Maurice, John Frederick Denison, 1805-72 (theologian)
- Existence: 1805 - 1872
Frederick Denison Maurice (1805-1872) was born at Normanston, near Lowestoft, on 29 August 1805. He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1823, and transferred to Trinity Hall in 1825. He decided to take orders, and entered Exeter College, Oxford, in 1830. He was ordained deacon in 1834, and priest in 1835, and became curate of Bubbenhall, near Leamington. In 1836 he became chaplain of Guy's Hospital. Maurice was appointed Professor of English Literature and History at King's College, London, in 1840, and chaplain of Lincoln's Inn in 1846. He helped to found Queen's College, London, in 1848. He was the spiritual leader of the 'Christian socialists', and helped to establish a Working Men's College in London in 1854, of which he became the principal. In 1860 he was appointed to the chapel of St Peter's, Vere Street, in London, and in 1866 became the Knightbridge Professor of 'casuistry, moral theology, and moral philosophy' at Cambridge. Maurice's health began to decline in 1870, and he died on 1 April 1872.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence from Frederick D. Maurice to Mrs Alice Garrett Smith, 20 Oct. 1865-26 Oct. 1865 (Circa)
Frederick Denison Maurice: Correspondence
Correspondence of and relating to Frederick Denison Maurice
Frederick Denison Maurice: Lecture drafts
Drafts of lectures on Mechanics' Institutes, Working-Men's Colleges, the historical plays of William Shakespeare, world civilisation and co-operation.
Letter from Frederick D. Maurice (1805-73) to Miss Louisa Twining, 5 June 1882
Thanks for her book
Letter to Porter from John Maurice, Brunswick Place, London, 21June 1867-21 June 1867
Most of the letters are replies to appeals by Porter for contributions to a memorial to Henry Fawcett and the cost of portraits of the seventh Duke of Devonshire, J.B. Lightfoot and B.F. Westcott; or replies to his invitations to a dinner in honour of recipients of honorary degrees (1883), and the celebration of the six hundredth anniversary of the foundation of Peterhouse (1884); or concern an address of support from members of Senate to the Liberal Unionist leadership (1887).
- Archival Object 3
- Collection 2
- Drama 1