1862 PHOEBE PALMER. Important Manuscript Methodist Autograph Book - Chinese Missions, &c.
1862 PHOEBE PALMER. Important Manuscript Methodist Autograph Book - Chinese Missions, &c.
1862 PHOEBE PALMER. Important Manuscript Methodist Autograph Book - Chinese Missions, &c.
1862 PHOEBE PALMER. Important Manuscript Methodist Autograph Book - Chinese Missions, &c.
1862 PHOEBE PALMER. Important Manuscript Methodist Autograph Book - Chinese Missions, &c.
1862 PHOEBE PALMER. Important Manuscript Methodist Autograph Book - Chinese Missions, &c.
1862 PHOEBE PALMER. Important Manuscript Methodist Autograph Book - Chinese Missions, &c.

1862 PHOEBE PALMER. Important Manuscript Methodist Autograph Book - Chinese Missions, &c.

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An absolutely wonderful original commonplace book owned by Harriet Milner of Leeds, UK. While there are plenty of holographic quotations [written by hands other than the authors], there are some wonderful original manuscript items in the hands of the original authors as well. 

Well in excess of 100 pages, nearly full. We have no researched in full, but have pulled out a few of the more promiment items we noticed right away. A gold-mine for someone interested in Methodist, Holiness, Chinese Missions material. 

The Phoebe Palmer piece alone is worth the price; I believe we handled one or two autographs of hers in 25 years. Nothing manuscript like this. 

1. Walter C. Palmer [Dr. Palmer, Phoebe's husband]. Important Questions. by Mrs. Palmer, but in the hand of her husband. Signed to Leeds, December 20th, 1862 while the Palmer's were on a tour of England preaching holiness. 

"And shall each name that here in order stands,
In life's fair book be written Shall the hands,
Which have fair friendships dictates leave,
Be joined in heaven? Shall each receive
The boon of endless life, and blissful ages spend,
In sweet companionship, wiht an Almighty friend." 

Walter C. Palmer.

2. Phoebe Palmer. Signed to Leads, december 20th, 1862 whil preaching in England on tour.

Divine Blessing

The Lord bless thee & keep
thee. The Lord make his face
to shine upon thee & be gracious
unto thee. The Lord lift up his 
countenance upon thee & give
thee peace. Num. 24.26

Holiness, happiness, and
Usefulness are inseparable

Phoebe Palmer

3. Fine, apparently unpublished six stanza hymn signed, "L.A.C. Leeds, 1857" beginning, "Sweet in the silent night to rest"

4. Full page inscription by J. W. Marshall of the Methodist New Connexion Mission at Tientsin, North China

5. Unpublished 19 stanza hymn titled, "My Own Old Cross Again" by Alfred Phillips. 

6. Full page inscription by H. W. Richmonds of the Methodist New Connexion Conference, Leeds, 1863.

7. Multiple full-page inscriptions by Shoo-noo, apparently a Chinese holiness evangelist. 

8. Unpublished Hymn, "Palm Sunday" by Henry Smith of Bradford

9. Lost! A manuscript hymn published in Winning Words, c.1870's. 

10. Inscription in English and Chinese by A. Fletcher Jones of Lao Ling, North China.

11. Inscription in England by Emmie Jones of Lao Ling, North China

12. Two stanzas of "Tis not enough that we should stand still" by James Reynolds Withers, apparently authorial manuscript, 1858. 

13. Inscriptions by John and Jane Innocent in both English and Chinese; pioneer Methodist missionaries to China. John came to Christ on James Caughey.

14. Inscription by William N. Hall in both English and Chinese; pioneer Methodist missionary to China.

15. Unpublished full page manuscript on affliction by influential Methodist New Connexion minister, William Cocker [1816-1902].

16. Two part unpublished manuscript poem Alpha / Omega by James Garside. Penned on Christmas Day. 

17. Original hymn, "O Thou supreme eternal God of love" by J. Hudston. 1867. 

18. Wonderful full page, half in Chinese and half in English, being the Chinese Ordination hymn of John Wesley, translated by and here in manuscript hand by Frank B. Turner, pioneer missionary of the Methodist New Connexion in China [Tientsin]. 

19. Inscription by William Cooke D.D.; important Methodist New Connexion leader

20. Autograph of Maria V. G. Harvergal, sister to Frances Ridley.

21. Two excerpts in manuscript hand, presumably the authors, from the poem Festus by Philip James Bailey. One written in the book, the other excised and inserted. 

22. Half page unpublished manuscript on the name of Jesus by James C. Watts, D.D., prominent Methodist New Connexion divine.

23. Original poem, "Pity China" by W. J. Townsend, missionary to China.

24. Two stanza poem on missionary suffering by George T. Candlin, pioneer missionary to China

25. Unpublished lengthy manuscript, "Christ's Thorough Knowledge of Man" by William Usher, prominent Methodist New Connexion divine.

etc., etc., Worthy of further research.

Original large 4to size common place book, worn, block nearly free of the casing.