File NLW MS 9669E. - Commonplace book of Thomas Salusbury,

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NLW MS 9669E.


Commonplace book of Thomas Salusbury,


  • [1781x1850] / (Creation)

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A commonplace book entitled 'Thomas Salubury's Book of Scraps and Diversities', compiled by Thomas Salusbury of Denbigh (b. 1761), third son of Robert Salusbury of Cotton Hall. It contains medical and culinary recipes, many of them attributed to North Wales Physicians; notes on contemporary events during the Napoleonic Wars; press cuttings; anecdotes of George II and Lord Chatham; notes on sermons preached by the Rev. Mr. Edwards at Wrexham, 1787, Bishop Horsley, 1805, the Rev. Mr. Mason at Denbigh, 1807, and the Rev. Mr. Philips at Denbigh, 1818; notes on notable members of the Salusbury family; genealogical extracts from the family Bible at Cotton Hall; and particulars of the birthdays of the compiler's relatives, friends, and acquaintances.

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The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Part XVI, 161.

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Previously known as B.R.A. 328.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 9669E.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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June 2008.


  • English



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Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS;

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