About the Collection
Bridwell Library’s collection of letters by John Wesley (1703—1791), the founder of Methodism, has developed since the 1950s by means of selective purchases and generous gifts, particularly a major donation by Bishop Frederick DeLand Leete (1866—1958).
The Letters of John Wesley at Bridwell Library digital collection presents large-format scans with complete, searchable transcriptions of 138 Wesley letters. Dating from 1741 to 1791, these missives were addressed to such recipients as Francis Asbury, John Newton, Adam Clarke, Joseph Benson, and various members of the Wesley family.
For more information about the Letters of John Wesley at Bridwell Library, please contact Bridwell Library’s Special Collections Department.