File NLW MS 12282D. - Statue of Baron Clive,

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NLW MS 12282D.


Statue of Baron Clive,


  • 1768, 1860. (Creation)

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Bound in full nigerian, with elaborate gilt tooling, by E. Edwards, Shrewsbury, and contained in a case.

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On the fly- leaf is the inscription 'To Julia Matilda Burr from her affectionate husband on the anniversary of their wedding day 24th April 1862'.

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An album of documents relating to the inauguration at Shrewsbury on 18 January 1860 of the statue in memory of Robert Clive, 1st baron Clive of Plassey. The volume contains a photographic copy of a print of baron Clive; a resolution of thanks of the council of the borough of Shrewsbury to William Burr, mayor, 13 February 1860, for his 'munificent hospitality, and for the good taste, courtesy, and liberality evinced by him on this occasion'; holograph letters to William Burr, etc., from J. J. Peele, town clerk, 1860, [Baron Carlo] Marochetti [the sculptor], 1860, W. Clive, The Vicarage, Welsh Pool, 1860, Rowland Hill, viscount Hill, 1860, Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th earl Stanhope, 1860, J. Wm. Kaye, honorary secretary, undated, and Benj. H. Kennedy, [Shrewsbury] School, 1860; a holograph letter from [Robert Clive], Shrewsbury, to his father Richd. Clive, 1768 (personal, health matters) (autograph cut away); photographs of the statue, of Shrewsbury Corporation plate, etc.; printed order of procession, list of toasts and songs at the mayor's dinner, invitation cards, menus, and programmes of performances at the Music Hall and the Theatre-Royal, Shrewsbury; and cuttings from the Shrewsbury Chronicle recording the event. The upper cover is lettered 'Inauguration of the Clive Statue'. On the fly-leaf is a cutting of the arms of the Burr family.

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The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 12282D.

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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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January 2010.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971); Dictionary of National Biograph on-line site, viewed 7 January 2010;

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