Cardinal Newman’s Conversion Odyssey, in His Own Words (1839-1845)

Cardinal Newman’s Conversion Odyssey, in His Own Words (1839-1845) March 19, 2015
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Oxford caricature of John Henry Newman, 1840 [public domain / Wikimedia Commons]

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The following chronological documentation is drawn from entries in my two books:  
The Quotable Newman (Manchester, New Hampshire: Sophia Institute Press, 2012)
Section: “Conversion (His Own)”
Section: Ch. 6: “Conversion (to Catholicism)”
Sometimes different portions of the same letter are in the two different books, which will be noted. I note to whom letters were written, and also indicate primary sources or secondary sources where I obtained the letters.
My two books also contain Newman’s thoughts on Catholic conversion in general, his hindsight reflections on his own conversion from after 1845, and his criticisms of Anglicanism; as well as related remarks on development and other aspects of Church history. But those citations will not be included in this list (minus ten noted exceptions).
Bibliography and Abbreviations
QN  The Quotable Newman (Manchester, New Hampshire: Sophia Institute Press, 2012)
Q&A; Cardinal Newman: Q & A on Theology, Church History, and Conversion (Lulu, 2015)
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Apo. Apologia pro Vita Sua(1865; London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1908)
Ble.[Vincent Ferrer Blehl] Pilgrim Journey: John Henry Newman: 1801-1845(New York: Paulist Press, 2001) 

Keb., Correspondence of John Henry Newman with John Keble and Others, 1839-45(edited at the Birmingham Oratory, London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1917)

LD vii The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman, Vol. VII:  Editing theBritish Critic: January 1839 – December 1840 (edited by Gerard Tracey;  Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1995)
LD viii The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman, Vol. VIII: Tract 90 and the Jerusalem Bishopric: January 1841 – April 1842(edited by Gerard Tracey, Oxford University Press, USA, 2000)
LD ix The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman, Vol. IX: Littlemore and the Parting of Friends: May 1842-October 1843 (edited by Francis J. McGrath, F.M.S. and Gerard Tracey;  Oxford University Press, 2006)
LDThe Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman, Vol. X: The Final Step: 1 November I843 – 6 October 1845 (edited by Francis J. McGrath, F.M.S.; Oxford University Press, 2006)
LD xi The Letters and Diaries of John Henry Newman, Vol. XI: Littlemore to Rome: October 1845 to December 1846 (edited by Charles Stephen Dessain, London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1961)
Moz.ii Letters and Correspondence of John Henry Newman During His Life in the English Church, vol. 2 [starting from December 1833] (edited by Anne Mozley; 1891; London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1903)
POL A Packet of Letters: A Selection from the Correspondence of John Henry Newman; edited by Joyce Sugg (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983)
SDSermons Bearing on Subjects of the Day (1831-1843 / 1869; London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902)


Chronological List of Letters and Other Sources

To Frederic Rogers, 22 Sep. 1839 (Q&A; / LD vii + QN / Moz. ii)
 
To S. F. Wood, 29 Sep. 1839 (Q&A; / LD vii)
To J. W. Bowden, 4 Nov. 1839 (Q&A; / LD vii)
To Robert Williams, 10 Nov. 1839 (Q&A; / LD vii)

To [sister] Jemima Mozley, 29 Nov. 1839 (Q&A; / LD vii)

To J. W. Bowden, 5 Jan. 1840 (QN / Keb.)
To Edward B. Pusey, 15 Jan. 1840 (Q&A; / LD vii)
To J. W. Bowden, 21 Feb. 1840 (QN / Keb.)
 
