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Jessie Penn-Lewis Papers

Identifier: SC-099

Scope and Contents

The papers of Jessie Penn-Lewis occupies approximately .5 linear feet and highlights the correspondence, writing and travels of Penn-Lewis. The collection is organized into two major series, Correspondence and Publications. Each of these series is sub-divided even further into a half-dozen sub-series each.

Correspondence is the largest portion of the collection and covers a time period of 1900 to 1922. Correspondence sent and received is represented, as well as secondary correspondence and fragments. There is a portion of materials relating to Rev. H. S. Kimura, a noted Japanese evangelist.

Publications are various and focus upon church-related matters, as well as education-related and speaking engagements. Some of the materials in this series are more ephemeral or secondary and not necessarily publications by Penn-Lewis.


  • Created: 1892-1922
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1900-1922
  • Other: Date acquired: 1999


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.


1 box

0.42 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by series with folder and item-level control.

Source of Acquisition


Method of Acquisition

The papers of Jessie Penn-Lewis were given to the Wheaton College Special Collections beginning in 1999 and were received from Rev. Brynmor Pierce Jones.

Other Descriptive Information

The papers of Jessie Penn-Lewis, author and lecturer, highlights the correspondence, writing and travels of this noted Keswick speaker.

Jessie Penn-Lewis Papers
Buswell Library Special Collections Staff
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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