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HAWARDEN, EDWARD, 1662-1735.
Edward Hawarden letter, 1711 March 14

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

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Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hawarden, Edward, 1662-1735.
Title: Edward Hawarden letter, 1711 March 14
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 176
Extent: 0.01 cubic ft. (1 folder)
Abstract:Contains one letter involving Hawarden's request for an unnamed prelate for protection after he was dismissed from his teaching position at a university.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], Edward Hawarden Letter, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Jennifer Gerth, 1998.

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Biographical Note

Edward Hawarden was an English Roman Catholic priest and theologian. He was born in Lancashire, England, on April 9, 1662 and died on April 23, 1735 in London. He was a student and professor at the University of Douai. In the early 1700s he and other professors at the university were accused of being Jansenites. He later left the university in 1707. He taught in other positions and wrote extensively until his death.

Scope and Content Note

In this letter dated March 14, 1711 Hawarden asks an unnamed prelate for protection after he was dismissed from his teaching position at a university. He is most likely referring to the University of Douai. He was dismissed after being charged with heretical views, especially Jansenism. In his letter he defends himself against heresy and professes his loyalty to the Roman Catholic Church. He refers to works by Popes Innocent II, Innocent X, Alexander VII, and Clement XI while defending himself. Hawarden asks the prelate to help him by defending him against the charges of heresy.

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1 1 Correspondence, 1711