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Handwritten letter from James O‚ÄôConnor to Miss Isabel Emory enclosing a promised autograph of John Henry Newman. Mr. O‚ÄôConnor extols the virtues of the Puseyites, followers of Edward Bouveire Pusey, an early leader of the Oxford Movement. The document from John H. Newman is a handwritten passage from 1 Thessalonians 2:17, written in Latin in 1847.
John Henry Newman was born in February 1801 and died in August 1890. Originally ordained a priest in the Church of England, Newman was an early leader of the Oxford Movement. He converted to Catholicism in 1845 and soon became a Catholic priest. He was made a Cardinal by Pope Leo XII in 1879. His writings on the importance of ministering to Catholic students at non-Catholic universities have inspired the creation of Newman centers all over the world. Newman was beatified by Pope Benedict in September 2010. His feast day is October 9th. Reverend James O‚ÄôConnor of Pittsburgh was friend and teacher to Newman in Rome.
Unlined paper; handwritten; signed; approx. 9 5/8 x 7 5/8 in.; laminated.
John Henry Newman Collection
Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections
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O'Connor, James, "[1849-05-19] Letter from James O‚ÄôConnor to Miss Isabel Emory and  autograph of John Henry Newman" (1849). John Henry Newman Collection. 2.