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The Methodist Archives Biographical Index

Introduction

During the course of cataloguing manuscript collections within the Methodist Archives, efforts were made to include biographical information about individuals mentioned in the papers and these were added as footnotes to the text of the printed lists. Over the course of nearly ten years, short biographical notices about nearly thirteen hundred people were compiled in this way and it has been decided to put these onto the Web.

The list includes lay people and ministers/preachers from all the major British Methodist denominations since Wesley's day. It also contains information about people who were not necessarily Methodists, but who had interaction with them and are therefore mentioned in the collections.

Wherever possible, widely available sources such as the Dictionary of National Biography have been used. This list will continue to be up-dated as more collections are listed.

Gareth Lloyd