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Bangor University
Papers relating to William Seward

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS SEW

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Papers relating to William Seward

Short Title: Papers relating to William Seward

Creation date(s): 1740 July 20-1978 September 1

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 7 items

Name of creator(s): Various


Administrative/Biographical history: William Seward, 1702 - 1740, evangelist, was born at Badsey in Worcestershire. He worked in London at the Treasury and as steward to Lord Windsor before becoming involved with the evangelist movement. In 1738 he became influenced by Charles Wesley and the evangelical revival and in that year joined the movement travelling around the country. He died a week after being injured during a disturbance with a hostile crowd at Hay-on-Wye, Powys. In 1978, mainly through the efforts of John S. Isherwood of Warrington, a memorial plaque was unveiled during a service to commemorate William Seward at St Mary's Church, Cusop in Herefordshire where he is buried.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises: Journal of William Seward, July 20, 1740 - September 6, 1740 Correspondence from Miss Hilda Lofthouse, librarian of Chetham's Library, Manchester to the Archivist at the University of Wales, Bangor concerning the diary of William Seward, 1963 - 1964 Notice of service to dedicate a memorial tablet to William Seward at St Mary's Church, Cusop, August 24, 1978 Copy of cutting from the Hereford Times concerning the memorial, September 1, 1978


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material was received on separate occasions, arranged in chronological order and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department, University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 34, 26260, 27325-27326

Language codes: eng


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Material relating to the memorial service at St Mary's Church was donated by John S. Isherwood of Warrington, October 1978


Related material: A microfilm copy of William Seward's journal, September 6, 1740 - October 15, 1740 is held at the Library, University of Wales, Bangor.


Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, July 2002.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Christian martyrs | Great Britain | 18th century
Evangelists | Diaries | Great Britain | 18th century
Methodists | Great Britain | 18th century

Personal names
Seward , William , 1702-1740

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