Edward Manning

Edward Manning, 1766-1851, Baptist minister, was a leader in the transformation of religious life in the decades following the death of Henry Alline. His correspondence, journals, writings, and personal effects are highlighted on this site.

Edward Manning presided over the 1838 meeting of the Nova Scotia Baptist Education Society, which decided to establish a college in Wolfville. In 1843, Edward Manning presided over the first graduation at Acadia College.

Manning served as pastor with the New Light Congregational Church and later became a Baptist minister. A founder of the Nova Scotia Baptist Association, he also provided leadership and encouragement in the movement towards Baptist home and foreign missions.

He took a great interest in the history of the Baptist denomination. This awareness prompted him to keep a detailed journal throughout much of his life (1795-1846). He also retained the correspondence he received as well as copies of many letters he sent (1801-1846). The digital reproductions featured here include all of Manning's incoming and outgoing correspondence and of Manning's journals. Most all of these original records are fragile.

An essay on regeneration
An essay on regeneration
File contains an essay written by Edward Manning., Edward Manning
Engraving of Edward Manning
Engraving of Edward Manning
55 engravings : b&w ; 34 x 46 cm. - Items are copies of identical engravings. Note: Annotation recto, LR reads “Lith. Of Sarony & Major N. York.”, Edward Manning
Holy Bible
Holy Bible
Item is a Bible that belonged to Edward Manning. The first two pages bear handwritten annotations one of which is: “Bought of Alexander Morrison, May 7, 1811”, Edward Manning
Incoming Correspondence 1795
Incoming Correspondence 1795
File contains correspondence adressed to Edward Manning from various individuals, particularly other ministers and church congregations., Edward Manning
Incoming Correspondence 1796
Incoming Correspondence 1796
File contains correspondence adressed to Edward Manning from various individuals, particularly other ministers and church congregations., Edward Manning
Incoming Correspondence 1798
Incoming Correspondence 1798
File contains correspondence adressed to Edward Manning from various individuals, particularly other ministers and church congregations., Edward Manning
Incoming Correspondence 1799
Incoming Correspondence 1799
File contains correspondence adressed to Edward Manning from various individuals, particularly other ministers and church congregations., Edward Manning
Incoming Correspondence 1800
Incoming Correspondence 1800
File contains correspondence adressed to Edward Manning from various individuals, particularly other ministers and church congregations., Edward Manning
Incoming Correspondence 1801
Incoming Correspondence 1801
File contains correspondence adressed to Edward Manning from various individuals, particularly other ministers and church congregations., Edward Manning
Incoming Correspondence 1802
Incoming Correspondence 1802
File contains correspondence adressed to Edward Manning from various individuals, particularly other ministers and church congregations., Edward Manning
Incoming Correspondence 1803
Incoming Correspondence 1803
File contains correspondence adressed to Edward Manning from various individuals, particularly other ministers and church congregations., Edward Manning