A Tour in Wales,

Scope and Content

Four volumes, each one lettered on the spine 'Tour in Wales', and each containing a section of the text (pre 1810 editions) of Thomas Pennant: A Tour in Wales, with manuscript emendations and additions (marginal and inset) by Thomas and David Pennant. 12709C: A Tour in Wales, vol. I (London, 1784), containing only the first part, pp. [i-viii, 1]-238, of the volume, i.e., the account of the journey from Downing, via Holywell, Flint, Northop, Hawarden, to Chester, and thence to Holt, Bangor, and Overton. On a fly-leaf at the end of the volume is a corn return, February 1796, for the parishes of Whitford, Holywell, Northop, Caerwys, Halkin, Skeiviog, and Flint [co. Flint]. 12710C: The Journey to Snowdon (London, 1781), pp. [i-iv, 1-192]. The text corresponds to that published [as Part 1] of A Tour in Wales, vol. II (London, 1784), rather than to that published separately in 1781, or [as Part I] of A Tour in Wales, vol. II (London, 1783). The ten supplemental plates to the Tour in Wales, together with the notes thereon, have been bound in at the end of the volume. 12711C: A Tour in Wales, MDCCLXX, vol. II (London, 1783), containing only the first part, pp. [i-iv, I-184], of the volume, i.e., the account of the journey to Snowdon. Nine of the ten supplemental plates to the Tour in Wales, and the notes thereon, have been bound in at the end of the volume. 12712C: A volume containing pp. 184-487, and the last eight unnumbered pages, of [A Tour in Wales, vol. II (1783)], i.e., 'Continuation of the Journey', 'From Downing to Montgomery and Shrewsbury', Appendices I-XVII, and the index. In addition to the usual notes by Thomas and David Pennant, inset are notes by Hugh Davies [botanist], a holograph letter from Ar. Blayney, from Gregynog, to Thomas Pennant, at Downing, 1782 (personal, forwarding ? a letter from Sir John Pryce [5th bart., of Newtown, co. Montgomery], the said Sir John's three marriages, genealogical information re the writer's ancestors), and a table giving an 'Estimate of the population of Anglesey in the year 1795, by J. W. Prichard of Plas y Brain', together with the population figures according to the census of 1801.

Note

Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Pennant[-Feilding] 4-7.

Preferred citation: NLW MSS 12709-12712C.

Other Finding Aids

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

Related Material

For various editions of the Tour in Wales, see L. F. Powell: 'The Tours of Thomas Pennant', The Library, 4th series, vol. XIX, 1938-9, pp. 131-54.

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