.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 8 Dec [1849]]
  • [48] n.a., [1850?], ALS [2 leaves]. BJ sends a sermon: account of reaction when it was preached. Thoughts on who is to receive the living at Alderley. Thoughts on the Synod of Bishops.
  • [49] n.a., [1850?], ALS [1 leaf; conclusion of letter only - at least 1 other leaf missing, and even this leaf has had the lower part (with some writing) torn away]. BJ is staying with Scott, who has re-married.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 19 Jul 1850]
  • [50] Oban, 12 Aug [1850], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ glad that Stanley's health is better. Thoughts on Lachmann's second volume [of his edition of the New Testament]. BJ accompanied here by Fremantle, Owen, Lancaster and Peel.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 14 Aug 1850]
  • [51] Oban, 22 Aug [1850], ALS [2 leaves]. Apologies for BJ's bad writing - he has a bad pen. He has just met C.J. Vaughan and his wife, Stanley's sister. BJ is with Bishop Ewing. He is glad to read Plato, Hegel and Bacon again after Maurice, Niebuhr and Bunsen. Thoughts on Neander, and on the Commission [for university reform]; he sees Tait, Liddell, Jeune and Dampier on it.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 31 Aug 1850]
  • [52] Oban, 9 Sep 1850 [year from postmark], ALS [2 leaves, on one of which are several postmarks]. Plans to visit ffolliott. Discussion of the Commission [for university reform?]; BJ is displeased at the membership of Baden Powell, but is pleased at that of Johnson. Thoughts on Vaughan. BJ has met Professor Fraser, editor of The North British Review. Thoughts on Manning. BJ prophesies the state of the Church in 5 years time, and its personalities, especially Philpotts, Wilberforce, Bennett and Manning.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 28 Sep 1850]
  • [53] 35 Rue de la Madeleine, 7 Jan [1851?], AL[S] [1 leaf; at least 1 more leaf, with the conclusion and the signature, is missing]. New Year's greetings and plans to meet. News of French affairs, and thoughts on University Reform.
  • [54] n.a., [1851], AL[S] [1 leaf; at least 1 more leaf, with the conclusion and the signature, is missing]. The [request for a?] Modern School [in History?] was carried. although Vaughan did not agree with it all. Other speakers were George Denison, Marriott, Hanseall, and Woollcombe.
  • [55] Balliol, 26 Nov [1851], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ is working on the Epistle to the Romans; arrangements to meet.
  • [56] St. Germain, 30 Aug [1851/2/3], ALS [3 leaves]. BJ's detailed thoughts on cathedral reform.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 2 Jan 1852]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 26 May 1852]
    • [57] Rugby, 6 Jun [1852], ALS [4 leaves]. Detailed thoughts on University Extension.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 31 Aug 1852]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 29 Sep 1852]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 22 Oct 1852]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 24 Oct 1852]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 4 Nov 1852]
    • [Stanley to BJ, postmark 15 Nov 1852]
    • [Stanley to BJ, [Jan 1853]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, postmark 21 Jan 1853]
    • [Stanley to BJ, [1853]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 9 May 1853]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 11 Jun 1853
    • [Stanley to BJ, 26 Jun 1853]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 11 Jul 1853]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 14 Jul 1853]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 5 Aug 1853]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 27 Oct [1853?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 4 Nov [1853]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, [Nov 1853?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 9 Nov 1853]
    • [Stanley to BJ, [1854?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 27 Feb 1854]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 28 Mar 1854]
  • [58] Balliol, 12 Apr 1854, ALS [1 leaf]. BJ's views on the election to the Mastership -the reaction of Wall and Scott. He thanks Stanley and Temple for their sympathy. Account of a meeting with Macaulay to discuss the Oxford Bill. Reference to a new book by Pusey.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 29 Apr [1854]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 26 Jun 1854]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 12 Jul [1854?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 9 Aug 1854]
  • [59] n.a., n.d. [but BJ's hand suggests 1840s-50s], ALS [1 leaf; conclusion of letter only - at least 1 other leaf missing]. On a sermon by Lonsdale. Thoughts on Capel Curig and Bangor.
