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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA Browne
BROWNE, Bertha (fl 1839-1840)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Rose, Hugh James, 1795-1838, theologian and author, Browne, Bertha, fl 1839-1840

Administrative / Biographical history

No information is available on Bertha Browne. Hugh James Rose was born at Little Horsted, Sussex, 1795; educated at Uckfield school; studied at Trinity College Cambridge, 1813-1817 (graduated, BA); ordained deacon, 1818; ordained priest, 1819; curate of Buxted, Sussex, 1819; vicar of Horsham, Sussex, 1821-1830; curate of Little Horsted, Sussex and Uckfield, Sussex; vicar of Glynde, Sussex, 1824-1838; spent a year in Germany for his health, 1824, came into contact with the German rationalistic schools of theology, and published four discourses, 'The State of the Protestant Religion in Germany'; collated to the prebend of Middleton in the church of Chichester, 1827-1833; select preacher at Cambridge, 1828-1830, 1833-1834, and Christian advocate, 1829-1833; a leading exponent of King's College London, and of the idea that religious study and practice should form an integral part of higher education; rector of Hadleigh, Suffolk, 1830-1833; met with William Palmer (1803-1885), Arthur Philip Perceval and Richard Hurrell Froude at Hadleigh, 1833 - this 'Hadleigh Conference' being an important milestone in the development of the Oxford Movement; the Association of Friends of the Church was formed soon after by Froude and Palmer; founder and first editor of the British Magazine and Monthly Register of Religious and Ecclesiastical Information , 1832; chair of divinity, Durham University, 1833-1834; domestic chaplain to Archbishop Howley, 1834; rector of Fairsted, Essex, 1834-1837; perpetual curacy of St Thomas's, Southwark, 1835-1838; Principal of King's College London, 1836; died in Florence, 1838. Publications: include: Inscriptiones Græcæ Vetustissimæ. Collegit et Observationes tum aliorum tum suas adjecit Hugo Jacobus Rose, M A (Cambridge, 1825); The Tendency of prevalent opinions about knowledge considered (Cambridge, 1926); The Commission and consequent Duties of the Clergy; in a series of discourses preached before the University of Cambridge (London and Cambridge, 1828); Greek and English Lexicon to the New Testament new edition (London, 1829); Doctrine of the Greek Article applied to the Criticism and Illustration of the New Testament new edition (Cambridge, 1833); The State of the Protestant Religion in Germany; in a series of discourses (Cambridge, 1825); Christianity always Progressive (London, 1829); Brief Remarks on the Disposition towards Christianity generated by prevailing Opinions and Pursuits (London, 1830); Eight Sermons preached before the University of Cambridge at Great St. Mary's in the Years 1830 and 1831 (Cambridge, 1831); Notices of the Mosaic Law: with some Account of the Opinions of recent French Writers concerning it (London, 1831); The Gospel an Abiding System. With some remarks on the "New Christianity" of the St Simonians (London, 1832); An Apology for the Study of Divinity: being, the Terminal Divinity Lecture, delivered in Bishop Cosins's Library, ... Durham (London, 1834); The Study of Church History recommended, being the Terminal Divinity Lecture delivered ... April XV, 1834, before the ... University of Durham (J G & F Rivington, London, 1834); contributed leaders to the British Magazine ; editor of the Encyclopædia Metropolitana .

Archival history

The volume at one time appears to have been in the possession of Thomas Davis, an Associate of King's College London, and who attended evening classes in the college from 1862.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift transferred from the British Records Association, from the collection of the late A W Turner, in 1961.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Notebook compiled by Bertha Browne, 1839-1840, containing miscellaneous extracts and themes for religious contemplation, including notes taken from a lecture course delivered by Hugh James Rose, Principal of King's College London, on 'The evidence of Christianity' in the session 1836-1837.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Collection level description available in hard copy in the reading room of King's College London Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Sermon notes, held at Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives (ref: Add 5870); letters to John Keble, 1828-1836, held at Keble College Oxford Library; letters to Henry Edward Manning, 1836-1837, held at the Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts (ref: MSS Eng lett b 37, c 651-64, d 526-27; misc c 873-76, d 1278-80, e 1393-99, f 852-53, g 355); letters to John Henry Newman, held at Birmingham Oratory (ref: Newman correspondence); correspondence with William Whewell, 1817-1838, held at Trinity College Cambridge Library (ref: Whewell MSS); letters to Christopher Wordsworth, 1821-1838, held at Lambeth Palace Library (ref: MSS 1822, 2140-41).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: The centenary history of King's College London by F J C Hearnshaw (Harrap, London, 1929); Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 1995); British Library online Public Access Catalogue 97; National Register of Archives; King's College London, Manuscripts and Private Papers, A Select Guide. Compiled by Julie Tancell for the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

January 2001

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  • Ancient religions
  • Christianity
  • Religion
  • Religions
  • Religious education
  • Religious experience
  • Social science education

Personal names

  • Browne, Bertha, fl 1839-1840, Student of Theology
  • Rose, Hugh James, 1795-1838, Theologian and Author

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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