Letters, &c.,

Scope and Content

Thirty-nine holograph and autograph letters and incomplete holograph letters addressed almost entirely to Elizabeth, Violet, and/or Dorothy Ramsay, daughters of Sir Andrew C. Ramsay. The writers include William Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1905-10 (the publication of 'Far Eastern Vignettes' by Miss Rankin, enclosing a letter by Lord Linlithgow, the death of King Edward VII, personal); Arabella B. Buckley [from London], 1881 (requesting assistance with church decorations); Charlotte A. M. Johnes, Dolaucothy, etc., 1883-1910 and undated (visitors to Llanover and deaths among Lady Llanover's staff, visits to Marie de Bunsen and others, a pendant for Mary Cookman, the employment of a district nurse, the writer's stay at Promontagno, personal, news of friends); B. [Elizabeth] H[ills] J[ohnes], Dolaucothy, etc., [18]98-1924 and undated (the recipient's picture shown in the Academy, personal, war-time activities, the death of the recipient's mother, an account of Woodstaples Hall, news of friends) (one letter with additions by Charlotte A. M. Johnes and J. Hills-Johnes); Elizabeth [ ] Dolaucothy, [19]24 (the recipient's new house, news of [Lady Elizabeth Hills-Johnes] and others); J[ohn Lloyd], bishop of Swansea, Lampeter Vicarage, 1907 (thanks for a book); J[ohn Owen], bishop of St. Davids, 1908 (thanks for a pectoral cross for the use of the see); And[re]w C. Ramsay, London, 1880-1881 (advancement of monies, personal, the death of Lamont Young in Australia); W. Ramsay [from London], 1911 (the sale of the recipient's house); O. Reichenbach [from London], [18]81 (personal); [ Baroness Bertha von Reisewitz?], Berlin, [19]06 (comments on the behaviour of Germans resident in England); and Aileen Roberts, from Portlaw, Ireland, and from Prince Town, Dartmoor, 1909 (the writer's visit to Ireland, comments on military manoeuvres, personal). Also included in the volume are two printed cards, including a prayer by [Simon] Patrick, bishop of Ely (1626-1707), and greetings in verse from J. H-J and B. H-J., Dolaucothy, 1917.


Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Ramsay 42.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 11592D.

Other Finding Aids

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

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