Series FPG3 - Letters to John Wynne Griffith

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Letters to John Wynne Griffith


  • 1784-1833 (Creation)

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The series comprises letters to John Wynne Griffith of Garn, 1784-1833, many of them from creditors, lawyers and the family of Robert Watkin Wynne concerning legal and financial problems of the Plasnewydd estate trust, 1805-1822. Other, numerous correspondents include: [Sir] John Bayley, 1830, Robert and Charlotte Myddelton Biddulph, 1802-1811, 1820, William Cleaver, Bishop of Bangor, 1806, John Heaton, 1809-1822, Dr David Hughes of Jesus College, Oxford, 1806-1815, Lord Kirkwall, 1805-1813, John Moore, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1791, Robert Myddleton, 1815, Lord Orkney, 1810, on the following recurrent topics: business of the Denbigh burgesses; commons and enclosures; the Western Denbighshire Local Militia, especially the court martial of Captain John Davies in 1813, and non-payment of the Denbigh Foresters Yeoman Cavalry; presentation of an inscribed silver vase to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 1815-1816; military career of Thomas Griffith in India and the East Indies, and recovery of Java prize money after his death; careers of J.W.G.'s other sons; Denbigh borough and parliamentary elections; estate business and land conveyances; the contemporary political and social scene. Further correspondents are: Charlotte and Beriah Botfield, 1819-1822, on natural history, high society gossip and schooldays at Harrow; Lord Dinorben, 1832-1833, arranging a civic dinner and ceremony to enter the Duke of Sussex's name in the Denbigh Corporation books; John Lloyd of Glyn Nannau, 1808-1815, regarding the Garthmeilio estate; William Davies Shipley, Dean of St Asaph, 1803-1820, concerning application of the Poor Law in St Asaph and Rhuddlan, rights of common and enclosures on Rhuddlan Marsh, death of Conway Shipley; S. Thompson, 1822, reporting on Mrs Botfield's health; John Wilkin, 1822-1828, on crown rents; John Copner Williams, regarding elections and alterations to the jurisdiction of the Court of Great Sessions, 1806-1829; Sir Watkin and Charles Williams Wynn, 1815-1833, mainly on property tax and shooting rights. -- The series also contains several letters of significant botanical and horticultural importance from [Heneage Finch], Earl of Aylesford, 1799, [Sir] Joseph Banks, 1794, William Bingley, 1798, Hugh Davies, 1801, James Dickson, 1796, John Fenton, 1830, Edward Hasell, 1794, James Hunter, 1797-1820, Jonathan Stokes, 1788, Robert Teesdale, 1798, Dawson Turner, 1802-c. 1824, James Watt, 1807, and William Withering, senior and junior, 1796-1821.

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Arranged alphabetically by and within each file, then chronologically for each correspondent.

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Preferred citation: FPG3

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  • Text: FPG3.