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Digital Collections Highlights
Methodist Portrait Prints
Over 2,000 historic portraits dating from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. These images chart developments in engraving techniques to the advent of photography, and beyond.
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Wesley family letters
Original eighteenth-century manuscript letters by John Wesley, Charles Wesley, Sarah Wesley and others.
Methodist Satirical Collages, 1930s
Series of over 100 collages satirising issues debated at Methodist conferences in the 1930s including Methodist Union, and women’s ministry.
Westminsterians who died on service in the First World War
Poignant album gathering together portrait photographs of students and staff of Westminster College, London, who were killed in action, 1914-1918.
Westminster College photograph albums, 1857-1893
Includes group photographs of staff and students during the first decades of the Wesleyan teacher training institution, Westminster College, London.
Sketches of Indian life by A. G. Hellier
Agatha Gay Hellier (1897-1980) served as a teacher in South India from 1923-1951. She documented local life through her artwork whilst working in Royapettah and Chennai.