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Bridgwater Manuscripts
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Bridgwater Manuscripts

  • GB 0210 MSBWATER
  • Fonds
  • [1773] x [1883]

This collection contains miscellaneous papers relating mainly to Thomas Charles, Bala and to his grandson David Charles, Trefeca.



Letters, 1779-1813, from Thomas Charles to Sarah Jones (afterwards Charles), letters from Sarah to Thomas Charles, and letters to Thomas Charles from several correspondents; the marriage settlement of Thomas Charles and Sarah Jones, 1783; a list o...


Letters, 1778-1814, from Thomas Charles to Sarah Jones, who became his wife in 1783, from Sarah to Thomas Charles, and from Thomas Charles to his son Thomas Rice and daughter Maria; letters addressed to Thomas Charles by various friends and collab...


A diary, 1874-1878, containing occasional entries, observations, time-tables, poetry, etc. by David Charles.


A diary, 1835-1848, intermittently kept by David Charles.

Estate accounts

Particulars, 1849-1862, of rent received by David Charles for Llechwallto and Cwmnantgwyn farms and for a house in Wheat Street, Brecon, together with allowances and payments made by him.

Estate accounts

An account book, 1858-1878, containing entries of receipts and payments in respect of Berthlas, Longhill, Maesbraenar and other properties in Montgomeryshire.

Family correspondence

Correspondence of David Charles and members of his family, including his letters, 1844-1846, to Mary Watkins (née Jones) and, 1868-1874, to his daughter Annie; a letter, 1856, to David Charles from Thomas Charles Edwards; letters of condolence, 18...

Letters to Mary Jones, Llanidloes

Letters, 1832-1841, addressed to Mary Jones, Llanidloes, afterwards wife of B. Watkins, Brecon, mainly by Mary Jones, Mold. Mary Watkins married David Charles in 1846.


Miscellaneous papers of the Charles family, including an example of the autograph of Maria, wife of Thomas Rice Charles (son of Thomas Charles of Bala); a copy of a licence to John Davies, Fronheulog to print 2,300 copies of Thomas Charles's ...


Outlines of sermons in the autograph of Thomas Charles, with notes of the places at which he delivered them. The manuscript, which is marked Vol. I, was begun in September 1784.

Sermon notes

Notes of sermons, 1852-1878, by David Charles, Trefeca, with lists of places at which they were delivered.