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Susanna Wesley's surviving writings, dating from the earlier eighteenth century, include letters, devotional diaries, prayers, meditations, and essays written for her children on points of religious doctrine. Publication began years after her death.
20 January 1669 Susanna Annesley (later SW) was born, probably at her parents' home in Spital Yard, Bishopsgate, London; she was the youngest surviving child, traditionally said to be the twenty-fifth. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
7 March 1702 SW penned the earliest-dated among her surviving letters: to Lady Yarborough about her quarrel with her husband over her political opinions. Bibliographic Citation link.
24 July 1732 SW wrote the famous letter to her son John in which she outlined in detail her system of childrearing. Bibliographic Citation link.
30 July 1742 SW died at her son John's Methodist headquarters of The Foundery in London. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
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