  • [60] Balliol, 11 Jul [1853/4], ALS [1 leaf]. Hopes of a meeting somewhere.
  • [61] n.a., [1854], ALS [1 leaf]. Exchange of comments on their St. Paul commentaries. News from Johnson on the Commission and on Jeune.
  • [62] n.a., [1854?], AL[S], [1 leaf; part of letter only - at least 1 other leaf missing, and even the surviving leaf has had its lower half torn away]. Discussion of proofs for St. Paul.
  • [63] n.a., [1854?], ALS [1 leaf; conclusion of letter only - at least 1 other leaf missing]. Thoughts on the result of Mastership elections at Balliol.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 2 Oct 1854]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 17 Oct 1854]
  • [64] n.a., [Oct? 1854]. ALS [1 leaf]. Reminiscences of when BJ, Stanley and Temple were all Tutors. Worry about the new Hebdomadal Board as not being very good for reform.
  • [65] n.a., [1854/5?], ALS, [1 leaf]. BJ is meeting G. Spottiswoode to discuss the typeface of their commentaries.
  • [66] n.a., [1854?], ALS [2 leaves]. On a decision by Balliol to impose a declaration of faith on entrants there [the lists of those who voted on each side are given]. BJ unhappy at this.
  • [67] n.a., [1854/5?], AL[S] [1 leaf; part of letter only - at least 1 other leaf missing]. On C.J. Vaughan being attacked in The Times.
  • [68] n.a., [1854/5?], ALS, [3 leaves]. BJ unhappy over College life. Thoughts on Johnson, Wilson, Tait and Liddell. Thoughts on BJ's life to date.
    • [Stanley to BJ, (?) Nov 1854]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 1 Dec 1854]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 4 Dec 1854]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 5 Dec 1854]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 30 Dec 1854]
    • [Stanley to BJ, [1855?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, [1855?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 2 Jan 1855]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 18 Jan 1855]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 20 Jan 1855]
  • [69] Mme. Planté's, Rue de Boulinguer, St. Germain [1855?], ALS [1 leaf]. Thoughts on Puseyism. Report on the Record, which writes on Miss Stanley, Florence Nightingale, BJ and Stanley. Report on Greenhill, and thoughts on Pascal. Shairp has just had a son.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 26 Mar 1855]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 13 Apr 1855]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 17 May 1855]
  • [70] 2 Torbay Terrace, Torquay, 3 Jun [1855?], ALS, [1 leaf]. Can Vaughan be put on the University Commission? Remarks on Bunsen.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 5 Jun 1855]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 19 Jun [1855]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 24 Jun [1855?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 14 Jul 1855]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 22 Jul [1855]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, [Aug 1855?]]
  • [71] n.a., [1855?], AL[S] [1 leaf; part of letter only (perhaps a postscript?) - at least 1 other leaf missing]. Thoughts about the Denison question.
  • [72] n.a., [1855?], ALS [2 leaves]. Thoughts on Stanley's sister and Florence Nightingale. More on the Denison case. On legal advice for the Bishop of Bath and Wells [R.J. Eden?]. BJ is due to visit Bishop Ewing.
  • [73] 8 Royal Crescent, Notting Hill, [1855?], ALS [2 leaves]. BJ sends Grant's address. News of a speech at Harrow by C.J. Vaughan. News of Temple and Wilberforce. BJ wants Stanley's advice on some theological matters.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 29 Aug [1855?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 22 Sep [1855]]
  • [74] Balliol, 24 Sep [1855], ALS [1 leaf]. Thoughts on the Crimean War, and on ffolliott. BJ is about to restart work on St. Paul. News of Johnson.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 26 Sep [1855?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 29 Sep [1855?]]
  • [75] n.a., [1855?], ALS [2 leaves]. BJ is visiting Thomas Arnold's family. Comments on Stanley's commentary on St. Paul. He encloses a letter from Pusey.
