File NLW MS 12417C. - Letters to John Lloyd of Wigfair,

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NLW MS 12417C.


Letters to John Lloyd of Wigfair,


  • 1767-1815. (Creation)

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Fifty-one holograph and autograph letters, notes, etc., addressed to John Lloyd at Garden Court, London, at Hafodunos near St. Asaph, at Wigfair near St. Asaph and elsewhere, 1767-1815.
They comprise letters from John Call, Whiteford House, [Cornwall], 1799 (a request for help in obtaining returns of baptisms and burials in four parishes in Flintshire in connection with a proposed population check); Arch[ibald] Campbell, Edinburgh, 1801 (the death of [John Campbell], Lord Stonefield); Phoe[be] Campbell, Darlington, Inveraray and Edinburgh, etc., 1791-1796 (6) (her marriage to Lord Stonefield, personal health, detailed accounts of her social activities in Scotland, financial matters); Mr. Champion, Scrivelsby, [Lincolnshire], 1795 (personal); Mr. Chapeau, [London], 1803 (3) (personal, the eagerness and willingness 'this great City is in to meet the first consul and his barbarous Troops', the surrender of Tobago, the possibility of peace with Bonaparte, a fire in Frith Street [London]); Mrs. Anne Cleaver [wife of the bishop of St. Asaph], Bruton Street, [London], and St. Asaph, 1815 and undated (3) (personal, the slight damage to Sir Joseph and Lady Banks's house in Soho Square, [London], mob violence in parts of London, comments on Peter Roberts [of Llanarmon]'s book on Cambrian Customs [The Cambrian Popular Antiquities or An Account of some Traditions, Customs and Superstitions of Wales, etc., London, 1815], the bad news from America); W[illiam Cleaver, bishop of] St. Asaph, [1806x1815] (a request to purchase brandy at a sale at Vron iw); Roger B[utler] Clough, Eriviatt, 1793 (the appointment of overseers of the poor at Llangerniew, [Denbighshire], a riot in the Hope and Mold neighbourhood and intervention by the military, a request to recipient to call at the First Fruits and Tenths offices [in London] on behalf of the writer and some of his friends to pay sums due in respect of the canonries of Rad[ulphi de] Berkinhead [sic] and Arthuri Bulkeley [in the cathedral church of St. Asaph] and the benefices of Thakeham, [Sussex], Llanelidan, [Denbighshire], Halkin, [Flintshire], and Ashington, [?Sussex]); Th[omas] Clough, Roger B[utler] Clough and others [?justices of Denbighshire], Denbigh, 1797 (times and places for training and exercising the supplementary militia [of Denbighshire] and the appointment of an adjutant and paymaster); Thomas Colby, Abergeley, 1806 (mathematical calculations relating to 'the Ruthlan Base or any other part of the Survey'); R. 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Cotton, Combermere Abbey, 1783 (a lease to the writer's father of the minerals in the lordship of [ ] and the granting of tack notes for digging near Llanrhaiader); Tho[ma]s Cotton, Treasury, [London], 1814 (a request for information concerning the heir at law of Mr. Richard Lloyd of Gray's Inn); Henry Cowper, Old Palace Yard, [London], 1811 (arranging a day convenient for both to be present to be called to the Bench of the Middle Temple); Will[ia]m Cox, Captain and Assistant Quarter Master General, Liverpool, 1804 (5) (the payment of expenses incurred in constructing a beacon and but at St. George and the payment of people stationed there, the installing of tubes at St. George Beacon to point in the direction of adjoining beacons at Ormshead and at Gop); Geo[rge] Cumming, London, 1812 (personal, papers read at the Royal Society, the writer's introduction and visits to the reading room of the British Museum, 'this institution truly does honour to the nation', a lecture on the properties of metals by Mr. [Humphry] Davy on the day before he was knighted, the sale of Mackinlay's shop); Foster Cunliffe, Acton Park, [17]88 (apologies for being unable to provide a copy of the rules of the Society of Royal British Bowmen); Edw[ard] Davies, Wrexham and Newmarket, 1803-1805 (2) (horticultural notes, an account of Wrexham fair and a murder committed at the time, an enquiry on behalf of Mr. Davies of Broughton [?Mr. Whitehall Whitehall Davies] concerning the whereabouts of pictures of Mr. Mutton Davies and his lady which had formerly been hanging at Llanerch and were supposed to have been 'drawn by Sir Peter Lilly'); Edw[ard] Davies, Mostyn, 1806 (the Porthymaen estate); J. Davies, London, 1782 (legal); W. Davies, Highbury House, [Islington], 1805 (the bringing home of the body of [Alexander Aubert] and the funeral); Walter Davies ['Gwallter Mechain'], 1803 (the Ystymcolwyn coat of arms, the arms and inscription on the tomb of Meriel Williams, wife of John Williams of Ystymcolwyn, at Myfod, escutcheons in Myfod church); W[hitehall] W[hitehall] Davies, Whittington and Broughton, 1803-1812 (2) (arrangements relating to ? the loan or sale of books, a copy of the catalogue of the Llanerch library compiled in 1778 in the writer's possession [possibly the copy now designated NLW MS 17126D in the National Library of Wales, formerly Gwysaney MS 54], letters from Charles I to the writer's ancestor); Mr. Deluc, 1775-1795 (2) (personal); Rob[er]t Dodd, Terrick, 1767 (personal); Jon[as] Dryander, Soho Square, [London], 1783-1809 (6) (personal news and news of acquaintances, disagreements at the Royal Society (1783), the death of Mrs. Banks [Sir Joseph Banks's mother] in 1804, lack of news of [Frederik] Hornemann [the explorer]); and [Sir] Tho[ma]s [created baron] Dundas [of Aske, Yorkshhire, in 1794], Arlington Street [London] and Upleatham [Yorkshire], 1791-1798 (5) (personal news, preparations for a journey to the Shetlands, the discovery of copper on the race ground near Richmond and at Aske, the results of assays made of the copper ore found at Aske).

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English, French, Italian.

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Formerly known as Wigfair 17.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12417C.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 12417C.