Letters, &c.,

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Two groups of holograph letters addressed to [Mary] Louisa Williams (aft. Lady Ramsay), together with some miscellaneous material:- (a) Sixty letters, etc., written by Charlotte A. M. Cookman, D[olau] C[othi], etc., 1862 and undated (the writer's Italian holiday, the writer's ascent of Snowdon, personal), Cornelia A. H. Crosse, Heidelberg, 1860 (personal), [General Sir] Ja[me]s Fergusson [from London] [18]65? (the battles of Vimeiro and Corunna, personal), Tho. Graham [Master of the Mint], 1866 (thanks for vignette of recipient's husband), [Mrs.] S. M. Hall, Albany [New York], 1861 (relations between America and Great Britain, comments on 'our doomed country'), Mary Hunt, Glangwna [Llanrug], etc. [1852] and undated (the recipient's marriage, the engagement of a gardener), T[homas] H[enry] Huxley, Geological Survey of England and Wales, 1871 (the occupation of a house), J. R. Milbanke Huskisson, The Hague, 1866 (news of Jules Huguenin on the island of Java, news of the campaign against Italy), [Sir] Henry James, from Southampton, 1873 (thanks for ordering Welsh flannel, the recipient's dinner with the bishop of Winchester, personal), Charlotte A. M. Johnes, Dolau Cothy, etc., 1880-1903 and undated (the recipient's visit to the Italian lakes in search of health, reference to the British Association meeting at Swansea, comments on the writer's holiday in the Isle of Wight, a fire at Abergwili Palace, Carmarthenshire County Council election, Welsh industrial exhibition at the Albert Hall, news of friends, etc.), C. E. Lloyd, Plas Cadnant, etc., [18]52-1880? (the recipient's marriage, personal), Ellen Morris, Ballarat [Australia], 1864 (the writer's voyage of sixty-one days to Australia, impressions of Ballarat, personal), Alfred J. S. Quekett, Lincolns Inn Fields, 1881 (opinion on claims by recipient's tenant), E. Ramsay, the recipient's mother-in-law, Edin[burgh], Glasgow, and Bridge of Allan, 1856-1857 (personal, news of friends), E. E. Ramsay, the recipient's daughter [from London], undated ( thanksgiving service for the recovery of the Prince of Wales, personal), J[ohn] C. Ramsay, the recipient's brother-in-law, London, 1857 (personal, news of friends), W. Allan Delg B. Ramsay, the recipient's son, from Clogau Mine, Bont Ddu, Dolgelley, 1881 (the writer's Christmas holiday), F. S. Roberts, Glan y Menai, undated [1857] (the recipient's marriage, personal), Emily S. Thompson, undated (enclosing 'Little Sweetness' by Mrs. Hemans), T. Venedey, Heidelberg, undated (Mr. Ramsay's missing geological compass), E[dmund] Ll[oyd] Vincent, Gorddinog [Aber], 1851 (the recipient' s marriage), James Crawley Vincent, Gorddinog, 1851 (the recipient's marriage, family news), James V[incent] Vincent, Gorddinog and the Deanery, Bangor, 1851-1874 (the recipient's marriage, thanks for a photograph of the recipient's mother), Louisa Mary Walker, Hendregadredd [near Portmadoc], 1852 (the recipient's marriage, news of friends), Sophia Wallace, Belfield, undated (the recipient's marriage, personal), . . . H. Weigall, painter, 1852 (casts for the recipient, the recipient's marriage), Ja[me]s Williams, rector of Llanfairynghornwy, the recipient's father, 1856-1871 (personal, news of friends, the county nomination (1868), church meetings at Bangor and Valley, 'Dissenting attack on Llanddeusant School'), J[ohn] Williams, Treffos, the recipient's uncle, 1874-1876 (the recipient's account of the upper Rhine, personal, the production of granite in Anglesey), T[homas] N[ orris] Williams, Llanddeiniolen, Aber, and Treffos, 1851-1878 (the recipient's marriage, family news, the keeping of Dr. [Heinrich] Schliemann's Trojan remains, the visit of 'the late Holyhead character' Owen Hughes to London, a shield left to W. E. Gladstone), 'Bethan'?, Llanfair, undated [1858] (references to the Llangollen Eisteddfod), etc. (b) Thirty-one letters, etc., written by W. S. Brown, London, 1895 (biography of Sir Andrew Ramsay), Philip H[ermogenes] Calderon, Hastings, 1893 (an exhibition at the Royal Academy?), W[illiam] Edwards, The Vicarage, Bangor, 1896 (Welsh-speaking bishops of Bangor, the progress of the Hostel, the writer's visit to Switzerland), [Professor] A[lexander] H[enry] Green, Oxford, 1891 (the revision of Sir Andrew Ramsay's book i.e. The Physical Geology and Geography of Great Britain), T. M. How, Barmouth, 1898 (epitaphs in St. Giles of the family of John Rowland, rector of Llangeitho), William M. How, Shrewsbury, 1900 (the appointment of a trustee), Wm. Walsham [How], bishop of Wakefield, 1895 (the writer's engagements), W[illiam] Hughes, Llanuwchllyn Vicarage, Bala, 1902 (Bishop William Morgan's Welsh translation of the Bible), [General Sir] J[ames] Hills Johnes, Dolaucothy, [19]07 (the writer's election to the County Council), [Colonel] T[homas] L[ewis] Hampton Lewis, Henllys, Beaumaris, 1900 (the Army career of the writer's son Jack), David[aniel] L[ewis Lloyd ], bishop of Bangor, undated (copies of a translation of a Jubilee hymn), J. B. Lloyd, Shrewsbury, 1899 (the writer's willingness to act as recipient's trustee, personal), C. Lloyd Morgan, Clifton, Bristol, 1893 ( the revision of Sir Andrew Ramsay's book), Elizabeth Owen, Waterloo, Liverpool, [18]98 (an account of a rescue at Crosby by Eyton Pritchard Owen), Harriett Owen, Rhyllon, St. Asaph, undated [1851] (the recipient's marriage), Wm. Preston [of Lleiniog] from Mount Desert [near Cork], 1897 (the writer's crossing from Anglesey, personal), Hugh Prichard, Gaerwen, Anglesey, [18]93 (the history of the Tan-yr-afon harp), W[illiam] Ramsay, London, the recipient's nephew, 1902 (personal), M[aria] E[mma] E[lizabeth] C[onway] Reade, Carreglwyd, The Valley, [18]98 (the arms of the Holland family), [General Sir] Hugh Rowlands, Plastirion, Llanrug, (19]03 (the death of the writer's son [Captain Hugh Barrow Rowlands, in Somaliland]), J[ames] Edmund Vincent, from London, [18]95 and undated (a review of the biography of Sir Andrew Ramsay, comments on an article on the recruitment of Welsh clergy, Penrhyn Quarry strike, personal), G. Williams, Treffos, 1895 (the engagement of a cook, disestablishment), Jno. Evan Williams, Llanwenllwyfo Rectory, 1897 (assistance to needy clergymen, the writer's Welsh translation of Sintram, Lady [Gwyn Gertrude] Neave's non-attendance at church), [ ], Headquarter House, Mafeking, 1905 (no vacant billet for Hampton [Lewis's] boy, the writer's meeting with Lord Selborne, personal), etc.

Note

Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Ramsay 38.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 11588D.

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

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