  • [76] Balliol, 14 Dec [1855], AL[S] [1 leaf; part of letter only - at least 1 other leaf missing]. BJ gives an account of his having to sign the 39 Articles before the Vice-Chancellor, and expresses annoyance at the event. Gratitude for Liddell's kind behaviour.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 15 Dec 1855]
    • [Stanley to BJ, [1856?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 28 Jan (?) [1856]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 26 Jan 1856]
    • [Stanley to BJ, [1856?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 31 Jan 1856]
  • [77] Faringford, Isle of Wight, [1856?], ALS [1 leaf]. Thanks for Stanley's support [in BJ's persecution?].
  • [78] Balliol, 27 Feb [1856], ALS [1 leaf]. More on BJ's persecution over St. Paul. Stanley's book has been well received. If Stanley goes to France, can he visit BJ's Mother?
  • [79] n.a., [1855/6], ALS [1 leaf]. Stanley thanked for sending BJ a book [unnamed]. News of a meeting with G[oldwin] S[mith?].
    • [Stanley to BJ, 29 Feb [1856?]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, [Feb 1856]]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 8 Mar 1856]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 22 Mar(?) 1856]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 22 Jun 1856]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 26 Aug 1856]
  • [80] n.a., [Sep 1856], AL[S] [2 leaves; signature cut out]. Did Stanley enjoy his visit to Skye? More on the Denison case. BJ has met the Taits, who are still distraught at the deaths of their children. He wishes Stanley could become Dean of Westminster.
  • [81] 2 Swangate Street, Dover, Wed. [1856], ALS [1 leaf]. Stanley thanked for his books, and congratulated on the success of Sinai and Palestine. BJ is working on the Essay on the Atonement. Thoughts on Thomas Arnold.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 14 Oct 1856]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 3 Nov 1856]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 5 Nov 1856]
  • [82] BJ to Mrs. Stanley [Stanley's mother]. Balliol, 3 Dec [1856?], ALS [1 leaf]. On a post for Stanley [almost certainly the Ecclesiastical History Professorship]. Can strings be pulled for it, e.g. by Lord Stanley or Horsman?
  • [83] Balliol, 14 Dec [1856], ALS [1 leaf]. Stanley congratulated on becoming Professor in Ecclesiastical History. Can he continue to be Tait's chaplain?
    • [Stanley to BJ, 26 Dec 1856]
  • [84] BJ to Mrs. Stanley, Balliol, [Dec 1856], ALS [1 leaf]. On Stanley's appointment as Professor.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 29 Dec 1856]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 5 Jan 1857]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 6 Feb 1857]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 15 Feb 1857]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 17 Feb 1857]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 17 Feb 1857]
  • [85] Balliol, 20 Feb [1857], ALS [1 leaf]. Thoughts on the Deanery of Canterbury, concerning which BJ is not very interested. Might [C.J.] Vaughan be in the running?
    • [Stanley to BJ, 7 Jun 1857]
    • [Stanley to BJ, 30 Sep 1857]
  • [86] Balliol, [1857?], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ at work on his book.
  • [87] n.a., [1858], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ unable to see Stanley at Christmas, as he is working on his book. He hopes to see Temple soon, and thanks Stanley for his last letter.
  • [88] BJ to Mrs. C.J. Vaughan, Mrs. Gillbank's Lodgings, Crescent Hill, Keswick, [1858], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ has no books with him up here. Can Mrs. Vaughan send him one?
  • [89] Mrs. Gillbank's Lodgings, Crescent Hill, Keswick, 15 Aug 1858, ALS [1 leaf]. H.B. Wilson has asked BJ to contribute to a volume of Essays. So far Williams, Pattison, Grant, Temple and Millar are interested. BJ explains the plan of the book.
    • [Stanley to BJ, 16 Aug [1858?]]
  • [90] n.a., [late 1858], ALS [1 leaf]. On Alfred Jowett's death. Stanley thanked for his letters.
    • [II X14K/2: BJ to Stanley, 24 Feb [1859?]]
  • [91] Tenby, Friday [Mar 1859], ALS [1 leaf]. News of the death of BJ's father.
    • [II A7/3: Stanley to BJ, 5 Mar [1859]]
  • [92] Tenby, Mar 10 [1859], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ thanks Stanley for his message. The book goes slowly.
