File NLW MS 21692C. - A small collection of papers relating to Thomas Pennant and David his son,

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NLW MS 21692C.

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A small collection of papers relating to Thomas Pennant and David his son,

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  • 1787-1789 / (Creation)

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Thomas Pennant, naturalist, antiquary and traveller, was born on the Downing estate in Flintshire. He was educated at Wrexham and London before entering Queen's College, Oxford aged eighteen. Thomas developed a love of the natural world at school and began travelling whilst at Oxford; in the following years he travelled widely throughout Britain and Europe. The Outlines of the Globe was Thomas's most ambitious literary project. The work originally took up twenty-two volumes but only four of these were published - two by Pennant himself and two by his son, David.

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Sotheby's; London; Purchase; December 1980

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  • English
  • French
  • Latin

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English, French, Latin.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 21692C.

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vtls006920356

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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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  • English

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  • Text: NLW MS 21692C.