• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGT/2/6/1/13
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 EGT/1/1/59-68.
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      10 pieces.

Scope and Content

Letters from Samuel Egerton (1711-1780), dating from the year in which he took over Tatton after John's death. The earlier letters are tinged with formality, and Egerton expresses the hope that he will not cause his uncle further displeasure [they do not seem to have had any correspondence since 1734, when Egerton left the apprenticeship arranged for him in Italy without his uncle's permission]. Topics covered in this bundle of letters include: mutual acquaintances; family news, such as his marriage [to Beatrix Copley] in 1750, and the christening of their child [Beatrix] in 1754, for whom Mr [William] Tatton is to represent Samuel Hill as godfather; news from the Tatton estate and surrounding area, for example, preparations for enclosing part of the commons in 1749; affairs relating to the young Duke of Bridgewater [Francis Egerton (1736-1803), Samuel Egerton's ward], such as Samuel's concern at the Duke's lack of application to his studies.