NLW MS 5500C
Thomas Pennant: Letters
- 1773-1798 (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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Nearly one hundred and fifty letters, 1773-1798, from Thomas Pennant (1726-1798) of Downing, Flintshire to Richard Bull at Stratton Road, Piccadilly, London, and elsewhere, with numerous references to Pennant's publications and to prints and drawings by Moses Griffith (1747-1819) and John Ingleby (1749-1808), the artists employed by him, etc.
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For transcripts of the letters see the Curious Travellers website: https://editions.curioustravellers.ac.uk/pages/index.html (viewed January 2019).
Preferred citation: NLW MS 5500C
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