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Thomas Tiplady papers, circa 1930 -- 1949

Summary Information

Abstract

Thomas Tiplady (1882-1967), British Methodist hymnwriter and director of Lambeth Mission, London (circa 1922-1955). Annotated four volume manuscript of "Hymns from Lambeth" (1930) as presented to the Hymn Society of America in 1938; one volume of "Hymns and Prose," and one photograph of Tiplady in Lambeth.

At a Glance

Bib ID 4492504 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Tiplady, Thomas, 1882-1967
Title Thomas Tiplady papers, circa 1930 -- 1949
Physical Description 3 boxes (3 boxes; 1.5 linear feet)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series in original order.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the original manuscript in four bound volumes of Tiplady's Hymns from Lambeth, published by Epworth Press in 1930, and the first volume of Tiplady's Hymns and Prose. This bound volume is signed by the author and consists of printed and handwritten hymns pasted into the leaves of the volume. It was originally presented to the Hymn Society of America on January 1 (Easter Day), 1938. This series also contains a photograph of Tiplady outside his home at 2 Flat 2 Chester Way, Lambeth, England, where he resided for much of his life.

  • Thomas Tiplady papers, circa 1930 -- 1949

    This series contains the original manuscript in four bound volumes of Tiplady's Hymns from Lambeth, published by Epworth Press in 1930, and the first volume of Tiplady's Hymns and Prose. This bound volume is signed by the author and consists of printed and handwritten hymns pasted into the leaves of the volume. It was originally presented to the Hymn Society of America on January 1 (Easter Day), 1938. This series also contains a photograph of Tiplady outside his home at 2 Flat 2 Chester Way, Lambeth, England, where he resided for much of his life.

Burke Library record group:

Union Theological Seminary Archives: UTS 1, papers of faculty and students

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.

Volumes are fragile at the spine and are brittle at the pages. Please consult staff for assistance with use.

Preferred Citation

Item Description, UTS1: Thomas Tiplady Papers, [1930-1949], box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Custodial History

The collection in its entirety was housed in the Burke's Special Collections before being transferred to the Archives.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

Hymns, poems, and prose were cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-14. The Tiplady Papers were among a large group of unprocessed material that was organized in 2016-2017 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation; bound volumes were cleared of dust and placed in new acid-free folders and boxes, and the photograph was encapsulated in a Mylar envelope. The finding aid was created by Rebecca Nieto in 2018 and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.

Subject Headings

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Manuscripts, Musical Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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Hymn writers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hymns Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hymns, English -- History -- Sources Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lambeth Mission (London, England) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Methodist Church -- Hymns -- History -- Sources Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tiplady, Thomas, 1882-1967 -- : Archives Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Thomas Tiplady was a British Methodist well-known for his hymns, of which he wrote over 250 during his lifetime. He was born in Gayle, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, England, and died January 7, 1967 in Lambeth, London, where he resided for over forty years. After briefly serving the Queen's Westminster Rifles in World War I, Tiplady lived briefly in the United States before returning to London. Back in Lambeth, Tiplady served as director of the Lambeth Mission in South London, which was regulated under the Methodist Church, and likely served there from 1922 to 1955.