To [sister] Jemima Mozley, 25 Feb. 1840 (QN / Moz. ii)
To John Keble, 26 Oct. 1840 (Q&A; / LD vii) [from ch. 5: “Anglicanism”]
To Frederick Rogers, 25 Nov. 1840 (QN / Moz. ii)
To Frederic Rogers, 26 Dec. 1840 (Q&A; / LD vii) [from ch. 5: “Anglicanism”]
To Richard Westmacott, 8 April 1841 (Q&A; / LD viii)
To Charles W. Russell [name unlisted in my book], 26 April 1841 (QN / Apo., ch. 4)
 
To Charles W. Russell [name unlisted in QN], 5 May 1841 (Q&A; / LD viii + QN / Apo., ch. 4)
To Miss MaryHolmes, 6 Sep. 1841 (Q&A; / LD viii) [from ch. 5: “Anglicanism”]
To J. R. Hope, 17 Oct. 1841 (Q&A; / LD viii + QN / Moz. ii)
To John Keble, 24 Oct. 1841 (Q&A; / LD viii + QN / Moz. ii) [1st from ch. 5: “Anglicanism”]

To Henry Wilberforce, 8 Nov. 1841 (Q&A; / LD viii)

To J. R. Hope, 24 Nov. 1841 (QN / Keb.)
To Samuel Rickards, 1 Dec. 1841 (Q&A; / LD viii + QN / Moz. ii) [1st from ch. 5: “Anglicanism”]
To J. R. Hope, 2 Dec. 1841 (QN / Keb.)
 
To S. F. Wood, 6 Dec. 1841 (QN / Keb.)
 
To J. R Hope, 8 Dec. 1841 (Q&A; / LD viii)
To S. F. Wood, 13 Dec. 1841 (Q&A; / LD viii + QN / Keb.)
To Thomas Mozley, 13 Dec. 1841 (Q&A; / LD viii) [from ch. 5: “Anglicanism”]
To R. W. Church, 24 Dec. 1841 (QN / Apo., ch. 4)
 
To Rev. W. Dodsworth, 27 Dec. 1841 (QN / Keb.) 

To Robert I. Wilberforce, 26 Jan. 1842 (Q&A; / LD viii)

To Robert I. Wilberforce, 1 Feb. 1842 (Q&A; / LD viii)
To Edward Bellasis, 16 Feb. 1842 (QN / Keb.)
 
To Thomas Kirkpatrick [name unlisted in my book], 6 March 1842 (QN / Keb.)
To Edward B. Pusey, 24 Aug. 1842 (Q&A; / LD ix) [from ch. 5: “Anglicanism”]
To Edward B. Pusey, 16 Oct. 1842 (QN / Apo., ch. 4)
To Miss MaryHolmes, 8 Feb. 1843 (Q&A; / LD ix + QN / Ble.)
To John Keble, 14 March 1843 (QN / Keb.)
 
Diary, 12 April 1843 (Ble.)
To John Keble, 4 May 1843 (Q&A; / LD ix + QN / Apo., ch. 4)
 
To John Keble, 18 May 1843 (QN / Keb.)
To Henry Wilberforce, 9 June 1843 (Q&A; / LD ix)
To Mrs. William [Catherine] Froude, 28 July 1843 (Q&A; / LD ix)
To [sister] Jemima Mozley, 28 Aug. 1843 (QN / Moz. ii)
To J. B. Mozley, 1 Sep. 1843 (QN / Moz. ii)
To John Keble, 6 Sep. 1843 (QN / Keb.)
 
To Jemima Mozley, 22 Sep. 1843 (QN / Moz. ii)
Sermon 26: “The Parting of Friends,” 25 Sep. 1843 (SD)
To [sister] Harriett Mozley, 29 Sep. 1843 (QN / Moz. ii)
To [sister] Harriet Mozley, 2 Oct.? 1843 (Q&A; / LD ix)
To Henry Edward Manning, 14 Oct. 1843 (QN / Apo., ch. 4)
To Henry Edward Manning, 25 Oct. 1843 (Q&A; / LD ix + QN / Apo., ch. 4)
To J. B. Mozley, 24 Nov. 1843 (QN / Moz. ii)
To Henry Edward Manning, 24 Dec. 1843 (QN / Keb.)
 
