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From William Fergusson Irvine, (1869-1962), antiquarian; Treasurer of the English Place-Name Society, father of the mountaineer, "Sandy" Irvine.

110/1 10 Nov 1926, thinks can raise funds for Cheshire work, but concentrating on edition of Cheshire parts of Pipe Rolls (addressed to Professor A Mawer, then secretary of the English Place-Name Society.

110/2 4 Dec 1933, working on the Lordship of Ruthin, queries location of "Blorant", and asks Tait's opinion.

110/3 12 Jan 1939, asks if he has notes used for the addenda of vol 2 of Cheshire charters [Cartulary of...St Werburgh [?].

110/4 16 Jan 1939, thanks dating of charter discussed in /3.

110/5 2 Mar 1939, re. Hugh de Rostherne and the foundation charter of Runcorn priory.

110/6 19 Apr 1940, death of Stewart-Brown, whom he considers the "most scholarly" of the non-professional historians of Lancashire and Cheshire. Pleased to see the Chetham Society is printing Middlewich Cartulary. Discusses war and service of his sons.

110/7 17 Dec 1942, thanks for the paper on knight service, which has proved helpful.

110/8 25 Apr 1944, his current research, submits a short article for comment.