Letters to Thomas Jones from James Henthorn Todd (1805-69), Trinity College, Dublin.

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 418 Crossley/3/90
  • Former Reference
      GB 418 E.3.6 no 7 (17)
  • Dates of Creation
      16 Feb 1858-4 Mar 1859
  • Physical Description
      7 items

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(i) Relating to Jones's proposed new edition of Peck's Catalogue of the Discourses for and against Popery, written at the time of James II. Todd explains his own research for such an edition, and a friend's offer to bring it to the attention of the Clarendon Press, Oxford. 16 Feb 1858.

(ii) Concerning the "return of the proofs" (presumably of his new edition of Peck's Catalogue of the Discourses for and against Popery), and his apologies for not completing them. 10 Mar 1858.

(iii) Relating to Jones's request for a collection of his publications to be sent for inclusion in Chetham's Library's collection and catalogue. Todd apologises for not being able to help with Peck's Catalogue of the Discourses for and against Popery, and also mentions the Papist Misrepresented (No. 63) Part II, Dr Elrington's edition of Ussher's works, and The Dublin Letter. 28 Aug 1858.

(iv) Relating to receiving ten copies of Jones's book in due course, and then detailing corrections to the proofs which Jones had sent to him (presumably Peck's Catalogue of the Discourses for and against Popery). Todd mentions his ongoing work on Buxtorf's Rabinical Bible, the Irish Books of Hymns (later published as The Book of Hymns of the Ancient Church of Ireland (1869), and The War of the Irish and Norsemen, edited for the Master of the Rolls (later published as The War of the Gaedhil with the Gaill (1867)). 15 Oct 1858.

(v) Relating to a preface, which Jones has written, in which Todd's contributions have been exaggerated (in Todd's view). Todd explains his objections to several points made by Jones. Todd also provides a list of publications that he would recommend instead of The British Magazine. 8 Feb 1859.

(vi) Concerning receipt of the five copies of the Catalogue [presumably the Bibliotheca Chethamensis] which Jones had sent to him. Todd gave one copy to the College's assistant Librarian, Dr Fisher, who compiled a list of corrigenda, which Todd forwarded to Jones [not now included in the letter]. 4 Mar 1859.

(vii) Relating to Peck's Catalogue of the Discourses for and against Popery, and chapter xix in particular, including suggestions and corrections of Jones's proofs of his edition [nd].