    • [II X14K/3: BJ to Mrs. Stanley, 26 Nov [1860]]
  • [93] Balliol, Friday [Feb 1861], ALS [1 leaf]. The aftermath of Essays and Reviews. Remarks on Wilson and Tait. Mrs. Vaughan is unhappy at it all.
  • [94] Freshwater, 29 Apr [1861], ALS [1 leaf, with signature cut away]. BJ is sending a copy of a letter for Harrison [first name unknown].
  • [95] Freshwater, 9 May 1861, ALS [1 leaf, with signature cut away]. Thoughts on the latest attempt to increase BJ's stipend. BJ glad that Pusey behaved well. News of Capes.
  • [96] Cutlan's Lodgings, Linten, 19 Jul [1861], ALS [1 leaf; some lines were heavily crossed out, not by BJ].  Thoughts on the improvement in BJ's position. News of James Hornby; what should he do?
  • [97] 7 Royal Crescent, Whitby, [1861?], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ asks Stanley to show new material to Fremantle. He discusses the persecution of Williams, and the conduct of Tait and Thirlwall.
  • [98] 7 Royal Crescent, Whitby,  4 Aug [1861], ALS [1 leaf. BJ hopes Stanley is to have a good holiday. Thoughts on University Reform.
  • [99] Address, 2 Torbay Terrace, Torbay, 17 Jan [1862?], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ interested to hear that Stanley may accompany the Prince of Wales on a tour of the East. Advice on what to do.
  • [100] Address, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, [Jan 1862], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ glad that Stanley is to go with the Prince of Wales. BJ has received a letter from Lingen concerning Stanley, and the offer of money to top up his professorial salary. BJ has decided to refuse it. Nichol is standing for the English Professorship at Glasgow - could Stanley put in a good word?
  • [101] Balliol, 9 Mar 1862, ALS [2 leaves]. BJ consoles Stanley for the death of his mother. BJ himself is in a poor way. News of the death of G.R. Luke and BJ's having to send Simcox home for his health.
  • [102] n.a., [1862], ALS [1 leaf; conclusion of letter only - at least 1 other leaf missing]. Thoughts on Baden Powell and Wilson [with regard to Essays and Reviews], as well as G[oldwin] S[mith?] and Froude.
  • [103] Castleton, Braemar, 6 Aug [1862], ALS [1 leaf]. Stanley urged to visit Mr. Erskine. Thoughts on the American Civil War - Rowland Williams preached on it. Hopes of seeing Mrs. Grote.
  • [104] Castleton, Braemar, [Aug/Sep 1862], ALS [2 leaves]. BJ here with Lord Duncan and Kekewich. More on the loss of Stanley's mother. Plato is progressing. News of the death of George Read, and regards to Pearson.
  • [105] n.a., 10 Sep 1862, ALS [1 leaf]. Thoughts on Colenso's book. Stanley urged not to refuse a bishopric. Hopes that Tait will become Archbishop of Canterbury.
  • [106] Glen Isla [1862], ALS [1 leaf]. Is Stanley going to become Bishop of London? BJ urges him to accept, and reminds him of what he could do.
  • [107] Care of W.Y. Sellar's, St. Andrew's, [Oct 1862]. ALS [1 leaf]. More on what Stanley should do if he is offered a bishopric or deanery. Tait is thought too ill to become Archbishop.
  • [108] Address The Rev d L. Campbell, Milford, nr. Lymington, [Oct 1862], ALS [1 leaf]. News of a visit to the Grotes. More on hopes that Stanley becomes Bishop of London. Palgrave is about to marry. Stanley would be a better Bishop than Temple or [C.J.?] Vaughan.
  • [109] Balliol, 3 Feb [1863], ALS [1 leaf]. A new attempt to attack BJ over Essays and Reviews is in the offing. The advice of Pattison on what to do.
  • [110] Balliol, 8 Nov 1863, ALS [1 leaf]. Stanley congratulated on his marriage. Hopes that Stanley can stay in Oxford, and not become Dean of Westminster.
  • [111] Balliol, Friday [31 Dec 1863], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ hopes to see Stanley tomorrow to congratulate him on his marriage.