To John Keble, 23 Jan. 1844 (QN / Keb.)
To Edward B. Pusey, 19 Feb. 1844 (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Ble.)
To J. W. Bowden, 21 Feb. 1844 (QN / Moz. ii)
To Charles John Myers, 25 Feb. 1844 (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Ble.)
To Mrs. William [Catherine] Froude, 3 April 1844 (Q&A; / LD x)
To Mrs. William [Catherine] Froude, 5 April 1844 (Q&A; / LD x) [from ch. 5: “Anglicanism”]
To Mrs. William [Catherine] Froude, 9 April 1844 (Q&A; / LD x) [from ch. 5: “Anglicanism”]
To [sister] Jemima Mozley, 21 May 1844 (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Ble. & Moz. ii)
To John Keble, 8 June 1844 (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Ble. & POL)
To Mrs. William [Catherine] Froude, 9 June 1844 (QN / Ble.)
To John Keble, 13 June 1844 (QN / Keb.)

Memorandum in case of need,” 28 July 1844 (Q&A; / LD x)

To E. L. Badely, 23 Aug. 1844 (QN / Keb.)
To Edward B. Pusey, 28 Aug. 1844 (Q&A; / LD x)
To Edward Badeley, 9 Sep. 1844 (Q&A; / LD x)
Draft,” 30 Oct. 1844 (Q&A; / LD x) [from ch. 5: “Anglicanism”]
To Miss Maria Rosina Giberne, 7 Nov. 1844 (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Ble.)
To Mrs. William [Catherine] Froude, 12 Nov. 1844 (Q&A; / LD x)
To Rev. Edward Coleridge, 12 Nov. 1844 (QN / Keb.)
To Mrs. Elizabeth Bowden, 16 Nov. 1844 (Q&A; / LD x)
 
To Henry Edward Manning [name unlisted in QN], 16 Nov. 1844 (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Apo., ch. 4)
To Edward Coleridge, 16 Nov. 1844 (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Keb.)
To Robert Wilberforce, 16 Nov. 1844 (QN / Ble.)
To John Keble, 21 Nov. 1844) (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Keb.)
To [sister] Jemima Mozley, 24 Nov. 1844 (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Moz. ii)
To [sister] Jemima Mozley, Dec. 1844 (QN / Moz. ii)
To [sister] Jemima Mozley, 22 Dec. 1844 (QN / Ble. & Moz. ii)
To Miss Maria Rosina Giberne, 8 Jan. 1845 (QN / Ble. & Apo., ch. 4)
To Edward B. Pusey, 25 Feb. 1845 (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Ble.)
To Edward B. Pusey, 12 March 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
To Edward B. Pusey, 14 March 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
To [sister] Jemima Mozley, 15 March 1845 (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Moz. ii)
To Henry Wilberforce, 20 March 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
To [sister] Jemima Mozley, 22 March 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
To Miss Maria Rosina Giberne, 30 March 1845 (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Ble.)
To James Bowling Mozley, 2 April 1845 (Q&A; / LD x + QN / Moz. ii)
To Robert Francis Wilson, 11 April 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
To Henry Wilberforce, 27 April 1845 (QN / Ble.)
To J. R. Hope, 14 May 1845 (QN / Keb.)
To Mrs. William [Catherine] Froude, 10 June 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
To J. R. Hope, 10 June 1845 (QN / Keb.)
 
To Rev. Edward Coleridge, 3 July 1845 (QN / Ble.)
To Richard Westmacott, 11 July 1845 (QN / POL)
To Charles Crawley, 14 July 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
To [brother] Francis William Newman, 7 Aug. 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
To Miss Maria Rosina Giberne, 24 Aug. 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
 
Mrs. Elizabeth Bowden, 31 Aug. 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
To Simeon Lloyd Pope, 18 Sep. 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
To Edward Walford, 21 Sep. 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
To Robert Francis Wilson, 25 Sep. 1845 (Q&A; / LD x)
 
To [sister] Jemima Mozley, 9 Oct. 1845 (QN / LD xi)
 
To [sister] Jemima Mozley, 14 Oct. 1845 (QN / LD xi)
 
To Edward Badeley, 19 Oct. 1845 (QN / LD xi)
 
Letter To Harmood W. Banner, 8 Nov. 1845 (QN / LD xi)
 
Letter to the Marquise de Salvo, 14 Dec. 1845 (QN / LD xi)
 
 
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