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Wesley Letters Online

December 5, 2018

John & Charles Wesley Letters Now Available Online

Recently, the Ernest and Bernice Styberg Library at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary digitized and shared their John and Charles Wesley letters online. The library is very excited to make these available! The collection contains seventeen letters written by John and two written by Charles. Notably, the collection contains John Wesley's last letter to America from 1791, addressed to Ezekiel Cooper, an important leader in American Methodism, urging him to advocate for unity within Methodism. The earliest letter dates from 1736 and is letter from John to his brother Charles while they were missionaries in the American colonies. The letters are mostly from the latter part of the eighteenth century, and some are written to prominent Methodist leaders, like Thomas Rankin, Richard Whatcoat, and Thomas Morrell, one of the original collectors of the letters. These letters were donated by several different folks but are now all housed in the special collections at the seminary.

To view the collection, click on this link.

Contact the Styberg Library via email ( or phone (847-866-3909) if you have questions about this collection.