File NLW MS 12810B. - Transcripts of miscellaneous letters,

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NLW MS 12810B.


Transcripts of miscellaneous letters,


  • [1901x1937]. (Creation)

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Two note-books containing transcripts of, or extracts from, thirty-two miscellaneous letters, 1798-1814 and undated, including letters from R. Banister, Liverpool, to [John] Walker, Chester, 1798, and [ ], 1798- 1800 (2); [the Reverend] Tho[ma]s Charles from Bala, Denbigh, and [Spa Fields, London], to Mary Stringer, Abbey Green, Chester, 1802-[1805] (3), [? the Stringer family, Chester, 1803], and John Walker, Chester, 1803-[1810] ( 4); Sarah Charles [wife of the Reverend Thomas Charles], Bala, to [Mary Stringer, Chester], 1803, and [? the Stringer family], 1805; Tho[ma]s Edwards, Liverpool, to James Prescot, Delamere, undated; [the Reverend] Ed[ war]d Griffin, Ipswich, to the Reverend Tho[ma]s Charles, Bala, 1809; [the Reverend] P[hilip] O[liver, Chester], to [John] Walker [? 1800] (3); [the Reverend] Robert Pugh, Weston, Hawkstone, to [Mrs. Richards, Chester], 1814, and [John Walker, Chester], 1814; Robert Saunderson, Bala, to [John] Walker, Bersham, near Wrexham, 1803; [the Reverend] W[alter] Shirley, [curate of] Orlingbury, to John Walker, Chester, 1800, and [ ], 1800; [Mary Stringer, Chester] to [the Reverend Thomas Charles, 1805]; and Jonathan Wilcoxon, Chester, to John Walker, Bersham, near Wrexham, ?1802- 1805 (8). The letters are largely personal in nature (news of the writer, his family, and acquaintances, religious reflections), but several refer to the churches [of the Philip Oliver connexion] in Chester and the vicinity. Other matters referred to include sermons preached by [the Reverend Thomas] Kelly at Bala, Corwen, and Llangollen [1810], and Mr. Kelly's religious views (No. 4), Robert Saunderson's move to Bala to set up [Thomas Charles's] printing press there in 1803 (No. 13), the death of the Reverend Thomas Charles and his wife in 1814 (No. 23), etc.

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Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions noted on the 'Modern papers - data protection' form issued with their Readers' Tickets.

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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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Extracts from, or copies of, twenty-six of the above letters are to be found in D. E. Jenkins: The Life of the Rev. Thomas Charles . . .

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Formerly known as D. E. Jenkins 80.


Preferred citation: NLW MS 12810B.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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