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Joseph Priestley: sermon 'The pleasure and advantages of a good conscience'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4243

Scope and Contents

Includes endorsements 'Leeds Nov. 17th 1771', 'Calne 1775', NMB [New Meeting Birmingham] ...1783.' Also includes letter, Swann Hurrell to Henry Bradshaw, 19 Nov. 1883, presenting sermon and two letters of Priestley, and a note of inscription on a silver inkstand presented to Priestley on his emigration to America in 1794 by 'some members of the University of Cambridge'.


  • Creation: 1771


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Swann Hurrell, 1883. The sermon and letters were inherited by Swann Hurrell from his cousin, Catherine Irene Finch (1800-83), Priestley's grandaughter.

Related Materials

The letters are to John Wilkinson and to Josiah Wedgwood, Add.4251/1136-1137.

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