• Title
    William Hale White Collection
  • Reference
    MS 2873
  • Production date
    13 Jul 1899 - 25 Jan 1913
  • Creator
  • Creator History
    Born 22 December 1831 in Bedford, and died 14 March 1913, Groombridge, Sussex an English novelist noted for his studies of Nonconformist experience. While training for the Independent ministry, White lost his faith and became disillusioned with what he saw as the narrowness of Nonconformist culture. He practiced journalism, then spent the rest of his life in the civil service at the Admiralty. The story of his inner life, however, is largely told in his novels and other writings, published under the name of Mark Rutherford. The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford (1881) and Mark Rutherford’s Deliverance (1885) are autobiographical fictions describing White’s progress from Protestant Christianity to a form of Wordsworthian pantheism. His later novels are The Revolution in Tanner’s Lane (1887), Miriam’s Schooling and Other Papers (1890), Catherine Furze (1893), and Clara Hopgood (1896). All of his books deal with religious problems or with ordeals of the heart, the intellect, or the conscience. He published a translation of Spinoza’s Ethics in 1883.
  • Scope and Content
    Manuscript of an essay entitled "F.E.D", signed "Mark Rutherford", and correspondence between Hale White and W. Massingham, W Robertson Nicoll, A C Swinburne, Nowell Smith and Miss Harrison.
  • Extent
    1 folder (8 items)
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  • Archival history
    These items were purchased
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