C. H. Spurgeon collection, 1889-1890

Emory University

Pitts Theology Library

1531 Dickey Drive, Suite 560

Atlanta, GA 30322


Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/g2c21

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Spurgeon, C. H. (Charles Haddon), 1834-1892.
Title: C. H. Spurgeon collection, 1889-1890
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 179
Extent: 0.01 cubic ft. (1 folder)
Abstract:Consists of two letters from Spurgeon to a Reverend W. H. I. Page.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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[after identification of item(s)], C. H. Spurgeon Collection, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Jennifer Gerth, 1999.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, born in 1834, was a Baptist minister in Great Britain. He was famous for his preaching skills and, from the time he was a young man, attracted thousands of people to hear his sermons. A prolific author, Spurgeon’s published sermons were very popular. He held strict Calvinistic views and, therefore, alienated himself from some Baptist ministers. Despite his controversial views, he remained a popular speaker. Spurgeon died in 1892 after suffering from gout.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two letters from Spurgeon to a Reverend W. H. I. Page. In the letters, dated September 18, 1889 and March 3, 1890 Spurgeon discusses his ideas for a book on the history of religion and the Reformation in Great Britain. He also writes of his declining health, Page’s health, and the Book of Proverbs.