Scope and Content

Sixty-six holograph letters, 1850 and undated, written to A. C. Ramsay. The writers include H. T. de la Beche (to Beete Jukes) (a testimonial to the recipient), [Charlotte A. M. Cookman], Monart House (attendance at a ball and archery meetings), Henry J. G. Fitzgerald, Friars, near Beaumaris ( Anglesey Hunt Week), E. W. Fitz Gerald, Fryars (personal), Emily M. Forbes, London (personal), Augusta Jukes, from Ffestiniog, Llangollen, etc. ( impressions of Yspytty Evan, prospects of a professorship at [Trinity College] Dublin for the writer's husband, the inhospitability of Merioneth people, personal), J. Beete Jukes (a professorship at Dublin, the writer's geological survey in North Wales), Lyon Playfair (the affairs of [Thomas] Oldham with reference to the Indian survey, matters at the Museum) (letterhead of the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851), M. E. P[layfair] (the writer's visit to the Continent, preparations for the Exhibition, the recipient's account for the 'Liverpool Works', personal), E. Ramsay, his mother, Glasgow (personal, news of geologist friends and others, comments on the Roman Catholic religion), Eliza Ramsay, his sister, G[lasgow] (personal, news of family and friends), J. C. Ramsay, from London, Valenciennes, and Antwerp (personal, news of friends, impressions of the writer's visit to the Continent and his meetings with sugar producers), W. ('Willie') Ramsay, Glasgow (the loss of the 'Orion', the plight of the Commercial Exchange, correspondence with Mr. James Brown of Ebbow Vale Iron Works, personal), J. Sharpe [from Glasgow] (personal, news of friends), Amelia Elizth. Williams [from Llandovery] (an invitation ), Anna Maria Williams, Llandovery (news of family and friends, the appearance of Wombwell's menagerie at Llandovery fair, the progress of the school building, the prevalence of consumption in Mothvey, Cillycwm is a 'perfect Lazaretto'), W. R. S[teuart] W[illiams], Welshpool and Llandovery (news of family and friends, the writer's activities, a flood at Llandovery ), etc. Also bound in the volume are thirteen holograph letters, 1852-1853 and undated, marked 'Private', to A. C. Ramsay. The writers include A. S. Jervis [from London] (relating to an anonymous letter), 'Betha' Johnes, Dolaucothy, etc. (Mrs. Ramsay's illness, news of friends), Cath[erin]e Ramsay [from Glasgow] (the birth of recipient's child), E. Ramsay, his mother, Hellensburgh, etc. (personal, news of friends), J. C. Ramsay, Demeraire, etc. (the selection of exhibits for the Crystal Palace Company, the birth of recipient's child, prospects of employment in the sugar industry, beetroot manufacture in Ireland, the extension of recipient's survey to Scotland, a request for books), W. Ramsay (the birth of recipient's child), etc.


Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Ramsay 33.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 11583D.

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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