  • [112] Address H. de Bunsen, Lillieshall, [Jan 1864?], ALS [1 leaf]. BJ is at Alderley. News of Berlin and his meeting the Crown Princess Victoria. Regards to Lady Augusta.
  • [113] n.a., 15 Mar [1864?], News of the Greek Professorship. Arrangements to meet.
  • [114] Balliol, [Mar/Apr 1864], ALS, [1 leaf]. BJ unsure at the plan to attach a canonry to the Greek Professorship. Thoughts on where else the money might come from.
  • [115] n.a. [but the context suggests Askrigg], 17 Jul [1864], ALS [2 leaves; part of the second has ink stains on it]. Green is standing for the Moral Philosophy Chair at St. Andrews. BJ hopes he will get it. BJ unhappy at Tait's speech in the House of Lords. Thoughts on the Essays and Reviews debate, and the role of Wilberforce. Description of Askrigg. Concern at the Queen's unpopularity.
  • [116] Inglewood, Torquay, 10 Mar [1865?], ALS [1 leaf]. News of the health of BJ's mother. On Stanley's urging BJ to marry: he cannot without leaving Balliol, and he will not, although life is unpleasant there.
  • [117] Balliol, 24 Apr 1865, ALS [1 leaf]. BJ does not expect Stanley to appoint him to preach to the Abbey, and wishes Stanley was a Bishop.
  • [118] Oxford, 13 Jun [1870], ALS [1 leaf]. Stanley thanked for sending congratulations on BJ becoming Master.
    • [I F5/2: BJ to Stanley, 10 Dec [1872]]
    • [I F5/3: BJ to Stanley, 11 Dec [1872]]
    • [I F5/4: BJ to Stanley, 28 Apr [1873]]
    • [I F5/5: BJ to Stanley, 15 Jul 1873]
    • [I F5/6: BJ to Stanley, 10 Jul [1875?]]
    • [I F5/7: BJ to Stanley, 22 Oct [1875?]]
    • [I F5/8: BJ to Stanley, 14 Jan 1877]
    • [I F5/9: BJ to Stanley, 15 Apr [1877?]]
    • [II A16/71: BJ to Stanley, [1877?]]
    • [I F5/10: BJ to Stanley, 7 Jan 1878]
    • [I F5/11: BJ to Stanley, 5 May 1878]
    • [I F5/12: BJ to Stanley, 16 Jul 1878]
    • [I F5/13: BJ to Stanley, [1879]]
    • [I F5/14: BJ to Stanley, [1880]]
    • [I F5/15: BJ to Stanley, 14 Jul 1880]
  • [119] Sherwood, Torquay, 23 Jul 1880, ALS [1 leaf], envelope preserved. Concern at the dispute over a memorial to Louis Napoleon's son in the Abbey, and advice on what to do.
    • [I F5/16: BJ to Stanley, 29 Dec 1880]
  • [120] Envelope addressed to Lewis Campbell (from Sir George Grove? The envelope is stamped Royal College of Music [see too I E9]), in which these letters were presumably sent to him.

III S Appendix - Letters from A.P. Stanley to BJ (MS 410)

Stanley is, like Sir Robert Morier, highly unusual among BJ's friends in that so many of his letters to BJ have survived; indeed far more letters to BJ survive from Stanley than from any other of BJ's correspondents. They survived because after Stanley's death in 1881, BJ gave them to R.E. Prothero, Stanley's biographer, to use. They were not returned to BJ, and eventually came (it is not clear how) into the hands of F.J. Varley, an Honorary Fellow of Oriel. Varley donated them to Balliol in 1944, and they were numbered MS410 in Mynors's catalogue (letters concerning the donation are preserved with MS410).

As explained in the introduction to III S, no attempt has been made to list Stanley's letters here. Instead, their dates are inserted in the preceding list. Fortunately, Stanley tended to date his letters more precisely than BJ. Years have been added in pencil in an unknown hand (Prothero's?), which are recorded in square brackets. The 13 letters for which no date could be found are omitted.

Users should be warned that Stanley's writing is even worse than BJ's. Fortunately, MS and TS transcripts of most of the letters between 1841 and 1850 have been made.

- Robin Darwall-Smith, 1993


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