IBBETSON, JAMES, 1717-1781.
James Ibbetson papers, 1746-1775

Emory University

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ibbetson, James, 1717-1781.
Title: James Ibbetson papers, 1746-1775
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 030
Extent: 0.3 cubic ft. (1 volume)
Abstract:Consists of several works by or about James Ibbetson, bound into one volume.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], James Ibbetson Papers, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Anita K. Delaries, January 1985.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

James Ibbetson, birth date unknown was an Anglican clergyman. He was a Fellow at Exeter College, Oxford and served as Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of Lincoln ca. 1746. In 1768 he was a member of the Corporation for the Relief of the Widows of Clergymen. Between 1768 and 1773 he served as one of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Hertford and the Liberty and Borough of St. Alban's. He also served as Rector of Bushey in Hertfordshire, prebendary of Lincoln and Archdeacon of St. Alban's.

Scope and Content Note

The papers of James Ibbetson consist of several works by or of the author bound into one volume. Included are copies of letters written to the Earl of Clarendon and the Duke and Duchess of York. The copies, made by Ibbetson, were given to Lady Hyde. Also included is a published sermon by Ibbetson titled, "Public Virtue, the Great Cause of the Happiness of any People," 1746; a manuscript copy of a letter from the Reverend Thomas Hayter; pamphlets by Ibbetson entitled "De Miriculis in Ecclesia Christiana" and "A Plea for the Subscription of the Clergy to the 39 Articles of Religion," 5th edition 1772. In addition, there is a printed work entitled "A Letter to a Friend," n.d. which consists of a large folding plan and printed notices of a legal quarrel involving Dr. Ibbetson and Abraham Cain in 1772; pamphlets by Ibbetson entitled "A Discourse of Confirmation: Designed for the Use of such as are to be Confirmed," 1774 and "Plain and Affectionate Discourses on the Sacrament of the Lords Supper," 1775.

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