RAFFLES, Thomas. 11851



Autograph Letter Signed, to T.Thompson, rejoicing at finding a mislaid Autograph of John Bunyan, returning a scrap of Goldsmith’s writing, and explaining the scope of his autograph collection. 4 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, fine. Edge Hill, 3 June 1846. Thomas Raffles (1788-1863), Congregational Minister of the Newington Chapel, Liverpool (1811-1862). His cousin was Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. Besides his verse compositions and his translation of Klopstock’s Messiah (1814), Raffles published his Memoirs of Thomas Spencer (1813), Letters during a Tour through France, Savoy, etc. (1818), Lectures on Practical Religion (1820), Lectures on the Doctrines of the Gospel (1822), Hear the Church! A Word for All. By a Doctor of Divinity, but not of Oxford (1839—a riposte to Pusey), The Divine Command: a Jubilee Sermon to the London Missionary Society (1844), Internal Evidence of the Inspiration of Scripture (1849), and Independency at St Helens (1856).