Scope and Content

Family matters, including fatherly advice on health, religion, career, etc to J Herbert Lewis as pupil (Denbigh, 1868-76), student (Oxford, 1877-8), and articled solicitor (Chester, London, Oldham, 1879-85); guidance and instruction to J. Herbert Lewis during latter's travels to France (1874), Canada (1874-5) and world tour, incl. Japan and India (1884-5); Enoch Lewis's stay in Canada (1881), burial of David Pugh [Edwards] in Naples cemetery (1885); local news - Mostyn Colliery (1874-9) and its closure following explosion (1884), Darwen ironworks (1874-7), sale of Gledlom mine (1875-9), sinking of Rhosesmor mine (1882), sale of Flint colliery (1883); tenancy of Penucha (1874, and 1877), letting of Mostyn Hall (1877), new railway and docks at Connah's Quay, refusal to bury in Llanasa old churchyard, opening of Ffynnongroew church, headship of Ffynnongroew school, death of Sir Piers Mostyn (1882), proposed railway station at Mostyn, meeting to consider River Dee Bill (1883), opening of [Holywell] Flannel Mills, laying foundation stone of public hall at Caerwys (1884); political events and commentary - W E Gladstone at Rhyl (1878), public meetings on disestablishment, free trade, etc. (1879-85), protection of W E Gladstone at Hawarden, presentation to J H Roberts (1882), inauguration of Liberal Club at Chester (1884); shipping interests - reports on Albert, Aston, Alcazar, Catherine, Cecil Brindly, Electra, Estella, John Herbert, Lady Mostyn, Mostyn, Rosalind, Taliesin (1873-84); visiting Dutch shipyard (1883); chapel meetings (many chaired by Enoch Lewis), nonconformist speakers and events, 1868-85.


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