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Queen's College Parkville, Victoria

Queen’s College is home to the Sugden Heritage Collections, an internationally significant collection of rare books, Bibles, and Methodistica. The Collections include signed manuscript letters by John Wesley, a remarkable collection of Bibles dating from 1495 to the 19th century, as well as the Dodgson Collection of Egyptian Antiquities and Coptic Textiles.

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1-17 College Crescent Parkville Victoria 3052
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Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1759 November 21, London to the Revd Mr Furly at Kippax, near Ferrybridge, Yorkshire from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

In Telford IV: 79

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1779 August 5, London to [the Rev. Samuel Bradburn], from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

Given by S. Bradburn's daughter to Abraham Whitehouse, then given to the Rev. H.B. Britten. Britten's grandson Arthur gave it to his niece Ivy Pizzey July 1949, who gave it to Charles Pizzey c.1967.

Amulet

Queen's College, Parkville

Carpenter's plummet

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Shabti

Queen's College, Parkville

Turquoise with wig, false beard and arms folded across the front. Back is flat.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

China plaque

Queen's College, Parkville

China plaque with Wesley’s head in the centre, and the words “THE BEST OF ALL GOD IS WITH US” These were Wesley’s final words from his deathbed.

Inscriptions & Markings

"The best of all God is with us The Revd John Wesley AM Wesleyan Methodist Society Established 1739"

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1785 September 13, Bristol to Mr John Valton at the Methodist-Chapel, York, from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

Originally no.9 in the Waterhouse Collection.

Shabti

Queen's College, Parkville

Remains of a white wash over surface with yellow on the face and neck. Face, wig and hieroglyphs on front in black, hands of crossed arms in red/brown paint. On back across shoulders basket painted in black. Small paper label inscribed with 'A8' attached to back.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Funerary cone

Queen's College, Parkville

Three columns of hieroglyphs and remains of a red/brown paint on the face of the cone and on body, end broken off.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Inscriptions & Markings

Small paper label inscribed with 'A6' attached to cone.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1780 December 13, London [to John Valton] from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

The address in Wesley's handwriting is now separated along the fold from the letter to Valton, and has on its verso a second letter written b S. Bradford to an unknown recipient at an unknown date.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a floral element/bead.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1760 June 19, Mountmelick to the Revd Mr Furly at Kippax, near Ferrybridge, Yorkshire from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

In Telford IV: 98

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1784 January 16, London to Mr Richd Rodda at the Preachinghouse in Birmingham, from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Shabti

Queen's College, Parkville

Turquoise with wig, false beard and arms folded across the front. Back is flat.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Funerary cone

Queen's College, Parkville

Two ovals of hieroglyphs with remains of a red/brown paint on face of cone and round edge.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Inscriptions & Markings

Small paper label inscribed with 'A6' attached to cone.

Amulet

Queen's College, Parkville

Papyrus sceptre

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Shabti

Queen's College, Parkville

Turquoise with wig, false beard and arms folded across the front. Back is flat.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a floral element.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Primitive Methodist Centenary china plate

Queen's College, Parkville

Commemorative plate in Royal Semi-Porcelain by Wood and Sons of Burslem, Staffordshire, issued in 1907, to mark the centenary of the Primitive Methodists' first camp meeting, held at Mow Cop on 31 May 1807. The plate is decorated with transfer prints, heightened with gold lustre, depicting preachers Hugh Bourne and William Clowes together with notable chapels of the movement, all to be found in "the Potteries". The reverse printed with details of the movement's membership beneath the title, "What God Hath Wrought!", this all enclosed within a scrolled cartouche below which is the Registration No.491901 together with the Maker's Mark.

Historical information

Primitive Methodism was seen to originate in a full day of prayer or "Camp Meeting" held at Mow Cop in 1807, and this led, in 1811, to two groups joining together; the 'Camp Meeting Methodists' and the 'Clowesites', led by Hugh Bourne and William Clowes respectively.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1786 December 10, London [to John Eggleston], from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Inkwell and stand

Queen's College, Parkville

Glass inkwell and timber stand. The wooden inkstand has 2 small brass plaques attached to it.

Inscriptions & Markings

Plaque 1: "Presented to Mr A Cecil Osborne by the Trustees of Wesley's Chapel, City Road London on the occasion of the 150th anniversary November 1st 1928. Made from old oak given to John Wesley for his chapel from the government shipyards at Deptford 1777" Plaque 2: Presented by Mrs Osborne of Hammers Lane, Mill Hill, London, To the Mont Albert Methodist Church In appreciation of gifts received from the Mont Albert Congregation, November 1947.

Shabti

Queen's College, Parkville

Upper half, feet and band running down front of figure is yellow outlined in red. Face, wig and hieroglyphs on front in black, crossed arms holding implements in red. On back across shoulders representation of a basket and outline of arms in red. Yellow on upper half and on feet on back of figure. Small paper label inscribed with 'A9' attached to back.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Cartonnage sandal soles

Queen's College, Parkville

Two sandal soles with yellow base, over which was painted blue and black.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Gothic bookcase owned by John Wesley

Queen's College, Parkville

Dark timber gothic bookcase, possibly cut down from a larger piece of furniture.

Historical information

Note: the Wilberforce House was purchased by Hull Corporation in 1903 and opened to the public as a museum in 1906.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1760 September 4, Launceston to the Revd Mr Furly from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Historical information

In Telford IV: 104

Amulets

Queen's College, Parkville

Thirty eight faience amulets glued to piece of card with small paper label inscribed with 'C2'.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed in pencil at top left corner with 'Amulets'.

Letter

Queen's College, Parkville

Letter 1777 October 18, London to Mr Walter Churchey near the Hay, Brecon, from John Wesley. Holograph, signed.

Shabti fragment

Queen's College, Parkville

Green with wig and arms folded across front. On back across shoulders representation of a basket drawn in black.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Staffordshire pottery figurine of John Wesley

Queen's College, Parkville

Staffordshire Pottery pearlware figure of John Wesley preaching, standing on a square hollow base. Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse. Open bottomed.

Fragment of inscribed brick

Queen's College, Parkville

A mud brick fragment with cuneiform inscription.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.

Faience mould

Queen's College, Parkville

Faience mould for a floral element.

Historical information

This item is part of the Dodgson Collection, which was bequeathed to Queen's College in 1892 by the Rev. James Dodgson. The collection was created by Aquila Dodgson, brother of James. Aquila Dodgson was a friend of the English Egyptologist Flinders Petrie, and it was through this friendship the Aquila was able to acquire ancient Egyptian artefacts. A detailed study of the collection was made by Christine Elias "Discovering Egypt: Egyptian Antiquities at the University of Melbourne", M.A. thesis 2010.