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A collection of digitised nineteenth-century pamphlets from Conway Hall Library & Archives. This includes the Conway Tracts, Moncure Conway's personal pamphlet library; the Morris Tracts, donated to the library by Miss Morris in 1904; the National Secular Society's pamphlet library and others. The Conway Tracts were bound with additional ephemera, such as lecture programmes and handwritten notes.

Please note that these digitised pamphlets have been edited to maximise the accuracy of the OCR, ensuring they are text searchable. If you would like to view un-edited, full-colour versions of any of our pamphlets, please email



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What is the good of God?
Place of publication: London
Collation: 24 p. ; 19 cm.
Series: Reason Versus Rationalism, no.2
Notes: Includes bibliography (p.24).

Co-operative production with references to the experiment of Leclaire: a lecture given at the Hall of Science, Sheffield, Sunday, March 18th, 1883
Edition: 2nd ed.
Place of publication: London
Collation: 15 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes: Other works by the same author listed on title page verso. Publisher's list on unnumbered page at the end.

In love's eternity
Place of publication: [London]
Collation: 167-170 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes: From the library of Dr Moncure Conway. From The Dark Blue 2. Attribution of journal title and date: Virginia Clark catalogue. The Dark Blue was a London-based literary magazine…

Symmetry in space
Place of publication: Boston
Collation: 24-30 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes: From the library of Dr Moncure Conway. From the Unitarian Review and Religious Magazine. Vol. 1 (March 1874). For content of complete issue see:…

The Life of "Chinese" Gordon
Edition: New and rev. ed.
Place of publication: London
Collation: 28, [4] p. : ill. (ports.) ; 21 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references. Advertisements on unnumbered pages at the end. From the library of Dr Moncure Conway.

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The new gospel of peace according to St. Benjamin
Place of publication: Manchester; London
Collation: 42 p. : ill. (accompanying fold-out black and white illustration) ; 19 cm.
Notes: A satire on American politics. From the library of Dr Moncure Conway. The author is not named on the title page.…

Lest we forget
Place of publication: East Aurora, NY
Collation: 32 p. : ill. (front. port.) ; 14 cm.
Notes: Part of the NSS pamphlet collection. Title page printed in red and black. Red decorations at the top of each page. Rubricated letter on p.3. Date of…

The claims of Christianity examined from a Rationalist standpoint
Place of publication: London
Collation: 62, [1] p. ; 19 cm.
Notes: Bibliography on unnumbered page at the end. Issued for the Rationalist Press Committee. Date of publication from Cooke, Bill. The blasphemy depot (2003). Part of the NSS pamphlet…

Blows at the Bible
Place of publication: [London]
Collation: 6 v. (96 p.) ; 19 cm.
Notes: Contents: No. 1: The sermon on the mount.--No. 2: The life of Adam. Love not the world. The mystery of salvation.--No. 3: How a fairy was transformed. Jumping comments on…

The New Testament manuscripts, or, Christianity completely undermined
Edition: 2nd ed.
Place of publication: London
Collation: [3], [i]-v, [10]-26, ii p. ; 22 cm.
Notes: "With fac-similes of MSS."--Front cover. Appendix dated "Liberator", Melbourne, August 11, 1894. "Some works by G.W. Foote" listed on unnumbered…
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