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Edward Manning Collection (Accession No. D1846.001)

Edward ManningEdward Manning, 1766-1851, Baptist minister, was a leader in the transformation of religious life in the decades following the death of Henry Alline. His correspondence, journals, writings, and personal effects are highlighted on this site.

Edward Manning presided over the 1838 meeting of the Nova Scotia Baptist Education Society, which decided to establish a college in Wolfville. In 1843, Edward Manning presided over the first graduation at Acadia College.

Manning served as pastor with the New Light Congregational Church and later became a Baptist minister. A founder of the Nova Scotia Baptist Association, he also provided leadership and encouragement in the movement towards Baptist home and foreign missions.

He took a great interest in the history of the Baptist denomination. This awareness prompted him to keep a detailed journal throughout much of his life (1795-1846). He also retained the correspondence he received as well as copies of many letters he sent (1801-1846). The digital reproductions featured here include all of Manning's incoming and outgoing correspondence and of Manning's journals. Most all of these original records are fragile.

An index to Manning's correspondents has been created as a searchable Excel spreadsheet and is available through the Esther Clark Wright Archives.

Original records are held at and available through the Esther Clark Wright Archives.



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Wendy Robicheau

For more information about this collection, please contact:

Wendy Robicheau
Archivist
Vaughan Memorial Library
Office 218, Level B1
Tel: 902-585-1731
Email: wendy.robicheau@acadiau.ca

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