Letters to Thomas Jones from John Harland.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 418 Crossley/3/44
  • Former Reference
      GB 418 E.3.6 no 7 (8)
  • Dates of Creation
      21 Feb & 9 May 1866
  • Physical Description
      2 items

Scope and Content

(i) Letter from John Harland, Swinton, Manchester, to Thomas Jones. Relating to a scrapbook offered for sale to Chetham's Library. Harland mentions the resignation of Robert Lemon and how "I h[ad] long complained to you of the slow rate at wh[ich] he dragged out Calendar o[f] State Papers Domestic of t[he] reign of Elizabeth", while Mrs Green is to stop her work on Charles II to complete Lemon's work on Elizabeth. Harland also discusses a review in the Reader, and Mrs Trafford Whitehead's new novel. 21 Feb 1866.

(ii) Letter from John Harland, 13 Union Terrace, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, to Thomas Jones. Harland mentions a meeting with Mr Crossley in Market St and thinking him "far fr[o]m strong", he "urged him to go awhile to Harrogate or Buxton". He also mentions a sale of books belonging to Chetham's Library, and the visit of Mr and Mrs Whitaker, as well as Russell Smith, Halle, French of Bolton, Prince the poet, and Brother Jordan. Harland also offers advice to Jones on excursions in France, such as Clugny in Paris, and the Chateau and forest of Fontainebleau. 9 May 1866.